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SAFAVIEH TO LAUNCH COUTURE FURNITURE AT HIGH POINT


Velvet Chester queen bed from the new Safavieh Couture collection is the focal point of this master suite, also featuring an Ingmar round side table in gold finish , Vernon club chair and Jeffrey bench. Rug is hand-knotted in India of cashmere and wool from the Dream Collection.


PORT WASHINGTON, NY -- Safavieh has launched a new designer furniture line branded Safavieh Couture.  The new wholesale collection will be shown in its own 4,051 sq. ft space, suite 117 at Historic Market Square, during the upcoming October High Point Market, Oct. 18 to 23, 2014.
 

 
 
 
 
 

KAS TO OPEN NEW 5,500 SQ. FT. SHOWROOM
IN HIGH POINT 
WITH GRAND OPENING 
FEATURING BOB MACKIE APPEARANCE 

 


Bob Mackie

HIGH POINT, NC -- KAS Rugs will open a new showroom at the High Point Market, IHFC Green Wing, according to Rao Yarlagadda, president of KAS. The new 5,500 sq. ft showroom is located at G270 of the Green Wing, and is more than double the size of the former KAS showroom.


 

INNOVATIONS AT DOMOTEX ACCEPTING 
SUBMISSIONS FOR DESIGN AWARDS

HANNOVER, GERMANY – Innovations at Domotex is now accepting submissions for the Carpet Design Awards 2015.  Submissions will be accepted until October 24, 2014.  Winners will be announced during Domotex on Sunday, January 18 in the Innovations at Domotex area in hall 17.


 



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SURYA SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER 
AWARENESS WITH 'THINK PINK' CAMPAIGN

CALHOUN, GA --  For the second year, Surya has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help increase awareness of breast cancer and the need for early detection and treatment. From now through the end of October, as part of its Think Pink campaign, the company will donate 10% of proceeds from the sale of 60 pink products to NBCF in support of the foundation' s educational campaigns, research initiatives and national mammography program.

 
 
 

WINTER 2015 LAS VEGAS MARKET 
COINCIDES WITH FOUR DESIGN 
AND CONSTRUCTION SHOWS

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market will run from January 18 to 22, 2015 at World Market Center.  The Winter edition will coincide with the second annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), bringing together five of the leading design and construction industry trade shows in Las Vegas.


 
 

CASUAL FURNITURE SHOW REFLECTS 
AMERICA'S LOVE OF EASY LIVING

By Pat Terry

CHICAGO -- America's love affair with casual living --indoors and out -- continues to boost outdoor rug sales, with no saturation point in sight, according to major outdoor rug exhibitors at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, held here  Sept. 16 to 19, 2014.

 
 
 

COURISTAN WINS DESIGN EXCELLENCE 
AWARD FOR OUTDOOR CATEGORY

 



Couristan Design Excellence Award

FORT LEE, NJ  -- Couristan, Inc. has been awarded the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) Design Excellence Award in the Outdoor Carpeting, Rugs and Flooring category.  The award was presented to Couristan on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Ronald Couri, president and chief executive officer, and Amy Chato-Conlon, product development and design director, were there to accept the award on Couristan's behalf. 


 

KAS LAUNCHES 238-PAGE 
FASHION LOOK BOOK
Kas's 238-page Fashion Look Book

SOMERSET, NJ -- Kas has launched a 238-page bound Look Book with a Trend Watch section highlighting some of today's newest developments in color and design.


 
 
 

KALEEN MOVES TO NEW
SHOWPLACE SHOWROOM 
IN HIGH POINT

DALTON, GA -- Kaleen Rugs has moved to a new 4,200 sq. ft. showroom at Showplace in High Point, N.C. The new showroom is on the second floor in space 2345, according to Monty Rathi, chief operating officer.



