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2018 JANUARY

  • 01022018 Rug Fashion Preview: New Year, New Looks at Atlanta Market, Part 1
    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.


  • 01032018 The Laddha Family Home in Mirzapur, India, is Much More Than a House: It's a School for Underprivileged Kids
    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.


  • 01042018 Zollanvari Heads To Domotex 2018 Brimming with New Designs
    ZOLLANVARI HEADS TO DOMOTEX 2018 BRIMMING WITH NEW DESIGNS
    Zollanvari will showcase its latest assortment at Domotex, including the new Anar (pomegranate) collection developed by Vienna studio, NOV24. Show, Derakhte Anar.

    HANNOVER, Germany -- Zollanvari returns to Domotex, running from Jan. 12-15, with a new stand location, C24, in the fair's newly reconfigured Hall 9.

  • 01052018 Feizy Unveils New HQ and Distribution Center, Expands Dallas World Trade Center Showroom
    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.


  • 01062018 DOMOTEX USA To Debut in Atlanta in February 2019
    DOMOTEX USA TO DEBUT IN ATLANTA IN FEBRUARY 2019

    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.



  • 01082018 Kalaty Grows Best-Selling Lines, Debuts a Slate of New Collections at Winter 2018 Markets
    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. 


  • 01082018 Luke Irwin Debuts Collection in Williams Sonoma Home Stores
    LUKE IRWIN RUG COLLECTION DEBUTS IN WILLIAMS SONOMA HOME STORES


    British area rug designer Luke Irwin opens his eponymous brand to a broad distribution at Williams Sonoma Home stores.

    LONDON -- Bespoke area rug atelier Luke Irwin just rolled out the Luke Irwin Rug collection at 46 brick-and-mortar Williams Sonoma Home stores across.


  • 01082018 Mobile Marketing Partners with the World Floor Covering Association to Create Online Rug Shop Platform
    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.



  • 01152018 Kalaty Wins America's Magnificent Carpets Award for High-End Hand-Knotted Reverie Collection
    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) 


  • 01152018 Nourison Honored in Two Categories at 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards
    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. 


  • 01152018 Obeetee Launches Four Themed Lifestyle Shops at Domotex 2018
    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.


  • 01152018 Surya Wins America's Magnificent Carpets Award for Second Consecutive Year
    SURYA WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

     
    Surya garners the 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Award for its top-selling Harput rug for design excellence in the $200 and under machine-made category. 

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya won an America's Magnificent Carpets Award for the second consecutive year during the January 2018 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. 


  • 01162018 Introducing the Winners of the 2018 Carpet Design Awards at Domotex
    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!


  • 01162018 Karastan Receives 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Award for Machine-Made Enigma Area Rug
    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.


     
  • 01172018 First Look: Nourison's New Prime Atlanta Market Showroom
    FIRST LOOK: NOURISON'S NEW PRIME ATLANTA MARKET SHOWROOM


    Nourison feted the opening of a new 6,000 square foot showroom, located at 1 L1, 2, during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 10-14.

    ATLANTA -- Nourison opened the doors to its new prime lobby location showroom, located at 1L1, 2 at AmericasMart, during the recent Atlanta International Area Rug Market.



  • 01182018 Couristan Takes Home Two America's Magnificent Carpets Awards
    COURISTAN TAKES HOME TWO AMERICA'S
    MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS

    Couristan was awarded an America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the outdoor category for its vibrantly colored and richly textured Toluca design in iris from the Xanadu collection.


    ATLANTA -- Couristan scores two 2018 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards during the winter edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.



  • 01182018 Feizy Kicks Off Dallas Market with 45th Anniversary Celebration, Unveils Newly Expanded Showroom
    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 Trade Center 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.
     

  • 01192018 Kaleen Wins America's Magnificent Carpets Award for Hand-Tufted Rug Targeting Millennials
    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.


     
  • 01192018 Loloi Fetes Debut of First Stand-Alone Dallas Market Showroom
    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). 


     
  • 01202018 Loloi Wins 2018 ARTS Award for Area Rugs; 18 Industry Leaders Honored at 29th Annual ARTS Awards
    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.
     
     
  • 01202018 Global Floor Coverings Industry Enthusiastically Embraces New Domotex
    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.


  • 01232018 Orian Rugs Appoints Brandon Culpepper As Chief Revenue Officer
    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.


  • 01232018 Rizzy Home Readies New Las Vegas Market Showroom, Expands Simply Southern License to Rugs
    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. 


  • 01242018 Three Nourison Brands Introduce New Broadloom Designs at International Surface Event 2018
    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.

  • 01252018 Couristan Plans Largest Broadloom Launch in Company's 92 Year History at Surfaces 2018
    COURISTAN PLANS LARGEST BROADLOOM LAUNCH IN COMPANY'S 92 YEAR HISTORY AT SURFACES 2018


    Couristan unveils the Sallow collection of hand loomed loop pile broadloom in undyed natural wool at Surfaces 2018 in Las Vegas.

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- At next week's Surfaces 2018 show in Las Vegas, Couristan will introduce a blockbuster 80 new additions to its premium broadloom brands, Premier, Creations and Purity.

  • 01252018 Kaleen Intros 15 Collections, Outdoor Broadloom and Fashion Colors at Surfaces 2018
    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.


  • 01262018 Rug Suppliers Push Custom and Machine-Made Offerings at Carpet One/Flooring America Convention
    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.


  • 01262018 Tayse Records Strong 2017, Heads To Vegas With Solid Foundation For Growth
    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.


  • 01282018 Bashian Opens First Las Vegas Showroom
    BASHIAN OPENS FIRST LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM


    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. 



  • 01282018 The Scoop from Interior Designer Kerrie Kelly on Her New Coast to Coast Rugs for Feizy
    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 photo shoot 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.





  • 01292018 Rizzy Home Celebrates New Las Vegas Market Showroom
    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.


  • 01302018 Nourison Premieres Portfolio Designer Rug Collection at Las Vegas Market
    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.



  • 01312018 Feizy Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Vegas Shoppers
    FEIZY CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY WITH VEGAS SHOPPERS


    Feizy executives celebrate the company's Sapphire anniversary during Las Vegas market. From left, Mike Riley, Kerry Hasselbach, John Feizy, Cameron Feizy, and Michael Ackelbein.

    LAS VEGAS -- The Dallas-based Feizy celebrates 45 years in business with shoppers during Las Vegas Market, running from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.



  • 02012018 NY Now Adds A Handful of New Names for a Rug Roster Featuring About 20 Exhibitors

    NY NOW ADDS A HANDFUL OF NEW NAMES FOR A RUG ROSTER FEATURING ABOUT 20 EXHIBITORS

    A NY Now -- and U.S. debut -- Lotus Vie + Hidraulik introduce their high quality made in Spain PVC mats. Shown, Letamendi design.


    NEW YORK -- Some fresh faces are signed up for the winter installment of NY Now, running from Feb. 4-7 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, growing the list of area rug exhibitors to about 20.























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