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SURYA HIRES ROB ROSENQUIST AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya has appointed Rob Rosenquist to the position of vice president of sales.


 
ICFF 2018 TO PRESENT FRENCH "NO TASTE FOR BAD TASTE" EXHIBITION

ICFF 2018 will present the "No Taste for Bad Taste" exhibit of the best of French design, including La Chaise rug by Francois Azambourg for Toulemonde Bochart. Photo by Melissa St-Arnauld

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- At its May 2018 edition, ICFF, the international luxury design show held annually at the Javits Center in New York, will host an international exhibition presented by VIA, which just completed a run during Miami's Art Basel at the Miami Design District.


 
JEFF LORBERBAUM NAMED TO WORLD FLOOR COVERING ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

DALTON, Ga. -- The World Floor Covering Association has named Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, chairman and chief executive officer of Mohawk Industries, to the organization's Hall of Fame. 


 
JEROME'S NAMES ORIAN RUGS TOP PERFORMING AREA RUG VENDOR

SAN DIEGO, Calif. --  Southern California multi-store retailer Jerome's Furniture presented Orian Rugs the 2017 Top Performing Vendor Award in the rug category at its inaugural Best in the Business conference held last month at its San Diego headquarters.


 
HIGH POINT MARKET ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS & SPONSORSHIPS FOR DESIGN BLOGGERS TOUR 

HIGH POINT, NC -- The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2018 Spring Market, April 14 - 18. 


 
IMPORT NUMBERS SHOW RETAILERS RESTOCKING AS HOLIDAY SEASON HITS FINAL DAYS


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5 percent this month over the same time last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.


 
FIRST LOOK AT THE NOVOGRATZ POP-UP STORE, STARRING MOMENI RUGS, AMAZON KIOSKS


Design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz launch their first pop-up store with the brand's area rugs by Momeni, furniture and decor under one roof and shoppable through Amazon on in-store kiosks.
 
NEW YORK -- Joining a retail lineup in the trendy Meatpacking District that includes Diane von Furstenberg, Patagonia, Alice+Olivia and Lila P, The Novogratz unveiled their first pop-up store, featuring area rugs by Momeni, furniture and decor -- all available for purchase in-store on Amazon.com.


 
 
SURYA TO SHOWCASE PANTONE ULTRA VIOLET IN RUGS & ACCESSORIES AT WINTER MARKETS


Ultra Violet, Pantone's Color of the Year 2018, inspired a curated assortment of rugs, pillows and more to be presented at Surya's Atlanta and Dallas showrooms.

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will be showcasing a variety of rugs and accessories in Ultra Violet, the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year at the upcoming winter markets.


 
ULTRA VIOLET IS PANTONE'S COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018


Pantone announces its Color of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet, shown here in a rug by Scott Group called Istorii, designed by Larry Hokanson.


NEW YORK -- The Pantone Color Institute today announced that PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet has been named Pantone 2018 Color of the Year.
 

 
DOMOTEX ANNOUNCES 24 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS FINALISTS FOR 2018


HANNOVER, Germany -- The finalists in the 2018 Carpet Design Awards have been selected: 24 designer carpets have made it to the final round of the international competition for outstanding carpet design.


 
DO THE MATH: KARASTAN'S NEW VINTAGE TAPIS BY THE NUMBERS


Karastan launches Vintage Tapis, its new foldable rugs with a hand-knotted look in a dramatic display at its High Point showroom.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The trend to foldable rugs has been growing in tandem with retailers' expectations of direct to consumer shipping by vendors. 


 
ALLWEIN CARPET ONE TOUTS HOLIDAY SALES BUMP, YEAR-ROUND SUCCESS WITH AREA RUGS



Allwein Carpet One Floor & Home in Annville, Pennsylvania, promotes area rugs hard in Q4 to help the bottom line, and enjoys strong sales in rugs year-round. 

ANNVILLE, Penn. --  As hard surface sales continue to grow, aggressive flooring dealers find ways to bump up sales and offset the category's comparatively lower margins and reduced holiday volume.


 

BON-TON NAMES CHAD STAUFFER PRESIDENT OF MERCHANDISING & MARKETING
 


MILWAUKEE -- The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. today announced the promotion of Chad Stauffer to the position of president of merchandising and marketing for the company, effective immediately.


 
 
PATINA VIE'S NEW VINTAGE STYLE: Q&A WITH KARASTAN'S LATEST LICENSING STAR
 

Patina Vie founder Sarah Willett's collaboration with Karastan continues to grow with the recent debut of Vintage Tapis, a new construction with a hand-knotted look developed for the program.

GREEN LAKE, Wis. -- Karastan's new license partner Patina Vie continues to grow, adding a fresh construction to its rug offering -- RugNews.com sits down with founder Sarah Willett to find out more.


 
 'WOVEN FORMS' CARPET ART EXHIBIT TRAVELS TO DOMOTEX


New York gallery R & Company curates an artist driven exhibit of area rugs with Italian Amini Carpets now on display in NYC and soon heading to Domotex. Shown, Retold by Dana Barnes.

NEW YORK -- Pushing the boundaries of carpet art, a special exhibition of rugs designed by the likes of Thaddeus Wolfe and Wendell Castell travels to Domotex 2018 in Hannover, Germany, following New York City and Venice premieres.


 
CAPEL RUGS PROMOTES THREE TO NEW POSITIONS AS CO-PRESIDENTS

TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs announced today the promotion of three top executives to new positions as co-presidents of the legacy company.



 
LAS VEGAS MARKET ADDS BASHIAN AND AKARA RUGS, ANNOUNCES 60+ NEW AND EXPANDED SHOWROOMS

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Las Vegas Market announced today that it will welcome some 60+ new and returning better home décor suppliers to the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, including Bashian (B3) and Akara Rugs (C3).


 
TAPIS DÉCOR SCORES BIG SELLING RUGS AND FURNITURE TO DESIGNERS


Jacqueline Cox of trade-only showroom, Tapis Décor delivers a curated selection of rugs and home furnishings, along with top-notch service to Minneapolis designers.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jacqueline Cox took the reigns of high-end rug and carpet showroom Weskuske in 2008, and transformed it into Tapis Décor, a thriving designer source for floor coverings and home furnishings.


 
ONE RUG SELLS EVERY TWO SECONDS ON WAYFAIR'S STRONGEST-EVER CYBER MONDAY


Wayfair reports a 53% increase in direct retail sales for the peak five-day holiday shopping weekend and strong sales on rugs. (Photo: Business Wire)

BOSTON-- Wayfair, Inc. today reported a 53 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.


 

FRANK GEHRY TO BE FETED AS 2018 DESIGN ICON AT LAS VEGAS WINTER MARKET 

LAS VEGAS -- Frank Gehry, an internationally acclaimed architect and Pritzker Prize recipient, has been named as the 2018 Design Icon by Las Vegas Market.




















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