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NOURISON APPOINTS LUMPKIN AND WOPPERT AS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES


Lucky Lumpkin


Melissa Woppert

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Lucky Lumpkin and Melissa Woppert have been appointed to the position of Account Executives for Nourison.  As new sales team members, they will work with new and existing customers to help extend Nourison's presence in their assigned territories. Lumpkin will be responsible for managing and developing business for MS, KY and TN and will report to David Appelt, Regional Manager, while Woppert will handle Northern California up through Reno, NV and report to Regional Manager Owen Baker. 


 
 

AMERICASMART ENHANCES MARKET EXPERIENCE
WITH NEW BUYER AMENITIES

ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta enhances the market experience with new and newly expanded customer amenities at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (Showrooms: Tuesday, July 7 to Tuesday, July 14, Temporaries: Thursday, July 9 to Monday, July 13) and The Atlanta International Rug Market (Wednesday, July 8 to Saturday, July 11).


 

ATLANTA - A flurry of activity characterizes the lead up to next week's Atlanta International Rug Market, with rug importers and manufacturers going wide and deep in their assortments and price points. Fashion looks are up to the minute with a democracy of design that allows retailers to present their customers with the latest colors, patterns and weaves in all channels of distribution.  As in European and fashion-forward U.S. shows, the grey and blue color palettes are particularly strong in debuting lines, though RugNews.com editors are beginning to see movement toward deep saturated jewel tones.  Distressed and erased looks continue in importance and new iterations push the envelope in recreating heirloom patinas. Many of the geometric and abstract art patterns that made news at Domotex 2015 in Hannover have influenced new collections at AmericasMart showrooms as well, but in designs and palettes geared to American consumers.


 

AMERICASMART ANNOUNCES NEW LEASES AND EXPANDED SHOWROOMS

 

ATLANTA - AmericasMart's product mix continues to expand with more leading lines occupying new and newly expanded showrooms opening for business at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market this July.


 

 

FURNITURE FIRST WELCOMES
THREE NEW MEMBERS IN JUNE

HARRISBURG, PA - The Furniture First Board of Directors approved three new members last week. The newest members include Esprit Decor Home Furnishings in Chesapeake, VA, Jensen Furniture in Luck, WI and Matlock Furniture in Durango, CO. Their inclusion was preceded by the additions of Darsey's Furniture in Grapeland, TX, Dungey's Furniture & Floors in New Hampton, IA, Larrabee's Furniture & Design in Littleton, CO, Mountain Comfort in Frisco, CO, and Siker's Furniture & Carpet in Eau Claire, WI this past February. Turner Furniture in Avon Park, FL was approved for membership in April. These additions bring the membership member rolls to 219 stockholders, with 459 storefronts in 47 states.


 

SURYA TO LAUNCH RUG DESIGNS BY ARTIST ALEXANDER WYLY AT ATLANTA MARKET


Lockhart LKH 9000

CALHOUN, GA - Surya has partnered with Asheville, N.C.-based artist and textile designer Alexander Wyly to introduce an inspired new line of hand-crafted rugs. Intended to add a modern touch to traditional spaces, the spirited designs play upon the dynamic harmony between simplicity and complexity, the organic and geometric, ancient and contemporary.


 

INTRODUCING TRENDCAST BY RUGNEWS.COM: "DESIGN INTELLIGENCE FOR THE RUG INDUSTRY"

RugNews.com announces TRENDCAST, a new trend forecasting and intelligence editorial service with analysis gleaned from our exclusive coverage of important trade shows, markets and showrooms at home and abroad.  Click here for the series debut edition: 2015 Trendcast 01: Cubist Angles, a direction that has been building momentum in Europe and made a bold statement at ICFF in May.


 

 

NOURISON LAUNCHING NEW COLLECTION AND DESIGNS DURING ATLANTA MARKET


The new Barclay Butera Prism Collection to be launched by Nourison features loop pile wool flatweave designs with a play on texture.

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison will introduce the Barclay Butera Prism Collection and new Silk Shadows styles during Atlanta Market in July. 


 

THE RUG GALLERY TESTS LUXURY HARD SURFACE FLOORING


The Rug Gallery of Cincinnati will test luxury vinyl plank flooring in its 21,000-foot retail showroom.

CINCINNATI - The award-winning Rug Gallery of Cincinnati has decided to expand into hard surfaces with a test of luxury vinyl plank flooring. Owner Sam Presnell has chosen to start with USFloors' COREtec XXL, the best-selling LVT product in the flooring market today.


