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SAMAD REPORTS INTEREST GROWING IN RUGS BY THE LATE ARTIST, REX RAY


Embarcadero in cream has been a best seller in the Rex Ray rug collection for Samad.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The death of San Francisco-based artist Rex Ray earlier this year resulted in an unexpected increase in demand for the artist's rug designs, said David Samad, president of Samad Brothers, Inc., which entered into a licensing program with Ray in late 2009. "We already have one new design that is currently on the loom and there are fresh designs in the works," he told RugNews.com.


 

CAPEL RUGS UNVEILS 2015 CATALOG: 'ADVENTURES IN COLOR & TEXTURE'


Capel introduced its new 215 catalog at High Point Market with news styles, decorating tips and QR codes throughout.

TROY, NC - Capel Rugs released a new print and online catalog for dealers, designers and consumers at High Point Market showcasing its entire 2015 line.


 

JAIPUR LAUNCHES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HOME WITH RETAILER "TRAVEL PHOTOS"


Customers acted out their travel fantasies at the National Geographic Home launch at Jaipur Rugs' High Point showroom this week, at fun photo booths with props to complement images from the organizations vast archives.

HIGH POINT, NC - Retailers entering the Jaipur Rugs showroom at High Point Market were greeted with a photo booth for impromptu personal photos that were taken with stuffed wild animals and dramatic images from the National Geographic Magazine photography archives as backdrops.  Fun props were also available from safari hats to sunglasses, goatees and more.  Adventurers from designers to big box retailers joined the festivities, showing their spirited creativity and "vogueing" capabilities, all of which can be seen on Jaipur's Facebook and Instagram pages.


 

ORIENTAL WEAVERS LAUNCHES LARGEST CATALOG IN COMPANY HISTORY WITH HIGH POINT SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST 


The cover of Oriental Weavers new product catalog.

DALTON, GA - Oriental Weavers introduced its brand new 2015/2016 Rug Fashion Catalog during the High Point market along with its first social media contest.


 

 

FEIZY LAUNCHES NEW CATALOG AT HIGH POINT FILLED WITH DESIGN AND PHOTO INNOVATIONS
Feizy has just introduced its comprehensive new 2015 catalog for buyers at High Point Market.

HIGH POINT, NC - Buyers at High Point Market this week are getting a first glimpse at Feizy's new 2015 catalog with over 500 pages covering everything from machine-made rugs to pieces from the company's exclusive one of a kind high end rug program . "The one of a kind program is growing tremendously for us, and these rugs are debuting in their own section in the catalog we've just launched.  We are also moving to production of two catalogs a year, to be introduced at every High Point Market," said Kim Vance, Feizy's vice president marketing and communications. 


 

SAFAVEH HOSTS DREAMS DELIVERED PARTY TONIGHT INTROS 12 COLLECTIONS AT HIGH POINT MARKET


A Dreams Delivered room featuring the new Safavieh Dream mattress will be unveiled tonight.

HIGH POINT, NC - Safavieh opens its High Point Market events with a happy hour celebration entitled Dreams Delivered, tonight, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m at Market Square 117-1290 The event showcases the company's High Point launch of Dream Mattresses, the next chapter in its total home marketing strategy to provide buyers and consumers a total package of home décor.  At tonight's event, retailers will be served custom cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, as the company presents the new spring mattresses in glamourous setting with Safavieh rugs, furniture and accessories.


 

HIGH POINT, NC - As rug companies get ready to usher the Spring 2015 edition of High Point Market, the mood is upbeat and the designs and weaves more innovative and fashion-right than ever before.  The brands featured in our spring new product roundup are setting the tenor for interior designs for the coming fall and winter seasons.  If you missed part one of our largest rug roundup ever, click here.


 

HIGH POINT, NC - As rug companies get ready to usher the Spring 2015 edition of High Point Market, the mood is upbeat and the designs and weaves more innovative and fashion-right than ever before.  The brands featured in our spring new product roundup are setting the tenor for interior designs for the coming fall and winter seasons. This is our largest rug roundup ever and we begin with Part One (vendors from A to L).  Stay tuned for more great design in Part Two.


 

NOURISON UNVEILS 3D ODYSSEY RUG; NEW DESIGNS IN TWILIGHT COLLECTION
Nourison's Odyssey rug is loom woven in China of wool and Luxelle ($2,399 for 5x8).

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Building on the success of their new Twilight collection, leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison, today released new Twilight styles including a dramatic Odyssey rug with a 3D-like effect. The Twilight collection debuted in Las Vegas and Atlanta Markets in January. The collection, which has a supple feel and luxurious look that rivals handmade rugs costing thousands of dollars more was an instant hit with buyers and designers, according to the company.  


 

LR RESOURCES INTROS NEW RUGS, HOME ACCENTS, 2015 CATALOG AND SECOND HIGH POINT SHOWROOM


The loop and cut Glamour collection is hand tufted of a unique new yarn blended of 80% wool and 20% viscose.

