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2017 OCTOBER

  • 10022017 Capel Rugs Launches First Anthony Baratta Licensed Rug Designs at High Point Market
    CAPEL LAUNCHES FIRST ANTHONY BARATTA LICENSED RUG DESIGNS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
     

    Capel Rugs and interior designer Anthony Baratta introduce a creative mix of hand tufted (Square Trellis, shown) and indoor-outdoor designs.

    TROY, NC -- Capel Rugs is introducing the first designs from its major new licensing partnership with Anthony Baratta at the October 14-18 High Point Market featuring the designer's signature colors and themes. 


  • 10022017 Company C Unveils Spring 2018 Collection in New High Point Showroom
    COMPANY C TO UNVEIL SPRING 2018 LINE IN NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM

     
    Company C introduces the hand-tufted jute Trellis Lattice in on point colorways with hand-serged trim in contrasting colors at the upcoming High Point Market.

    High Point, NC -- Company C will introduce its spring 2018 collection at its new Interhall showroom location, IH306. 


  • 10022017 NY Home Fashions Market: A Clue to High Point Hits, Part 2
    NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET: A CLUE TO HIGH POINT HITS, PART 2


    NEW YORK -- High Point Market shoppers wanting to know what area rugs caught the eye of mass merchants and online e-tailers in NYC last month won't want to miss Part 2 of RugNews.com's New York Home Fashions Market post-show round up, where the looks that sold provide a solid harbinger of what's hot this fall. 


  • 10022017 Stanton Announces Three key Changes in Sales Leadership
    STANTON ANNOUNCES THREE KEY CHANGES IN SALES LEADERSHIP 

    SYOSSET, NY -- Stanton Carpet Corporation, a leading manufacturer and importer of decorative, high quality self-branded carpet and custom rugs, announces three key changes in its sales leadership. 


  • 10032017 Surya to Launch Accessories-Focused CEU Course Series for Designers at High Point Market
    SURYA TO LAUNCH ACCESSORIES-FOCUSED CEU COURSE SERIES FOR DESIGNERS AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    The first in a series of CEU courses for designers, Surya's "Guide to Area Rugs" will be held during High Point Market.

    CARTERSVILLE, GA -- Surya has announced the launch of an accessories-focused education program for designers, including the roll out of a series of Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses over the next year. 


  • 100422017 Feizy Goes All-In on New Collections, One-of-a-Kinds, Market Promotions at High Point
    FEIZY GOES ALL-IN ON NEW COLLECTIONS, ONE-OF-A-KINDS, MARKET PROMOTIONS AT HIGH POINT


    Feizy introduces new collections, incentive promotions, a designer event and new showroom for one-of-a-kinds in High Point. (Shown, a design from the polypropylene-blend Gaspar series).

    DALLAS -- Feizy will expand its presence at High Point Market with the addition of a new dedicated space for One-of-a-Kind rugs (Suite 142) directly across the hall from its permanent showroom, Suite 145 in Market Square, in addition to premiering multiple new collections in a variety of weaves and textures.


  • 10052017 AmericasMart January 2018 Markets Set the Stage for What's New and Next Across Home Furnishings
    AMERICASMART JANUARY 2018 MARKETS SET THE STAGE FOR  WHAT'S NEW AND NEXT ACROSS HOME FURNISHINGS 

    ATLANTA -- January Market buyers will find new product destinations, new and expanded showrooms and trend-driven temporary collections when they convene at AmericasMart Atlanta for the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market Featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by ORIA. 


  • 10052017 HOM Furniture Donates more that $300,000 from Charity Event to Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MNATC)
    HOM FURNITURE DONATES $300,000+ FROM CHARITY EVENT TO MINNESOTA ADULT AND TEEN CHALLENGE 

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- HOM Furniture's 28th annual HOM Open golf tournament at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake, Minn., raised more than $300,000 for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MNATC).


     
  • 10052017 New Jersey Chapter of ASID Holds Successful Symposium on the 'Science of Design'
    NEW JERSEY CHAPTER OF ASID HOLDS SUCCESSFUL SYMPOSIUM ON 'THE SCIENCE OF DESIGN' AND TRADE SHOW


    Design students from Kean University listen to a presentation by Creative Touch President Baki Ildiz at his ASID trade show booth.

    MIDLAND PARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) held 'The Science of Design: A Design Collaborative Symposium' on Sept. 25, including a trade show with nine rug companies among the 90-plus exhibitors. 


