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ICFF TO HOST  RUG
VENDORS DURING MAY MARKET

NEW YORK – The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will house several rug exhibitors during the May 17 to 20 Market which will take place at the Jacob K Javits center here.


 

DOMOTEX ASIA CHINAFLOOR
ENDS ON HIGH NOTE

One of the hand-made carpet exhibits at
Domotex Asia ChinaFloor.

SHANGHAI -- Domotex Asia ChinaFloor, the annual Shanghai-based event for the floor covering industry set records in terms of attendance and exhibitors during its run at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center Marchh 25 to 27, 2014.


 

SAFAVIEH AUBUSSON RUG CHOSEN
FOR OPRAH MAGAZINE COVER

PORT WASHINGTON, NY – One of Safavieh’s Aubusson rugs was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s May 2014 cover of O, the Oprah magazine. The delicate floral rug was chosen from a selection of pink and beige designs submitted by Safavieh to the stylist for the cover shoot. To view the video of Oprah’s photoshoot, click here.


 

NY INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY
FURNITURE FAIR SET FOR MAY 2014

NEW YORK – The New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will take place May 17 to 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Center here.


 

WORLD MARKET CENTER OPENS
REGISTRATION FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET

LAS VEGAS – Registration for the upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market, running Sunday, July 27, through Thursday, July 31, 2014 at World Market Center, is now open. Hotel reservations also are available, with “early bird” discounts offered at four select partner hotels through April 23 and June 4 at eight partner properties.


 


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AMERICASMART ATLANTA SET FOR
SUMMER 2014 JULY MARKETS

ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta will offer a comprehensive home furnishings, rug and gift market that will showcase new and newly expanded showrooms in more than 35 trade show categories during both the Home and Gift Market, July 8 to July 15 and the Area Rug Market, July 9 to July 12, 2014.


 RUGNEWS.COM EDITORIAL:
GOING TO MARKET A MUST
EVEN IN DIGITAL AGE

By Lissa Wyman

In this age of Social Media and instant digital gratification, it's still important for both vendors and retailers to go to market. I had to miss the recent round of Spring markets and I feel like I have lost touch  -- the Human Touch.


 

DOVER RUG AND HOME TO OPEN
SECOND LOCATION IN BOSTON

NATICK, MA – Dover Rug & Home will open its second location in Boston at 390 Stuart St. in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood which is closely located to Copley Square, public transportation and in the heart of what is being coined Boston’s Home Furnishing district. An opening date has not yet been determined.


 

SURYA RELEASES 752-PAGE
SPRING 2014 CATALOG

CALHOUN, GA -- Surya has released its Spring 2014 catalog featuring 752 pages. The  catalog highlights the brand’s full range of coordinating product offerings, including rugs, pillows, throws, art and accent furniture, as well as recently introduced lighting and mirror categories.


 

 KAS MAKES SPLASH WITH INTRODUCTION OF BOB MACKIE LICENSING PROGRAM

And a good time was had by all. left to right:
Marc Schwarz and Joe McFate of Bob Mackie; Santhi Yarlagadda of Kas,  Bob Mackie, and  Rao Yarlagadda, Raja Tummala, Wendy Reiss, Hari Tummala, and Vee Curfman from KAS.
 


By Gary James

HIGH POINT, NC  -- Kas Oriental Rugs introduced its first Bob Mackie designed rugs at High Point Market, celebrating the company's first licensing program in 15 years. The program was kicked off with a launch party featuring a personal appearance by Mackie.


 

 

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 RETAIL LESSONS FOR TODAY, LEARNED
FROM PBS MR. SELFRIDGE SERIES

By Joe Cecere
President and Chief Creative Officer of Little

Reprinted with permission from Retail Customer Experience.com

It turns out that what was true 100 years ago in retail is still true today. Don't believe it? Check out Masterpiece Classic's Mr. Selfridge, which returned to PBS on Sunday, March 30 for its second season.


 Executive Session:
PAKISTANI PRODUCER RE-ORIENTING
AFGHAN PRODUCTION TO HIGHER END

By Umair Usman
Usman Carpet House
Lahore, Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN --Usman Carpet House, a producer of  hand knotted rugs here, is re-orienting production toward higher end and finer carpets.  As the coordinator of a large programmed production of Afghan rugs in the region, the company’s efforts will have far reaching impact on the industry.


 

AMERICASMART ATLANTA EXPANDS
FURNITURE AND ACCENTS PRESENCE

ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta has added another 100,000 sq. ft. of globally branded furniture and accents with the launch of the Building 1 Floor 15 development program leading to a January 2015 opening, according to David Savula, executive vice president of leasing.


 

High Point Rug Business Report
RUG EXHIBITORS CALL HIGH POINT
ACTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MARKET

By Gary James

 HIGH POINT, NC — Active and productive — that’s how rug vendors described this Spring’s market here as a steady stream of buyers kept many showrooms hopping even before the market’s official opening day on Saturday, April 5, 2014.


 

DESIGN STARS SHINE AT SAFAVIEH'S
HIGH POINT CENTENNIAL PARTY

Interior design stars turned out in force at the Century of Style party to celebrate Safavieh’s 100th anniversary on Monday, April 7.  Left to right John Loecke, Jason Oliver Nixon, Michelle Workman,  Alexa Hampton, Thom Filicia, Libby Langdon, Corey Damen Jenkins, Lisa Mende, Greg Vargo and Jamie DrakeThe event, attended by 285, was sponsored by IMC.


 

VON DE BUR REJOINS ORIAN
AS VP OF
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS


Kurt Von de Bur

Details, click here


 

KALATY TO OPEN SHOWROOM
AT SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET

HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corp. will open its first West Coast showroom, a 3,779 sq. ft. location in Building B at World Market Center during the Las Vegas Market July 27 to 31, 2014.


 

HOM FURNITURE NEW BARGAIN SHOP
TO FEATURE LOWER PRICE POINTS


COON RAPIDS, MN – HOM Furniture has added a new department called the Bargain Shop that will feature  furniture at  lower price points. HOM Furniture developed the Special Buy category to appeal to consumers who may not be able to purchase entire room sets, according to Jerry Underwood, HOM’s director of marketing.


















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