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TOP DESIGNERS TO HONOR PORTMAN AT JULY MARKET

ATLANTA - AmericasMart celebrates the unique aesthetic of its Chairman and founder, famed architect and developer John C. Portman, Jr., with a design exhibition and party in honor of his signature paint color, Portman White SW-PW240, during The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market this July. The color, available by request at all Sherwin-Williams stores, is a simple white with two dashes of red.


 

MIAMI - It was a rendezvous to remember: a melting pot of exhibitors, designers, architects and retail buyers from around the world at the first-ever Maison & Objet Americas, held May 12 to 15, 2015 at the Miami Convention Center.  The rug category was well represented, with seven U.S.-based rug companies exhibiting, and another 10-plus from Italy, France, Finland, Turkey, Belgium and more.  Rugs were also prominently featured in a majority of furniture booths - which happened to be European and inclined to present lifestyle room sets rather than stacks of products.


 

AMERICASMART ADDING NEW COLLECTIONS TO SUMMER MARKET

 

ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta continues its long-standing global gift industry leadership with a refreshed and energized Marketplace full of cutting-edge and classic merchandise, and enhanced by new product destinations premiering at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 7 to 14, 2015.


 

 

 


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FEIZY ANNOUNCES NORTHEAST 
CONSOLIDATED SHIPPING PROGRAM

DALLAS - Feizy Rugs has created a consolidated shipping program which enables clients shipping to the northeastern region of the U.S. to ship product at a significant savings compared to the company's direct ship program.  The program was designed to ensure affordable shipping costs across the country, providing local rates with shipping costs that should never exceed 12% of cost of goods purchased.
 

 
 

MOHAWK TO INVEST $8 MILLION IN KARASTAN FACILITY UPGRADES


Karastan Senior Vice President Bill Storey and North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla announce facility production expansion in Eden, NC.

EDEN, NC - As part of the company's ongoing efforts to bring added value to customers through high-quality products and service, Mohawk Industries has announced an $8M investment in its Eden, North Carolina weaving plant. Almost 90 years after the first Karastan rug was produced at the facility, Mohawk is reinvigorating the location with investments in technology, equipment, infrastructure and new jobs that will make Eden a center of excellence in weaving across all of the Karastan brand's business segments - including the residential, rug and commercial divisions - as well as producing woven collections for select specialized channels.


 

DOMOTEX 2016 ON TARGET
FOR SUCCESS AND GROWTH
 

HANNOVER - With 80 percent of the show's space already booked, organizers are predicting a highly successful DOMOTEX 2016 (January 16 to 19) in Hannover, Germany. "DOMOTEX 2016 will be a strong, international and innovative event. All indicators reveal a very favorable trend," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, a member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe, the organizer of DOMOTEX.
 

 
 

TOP NAMES TAKE SPACE AT AMERICASMART FOR JULY MARKET

ATLANTA - Demand for space at AmericasMart Atlanta continues to grow with top home, gift and rug manufacturers and sales organizations securing new and newly expanded showrooms in preparation for The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 7 to 14.


 

SAFAVIEH SPOTLIGHTS DREAM MATTRESSES AT ICFF


Testing out a Dream Mattress at ICFF are Safavieh's Tiffany Yaraghi (left) with One Kings Lane's Rachael Quigley, buyer, Robyn A Hing, associate buyer, and Bevin Landry, event production assistant.

NEW YORK - Designers and architects visiting the Safavieh booth during its inaugural exhibit at the international Contemporary Home Furnishings Fair (May 16 to 19) were intrigued by the company's new Dream Mattress collection, according to Jonathan Yaraghi, head of Safavieh's wholesale furniture group.


 

SURYA SELECTED AS 
GEORGIA FAST 40 HONOREE

CALHOUN, GA - Surya has been named to the 2015 Georgia Fast 40 by ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global professional organization focused on middle-market growth, mergers and acquisitions, and private investment.
 

 
 
 

BREAKING NEWS:
LINDSTROM RUGS WINS ICFF EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD


Eric Lindstrom stands before his Ink Blot rug, an attention grabber at ICFF.

