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NEW MOON DEBUTS AT NY NOW, HIGHLIGHTS RUGS AND GROWING ASSORTMENT OF PILLOWS


New Moon Rugs debuts at home and gift fair NY Now and will highlight its hand-knotted rugs and growing assortment of pillows which feature designs based on its rug patterns. Pictured, Patagonia in earth from the new Terra collection.

NEW YORK --  New Moon Rugs, a maker of hand-knotted Tibetan rugs, will debut at NY Now, a twice annual home decor and gift fair running from Feb. 4-8 at the Jacob Javits Center.


 

FEIZY CELEBRATES NEW VEGAS SHOWROOM GRAND OPENING, CONTINUES FESTIVITIES AND EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONS

Team Feizy and IMC execs toast the formal opening of Feizy's new main floor showroom during Las Vegas Market.

LAS VEGAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers celebrated  its new, ground-floor showroom in Building C (C-180) with grand opening festivities on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the winter edition of Las Vegas Market.



 
CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE NEPAL'S CHILD-LABOR-FREE CARPET PRODUCTION LAUNCHED AT DOMOTEX 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. --  International carpet brands, Nepalese carpet producers, trade officials and supporters of ethical business came together in the GoodWeave booth at Domotex to launch a campaign to increase commitment to child-labor-free production in Nepal.


 
RUG EVENTS GALORE AT LAS VEGAS MARKET -- SHOPPER'S CHEAT SHEET

LAS VEGAS -- 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.  Here is a roundup of events submitted to RugNews.com for the winter 2017 edition of Las Vegas Market.
 

 
2017 ARTS AWARDS WINNERS NAMED; JAIPUR LIVING WINS RUG CATEGORY


DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center and ART announced the winners of the 28th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Friday, January 20 at the Hilton Anatole hotel and attended by 650 guests. Jaipur Living received the award for Best Area Rugs Manufacturer in the 2017 competition. 



 
RIZZY HOME CELEBRATES 45TH BIRTHDAY AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

Rizwan and Shamsu Ansari discuss Rizzy Home's growth, new product launches and milestones in advance of Rizzy Home's 45th anniversary party on Monday Jan. 23 during Las Vegas Market.

CALHOUN, Ga. -- Rizzy Home celebrates its 45 anniversary at Las Vegas Market on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 with a festival-themed party at its World Market Center showroom, A-444 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


 
ATLANTA RUG MARKET SHOWROOM TOUR: PEOPLE & PARTIES - PART 2

A whirlwind of events and product introductions, the 2017 edition of winter Atlanta International Rug Market made news in the rug category with everything from Amer's Bollywood party and Capel's 100th birthday, to Momeni's new Novogratz showroom, and Loloi's ED Ellen DeGeneres launch.

ATLANTA -- In Part 2 of this exclusive Atlanta International Rug Market roundup, follow RugNews.com as we cover the people, events and all things rugs at the first market of the New Year. 



 

ATLANTA RUG MARKET SHOWROOM TOUR PEOPLE & PARTIES - PART 1



ATLANTA -- In this exclusive Atlanta International Rug Market roundup, follow RugNews.com as we cover the people, events and all things rugs at the industry's first market of the New Year.



 
JAIPUR TO DEBUT AT NY NOW: INTRODUCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ART HOUSE, ZOE BIOS


Jaipur Living introduces NY Now shoppers to its lifestyle brand. Pictured above, from the Spring 2017 catalog are Jaipur's new Mandarina silk pillows, heirloom throws and natural jute rug.

NEW YORK -- For the first time ever, Jaipur Living is bringing its upbeat and unmistakable point of view to NY Now, showcasing its boutique collections of rugs, throws, pillows and poufs in space 2544 at the Jacob Javits Center.


 
FEIZY EXPANDS HANDMADE LINES AND OFFERS IN-STOCK PROMOTIONS FOR VEGAS WINTER MARKET


Feizy Rugs debuts nine collections at the winter edition of Las Vegas Market. Shown, a vortex-like design from the new Alexia collection.


LAS VEGAS -- Feizy will unveil a broad array of new collections -- nine in total -- and offer special market promotions for shoppers at Las Vegas Market, running from Jan. 22-26, 2017, to celebrate the opening of its new ground floor showroom in suite C-180.


