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RUG BUYERS' ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SUMMER MARKETS, PART 2


In Part 2 of this exclusive RugNews.com report, preview all that is new in fashion and weave from vendors Loloi through United Weavers.

ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS --  In Part 2 of the Rug Buyers' Essential Guide to Summer Markets, RugNews.com continues to feature the newest area rug styles -- this time with a focus on updated traditional motifs not to be missed by summer shoppers.



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RUG BUYERS' ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SUMMER MARKETS, PART 1


Part 1 of RugNews.com's compendium to area rugs at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Las Vegas Market showcases the newest and hottest abstract designs.

ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS -- In this essential two-part buyers' guide to summer markets, RugNews.com features the newest styles -- from abstract designs to updated traditionals -- not to be missed by summer shoppers.


 
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SURYA'S ATLANTA INTROS: FRESH DESIGNS, COLORS AND MATERIALS


Surya introduces the machine made Ephesians collection along with hundreds of new rugs, pillows, lamps and accessories at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. 

CARTERSVILLE, Ga.-- Surya will debut hundreds of new rugs and accessories at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 11-18, 2017.


 
 
LOLOI LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN WITH TOP DESIGN INFLUENCERS PROMOTING COLOR IN RUGS

Loloi introduces its new "Commit to Color" campaign featuring its new, machine-woven Javari collection.

DALLAS -- Loloi has launched a "Commit to Color" campaign using top design influencers to be featured on a new microsite promoting its vibrantly colored Javari collection.


 
NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION ANNOUNCES TOP 100 RETAILERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation's largest retailers have held onto their top spots by focusing on value and embracing new ways consumers are shopping, according to the annual Top 100 Retailers list released today by the National Retail Federation's Stores Magazine and Kantar Retail.
 

 
 
IMM COLOGNE'S YOUNG DESIGNER CONTEST OPENS FOR ENTRIES

COLOGNE, GERMANY -- The 15th annual Pure Talents Contest is now open for entries by young design talent from around the world. Entries must be received by September 22, and registration is free of charge.


 
KALEEN DEBUTS FIRST MACHINE-MADE INDOOR RUGS, GROWS HANDMADE COLLECTIONS AT JULY MARKETS


 Kaleen will introduce its first machine-made indoor rug collection, called Tiziano, at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas to target e-commerce impulse shoppers with lower price points.

DALTON, Ga. -- Handmade rug specialist Kaleen broadens its price point and construction range to include machine-made indoor area rugs with a debut collection to launch this summer at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, running from July 10-18.


 
HRI ROLLS OUT NEW DESIGNS FOR ATLANTA SHOPPERS, DOUBLES DOWN ON HANDMADE AREA RUGS


Mystique is one of 30 new designs and colorways to be introduced in Atlanta for HRI's largest product launch in company history.

ATLANTA -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI) focuses on handmade area rugs and announces its largest roll out of new designs in the company's history for the summer markets in Atlanta and Vegas, Greg Jordt, executive vice president of sales and marketing, told RugNews.com.


 
ASID NEW JERSEY CHAPTER ANNOUNCES 'THE SCIENCE OF DESIGN' SYMPOSIUM AND PRODUCT FAIR


The New Jersey chapter of the ASID will hold The Science of Design: A Collaborative Symposium and fair at Jersey City's Liberty Science Center, including a CEU tour of the skyscraper exhibit shown above.

MIDLAND PARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will hold The Science of Design: A Design Collaborative Symposium and interior design product fair at Jersey City's Liberty Science Center on Monday, September 25.


 
NEOCON ENERGIZES INDUSTRY; RUG BRANDS TEAM UP WITH CONTRACT FURNITURE MAKERS
 

The Herman Miller lobby display at the Chicago Merchandise Mart during NeoCon 2017 featured rugs by Danskina for Maharam, blurring the lines between residential and commercial design.

CHICAGO -- NeoCon has further established itself as commercial design's launch pad for forward-thinking ideas and products and most important annual forum for connecting leaders in the industry.


 
ABBYSON NAMES SEGVICH CFO, ADDS OVER 35 NEW HIRES

LOS ANGELES -- Abbyson, one of the home furnishings industry's fastest growing lifestyle brands, has added 35-plus new employees, including 14 new positions, to its company over the last 90 days, representing a 15 percent increase in its workforce over last year.
 

 
 
COMPANY C LAUNCHES FALL COLLECTION IN NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

In a shared Las Vegas showroom with Norwalk Furniture, Company C will present its Squared-Off rug hand-tufted of 50% wool loop pile and 50 percent bamboo viscose cut pile (MSRP $1,195 in 5x8)
 

Las Vegas -- Company C, the New Hampshire-based design and manufacturing company, will introduce its Fall 2017 collection in a new World Market Center showroom (A-225) shared with Norwalk Furniture at Las Vegas Market.


 

NAFCD'S NEW FLOORING INDUSTRY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS SALES AND GROWTH TRENDS 
 

"These reports will shape our members' strategies for growth and success." -- Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD 


CHICAGO -- The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released two spring 2017 flooring industry reports, compiled by the Cleveland Research Company. 


 
  NOURISON APPOINTS MARK LABADIE AND SUSAN CORMIER ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES

Mark Labadie and Susan Cormier have joined Nourison.


SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Labadie and Susan Cormier as account executives.


 
SURYA EXPANDS RUG, LIGHTING AND ART COLLECTIONS AT DALLAS MARKET

Surya will showcase the new machine-made Tibetan collection at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market this week.

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya will display expanded rug and lighting collections as well as oversized art at its WTC showroom (560) at the Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas, June 21-27, 2017.


 
NuTHINKERS AT DOMOTEX 2018: REINVENTING FLOOR COVERINGS 

HANNOVER, Germany -- Original designs, interior spaces and intelligent solutions await visitors to Domotex 2018 when design students and young emerging designers get together to stage their innovative ideas inspired by the show's "Unique Youniverse" keynote theme. 


 
 
RUGS ROCK AT NEOCON 2017 -- LVT FLOORING TREND SPURS GROWTH
 
 
Rugs drew commercial designers to NeoCon exhibitors throughout the Merchandise Mart this week, from residential brands like Surya and Lapchi who are building their contract programs, to industry stalwarts like Bentley and Object Carpet.

CHICAGO -- The rug business is flourishing in the contract sector, driven in part by the growth of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) as alternative flooring in myriad commercial installations. 


 

AMER RUGS TAPS RUSSELL AS SHOWROOM MANAGER, DESIGNER COORDINATOR 

Atlanta, GA -- Amer Rugs, the North America subsidiary of Saraswatii Global Private, Ltd., has named Brad Russell Showroom Manager & Designer Coordinator.


 
 
AMERICASMART JULY VIGNETTES EXPLORE 'THE GREAT RESET' IN RETAIL & DESIGN TRENDS 

ATLANTA -- 2018 will be a year of monumental shifts impacting design, retail and industry practices, and in the July market presentation of its Vignette Exhibition, AmericasMart Atlanta explores the changing retail and design landscape in four distinct trends.


 
SURYA PRESIDENT SATYA TIWARI WINS EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017 SOUTHEAST AWARD


Surya's Satya Tiwari receives the 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Southest at a special gala event at the College Football Hall of Fame.

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, was presented with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Family Business category in the Southeast at a special gala event at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on June 8. 




















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