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SAFAVIEH FEATURED IN GILT LOUNGE AT ART BASEL MIAMI

 Appealing to a sophisticated young audience of contemporary art fans, Gilt's lounge at Scope Miami Beach featured furniture from Safavieh and Safavieh Couture and a Safavieh Studio Leather rug

MIAMI -- A range of Safavieh home furnishings products were on show at the Gilt Lounge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Scope Miami Beach art fair during Art Basel Miami, which ran Dec. 1-4, 2016.


 
BOBBY PHILLIPS TALKS TRENDS; REFLECTS ON MARC PHILLIPS RUGS' 25TH ANNIVERSARY 

 
Bobby Phillips of Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs talks with RugNews.com at the 2016 WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Designer source Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which gives co-owner and founder Bobby Partial a unique perspective on trends in the luxury segment of the interior furnishings market.



 
CHANGE MAKER:
AMADI CARPETS SPOTLIGHTS RUGS FROM AFGHAN WOMEN'S WEAVING PROGRAM


Rugs like the Tuareg collection designs on display at NYICS and crafted at Amadi Carpets' weaving center near Kabul provide empowerment to 120 women and a better life for their families.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. --  From a unique women's weaving center near Kabul, Afghanistan, Amadi Carpets' Tuareg collection, introduced to an audience of thousands in the U.S.,  proves a remarkable journey of empowerment and social responsibility.



 
FLOOR COVERING INDUSTRY FOUNDATION NAMES DOBBINS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DALTON, Ga. -- Scott Humphrey, chief executive officer, World Floor Covering Association, announced that Andrea Dobbins has joined the group's philanthropic arm, the Floor Covering Industry Foundation, as Executive Director.  


 
 
NATIONAL ORIENTAL RUG SHOW TEMPORARIES MOVE TO AMERICASMART 7TH FLOOR 

ATLANTA -- January 2017 marks the National Oriental Rug Show's relocation to a new location. Sponsored by AmericasMart and co-sponsored by the Oriental Rug Importers Association, NORS' Area Rug temporaries will move to Building 1, Floor 7 alongside temporary exhibitors in other home product categories.
 

 
 
WOVEN CONCEPTS' ODYSSEY COLLECTION AT WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR

Halleh Hakimian of New York-based Woven Concepts said the innovative designs and textures of the Odyssey collection attracted designers and consumers attending the WestEdge Design Fair.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. --Third-time exhibitor Woven Concepts stood out from the crowd of high end exhibitors at the 2016 WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica with its award-winning wool and silk Odyssey collection.


 
WAYFAIR CYBER MONDAY SALES SOAR; RUGS A MAJOR GROWTH CATEGORY

BOSTON -- Wayfair, Inc. has reported a 52 percent increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, for the five-day peak shopping period of Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.  Area rugs experienced strong growth, with Wayfair selling a rug every four seconds on Cyber Monday.
 

 
 
INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION DRIVE ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET

ATLANTA -- AmericasMart Atlanta's comprehensive area rug collection will again showcase all that is new and next at The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, January 11-15, 2017.


 
FEIZY OPENS NEW PRIME SHOWROOM AT WINTER LAS VEGAS MARKET  


Feizy moves to a new, larger location on the main floor at World Market Center Building C with more space to showcase its growing collections, among them the hand-knotted wool Vivendi.

DALLAS, TEXAS -- Feizy, one of the country's largest rug manufacturers, is moving to a new ground-floor showroom at Las Vegas Market in time for the winter event running Jan. 22-26, 2017.


 
SOHO DESIGN HOUSE SHOWS ART RUGS AT BROWN JORDAN, THE FOUR SEASONS AND URBANICA HOTELS IN MIAMI

The Lady Coco rug designed by David Flores in honor of Mme. Chanel, of one of the Soho Design House pieces on exhibit in the seventh floor reception lobby at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami.

MIAMI -- At the 2016 edition of Art Basel in Miami, visitors will have multiple opportunities to view art rugs designed by world renowned artists from the edgy L.A. boutique studio Soho Design House.


