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2018 MAY

  • 05022018 Connie Post Shares Retail Strategy Behind Color-Injected Area Rug Collection By Rizzy Home
    CONNIE POST SHARES RETAIL STRATEGY BEHIND COLOR-INJECTED AREA RUGS BY RIZZY HOME

     
    Retail strategist Connie Post introduced her strategic, color-fueled Watercolors rug collection by Rizzy Home at High Point Market. 

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Retail strategist Connie Post's new collection of area rugs by Rizzy Home offers retailers and consumers an affordable, color-driven solution to design. 


  • 05042018 The Hit Rugs at High Point Market: People & Products, Part 1
    THE HIT RUGS AT HIGH POINT MARKET: 
    People & Products, Part 1



    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The strong buzz created during winter markets continued at the spring 2018 High Point Market, where  a roster of VIPs, showroom openings and on-target area rug introductions heavily tipped the scales toward success.


  • 05072018 Justina Blakeney and Loloi Ramp Up Bohemian Style with Printed & Outdoor Rugs
    JUSTINA BLAKENEY AND LOLOI RAMP UP BOHEMIAN STYLE WITH PRINTED & OUTDOOR RUGS


    Cyrus Loloi and Justina Blakeney introduce designers and retailers to their newest rugs at April High Point Market, including the printed polyester Cielo, their inaugural indoor-outdoor collection.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Loloi's partnership with Bohemian style superstar Justina Blakeney, first launched at October market here in 2015, spawned a trend in the rug industry that has now morphed into a bona fide design category with all the staying power of coastal, country French or Swedish modern.


  • 05072018 RugsUSA's Koorosh Yaraghi Scores Investment from Comvest Partners
    RUGS USA'S KOOROSH YARAGHI SCORES INVESTMENT FROM COMVEST PARTNERS

    "This is an exciting inflection point for RugsUSA. I'm proud of the growth our team has achieved and believe Comvest is the ideal partner to support our future growth initiatives." 
     --Koorosh Yaraghi, founder


    CRANBURY, N.J. -- Online area rug e-tailer RugsUSA's founder Koorosh Yaraghi landed an investment from private equity player Comvest Partners as the rug retailer marks its 20th anniversary.


  • 05082018 Mohawk Home Invests in Precision Printing, Ups Ante with Massive Prismatic Collection
     MOHAWK HOME INVESTS IN PRECISION PRINTING, UPS THE ANTE WITH ITS MASSIVE PRISMATIC COLLECTION


    A playful kaleidoscopic vignette during the March 2018 New York Home Fashions Week marries the Mohawk Home's vibrant shags with color-matched precision printed rugs.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Mohawk Home commits to growing its printed rug business and ups the ante with its new precision printing technology used to create its massive precision printed Prismatic collection, which was showcased at the spring 2018 High Point Market.


  • 05092018 Eskayel Launches New Rug Collection at 'Next Level' during NYCxDESIGN
    ESKAYEL LAUNCHES NEW RUG COLLECTION AT 'NEXT LEVEL'
    DURING NYC x DESIGN


    Eskayel Studio introduces Morocco-inspired hand knotted silk and wool rugs created from original artworks painted by founder Shanan Campanaro.

    NEW YORK -- Brooklyn-based textile company Eskayel will present a new collection of nine silk and merino hand knotted rugs created from original artworks at NEXT LEVEL, a show set for May 16-23 at 718 Broadway in Manhattan.


  • 05142018 ICFF Lines Up More than a Dozen New Area Rug Exhibitors
    ICFF LINES UP MORE THAN A DOZEN NEW AREA RUG EXHIBITORS


    NEW YORK -- New York's top contemporary home furnishings and design event, ICFF, running from May 20-23, will feature some 13 exciting new area rug exhibitors helping the show live up to its reputation of invigorating design.


     
  • 05162018 Macy's, Inc. Reports Strong Profit and Sales Growth in Q1
    MACY'S INC. REPORTS STRONG PROFIT
    AND SALES GROWTH IN Q1
     
    "The winning formula is a healthy brick & mortar business, robust e-commerce and a great mobile experience." -- Jeff Gennette, Macy's CEO


    CINCINNATI-- Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today reported first quarter 2018 earnings per diluted share of $0.45, or $0.48 excluding impairment and other costs. This compares to $0.26 per share in the first quarter of 2017 for both reported and adjusted diluted earnings per share. 


  • 05162018 Overstock.com Introduces 17 Exclusive Private Label Furniture Brands
    OVERSTOCK.COM INTRODUCES 17 EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE LABEL FURNITURE BRANDS; PROGRAM INCLUDES RUGS


    Overstock's new private label brands offer more than 16,000 products to match any style, trend or budget.

