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SURYA TO LAUNCH LICENSED
CLAIREBELLA INDOOR-OUTDOOR RUGS


Surya's Miranda 1002a

CALHOUN, GA - Surya will debut at High Point Market a colorful new line of outdoor safe rugs from international lifestyle brand Clairebella. The collection, named Miranda, artfully merges organic designs inspired by nature and found objects with a vibrantly hued palette to bring a bold, fresh aesthetic to both indoor and outdoor living spaces.


 

LIORA MANNE LAUNCHES CUSTOM
HAND-TUFTED PROGRAM

The Stream pattern from Lush, a new series of custom hand-tufted rugs.

NEW YORK - Liora Manné Design Studio has launched a new custom rug program to the trade called Lush. "This is my first collection of hand-tufted designer wool rugs," said Manné, who is known to consumers for distinctive patterns and colors in Lamontage branded non-woven acrylic needle-punched rugs.


 

 

AMERICASMART NAMES KACIC
EXEC VP OF RETAIL SERVICES OPERATIONS
 

ATLANTA - George Kacic  will join AmericasMart Atlanta as executive vice president responsible for retail services operations, according to Jeffrey Portman, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart parent company AMC, Inc. 


 

SURYA TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS AND TEXTURED DESIGNS AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Surya's Felicity design

CALHOUN, GA - Surya will unveil hundreds of new products across all categories at this spring's High Point Market. Supporting Surya's goal of simplifying the shopping experience, the new introductions include fashion forward designs for a broad spectrum of lifestyles and budgets.


 

LAURA ASHLEY RUGS
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING


Laura Ashley's Katrina Moffett and Penne Cairoli with Jonathan and Yaron Shemesh and Ana Werbel of Creative Home Ideas for N.Y. launch.

NEW YORK - The first Laura Ashley licensed rugs produced specifically for sale in North and South America were unveiled by Creative Home Ideas during this week's New York Home Fashions Market. Before the opening bell on Monday morning, the collection had already been previewed by key retailers and online programs underway with a major national specialty chain and home improvement retailer, the licensing partners told RugNews.com.


 

FEIZY RUGS NAMES
ACKELBEIN VP OF SALES


Michael Ackelbein

 
Details, click here 


 

CREATIVE TOUCH TO UNVEIL
AYKA DESIGNS AT L.A. SHOW


Baki Ildiz, principal of Creative Touch, will launch 24 new Ayka Design rugs at The Rug Show in L.A.

NEW YORK - A new licensing collaboration between Ayka Design and Creative Touch will be launched officially at The Rug Show in L.A. March 29 to 31 at the L.A. Convention Center, according to Baki Ildiz, principal of New Jersey-based The Creative Touch.


 

FEIZY PUSHES RUG CUSTOMIZATION AT
NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


Feizy will work with retailers to custom coordinate rugs, throws, quilts and more.

DALLAS, TX - Feizy Rugs will pump an impressive lineup of fashion-forward products into its Manhattan showroom at Monday's opening of the NY Home Fashions Market. The company will feature vibrant, fresh color palettes with aggressively priced items that provide great value without compromising look or quality. In the company's Fifth Avenue showroom, Feizy will feature a diverse range of products from beautiful handmade rugs to distinctive bedding that can work seamlessly together.  


 

NOURISON UNVEILS NEW YORK HOME FASHIONS MARKET WINDOWS

 
Nourison's Peanuts display at NY Home Fashions Market.

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce new collections of shags, all-natural fibers, Peanuts and Waverly at New York Home Fashions Market, March 23 to 27, 2015. The company has just unveiled its new showroom windows at the Textile Building at 295 Fifth Avenue incorporating trends in texture with a focus on shags, all-natural fibers and geometric designs at affordable, mid-level price points.


 

 

RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE:
RUG VENDORS BREAKING NEWS
AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW
(PART 2)


Woven Concepts will exhibit rugs from its Rumi Silk collection at this week's Architectural Digest show.