 
AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

 
Dramatic displays of rugs vying for America's Magnificent Carpet Awards are on view to buyers at the Museum of Introductions in AmericasMart 4-B-1 following the awards ceremony. 

ATLANTA -- The spotlight on innovation in rug design and production continues at the winter Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS) with the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards ceremony set for Friday, Jan.13 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza's Peachtree Ballroom.


 
LIORA MANNE TAKES 'ART FOR THE FLOOR' TO NEW HEIGHTS AT ART BASEL MIAMI 

 
Premiering at PULSE Miami Beach, a satellite fair held during Art Basel Mimi, digital artist Anne Spalter's Miami Marbles project includes this 16-foot sphere anchored to a Lamontage floor element created by designer Liora Manné.

MIAMI -- Rug and textile designer Liora Manné takes custom floor coverings to new heights of artistry in collaboration with renowned digital artist Anne Spalter, whose mixed augmented reality (AR) installation, 'Miami Marbles' will be on display at the Pulse Miami Beach  a satellite fair held Dec.1-4, 2016 during Art Basel Miami.


 
PATTERN PLAY AT ART BASEL MIAMI: ARTIST CHRISTIE VAN DER HAAK'S 'MORE IS MORE' AT THE WOLFSONIAN

Using digital patterns influenced by tapestries and Javanese batiks, artist Christie van der Haak transforms the lobby of The Wolfsonian - FIU museum in Miami in conjunction with its Modern Dutch Design exhibition. 

MIAMI -- Contemporary artist Christie van der Haak has created the largest public artwork on view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 using tapestry- and batik-inspired patterns to transform The Wolfsonian - FIU museum's facade and lobby.


 
HOSPITALITY MARKET EXCLUSIVE: A BUSY BDNY ATTRACTS MORE RUG VENDORS WANTING TO BREAK INTO THE SECTOR



NEW YORK -- Some two dozen rug makers joined the swelling ranks of exhibitors at the seventh edition of BDNY, the boutique hotel design show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center every November, proving the growing significance area rugs play in the booming hospitality market.


 

VONDOM PRESENTS ITS ARTFUL SIDE WITH  NEW MIAMI SHOWROOM OPENING

From the MOMA collection, designed by Javier Mariscal for the Spanish brand Vondom, a group of outdoor items including the synthetic Las Flores de Klee art rug by Javier Mariscal.

MIAMI -- Designer home furnishings brand Vondom of Valencia, Spain will hold a grand opening celebration on Dec.1, 2016 for its first Miami showroom, which is located on North Miami Avenue in the Wynwood Art District. 


 
TIMOTHY CORRIGAN TO RECEIVE 2017 DESIGN ICON AWARD AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Corrigan, award-winning interior designer recognized internationally for his interior designs and licensed product collections will be honored as the 2017 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 22-26, 2017.


 
DESIGNERS AND RETAILERS EXPLORE OUTDOOR TRENDS AT AMERICASMART JANUARY 2017 MARKET

ATLANTA --Trendsetting casual furniture, garden gifts and coastal living lines will be presented in hundreds of showrooms and booths at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta in January (showrooms Jan. 10-17, temporaries Jan. 12-15).


 
ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS A FOCUS OF CADEX EVENT AT DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR

SHANGHAI--Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will integrate the Cadex event for designers and architects into its 2017 show, to be held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center from March 21 - 23, 2017.


 
HEIMTEXTIL PREMIERES LIVE ONSITE DIGITAL TEXTILE MICRO FACTORY 

FRANKFURT, Germany -- At the upcoming Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt will present a Digital Textile Micro Factory with live production chain in the fair's digital print technology segment -- which will be located for the first time in hall 6.0.


 
SNEAK PEEK:  LOLOI RELEASES NEW IMAGES OF ED ELLEN DEGENERES WINTER MARKET DEBUTS

Loloi will introduce seven ED Ellen DeGeneres rug collections at Atlanta International Rug Market in Atlanta including this design from the hand-tufted by wool Del Rey collection.

DALLAS -- Loloi has released additional photos of rugs, pillows and throws from ED Ellen DeGeneres, its new licensed collection premiering at winter 2017 markets.




















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