DALTON, GA - Affirming its commitment to an expansion into home accents and the positive growth of its rug business, LR Resources will be showing for the first time at both Showplace (3451) and the Suites at Market Square (M8007).  With double the exposure, the company is expecting good attendance - not just at its own showrooms, but for the market as a whole.  "We've had a very good response to invitations, both personal and via email, and the traffic we expect mirrors the direction of the rug business which is building steadily," says Mike Thompson, sales vice president and general manager, LR Resources. 


 

LOLOI LAUNCHES REVAMPED WEBSITE WITH NEW, ADVANCED FEATURES

 

User-friendly new Loloi website features photography from multiple perspectives, improved search features and responsive design which scales seamlessly to any size desktop, tablet or mobile screen.

DALLAS - Loloi Rugs has unveiled a revamped website designed to make searching for and ordering products simpler and more enjoyable. Launching on April 15, 2015 the updated site allows users to check inventory, see pricing and determine the ETA on back-ordered items-features not fully available before.


 

 

SURYA RELEASES
SPRING 2015 CATALOG

CALHOUN, GA - Surya's spring 2015 catalog is now available in print, online and the company's free iPad app. The 750+-page catalog showcases more than 7,000 coordinating home accessories - including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding - and features a new section devoted to the brand's made to order programs.


 

AMER TO DEBUT NINE COLLECTIONS
IN LUXURY AND NEW MID-PRICED WEAVES

Amer Rugs' new Joy collection is a Soumak weave combining hand spun wool and raised art silk

NORCROSS, GA - Amer Rugs will introduce nine new collections at High Point Market, April 18 to 23, making 2015 the most prolific in terms of new designs in the company's history. "If you haven’t seen Amer lately, then you haven't seen Amer," said Joe Barkley, vice president of sales and marketing.  "We've introduced a lot of new collections, both in luxury hand-knotted rugs and products that take us into a larger rug pool. The line is much more comprehensive than the traditional hand-knotted people expect from Amer," he explained.


 

 

CAPEL RUGS TO LAUNCH SEVEN NEW COLLECTIONS IN HIGH POINT

Capel's broad fashion introductions encompass the lively all-weather Soho Bongos (left) and the stately hand-knotted Yazzie.

TROY, NC - Capel Rugs will spotlight seven new rug collections at High Point Market April 18 to 23, expanding its assortment across a variety of popular styles, price points and constructions with fashion-forward designs. The Capel Rugs showroom is located at Market Square, Space 112. 


 

TORRANCE NAMED VP
FOR ORIAN RUGS IN CANADA


Jill Torrance

ANDERSON, SC - Orian Rugs Inc. has named Jill Torrance vice president and general manager for the company's Canadian division, according to an announcement by Don Newton, senior vice president.  Torrance will be headquartered in Brantford, Ontario.


 

 

RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE: HIGH POINT MARKET BUSINESS PREVIEW


Rug vendors are preparing their showrooms this week at Showplace, IHFC and Market Square, three of High Point's main venues.

Rug Vendors Project a Very Good Year

The rug manufacturers set to show at High Point Spring 2015 are coming off a first quarter where sales, depending on category, are up single to double digits, according to the companies RugNews.com surveyed.  Prior to the show, which runs from April 18 to 23, those interviewed projected a very good market and positive growth throughout 2015.


 

NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART
DEBUTS IN DALLAS


 Nebraska Furniture Mart's Dave Snedeker, division merchandise manager-flooring, at the new store in The Colony, TX.

THE COLONY, TX - The buzz has been building over the past two months as vendors watched the 9,500-square foot rug department take shape at the new 560,000-foot Nebraska Furniture Mart at The Colony.  Some industry veterans dubbed it the "the ultimate rug department," because its 540 hanging rugs are merchandised the way consumers want to shop: By color. Other vendors said the volume of rug department traffic they witnessed during the store's soft opening in recent weeks was unprecedented.


 

DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR 2015 REPORTS GROWTH AND INNOVATION


Asia's largest international flooring show
welcomed 46,115 visitors.

SHANGHAI - Just-released show statistics tell a successful growth story for Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor 2015. Asia's largest international flooring show was held in Shanghai from March 24 to 26, 2015 with a total of 1,275 exhibitors in 140,000 square meters of space encompassing 12 halls.


 

 

RUGSTUDIO TESTING NEW COLOR TECHNOLOGY WITH JAIPUR, ORIENTAL WEAVERS AND SURYA RUGS


A Pantone Universe rug by Oriental Weavers as it appears on RugStudio.com with Color Widget closed.

SAN ANTONIO - RugStudio, one of the top three rugs-only web retailers in the U.S., reports initial tests of a new color matching technology shows signs that it will help reduce returns and boost consumer confidence when it comes to their color choices.  Called "Show Me the Color Widget", the new color technology was developed by 75 Trading LLC to provide online shoppers the ability to match colors in a rug or textile to easily-obtained color swatches from Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and five additional consumer-recognized paint brands.


















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