RUG FASHION PREVIEW: NEW YEAR, NEW LOOKS AT ATLANTA MARKET, PART 1
ATLANTA -- The area rug circuit kicks off at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, running from Jan. 10-Jan. 14, and while shoppers shouldn't expect a sea-change in area rug design trends, subtle shifts in aesthetics will recast familiar styles at the first major show of 2018.
THE LADDHA FAMILY HOME IN MIRZAPUR, INDIA, IS MUCH MORE THAN A HOUSE: IT'S A SCHOOL FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS
Some of the 90 students enrolled at the Laddha Family School in Mirzapur, India, pose in their 'schoolyard' on the grounds of the home of the Laddha family, founders of LR Resources.
MIRZAPUR, India -- In 2014, the Laddha family, owners of LR Resources in Dalton, Georgia, started an elementary school for underprivileged children in Mirzapur, India, to give them the opportunity for a better future.
NOURISON AMPS UP RUG COLLECTIONS BY CALVIN KLEIN, CHRISTOPHER GUY, BARCLAY BUTERA & KATHY IRELAND
Nourison introduces new Christopher Guy Collection rugs at the Atlanta International Rug Market. Shown, a contemporary abstract in the designer's signature palette.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce new designs and collections from its rug partnerships with Calvin Klein, Christopher Guy, Barclay Butera and Kathy Ireland at Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets.
AMER NAMES SANDY BONE AS DESIGNER SPECIALIST AND SOUTHEAST TERRITORY MANAGER
NORCROSS, Ga. -- Amer Rugs announces the appointment of industry veteran Sandy Bone as designer specialist and territory manager for the southeast territory, reporting to Bret Baker, national sales manager.
FEIZY UNVEILS NEW HQ AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER, EXPANDS DALLAS WORLD TRADE CENTER SHOWROOM
Feizy has moved to a new Dallas-area facility, triple the size of its former HQ, to accommodate sales growth and future expansion.
DALLAS -- Citing growth in sales across all channels and an expanded employee base, Feizy Rugs has relocated to a larger headquarters and distribution center, and is expanding its Dallas World Trade Center showroom (Suite 102) by 2,700 feet, as the company readies for its 45th anniversary celebrations at the upcoming Dallas and Las Vegas markets.
CHICAGO -- Hannover Fairs USA announced today that it will debut DOMOTEX USA focused on the American residential floor covering industry in Atlanta, Georgia from Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
KALATY GROWS BEST-SELLING LINES, DEBUTS A SLATE OF NEW COLLECTIONS AT WINTER 2018 MARKETS
Atlanta and Las Vegas shoppers will find plenty of fresh fashion in Kalaty's high quality lineup, including a premiering K2 series of collections. Shown, K2's Serenity in premium wool and Silkette.
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- Kalaty Rug Corporation is confident its latest 2018 winter introductions -- which grow its best-selling lines and add a slate of new collections under the K2 label -- will contribute to another stellar year.
MOBILE MARKETING PARTNERS WITH THE WORLD FLOOR COVERING ASSOCIATION TO CREATE ONLINE RUG SHOP PLATFORM
Mobile Marketing and the WFCA partner creates an e-commerce platform to help retailers sell rugs online.
ROYERSFORD, Penn. -- Mobile Marketing, LLC., a full service strategic mobile and digital marketing agency, announced a partnership with the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) to provide retailers with a unique e-commerce platform to sell area rugs direct to consumers.
KALATY WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR HIGH-END HAND- KNOTTED REVERIE COLLECTION
The Reverie collection by Kalaty -- one of the company's most luxurious hank-knotted ranges -- won a 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Award.
ATLANTA -- Kalaty was awarded the America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the hand-knotted/flatweave category at a celebration during last week's Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS)
NOURISON HONORED IN TWO CATEGORIES AT 2018 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS
Nourison took home the America's Magnificent Carpet Awards in the Licensee category for the Cosmopolite Noir rug in partnership with lifestyle designer Christopher Guy (above).
SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison was honored in two categories at the 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards (AMCA) on January 9th at AmericasMart during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
OBEETEE LAUNCHES FOUR THEMED LIFESTYLE SHOPS AT DOMOTEX 2018
Obeetee introduces four themed "shops" at Domotex 2018. Shown, the Rabat rug collection showcased in the Boho Shop theme that celebrates global textile arts.