 
CAPEL TEAMS UP WITH  DESIGNER ANTHONY BARATTA FOR LICENSED LINE


A new licensed collection by interior designer Anthony Baratta will launch at October High Point Market with Capel introducing at least four collections of eclectic American-design inspired rugs.

TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs adds another name to its roster of licensed programs with the announcement that it has partnered with designer Anthony Baratta to develop a new line of exclusive rug designs to be introduced at the October 2017 High Point Market.

 
FRONTGATE ANNOUNCES EXPERIENTIAL STORE IN DALLAS MARKET

 A rendering of Frontgate's soon-to-open experiential store, a 22,000 lifestyle shopping and entertainment showcase for the brand, which is set to open in the Dallas/Plano market in May 2017.


WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- Luxury home retailer Frontgate has announced plans to open a new experiential store format in late May 2017, designed to create a unique shopping experience, bringing the brand to life while making customers feel at home. 



 
KARASTAN DEBUTS VINTAGE INFLECTED PATINA VIE LICENSED COLLECTION


A new Patina Vie area rug on display at Karastan's Atlanta showroom reveals the lifestyle brand's vintage aesthetic which has captured fans and retailers from Anthropologie to Neiman Marcus. Shown is a design that fuses French damask with a Japanese shibori pattern.

ATLANTA -- Mowhawk Home's Karastan debuted its latest licensed collection, Patina Vie, at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market last week, and will show the collection at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. 


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ATLANTA WINTER MARKET REPORTS RECORD-BREAKING NEW AND INTERNATIONAL BUYER INCREASES

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta January Market closed its eight-day run on Jan. 17 with an expansive global customer base, record-breaking new-buyer registrations and international attendance increases marking its 60th-anniversary staging, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. 



 

MOMENI RECEIVES 2017 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR NEW MARGAUX COLLECTION


 A colorful design featuring an on-point pink palette and extra-soft plush texture compelled judges to honor Momeni with the America's Magnificent Carpets Award in the hand-tufted category, for its new Margaux collection.

ATLANTA -- For the second consecutive year, Momeni took home the top honor in the Hand Hooked/Hand-Tufted category at the America's Magnificent Carpets Awards gala and presentation, held Friday, Jan. 13, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza's Peachtree Ballroom.



 
2017 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS TRUMPET BEST IN SHOW AT HANNOVER FAIR


Winners from all eight categories in the 2017 Carpet Design Awards celebrate together following the glamorous annual ceremony held on Jan. 15  in the Innovations@DOMOTEX area.

HANNOVER, Germany -- The world's finest designer carpets and rugs have been awarded prizes at the 2017 Carpet Design Awards, held at Domotex in Hannover. --Reporting & photography by Stephen Landrigan


 
DYNAMIC RUGS WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR QUARTZ COLLECTION


Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart presents the America's Magnificent Carpet Award to Anoosha Rouhanian of  Dynamic Rugs. The company won best machine made rug in the $400.01 and up category .


ATLANTA -- Dynamic Rugs was honored with an America's Magnificents Carpet Award at the annual event's gala and presentation ceremony capping off the winter 2017 edition of the Atlanta International Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show.



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C.H. ROBINSON EXPECTS 2017 GLOBAL SHIPPING COSTS TO REMAIN UNSTABLE

"The coming year is bound to be volatile." --Francois Wolberg, C.H. Robinson


ATLANTA -- The global transportation industry was dealt a year full of surprises in 2016, and with that came challenges that will remain in 2017, according to C.H. Robinson, a global provider of third party logistics.


 
SURYA HONORED AT 2017 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD


Surya's Tessara rug won the America's Magnificent Carpets Award for machine made rugs $200 and under, illustrating the company's efforts to make sophisticated design more accessible to consumers.
 
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya's Tessera rug (TSE-1000) was among the winning rug designs recognized at the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Award gala, held on Friday, Jan. 13 in Atlanta. 


 
KALEEN WINS AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARD FOR HAND-KNOTTED DESIGN EXCELLENCE


Monty Rathi, COO of Kaleen Rugs, accepts the America's Magnificent Carpets Award for for the hand-knotted rug category $0-$30 from Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart at the Friday night awards ceremony.

ATLANTA -- Kaleen Rugs was rewarded for its weaving acumen with a trophy at the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards held Friday, Jan. 13, at the Westin Peachtree Center ballroom, where Monty Rathi, chief operating officer, accepted the award from Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of home and rug leasing at AmericasMart.





















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