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ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
PEOPLE & PARTIES

Atlanta - Buyers were out in force at AmericasMart in early January, ushering in the New Year with rug companies at showroom parties, anniversary celebrations, new showroom ribbon cuttings, and an upbeat mood. Here are some of the highlights of an Atlanta International Rug Market that was brimming with news, from design trends to product innovations and more. 


 

CAPEL RECEIVES BEST VISUAL DISPLAY
RECOGNITION FROM AMERICASMART


From left: Cameron Capel of Capel Rugs with Daniel Buerkle and Gail Tucker of The Rug Market in Rochester, NY and Jake Sweeters of Capel. 

TROY, NC - Capel Rugs' new Atlanta market showroom was honored by AmericasMart as the Best Visual Display on the third floor of Building One at the Jan. 6 to 13 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.


 
IMC ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES 
HIGH POINT, NC - International Market Centers (IMC) announced a series of management changes across various departments within the company today.  Julie Messner has been promoted to senior vice president for Furniture Leasing-High Point and Karen Olson has been promoted to senior vice president, marketing.  Additional changes at the management level include the promotions of Philip Knott to vice president of operations services; Renae Brown to director of strategy; Cassie Catania-Hsu to leasing director, Gift + Home; and Andy Maiden to director of internal communications.  
 

 


 

SURYA NAMED BRANDSOURCE
SUPPLIER PARTNER


Seth King
vice president of sales
for Surya


E. Michael Allen
vice president of BrandSource Home Furnishings

CALHOUN, GA - Surya has been added to the roster of supplier partners for BrandSource, an appliance, electronics and furniture buying group with $14 billion in annual member sales.  Potential customers for Surya are BrandSource stores that sell furniture, which represent about 25% of the total 4,500 independent dealer members operating close to 6,000 storefronts in the U.S. and Canada.


 

 

THE RUG SHOW ADDS SAMAD,
ZOLLANVARI AND SAHAR CARPET


Buyers study high end rugs at last year's Rug Show.  More leading vendors have signed on for 2015.

 

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - The organizers of The Rug Show have announced the addition of three top names in the world of high-end rugs to the shows' 2015 roster, including Samad, Zollanvari and Sahar Carpets.
 

 
 

SURYA RECEIVES BEST OF HOUZZ
2015 AWARD FOR DESIGN


Surya received a Best Of Houzz 2015 badge on its profile, reflecting the popularity of the brand's products among Houzz users.

CALHOUN, GA - Surya received the Best of Houzz 2015 award in the Design category by Houzz, the online home remodeling and design platform. This marks the second consecutive year that the home accessories brand has received this distinction.


 
 

NOURISON HOSTS CELEB DESIGNERS
AT LAS VEGAS 35th ANNIVERSARY PARTY


Licensing partner Michael Amini with Alex Peykar of Nourison at the company's 35th anniversary celebration Sunday night at Las Vegas Market.

Las Vegas - Nourison continued its 35th anniversary festivities in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 18, with a party at its World Market Center showroom, C-112.  Guests of honor, licensing partners Michael Amini and Barclay Butera were the highlight of the evening, on hand to meet and greet attendees.


 

MOHAWK HOME RECEIVES
BEST OF HOUZZ 2015 AWARD

 

 

SUGAR VALLEY, GA - Mohawk Home has been awarded Best Of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design. The  manufacturer of area rugs, indoor/outdoor mats and washable rugs in the US was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
 

 
 

KAS LAUNCHES FIRST
DONNY OSMOND OUTDOOR RUGS


Bob Maricich, IMC's CEO (left) and interior designer Dann Foley (right) celebrate with Debbie and Donny Osmond at the KAS Rugs "Lunch with Donnie and Debbie" event on Monday at Las Vegas Market.  Debbie told RugNews.com she liked the versatility of using the transitional easy-care rugs in indoor or outdoor settings.

 
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INTERTEXTILE SHANGHAI HOME TEXTILES
MARKET SET FOR AUGUST 2015

SHANGHAI, CHINA - The Fall edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is set to take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, August 26 to 28, here. 