 

SURYA LAUNCHES VAN POOL PROGRAM
FOR EMPLOYEES WITH LONG COMMUTES

 

Surya staff taking part in Van Pool project between Atlanta and Surya's Calhoun, GA. headquarters, left to right: Whitney Frazier, Austin Swords, Ashley King, Kristen Bowen, Erin Malloy, Brandon Gavic, Perry Smyre, Rainey Bezila,  Elizabeth Trice, Kate Valeri,  Casey Keck and Morgan Fuller
 
CALHOUN, GA --Surya has contracted with vRide, a shared ride platform, to save its employees hundreds of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs and thousands of miles on the road.  14 employees living in the Atlanta area and surrounding suburbs are actively participating in the van share program, which is partially subsidized by Surya as a benefit to employees with high mileage commutes to the company's Calhoun, GA, headquarters. 

 


 

DALLAS MARKET CENTER ANNOUNCES 
ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS FINALISTS

DALLAS --  Feizy, Kas, Loloi, Surya and The Rug Market are the Dallas Market Center's ARTS Awards finalists in the Area Rug category.  The rug manufacturers are part of a large group of finalists which include lamps, manufacturers, retailers, interior/product designers and sales representatives.  The 26th annual ARTS winners will be revealed during the Dallas Gift and Home Market at a gala event on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.


 

ORIENTAL WEAVERS OPENS
NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM

DALTON, GA - Oriental Weavers will open a new 9,000 sq. ft. showroom at the IHFC building in High Point, NC. The new showroom is located at IHFC G-276 in the Green Wing and is more than double the size of the company's former showroom at IHFC G-361.



 

RHODY RUGS NAMES ROWINSKI
NATL. SALES AND MKTG. DIRECTOR

LINCOLN, RI - Kate Rowinski has joined Rhody Rugs as national sales and marketing director, according to Ronnie Agrela, president of the American-made braided rug maker. "She joins the firm to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts," said Agrela.



 


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DOVER RUG AND HOME
OPENS SECOND LOCATION IN BOSTON


Mahmud Jafri, president of Dover Rug with son
Hasan Jafri at the new Back Bay Dover Rug store.

NATICK, MA - Dover Rug and Home has opened its second location at 390 Stuart Street in Back Bay, MA. In the heart of what is being coined Boston's Home Furnishing district, Dover-Boston offers a showroom of rugs, carpeting, hardwood floors, window treatments, interior design, cleaning, repair and appraisal services.



 

HIGH POINT MARKET TO HOST
BILLY OCEAN AND LITTLE RIVER BAND

HIGH POINT, NC - Stars Under the Stars, a series of events at the High Point Market, will feature Billy Ocean and Little River Band during the Fall Market, October 18 to 23, 2014.

On Saturday, October 18, Center Stage will be Billy Ocean. Known for his chart-topping hits such as "Caribbean Queen" and "Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car", Ocean has sold more than 30 million records over the course of his career. He won a Grammy Award in 1985 for "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance". In 2008, Ocean released his first album since 1993 and his latest album, "Here You Are", was released in 2013, bringing his total number of albums to eleven.



 

DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR OPENS
REGISTRATION FOR MARCH 2015 SHOW

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Domotex Asia/Chinafloor organizers have announced the online visitor registration system is now open for the 2015 show running March 24 to 16. International visitors can get their free entrance tickets by registering at domotexasiachinafloor.com. The online registration gives access to visitor services including contact with the show exhibitors before the show and planning the visit to the event.



 

MACY'S OUTLINES PLANS FOR
OMNICHANNEL AND TECH STRATEGY

CINCINNATI - Macy's, Inc. has outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers, according to Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's, Inc. chairman and chief executive officer.



 

SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE FIRST DECORATIVE THROWS;
NEW RUGS, PILLOWS AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET


Faux Raccoon throw by Safavieh of acrylic fiber:
$225 retail.
 

PORT WASHINGTON, NY - Safavieh will add decorative throws to its rapidly expanding home accent products portfolio at the New York Home Fashions Market, September 15-18, 2014. The introductory collection will be presented in addition to 250 new rug and pillow designs at the company's showroom at 902 Broadway in New York City.



















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