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 SAFAVIEH ANNOUNCES ALADDIN LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH DISNEY

Safavieh's new licensed collaboration with Disney's Aladdin will be rolled out alongside the movie's release. Shown, Safavieh Collections' Magic Carpet (DSN528N) interprets the actual flying carpet featured in the live action Aladdin movie.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- Safavieh announces a licensing agreement with Disney for the creation and distribution of the Safavieh Collection inspired by Disney's live action film Aladdin, and also the classic designs inspired by the animated film.


 
THREE NEW RUG EXHIBITORS IN EXPANDED HOME DÉCOR LINEUP AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

Well Woven opens its first showroom at World Market Center for the summer edition of Las Vegas Market following its debut in High Point this spring.

LAS VEGAS, N.V. -- Of the 33 new, expanding and relocating home décor resources confirmed in showrooms by Las Vegas Market for the Summer 2019 edition, new permanent rug exhibitors include Bokara, Creative Touch and Well Woven.


 
IMC HIRES SHANNON KNOX AS NEW CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- International Market Centers (IMC) has hired Shannon Knox as its new executive vice president, chief technology officer. 


 
SANJAY PUROHIT JOINS TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN
 
LONDON -- Turquoise Mountain announces today that Sanjay Purohit has been named director of carpet sales.


 
HOME DEPOT ANNOUNCES 5.7% Q1 SALES INCREASE


ATLANTA -- The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $26.4 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, a 5.7 percent increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2018.


 
AMER RUGS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW 2019 CATALOG

The 500-page Amer catalog features the company's newest product launches in a photo-intensive format and introduces a Bespoke Rug program based on its extensive collections.

NORCROSS, GA -- Amer Rugs has released its new 500 page 2019 catalog featuring recent collections and line extensions inspired by the newest design and color trends.


 
FIVE RESIDENTIAL RUG MAKERS NOMINATED; GAN WINS 2019 NYCxDESIGN AWARD
 
 
New York City's Rug & Kilim is up for the prestigious NYCxDESIGN Awards for its Custom Collection, presented in a series of colorful retro designs including the Bauhaus-inspired Geometric rug shown in full (left) and details.

NEW YORK -- Interior Design and ICFF presented the fourth annual NYCxDESIGN Awards tonight, with five area rug manufacturers vying for top honors in the residential flooring category, and GAN named 2019 winner.



 
JAIPUR LIVING AND BARCLAY BUTERA ANNOUNCE LICENSING PARTNERSHIP


Barclay Butera has announced a new licensing partnership with Jaipur Living for area rugs to debut next year at High Point Market.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif -- Design icon Barclay Butera has announced a new licensing partnership with Jaipur Living for area rugs to debut at the spring 2020 High Point Market.


 
S&H RUGS SHOWCASES FASHION-DRIVEN COLORS, CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS AT 2019 ICFF
 

Hand-knot specialist S&H Rugs returns to ICFF with designs featuring the latest colors and contemporary look, including this pink and beige wool and silk broken Persian flower design (SH46055).

NEW YORK -- S&H Rugs returns to ICFF and features its current crop of trend-right, color-driven hand-knotted area rugs in a range of contemporary styles.


 
ICFF WELCOMES 10 RUG NEWCOMERS, GROWS RUG ROSTER TO SOME 33 EXHIBITORS


Prestigious Milanese rug atelier Illulian debuts at ICFF with a range of contemporary designs. Shown, the limited edition Sottosopra II by Fabio Novembre

NEW YORK -- ICFF will debut 10 new area rug exhibitors, bringing the total number of area rug participants to 33, at the upcoming international furnishings fair, running from May 19-22.


 
RUGS FIRST HALF REPORT:

FLOORING RETAILERS SEE REASON FOR OPTIMISM



SPECIAL REPORT -- Specialty flooring dealers are reporting slightly better than expected numbers for rug sales through the first four months of 2019, citing a robust economy as well as the ability of rug manufacturers to deliver on fashion and design.
 

 
SPECIAL REPORT: AREA RUG EXECS LAY OUT STRATEGIES TO FINISH YEAR STRONG FOLLOWING PROMISING Q1


HIGH POINT, N.C. -- With the first quarter down and the second almost finished, area rug executives reported a decent start to 2019, and they're putting plans in place to ensure the year finishes strong, according to a RugNews.com survey.


 
 
6TH DOMOTEX TURKEY HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CARPET INDUSTRY IN GAZIANTEP


 Visitors from 89 countries attended Domotex Turkey in April 2019, and had the opportunity to see 200 exhibitors from 14 countries.


ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Held for the sixth time in Gaziantep from April 27-30, 2019, Domotex Turkey attracted more than 200 exhibitor firms from 14 countries and over 14,000 visitors from 89 countries.


 
DECOR RESOURCES GROW IN ATLANTA BEFORE JULY 2019 MARKET


New exhibitor Endless Knot Rugs will showcase its Tibetan carpets at a new showroom in AmericasMart's Commercial Design Collection. Shown, Shring in Batik.


ATLANTA -- Twenty-two design-driven showrooms are opening new locations, reimagining their spaces or renewing their leases in preparation for The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.


 
LR RESOURCES DEBUTS AREA RUGS AT SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET


After a successful rollout of Ox Bay Trading Co. branded throws, pillows, poufs and occasional furniture by LR Resources at winter and spring shows, the company will introduce its area rugs for the first time at the Las Vegas Market showroom of  Next Step Reps.


DALTON, Ga. -- LR Resources is expanding its reach and will debut its area rugs at the summer 2019 Las Vegas Market.


 
 
RUG INDUSTRY SALES EXEC EDWARD "TRILL" TORRILHON DIES 
 


DANVILLE, CA -- Longtime rug industry sales executive, Edward "Trill" Torrilhon died at age 77 on January 29, 2019.


 
CURREY & COMPANY NAMES JENNY HEINZEN YORK DIRECTOR OF MARKETING 

ATLANTA -- Bringing more than 20 years' experience in the home furnishings industry, Jenny Heinzen York has joined Currey & Company as director of marketing.



 
BED BATH & BEYOND ANNOUNCES
CEO TRANSITION; TEMARES STEPS DOWN

UNION, N.J. -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. today announced that Mary Winston has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.


 
NOURISON DONATES AREA RUGS AND ACCENTS FOR FIVE 'DESIGN ON A DIME' VIGNETTES
 
 Nourison rugs and home accents featured in this shoppable vignette for the 15th annual Design on a Dime Benefit by Bailey Li Interiors .

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison donated area rugs and home accents for five vignettes for Housing Works' 15th annual Design on a Dime benefit in New York City.


 
ORIAN DEBUTS 'MY TEXAS HOUSE' LICENSED AREA RUG PROGRAM


Popular decorator and blogger Erin Vogelpohl, author of the My Texas House blog, offers her followers a sneak peek of her new rug collection by Orian Rugs.

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Social media influencer My Texas House is offering a sneak peek of a collection being launched officially on May 6, 2019 online.


















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