 

LOLOI DEBUTS NINE NEW RUG LINES; ADDS THROWS AT ATLANTA MARKET


Loloi will introduce the power-loomed microfiber polyester Torrance collection, one of nine new lines to debut at the Atlanta International Rug Market.


DALLAS - Loloi will introduce nine new rug collections at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and launch a new category: throws.  The company will unveil seven vibrant and versatile throw collections that vary in style and construction and also expand its offerings in home textile. All new products can be seen in Loloi's showroom 4-D-2 at AmericasMart.


 

 

RECORD BREAKING OPENING DAY
FOR DALLAS MARKET

DALLAS - Dallas Market Center today announced that July 24, 2015, the opening day of its Total Home & Gift Market saw record-setting increases in store attendance from across the country as well as attendance by new stores attending Dallas market for the first time.


 

GOLDEN RUGS PATRIARCH PASSES TORCH TO SON


Micheal Mikaeli

San Diego - Houchang "Michael" Mikaeli, who founded the Golden Rugs Gallery in 1992, is retiring after 47 years in the rug business. But southern California customers of this long-time gallery need not worry - Michael's son, Jason, is taking over the business, continuing a legacy that extends over three generations. Father and son have worked side by side over the years, offering a comprehensive assortment of fine rugs in multiple weaves and styles.


 

HAMMER MUSEUM EXHIBITS "AFGHAN CARPET PROJECT" RUGS


Rugs by contemporary artists for the Afghan Carpet Project exhibition on display at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES - The just-opened "Afghan Carpet Project" exhibition, which runs now through September 27, 2015 at the Hammer Museum in L.A., features six contemporary 6x8 rugs designed by Los Angeles-based contemporary artists and handmade by weavers in Afghanistan.  High-end rug studio Christopher Farr Rugs has underwritten the production, which is part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness of Afghanistan rug makers and weavers.  


 

 

 

 


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ADL HONORS NOURISON'S ALEX PEYKAR WITH AMERICAN HERITAGE AWARD


Alex Peykar


 

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - The National Home Furnishings Industry Anti-Defamation League presented Alex Peykar with the prestigious American Heritage Award at their Annual Awards Tribute on June 18, 2015. The event was attended by over 500 and raised over $750,000 for the ADL. Robert Levin president of Levin Furniture and Robert Maricich CEO of International Market Centers were also honored at the event. Kathy Ireland introduced Peykar and spoke about Nourison, its commitment to community and family, and the company's positive impact on the home furnishings industry.


 

DOMOTEX EXHIBITOR ZOLLANVARI PRODUCES AMALEH CARPETS FOR G7 SUMMIT HOTEL


Amaleh carpets by DOMOTEX exhibitor Zollanvari adorn the 5-star Hotel Schloss Elmau's companion Retreat Hotel, which hosted the G7 Summit.

HANNOVER, GERMANY - As the world's leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, DOMOTEX (January 16 to 19, 2016) showcases the latest trends and developments from every segment of the floor coverings universe. They announced today that a long-time star exhibitor at DOMOTEX, Zollanvari, has achieved added prominence this year due to its involvement in a design project for the prestigious hotel Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, and its new companion "Retreat" hotel which hosted the G7 Summit in early June, 2105.


 

NEW YORK - At the 2015 International Contemporary Furniture Fair held May 16 to 19, rug exhibitors based in Europe, Turkey and across the U.S. converged with dramatic displays, innovative new products and an art gallery-style ambience that drew heavy traffic.


 

 

RESTORATION HARDWARE HAS BIG PLANS FOR NEW RH MODERN BRAND


Rendering of free-standing RH Modern gallery set to open this fall in Los Angeles.

CORTE MADERA, CA - Gary Friedman, chairman and CEO of RH (Restoration Hardware), has announced the new RH Modern brand of furniture and lighting. The brand will formally launch this fall with a 300-page source book, a dedicated website and what Friedman termed "a significant retail presence." A freestanding RH Modern store will debut this fall in Los Angeles. The entire ground floor of the RH Flatiron gallery in New York City will be dedicated to RH Modern, and a floor in the company's next-generation Design Gallery RH Atlanta will be devoted to the new modern brand.


 

AMERICASMART TO PRESENT SEVERAL EVENTS DURING JULY 2015 MARKET

 

ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta celebrates the home, gift and rug industry with a series of events, presentations and festivities during the The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 7 to 14 and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market July 8 to 11, 2015.


















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