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LOLOI'S LAVISH 600-PAGE CATALOG WOWS WITH RUG-MAKING AND PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY


The newly launched 2016 Loloi catalog features an insider look at the artistry and craft of rug making in addition to extensive product photography. 


DALLAS--Loloi has infused the 2016 edition of its annual catalog with artful behind-the-scenes rug-making imagery photographed at its facilities in India. The documentary style photography depicts steps in yarn production as the well hand-knotting, hand-tufting and hand-weaving processes, for retailers and designers who are hungry for background information that romances the art and craft of rug making, according to Cyrus Loloi, a company principal.


 


LAS VEGAS--Undaunted by a fierce snow storm along the Eastern seaboard, the winter 2016 Las Vegas Market experienced an all-time high in attendance and the busiest opening day of its 10-year history.  Rug exhibitors confirmed positive pronouncements by show organizers, reporting excellent showroom traffic and strong order writing throughout the week. 


 

Clockwise, from top left, Langdon LTD's  Phoebe, left, and Delia Langdon; Mastour Galleries' Tibetan abstract metallic designs; Eliko's Ariel and Celia Basalely; Madisons tiled cowhide range; Pasargad's Mongolian fur stools and chair; Art Hide's Kura Perkins; and Auskin's gallery-like rug display.


NEW YORK - NY Now saw rug exhibitors Art Hide, Auskin, Eliko, Langdon LTD, Madisons, Mastour and Pasargad offering an assortment of metallics, furs and hides. RugNews.com takes a look at this luxurious trend in Part 1 of a three-part NY Now style series.


 

 

NY NOW CONTINUES TO ATTRACT NEW RUG VENDORS--VP RANDI MOHR EXPLAINS WHY

Vice president Randi Mohr of NY Now says rug vendors are a growing component of the show's mix because of its cross-category nature.

NEW YORK - Following a three year re-organization and rebranding effort competed in 2013, NY Now continues to add fresh brands to the rug category with each edition. Newcomers at the 2016 winter show, which closed on Feb. 4, included Brooklyn studio Namo Rugs, and Secaucus, N.J.-based Creative Touch, in addition to repeat exhibitors such as F.J. Kashanian, Madisons, Mastour, Nasiri, Nomadic Trading, Pasargad, Safavieh, S&H Rugs, and Summit Rugs to name a few. 


 
RUG COMPANIES SPREAD THEIR WINGS AT SURFACES


John Uva, vice president of Prestige Mills, said the company "is hitching its wagon" to the high end of the market.

LAS VEGAS--For broadloom and rug companies, showcasing at The International Surface Event (Surfaces) can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, the show has increasingly become a focal point for hard surfaces. However, this year at least, there was plenty of activity surrounding soft surface exhibitors to declare the show a success.



 
MOHAWK HOME AWARDED
BEST OF HOUZZ 2016

SUGAR VALLEY, GA--Mohawk Home, headquartered in Sugar Valley, GA, has recently won the "Best Of Customer Service" award on Houzz for the second year in a row. Houzz is currently considered the leading platform for home remodeling and design with more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz. Mohawk Home was chosen for this award by from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals competing for the award.


 

Atlanta Market Business Story

BETTER QUALITY NUDGES PRICE POINTS UP; SUPPLIERS AMP UP OUTDOOR STYLE FOR 2016

Karastan unveiled Panel Kirman Granite, an update of the best-selling 50-color 717 Multi-Color Panel Kirman introduced in 1937. This Atlanta showroom vignette features original drawings, photos and desk from Karastan archives.

ATLANTA - Rug executives interviewed during the Atlanta International Rug Market last month said that they're expecting the areas of growth for this year to be in the upper end of the price spectrum, as well as gains in the indoor/outdoor category.


 

THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT ANNOUNCES 2016 "BEST OF" EVENT AND PRODUCT AWARDS


The SoundWaves design from the new polyester-polypropylene Relaxed broadloom collection by Stanton Carpets received the Dealers' Choice Award for Best of Style & Design at the 2016 Surfaces show. 


DALLAS--Stanton Carpet's Sound Waves from the Relaxed Collection received the Best of Style & Design award, at the 2016 edition of The International Surface Event held last month in Las Vegas. Also in the soft surface arena, Mohawk Flooring's SmartStrand Forever Clean with AllPet Technology for carpeting won for Best Of Innovation.


 

ATLANTA - New Jersey-based KAS rugs chose the winter 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market for its 35th anniversary celebration, and the whole family, including the company's namesake and co-founder Kas Yarlagadda, turned out for the festivities.