  • 10052017 The Best of the Rug Show - Buyers and Vendors Weigh In, Part 2
    THE BEST OF THE RUG SHOW - BUYERS AND VENDORS WEIGH IN, PART 2


    NEW YORK -- On the hunt for best-sellers and trends at the 2017 Rug Show New York, dealers and designers had lots of ground to cover with an international cadre of 70 exhibitors, many premiering new designs and collections exclusively at the event. 


  • 10062017 Loloi Adds New Joanna Gaines Collections, Including First Indoor-Outdoor Rugs
    LOLOI ADDS NEW JOANNA GAINES COLLECTIONS, INCLUDING FIRST INDOOR-OUTDOOR RUGS 


     Loloi's hit license program with Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines adds several new collections, including an inaugural in-out range, called Warwick (pictured). 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi continues to add to its popular Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines licensing program with fresh collections debuting at High Point Market, including the celebrity designer's first indoor-outdoor range.


  • 10072017 High Point Market’s MyMarket App Update Includes Two New Features for Fall Market 2017
    HIGH POINT MARKET'S MYMARKET APP UPDATE INCLUDES INCLUDES TWO NEW FEATURES FOR FALL MARKET 2017

    High Point, N.C. --  The High Point Market Authority's award-winning MyMarket app, which made its debut right before the April 2016 market, has released a new update that includes two new features to further enhance its offerings to High Point Market attendees. 


  • 10082017 KAS Rugs Readies Debut of New Libby Langdon Collections at Fall High Point Market
    KAS RUGS READIES DEBUT OF NEW LIBBY LANGDON COLLECTIONS AT FALL HIGH POINT MARKET

     The big news for KAS at High Point Market is the official launch of its Libby Langdon licensed rug collections. The designer will be headlining two events at the KAS showroom.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- KAS Rugs will unveil its new licensed collection of rugs created by celebrity interior designer Libby Langdon at High Point Market, and celebrates the partnership with two special events. 


  • 10092017 Jaipur Living 2017 Announces Fall Market Events & Introductions
    JAIPUR LIVING ANNOUNCES FALL MARKET EVENTS, PREVIEWS INTRODUCTIONS 

    Jaipur Living introduces intricate globaly inspired patterns in delicate colorways in Rize, one of 19 collections debuting at High Point Market.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Jaipur Living will introduce a highly-curated selection of new products at High Point Market, including 19 new collections encompassing hand-knots, tufted rugs, machine-mades and flatweaves.


  • 10102017 Kaleen Releases Sneak Peek Of Rachael Ray Rugs
    KALEEN RELEASES SNEAK PEEK IMAGES OF INAUGURAL RACHAEL RAY RUGS


    This vibrant rug design is from Soho, one of three Rachael Ray Home collections that Kaleen will introduce at High Point Market.


    HIGH POINT -- Just a few days prior
    to the opening of October 2017's High Point Market, Kaleen releases the first images of the 34 rugs in its Rachael Ray Home collection premiering at the company's showroom, Showplace suite 2345.


  • 10112017 Loloi and ED Ellen DeGeneres Grow Partnership with Five Collections Debuting in High Point
    LOLOI AND ED ELLEN DEGENERES GROW PARTNERSHIP WITH FIVE COLLECTIONS DEBUTING IN HIGH POINT


    Loloi's popular ED Ellen DeGeneres program unveils its first outdoor rug collections, including Napa, which updates African mud cloth motifs with words expressing Ellen's personal values. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi is growing its successful ED Ellen DeGeneres Collection of area rugs, pillows and throws, adding five new collections set to premiere at the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 14-18, in its showroom, IHFC Design Center, Space 320.


     
  • 10112017 Surya to Host Series of Events at Fall High Point Market
     SURYA TO HOST SERIES OF EVENTS AT FALL HIGH POINT MARKET





    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya continues its tradition of presenting events where High Point Market attendees can expand their industry knowledge and network with peers and influencers over daily complimentary catered meals, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Showplace 4100.




  • 10122017 Not to Be Missed Rug Events at High Point Market
    NOT-TO-BE-MISSED RUG EVENTS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
     

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- From ribbon cuttings to tailgate parties, anniversaries and talks with top celebrity designers, rug companies are hosting a bevy of not-to-be missed events with live entertainment, food and drinks, prizes and more.


  • 10122017 Retailers: Rug Sales Trending Higher in Q3-4
    RUG SALES TRENDING HIGHER IN Q 3-4, RETAILERS PROJECT STRONG 2017 CLOSE


    Retailers weigh in on the third and fourth quarter of 2017. From top left: Gerry Yost, Avalon Flooring, Phil Koufidakis, Baker Bros., Teri Whittaker, R.C. Willey, Sam Presnell, The Rug Gallery, Bill Martin, Rugs Direct, and David Snedeker, Nebraska Furniture Mart.