 

LOLOI WINS ARTS AWARD DURING DALLAS TOTAL HOME AND GIFT MARKET
Cyrus Loloi and Hamed Damavandi of Loloi, the winner of the area rugs award at the 26th Annual Arts Awards gala event at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

DALLAS, TX - Loloi received the award for area rugs during the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market's 26th annual ARTS Awards ceremony, Friday, Jan. 16. The event was held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, here.  


 
 

COURISTAN KICKS OFF BEVY OF RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES AT AMERICASMART
Couristan execs Steve Codella, Amy Chato-Colon, and Ron Couri with Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart at ribbon cutting ceremony for the company's expanded showroom.

 

Atlanta, GA -Couristan kicked off a bevy of new showroom openings and expansions with the first ribbon cutting ceremony of the Atlanta International Rug Market on January 7. The company expanded and upgraded its AmericasMart showroom space 6-D-11 with 1,400 additional sq. ft. of space to showcase a growing assortment of area rugs. 
  


 

DOMOTEX 2015 ANNOUNCES CARPET DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS


Domotex Carpet Design Awards winners

HANNOVER, GERMANY - Domotex 2015 has announced the winners of the Carpet Design Awards presented by Innovations@Domotex 2015. On Sunday, January 18, prizes were awarded to the best designer carpets in eight categories by an international jury of carpet and design experts. The public will also be able to select their favorite at the end of Domotex, January 20. 


 

KALATY INTRODUCES JOSIE NATORI RUGS


Carol Tisch of RugNews.com gets the scoop from Josie Natori and Mike Kalaty at Atlanta Market launch party.  See the collection at Kalaty's new World Market center showroom B-455 at this week's Las Vegas Market. 

 

LAS VEGAS - The new collection of 17 rugs by iconic fashion designer Josie Natori for Kalaty will star at the grand opening celebration of the rug maker's Las Vegas showroom (B-455) on Monday, Jan. 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  But the drama began on Jan.8 with the collection's unveiling at Atlanta International Rug Market where the designer was on hand  at Kalaty's AmericasMart showroom to meet and greet buyers. Tomorrow's event will include cocktails, dinner and entertainment.


 

SURYA PREVIEWS INTERACTIVE
CUSTOM ART PROGRAM

RugNews.com previews Surya's
interactive custom art program at Atlanta Rug Market
with demo here by Allen Parker.

 

ATLANTA - Surya previewed its new interactive custom art program during Atlanta international Rug Market last week, and RugNews.com  got a sneak peek prior to the official unveiling at Dallas and Las Vegas markets.  The program, which goes live on Surya.com later this month, gives dealers a point of difference in the marketplace, and consumers the opportunity to personalize wall art to their own tastes and budgets.  Made in the U.S., the custom-specified art work can be shipped in as little as five business days.


 

THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACES EVENT TO INTRODUCE
BOOTH CRAWL CHALLENGE AT TISE 2015 

DALLAS, TX - Informa Exhibitions will host the TISE Booth Crawl Challenge, a new show promotion that will make its debut at The International Surface Event 2015, held January 20 to 23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. 
 

 
 


AMER
Shibori


CAPEL
Velvet


JAIPUR
Fable


KAS
Escape

UPDATED
FIRST LOOK AT WINTER MARKETS NEW PRODUCT
S


LOLOI
Anastasia


MOMENI
Artisan


NOURISON
Twilight


TRANSOCEAN
Ravella

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descriptions and pictures, 
click here

 

 
 


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FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET 

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MOMENI'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY A WINNER
AmericasMart exec Kevin Malkiewicz, presented an America's Magnificent Carpet Award to Momeni president Reza Momeni with Tara Horne, sales rep and Hadi Sattari, national sales manager of Momeni.

Atlanta, GA - Momeni made news at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market last week on several fronts, including the 2015 kick-off of the company's 40th anniversary.


 

















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