HANNOVER, Germany -- Obeetee, among lndia's leading producers and exporters of hand-knotted, hand-tufted and flat-woven carpets, rolls out four themed shops and showcases area rug designs in each theme at Domotex 2018.
INTRODUCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS AT DOMOTEX
Winners in eight categories and presenters posed before a packed audience at the Carpet Design Awards ceremony celebrating the world's most outstanding designer carpets on Saturday, Jan.13, at Domotex 2018.
HANNOVER, Germany -- The world's finest designer carpets and rugs have been awarded prizes at the 2018 Carpet Design Awards, at Domotex in Hannover. The award ceremony took place Jan. 13, with winners selected for outstanding products in eight categories. Plus find out the people's choice!
KARASTAN RECEIVES 2018 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR MACHINE-MADE ENIGMA AREA RUG
Torrent Desert from Karastan's Enigma collection received a 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the machine made category.
DALTON, Ga. -- Karastan's abstract Torrent Desert rug from the Enigma collection took home the 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Award for a machine-made 5x8 rug in the $200.01 to $400 retail category at last week's Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
FEIZY KICKS OFF DALLAS MARKET WITH 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, UNVEILS NEWLY EXPANDED SHOWROOM
Feizy execs prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate their newly expanded Dallas World TradeCenter showroom. From left: Steve Juneau, VP sales, Mansour Khakour, senior sales,Mike Riley, president, Leah Feizy, principal, John Feizy, CEO, Cameron Feizy, principal, and Michael Ackelbein, executive VP.
DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs celebrated the kick-off of festivities for the company's 45th (Sapphire) anniversary this year with the unveiling of its newly expanded and remerchandised showroom at World Trade Center, Suite 102, on Jan. 17, opening day of Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
KALEEN WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR HAND-TUFTED RUG TARGETING MILLENNIALS
Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart (center), presents the America's Magnificent Carpets Award to Kaleen's Prachi Gupta, designer, and Monty Rathi, COO, for the hand-tufted Chancellor collection.
ATLANTA -- On the heels of its 2017 AMCA award in the hand-knotted category, Kaleen won top prize in the hand-tufted category in the 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards presentation ceremony held last week at AmericasMart during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show.
LOLOI FETES DEBUT OF FIRST STAND-ALONE DALLAS MARKET SHOWROOM
Team Loloi celebrates the opening of its first Dallas World Trade Center showroom with a ribbon cutting ceremony. From left,Loloi's Sandra Standefer, director of textiles, Valerie Underwood, VP regional sales, Kim Pettigrew, In-Detail owner, Jane Aguirre, Loloi sales manager, Steven Loloi, principal, Suzy Mullins, showroom manager, and Dale Sweary, VP regional sales.
DALLAS -- Loloi celebrated the opening of its first stand-alone World Trade Center showroom with a ribbon cutting ceremony held during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 17-23, 2018).
LOLOI WINS 2018 AWARD FOR AREA RUGS AT 29TH ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS AT DALLAS TOTAL HOME & GIFT MARKET
Amir Loloi and Cyrus Loloi accept the prestigious ARTS Award in the manufacturers' category for area rugs at the 29th Annual ARTS Awards gala on Jan. 19.
DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center and ART announced the 18 recipients of the 29th Annual Arts Awards at a gala on Jan. 19, with Loloi Rugs receiving the ARTS Award for area rugs in the Manufacturers category.
GLOBAL FLOOR COVERINGS INDUSTRY ENTHUSIASTICALLY EMBRACES NEW DOMOTEX
Domotex introduces its new hall layout and keynote theme Unique Youniverse at the 2018 fair to highly positive responsive from 1,615 international exhibitors and 45,000 attendees.
HANNOVER, Germany -- Domotex 2018 featured a modern, trendier look and feel than ever. Running from January 12-15, the event sported an all-new site hall layout and an array of immersive displays exploring the lead theme of Unique Youniverse.
CEO CAROLE CROSS TELLS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW WFCA E-COM AREA RUG PROGRAM
ROYERSFORD, Penn. -- With Surfaces opening in Las Vegas next week, flooring retailers and area rug manufacturers interested in the WFCA e-commerce area rug retail platform should stop by Surfaces booth #205 to learn how to get in on the action.
ORIAN RUGS APPOINTS BRANDON CULPEPPER AS CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
ANDERSON, S.C. -- On the heels of strong 2017 annual performance, South Carolina-based Orian Rugs has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Brandon Culpepper as the company's first chief revenue officer.