NEW YORK - The Architectural Digest Home Design Show, running March 19 to 22 at New York City Piers 92 and 94, kicks off the spring season of rug shows, including next week's New York Home Fashions Market, The Rug Show in L.A. (March 29 to 31) and the upcoming High Point Market.


 

 

RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE:
RUG VENDORS BREAKING NEWS
AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW


A new Sari Silk design from Creative Touch

NEW YORK - The high end rug companies exhibiting at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will be previewing new collections, announcing new collaborations and increasing in numbers which now include specialty retailers and international exhibitors. The roster includes established manufacturers and importers of exclusive carpets, novice as well as seasoned independent design studios and even a high end rug repair specialist. Over 40,000 visitors are expected to attend, and 2015 is the biggest show yet with two locations. 



 

 

SURYA TO DEBUT RUG LINE BY NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPE
 ARTIST WILLIAM MANGUM


Surya's Artisan ARI 1004

CALHOUN, GA - Surya will launch at April's High Point Market three rug collections from William Mangum, a nationally- and internationally-acclaimed artist who - for more than 35 years - has captured in his paintings the essence of the American landscape.


 

To view the spring rug preview, click here


 

GROUNDWORKS BY LEE JOFA TO
INTRODUCE HUNT SLONEM COLLECTION


Groundworks by Lee Jofa's new Hunt Slonem collection consists of artwork, wallpaper, fabric, pillows and carpet.

NEW YORK - Groundworks, a Lee Jofa to the trade brand, has joined forces with Neo-Expressionist artist Hunt Slonem to create an exclusive collection of vibrantly colored and dramatically patterned fabrics, wallpapers, and carpets.


 

 

AFTERMATH OF U.S. WEST COAST PORT DISRUPTIONS: C.H. ROBINSON WEIGHS RUG INDUSTRY OPTIONS 

C.H. Robinson exec outlines implications of the recent West Coast port slowdown, resulting implications and risk mitigating factors for rug importers in an exclusive interview with rugnews.com.


Francois Wolberg
director, global textile logistics at C.H. Robinson


ATLANTA - With so many geo-political events impacting rug imports from the Middle East and Asia, the last thing our industry needed was a nine-month slowdown and threatened strike at U.S. West Coast ("USWC") ports. The Pacific Maritime Association ("PMA") and International Longshore & Warehouse Union ("ILWU") reached an agreement in February, but details raise potential issues and may pose ongoing risks for importers.  RugNews.com asked Francois Wolberg, director, global textile logistics at C.H. Robinson [a $12-billion transportation company familiar with the rug industry] to help clarify the agreement and its long term implications. 
 

 
 

REVITARUGS TO EXHIBIT AT ARCH DIGEST HOME SHOW; RUG RESTORATION DEMO BACK BY ATTENDEE DEMAND


For its third year at the Architectural Digest Home Show, revitaRUGS founder, Hamid Zarei will be joined by rug restoration artisans doing live repair demonstrations.

NEW YORK - RevitaRUGS will exhibit at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Show to be held at Piers 92 and 94 from March 19 to 22. The company will use live demonstrations and videos as part of its ongoing educational program for designers and consumers.


 

 

 

 


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GRUND SAYS GAMBLE ON HOUSEWARES SHOW PAID OFF FOR U.S. RUG LAUNCH


Grund America exhibit at the International Home + Housewares Show featured more than 200 new "Americanized" designer bath and accent rugs.

CHICAGO - Thousands of products were on exhibit at the International Home + Housewares Show March 7 to 10, 2015, but only one space was decked out with fashion accent rugs. Grund, a 25-year-old Czech Republic-based company officially launched its line to the U.S. market at the annual housewares show "because we wanted to stand out from the competition," said Michael Twer, vice president/general manager, of Grund America, headquartered in Charlotte, NC.


 CROW HOLDING TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY
AT DALLAS MARKET CENTER


DALLAS - Crow Holdings will acquire the interest in certain real estate at Dallas Market Center owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. The agreement, which involves more than 5 million sq. ft. of property at Dallas Market Center's campus, includes the World Trade Center, Dallas Trade Mart, International Trade Plaza, and Market Hall. The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days. 
 

 
















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