 

ATLANTA - Happy 90th birthday, Couristan!

The international rug and broadloom manufacturer celebrated its nine-decade anniversary with a Roaring Twenties bash at the Winter 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.


 

TAMARIAN DEMYSTIFIES CUSTOM RUG DESIGN WITH SEMINAR AT ATLANTA MARKET
       

Geoff Duckworth, Tamarian's senior designer and graphics manager, lead the company's Atlanta market seminar on custom design, telling guests, "One-third of our business is in custom rugs and it's growing." 


ATLANTA - At a Tamarian Carpets seminar entitled 'The Making of a Custom Rug' Jan. 15, 2016 during last month's Atlanta International Rug Market, the high end rug company told retailers and designers to forget their preconceived notions about the difficulty of designing and producing custom rugs.

 

JAIPUR LAUNCHES NEW DESIGN CAMPUS INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUGS AT JANUARY 2016 MARKETS


Standing in front of the playful new Design Campus indoor/outdoor rugs at Jaipur's AmericasMart showroom during last month's Atlanta International Rug Market are Lori Dennis (left) and Kelli Ellis of Design Campus flanking Asha Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs.

ATLANTA - Jaipur Rugs unveiled its newest collection of indoor-outdoor rugs from Design Campus at the January 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market.


 

WAYFAIR INTRODUCES SIX HOME BRANDS IN LIFESTYLE THEMES FEATURING SUPPLIERS' IN-LINE PRODUCT

A room featuring products from one of Wayfair's six new lifestyle-themed brands, Three Posts, is inspired by America's heartland.

BOSTON - Wayfair Inc., one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings and decor, introduced six new home brands on its consumer shopping website on Feb. 2, 2016, each offering a distinctive look and exclusively available at Wayfair.com.


 

2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: CREATIVE TOUCH


A detail of the intricate weave of this Sivas Silk collection rug by Creative Touch, winner of the 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award in the $100.01 per square foot and up category. 


ATLANTA - Creative Touch, the U.S. arm of Istanbul, Turkey-based ICI International, won the America's Magnificent Carpet Award for best rug in the hand-knotted/flatweave category for rugs priced $100.01 and up per square foot. RugNews.com met with ICI execs at their IMM Cologne 2016 booth last month to discuss the intricacy and history of the winning rug.

 

LOLOI WINS BEST AREA RUGS MANUFACTURER AT 27TH ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS


Amir and Soussan Loloi accept Loloi Rugs' fourth ARTS Award for Best Area Rugs Manufacturer at a ceremony held on Jan. 22 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

DALLAS - Loloi Rugs was presented with the ARTS Award for Best Area Rugs Manufacturer, its fourth award in that category, on Jan. 22, 2016 at the 27th Annual ARTS Awards ceremonies held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.


 

2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: CAPA IMPORTS


Atakan Yilmaz of Capa Imports shows off the winning Nidge/Bor America's Magnificent Carpet Award in the hand-knotted category retailing at $30.01-$50 at the 2016 awards ceremony in Atlanta.


ATLANTA -- Capa Imports Inc of Frederick, MD was awarded an America's Magnificent Award at the January 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market featuring NORS in the hand-knotted category retailing at $30.01-$50. 

 

2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: HRI

A detail of HRI's elaborate and fashionable hand knotted Bristol design in silk and New Zealand wool, which garnered a 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award at the 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market featuring NORS.


ATLANTA- Harounian Rugs International received a 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award for its Bristol rug, featuring an on-trend combination of sage with the Pantone Color of the Year, rose quartz.

 

2016 AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARD WINNER: AMER RUGS

The winning rug in the Outdoor category at the 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Awards is from the Piazza collection by Amer.


ATLANTA - Amer Rugs was the recipient of the 2016 America's Magnificent Carpet Award for the growing outdoor category. Designed to be a multi-purpose rug for use indoors and out, Piazza features high style but is engineered for durability.
  

 

SURYA RECEIVES BEST OF HOUZZ AWARD FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR


This room by Brooke Voss of Brooke Voss Design featuring a rug from Surya's Archive collection received 10,096 saves on the Houzz website. Surya has received Best of Houzz awards for three years running.


CALHOUN, Ga. - Surya has received a Best Of Houzz 2016 award in the Design category, marking the third year in a row that the home accessories brand has earned this prestigious distinction. 


 


ATLANTA - Each year, the Atlanta International Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, gets the jump on other global venues as the first show of the New Year to debut new designs and weaving innovations.


















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