RIZZY HOME OPENS NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM; EXPANDS SIMPLY SOUTHERN LICENSE TO RUGS
Las Vegas Market shoppers will see accent rugs -- the latest addition to Rizzy Home's Simply Southern licensing program shown above at their Atlanta market debut -- in Rizzy's brand new Las Vegas showroom.
LAS VEGAS -- Rizzy Home announces the opening of its new Las Vegas showroom in Building B, showroom B355, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
THREE NOURISON BRANDS INTRODUCE NEW BROADLOOM DESIGNS AT INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT
Nourison introduces the painterly Brushworks Variegated range (shown), neutral animal prints, flat weaves and more at The International Surface Event 2018
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison will release new broadloom carpet designs and collections for 2018 under its Nourison, Nourtex and Hagaman Carpet labels at booth 6133 The International Surface Event on Jan. 30 -Feb. 1 in Las Vegas.
KALEEN INTROS 15 COLLECTIONS, OUTDOOR BROADLOOM AND HIP FASHION COLORS AT SURFACES 2018
Kaleen will premiere a huge expansion to its broadloom program at next week's Surfaces show, including the Sandy Cay collection which is handmade in India of 100 percent wool.
LAS VEGAS -- On the heels of a 2017 double-digit increase in broadloom sales, Kaleen heads to The International Surface Event 2018 with a whopping 15 new collections and expansions of three existing lines.
RUG SUPPLIERS PUSH CUSTOM AND MACHINE-MADE OFFERINGS AT CCA WINTER CONVENTION 2018
Carpet One Floor & Home retailers take a closer look at Karastan's new Vintage Tapis by Patina Vie collection at the Mohawk Home/Karastan booth.
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Rug suppliers were well represented in mid-January at the winter convention of Carpet One Floor & Home and Flooring America, the two key brands in CCA Global, the flooring industry's largest cooperative.
TAYSE RECORDS STRONG 2017, HEADS TO LAS VEGAS MARKET WITH SOLID FOUNDATION FOR GROWTH
Tayse's focus on low- to mid-price machine-made rug collections is paying off with brick and mortar retailers and e-tailers.
CALHOUN, Ga. -- With the opening of a dramatically expanded headquarters and a double-digit sales growth increase under its belt, Tayse Rugs heads to Las Vegas Market, opening on Jan. 28, poised for another solid year.
Rhonda Jackson and Renee LaFore of IMC flank Ralph Bashian and Shawn Francis of New Jersey-based Bashian at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the rug company's first Las Vegas showroom in World Market Center B, space B-300.
LAS VEGAS -- The new Bashian showroom at World Market Center here was the first rug company ribbon cutting of Sunday, Jan. 28, opening day of the winter 2018 edition of Las Vegas Market.
Vegas Market Debut
THE SCOOP FROM INTERIOR DESIGNER KERRIE KELLY ON HER NEW COAST TO COAST RUGS FOR FEIZY
Kerrie Kelly poses with rugs from her debuting Coast to Coast indoor-outdoor collection for Feizy at a photoshoot at the Ink House, a Castellucci Napa Valley historic inn.
LAS VEGAS -- Northern California interior designer Kerrie Kelly will introduce her Coast to Coast collection of indoor-outdoor rugs for Feizy to Las Vegas Market shoppers at Feizy's showroom Suite C-180, Floor 1, on Tuesday Jan. 30.
RIZZY HOME CELEBRATES NEW LAS VEGAS MARKET SHOWROOM
Holly Allred of IMC (far right) holds the ribbon for the new Rizzy Home showroom in World Market Center suite B-355. Team Rizzy celebrates from left, Teresa Parris, Larry Hedrick, Shamsu Ansari, Rizwan Ansari, Molly Mays and Steve Roan.
LAS VEGAS --Rizzy Home celebrates the opening of its new Las Vegas showroom in Building B, suite B355, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held Jan. 28 during the winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, running this week from Jan. 28-Feb. 1.
NOURISON PREMIERES PORTFOLIO DESIGNER COLLECTION IN LAS VEGAS
Nourison 's new Portfolio collection designers celebrate the launch of their new rugs and host a panel discussion during Las Vegas Market.
LAS VEGAS -- Market attendees stopped by the Nourison showroom in Building C during Las Vegas Market to meet and greet the Portfolio by Nourison celebrity designers and check out their inaugural collection of glamorous rugs.