    SPECIAL REPORT -- In this exclusive industry survey, RugNews.com speaks with retailers from a range of channels about performance in Q3 and expectations for the fourth quarter to close out 2017.



  • 10122017 Surya to Unveil 23 New Rug Collections, Hundreds of Accessories at Fall High Point Market
    SURYA TO UNVEIL 23 NEW RUG COLLECTIONS, HUNDREDS OF ACCESSORIES AT HIGH POINT MARKET


    A detail of a debuting wool design from the collection hints at the fresh new fashion and color directions Surya will present in its High Point introductions. 

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya is set to introduce hundreds of new accessories spanning the full spectrum of lifestyles and price points at the upcoming High Point Market with the goal of offering limitless design possibilities.


  • 10122017 Venus Williams' Firm Joins Designers for Obeetee Carpet Collection to Benefit DIFFA

    VENUS WILLIAMS' FIRM JOINS DESIGNERS FOR OBEETEE CARPET COLLECTION TO BENEFIT DIFFA


    NEW YORK -- Obeetee announces the addition of Venus Williams' V Starr Interiors to its roster of talented creatives designing area rugs for the hand-woven carpet maker's exclusive DIFFA Collection, which will kick off its new quick-ship program, Obeetee Express. 


  • 10132017 The Exclusive Guide to Area Rugs at High Point Market, Part 1
    THE EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO AREA RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET, PART 1


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The October 2017 edition of High Point Market opens Saturday, but shoppers have plenty to do and see at showrooms getting a head start on Friday. 


  • 10132017 The Exclusive Guide to Area Rugs at High Point Market, Part 2
    THE EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO AREA RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET, PART 2


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Check out Part 2 of RugNews.com's definitive guide to area rugs at the October 2017 edition of High Point Market, where there is plenty to do for shoppers getting an early start on Friday. 


  • 10162017 Rachel Ray and Kaleen Host Special Event to Unveil First Rug Collection
    RACHEL RAY & KALEEN HOST SPECIAL EVENT TO UNVEIL FIRST RUG COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    Blake Dennard and Monty Rathi of Kaleen flank new licensing partner Rachael Ray at their Showplace showroom, where the celeb made a surprise appearance for the launch of her new Rachael Ray Home collection of rugs to the delight of fans and High Point Market shoppers.  


  • 10182017 Kaleen Taps Forwood for Key Management Post

    KALEEN TAPS FORWOOD FOR KEY MANAGEMENT POST


    DALTON, Ga. -- Kaleen Rugs and Broadloom has appointed industry veteran Jeff Forwood to fill a key management role, according to an announcement today by Monty Rathi, COO.



  • 10192017 Loloi and Rifle Paper Co. Team Up to Launch Pillow Design for Hurricane Relief
    LOLOI AND RIFLE PAPER CREATE LIMITED EDITION PILLOW FOR HURRICANE RELIEF


    Loloi and Rifle Paper collaborated on the Texas Wildflowers pillow with 100 percent of sales going to hurricane relief in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and other affected areas.

    DALLAS  -- Loloi has partnered with renowned stationary and lifestyle brand, Rifle Paper Co., to design a limited-edition hurricane relief pillow.


  • 10202017 Ethan Allen Goes All Out with Design, Technology - and Rugs
    ETHAN ALLEN GOES ALL OUT WITH DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY -- AND RUGS
     

    Ethan Allen's new location in Atlanta's upscale Buckhead neighborhood is more design resource center than furniture store. 

    ATLANTA -- At 85, Ethan Allen is learning some new tricks, all evidenced at its new Atlanta design center where a sleek, modern interior, cutting-edge technologies, and relevant product collections up the game. Tracy Paccione, senior VP of merchandising, sits down with RugNews.com to talk shop -- and rugs. 



  • 10222017 Obeetee Launches DIFFA Collection, Obeetee Quick Ship Program
    OBEETEE LAUNCHES DIFFA COLLECTION, NEW QUICK SHIP EXPRESS PROGRAM


    The Obeetee team and the designers of the DIFFA collection pose with their designs at the launch party and silent auction on Oct. 19.

    NEW YORK -- Obeetee celebrated the official launch of its new DIFFA collection on Oct. 19 at a silent auction hosted in its spacious 12th floor loft showroom on 25th Street here.