NEW YORK - The annual ICFF Editor's Choice Award winners have been announced in 11 categories, and the winner in the carpet and flooring category (which includes area rugs) is five-year-old California-based boutique rug maker Lindstrom Rugs.  "The show has been amazing for us.  And even more so to be recognized with this award," said owner Eric Lindstrom who designed the Ink Blot rug and others at ICFF.


 

CAPEL RUGS AWARDS $10,000
IN JEWELRY TO JENSEN FURNITURE


Founded in 1956, Jensen Furniture is a full-line, family-owned retailer serving Northwest Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota.

TROY, NC - Sonja Jensen, co-owner and office manager of Jensen Furniture in Luck, WI., will receive $10,000 in jewelry as the winner of Capel Rugs' "Appointments Come with Benefits" promotion held during the April High Point Market.


 

NOURISON RUGS PREMIERE AT ICFF AND COLLECTIVE DESIGN SHOWS


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Shining lights of Nourison's exhibit were the luminous rugs at left (from top, Silk Shadows, Twilight and City Chic) and glistening Mina Victory pillows.

NEW YORK - In addition to presenting rugs, broadloom and decorative pillows as a first-time exhibitor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (May 16 to 19) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Nourison got double exposure during New York Design Week at the Calvin Klein Home-sponsored VIP lounge at the Collective Design Fair held May 13 to 17 at Skylight Clarkson Square in SoHo. At Collective Design, rugs produced in a licensing program with Calvin Klein Home were used to anchor conversation seating groups, as shown as a sneak preview to a scheduled trade launch in October 2015.


 

NEW YORK - New York's 27th International Contemporary Furniture Fair is garnering the attention of more rug players with each passing year. And, the 2015 edition will witness a doubling of participants who categorize themselves as rug manufacturers. ICFF freshman include established US brands such as Nourison, Pasargad and Safavieh, European entrants such as cc-Tapis, Brooklyn based design studios such as Aelfie, and industry newcomers like Namo Rugs.


 

 

TIBETANO DEBUTS NEW LICENSED
RUG DESIGNS FROM ARTISTIC TILE


A wool and silk Foliage rug is Tibetano's interpretation of Artistic Tile's stained glass mosaic bearing the same name.

NEW YORK - Tibetano Carpets will unveil the first licensed rugs featuring proprietary  patterns from Artistic Tile, a high-end tile and stone company, at this week's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Tibetano will exhibit May 16 to 19 at ICFF booth #2240 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.   


 

ABC CARPET & HOME'S WEINRIB CREATES RUG INSTALLATION AT NYC'S COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR


Rugs and fabrics from Madeline Weinrib's new Sand collection debut in her Collective Feature installation at this week' Collective Design Fair.

NEW YORK - Textile designer Madeline Weinrib, the granddaughter of ABC Carpet & Home founder Max Weinrib, today unveiled her first installation at the artfully curated Collective Design Fair which runs from May 13 to 17 during NYCxDESIGN, New York City's official citywide celebration of design.


 

 

NEW YORK - Design visionary Marcel Wanders, co-founder and art director of Dutch home furnishings furniture and accessories brand Moooi, is in New York this week for the grand opening on May 15th of Moooi's first U.S. showroom at 36 East 31 Street.  The opening also serves as the U.S. premiere of the first carpets produced and marketed by Moooi Carpets, a new company.


 

RUGNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE:
SACHA WALCKHOFF OF CHRISTIAN LACROIX TALKS RUG DESIGN


The Christian Lacroix Jewels Garden rug makes its US debut at the new Moooi showroom opening in Manhattan today.

PARIS - The grey area between art and design is obliterated in the new rug collection by Moooi, and nowhere is that more evident than in the signature rug designed for the envelope-pushing Dutch brand than the Jewels Garden rug by Sacha Walckhoff,  designer and creative director of trend setting fashion lifestyle house Christian Lacroix.


 

REVITARUGS SPONSORS ASID'S EXPLORING
DESIGN ECOLOGY WITH CLODAGH

NEW YORK - RevitaRugs will sponsor "Exploring Design Ecology" featuring celebrity designer Clodagh as keynote speaker at the ASID Design Matters Forum at REALM, in South Norwalk, CT, on May 20 from 4 to 9 p.m.


















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