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Overstock.com, Inc. unveiled today 17 exclusive private label furniture brands, some of which feature area rugs for cross-merchandising.


  • 05172018 Brooklyn Designs Hosts Pavilion at ICFF, Includes Area Rug Designers
    BROOKLYN DESIGNS HOSTS PAVILION AT ICFF, INCLUDES AREA RUG DESIGNERS



    Bole Road introduces the Omo Valley collection of coordinating scatter rugs, pillows and throws inspired by the region's patterns and colors. Hand loomed in Ethiopia of Ethiopian wool, the Bana rug, shown in Cerise retails at $155 in 2x3 size.

    BROOKLYN,  N.Y. -- Brooklyn Designs, an annual event founded by the Brooklyn  Chamber  of  Commerce, kicked off NYCxDesign with its annual fair hosted at the Brooklyn Museum, and now heads across the East River with a pavilion at ICFF, running May 20-23.



  • 05182018 Jaipur Living Capsule Line Partner Zoe Bios Talks about Jump into Rugs
     JAIPUR LIVING CAPSULE LINE PARTNER ZOE BIOS TALKS ABOUT JUMP INTO RUGS


    Based on original art by Zoe Bios Creative, the Wabi Sabi capsule collection from Zoe Bios for Jaipur Living features hand-knotted abstract looks.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Zoe Bios Creative, a young L.A. based art collective, debuted its inaugural area rug capsule collection for Jaipur Living at the rug company's launch party during the Spring High Point Market.


  • 05182018 Obeetee Appointments of Patricia Ben-Zvi to President of North American Division
    OBEETEE NAMES BEN-ZVI PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION

    Former West Elm exec Patricia Ben-Zvi has been appointed president of New York City-based Obeetee, Inc.

    NEW YORK -- Obeetee, a global leader in hand-woven carpets, announced the appointment of Patricia Ben-Zvi to president of Obeetee, Inc., which handles the company's product marketing and distribution for North America.


  • 05182018 S&H Rugs Unveils New Gray Palette for Tribal Designs
    S&H RUGS UNVEILS NEW GRAY & BLUE PALETTES FOR TRIBAL DESIGNS


    S&H modernizes classic tribal and Persian motifs by recasting them in blue or gray color combinations. Above, SH40775

    NEW YORK -- At this week's ICFF at New York's Jacob Javits Center, S&H Rugs unveils a new collection of tribal rug designs recolored for contemporary tastes in palettes of blue and gray.


  • 05222018 Drumroll Please: Announcing the 2018 NYCxDesign Winners
    DRUMROLL PLEASE: ANNOUNCING THE 2018 NYCxDESIGN WINNERS


    Gan's award-winning Mirage collection by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola features ombre-like color schemes and unexpected shapes.  

    NEW YORK -- The prestigious NYCxDesign Awards announced the 2018 winners with Mirage by GAN taking home the gold in the Residential Flooring category, and Aronson's Floor Covering's Empire Collection x Ghislaine Viñas' nabbing first in the Contract Flooring segment.


  • 05222018 ARTS Awards Updates Judging Process
     ARTS AWARDS UPDATES JUDGING PROCESS

    DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced updates to the judging process for the ARTS Awards, making submissions simpler and easier for all finalists.


  • 05272018 Industry Icon John Graham Dies at 90

    INDUSTRY ICON JOHN GRAHAM DIES AT 90
     

    BOCA RATON, FL -- Rug industry icon John Graham of Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida, who established Oriental Weavers' presence in the U.S. and served as its president until his retirement in 2002, passed away on May 25, 2018 at the age of 90.


     
  • 05302018 The Rug Company Enters Outdoor Category with Perennials
    THE RUG COMPANY ENTERS OUTDOOR CATEGORY WITH PERENNIALS


    Premiering at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, performance rugs by The Rug Company and Perennials are featured in a terrace by Nievera Williams Design. Photo: Nicholas Sargent.


    NEW YORK -- Visitors to the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House were first to see designs from The Rug Company's inaugural indoor outdoor performance rug collection, which 
    officially debuts worldwide in the rug maker's showrooms and website on June 1.


  • 05312018 Pollack Brings Fabric Magic to Rugs in Jaipur Living Capsule Collection
    POLLACK BRINGS FABRIC MAGIC TO RUGS IN JAIPUR LIVING CAPSULE COLLECTION


    Introduced at the April 2018 High Point Market, the Pollack Capsule Collection for Jaipur Living translates the textile maker's aesthetic to neutral-toned area rugs emphasizing surface texture.

    HIGH POINT -- Jaipur Living's launch of a capsule rug collection with designer textile source Pollack at the recent High Point Market puts the spotlight on the benefits of such collaborations for home furnishings retailers, designers, and consumers.






















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