  • 10232017 The Home and Gift Industry Creates LIFELINE to Support Feeding America's Natural Disaster Relief Victims
    GIFT FOR LIFE AND AMERICASMART FORM LIFELINE PROGRAM TO FUND FOOD AND WATER FOR NATURAL DISASTER VICTIMS 

    ATLANTA -- The U.S. gift and home furnishings industry is responding to the essential needs of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California wildfires with LIFELINE, a national program to fund food and water provisions organized by Gift For Life and AmericasMart Atlanta.


     
  • 10242017 Exclusive Showroom Tour: High Point Market People and Parties
    EXCLUSIVE SHOWROOM TOUR: HIGH POINT MARKET PEOPLE AND PARTIES


    High Point, N.C. -- High Point Market rug showrooms set the stage for a star-studded roster of parties, celebrity licensing debuts, glamorous events and serious CEU seminars, as well as a steady stream of buyers anxious to see the newest releases from a segment that has become the home furnishings industry's category leader for fast fashion.


  • 10252017 Rachael Ray Talks Rugs, Launches Line with Kaleen at High Point
    RACHAEL RAY TALKS RUGS, LAUNCHES LINE WITH KALEEN AT HIGH POINT

    Rachael Ray reviews her new collections at a launch party at the Kaleen showroom during the Fall 2017 High Point Market. Above, Monty Rathi and Blake Dennard of Kaleen flank Rachael Ray. Behind Ray is Michael Murray, design partner, Rachael Ray Home.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Rachael Ray, already known to High Point Market shoppers for her highly saleable furniture line for Craftmaster, made an under-the-radar visit to Kaleen's Showplace showroom last week to introduce her much-anticipated rug collection to key customers and press.


  • 10262017 CC-Tapis' After Party Area Rug Wins German Design Award 2018

    CC-TAPIS' AFTER PARTY AREA RUG WINS GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018


    Milanese area rug atelier CC-Tapis won the prestigious German Design Award for its After Party Rug designed by Garth Roberts.


    MILAN -- Cutting-edge Italian area rug studio CC-Tapis announced that it has been awarded the prestigious German Design Award 2018 for its contemporary After Party rug designed by Garth Roberts in the Home Textiles and Home Accessories category.



  • 10272017 Couristan Opens High Point Showroom; Targets Multiple Retail Channels
    COURISTAN OPENS HIGH POINT SHOWROOM; TARGETS MULTIPLE RETAIL CHANNELS WITH RUGS AND BROADLOOM


    The Couristan team cuts the ribbon for its brand new Showplace showroom brimming with new looks and amenities for High Point shoppers. From left, Charles Romano, Len Andolino, Ron Couri, Lynn Dunn, Steve Couri, and Larry Mahurter.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Couristan greeted a broad swath of retailers from furniture stores and department stores to catalog houses and e-commerce accounts at its new High Point showroom, Showplace 2350, celebrating with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 15.


  • 10302017 Meet E-commerce Veteran Chris Long, Rugs Direct's New CEO

    MEET E-COMMERCE VETERAN CHRIS LONG, RUGS DIRECT'S NEW CEO


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Shopping High Point Market for the first time, the new CEO of Rugs Direct, Chris Long, visited vendor showrooms and sat down with RugNews.com for an exclusive interview on his sophisticated high-tech perspective.


  • 10312017 Furniture First Adds Members, Opens Symposium Sponsorship Nov. 1st
    FURNITURE FIRST ADDS MEMBERS, OPENS SYMPOSIUM SPONSORSHIP NOV. 1ST

    MIDDLETOWN, PA -- In their September meeting the Furniture First board of directors approved the applications of two retailers to join the furniture and mattress cooperative buying group: J. Allan's in Brookhaven, Mississippi and FX Marcotte in South Portland, Maine. 


  • 10312017 Mark Ferullo Joins Natco Home/Central Oriental

    MARK FERULLO JOINS NATCO HOME / CENTRAL ORIENTAL


    WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- Mark Ferullo returns to Natco Home / Central Oriental as executive vice president, woven rug division. 


  • 11272017 The Rug Company Launches Farrow & Ball Collection
    THE RUG COMPANY LAUNCHES COLLECTION COLOR-COORDINATED TO TRENDY FARROW & BALL PAINT


    The new hand-loomed collection from The Rug Company color-coordinates to paint and wallpaper maker' Farrow & Ball's palettes.

    LONDON -- U.K.-based luxe area rug purveyor The Rug Company teams up with British paint and wallpaper atelier Farrow & Ball to create a line of color coordinated hand-loomed rugs. 






















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