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SEE THE RUGS FEATURED IN AMERICASMART'S NEW 'RETAIL MEETS DESIGN' TREND VIGNETTES

AmericasMart's 14th floor vignette gallery at the July Atlanta market showcased inspirational visual merchandising by retailers whose businesses exemplify the intersection of design, retail and trends.


ATLANTA -- A jam-packed second annual White Party introduced AmericasMart's guests to a new intersection of retail and design on Thursday night July 15, 2016.


 

JAIPUR LIVING BUILDS ATLANTA BUZZ WITH DESIGN-FOCUSED EVENTS

Jaipur Living rugs were showcased in vignettes at AmericasMart's new 14th floor exhibition, 'Retail Meets Design'. Here, Susan Victor and John Ishmael of Nandina Home & Design in Atlanta chose Jaipur's Sterling collection Camas rug.


ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living topped the area rug industry's event circuit at the July 2016 edition of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with design-focused showroom events and sponsorship of AmericasMart's annual White Party featuring the Mart's new 14th floor vignette exhibition themed 'Retail Meets Design'.


 

FEIZY RUGS DEBUTS NEW COLLECTIONS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

One of the five fresh collections for rug buyers to check out at Feizy's showroom during Las Vegas market is Arazad, pictured above.


DALLAS -- Feizy plans to introduce several brand new and recently previewed collections (Arazad, Duprine, Piraj, Surtsey and Haute Trends) at the Las Vegas Summer Market.


 

LUXURY RETAIL INSIGHTS: Q&A WITH INTERNATIONAL DESIGN GUILD PRESIDENT KRISTA ELIASON

Led by Krista Eliason, International Design Guild and its upscale dealers and showrooms focus on designer outreach and engagement to pull through sales of luxury hard surface flooring, broadloom and rugs to high-income consumers. 

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Designer programs are flourishing at International Design Guild (IDG), the luxury division of the nation's largest flooring cooperative, CCA Global Partners.


 

COLONIAL MILLS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, UNVEILS 2016 PRODUCTS


Crafted of 100 percent all-natural wool, this sustainable braided rug is from Colonial Mills' new eco-friendly Hudson collection.


Pawtucket, R.I. -- Colonial Mills, a producer of braided textured area rugs and home fashion accessories, has launched a new website targeting consumers, designers and retailers, and has unveiled 20 new product collections for 2016.


 

SURYA WINS AMERICAN INHOUSE DESIGN AWARD FOR SPRING 2016 CATALOG

The Surya spring 2016 catalog has received  an award from Graphic Design USA showcasing the creativity of its in-house design team.


CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya has been honored with a 2016 American Inhouse Design Award for its spring 2016 catalog, marking the second consecutive year the Surya catalog has earned a design award.


 

RUGNEWS.COM GETS THE SCOOP FROM FEIZY'S HAUTE TRENDS DESIGNER JULIA BUCKINGHAM



At Las Vegas Market, Feizy hosts a 'Big Reveal' party to unveil rugs designed by the stars of its Haute Trends Collection, including Chicago interior designer Julia Buckingham.

LAS VEGAS -- In an exclusive interview with RugNews.com, interior designer Julia Buckingham -- one of the star designers of Feizy's debuting Haute Trends collection -- discusses the program, her signature style, and what she hopes to bring to the area rug category.


 
 

ATLANTA -- In a season historically noted for its lull, the summer edition of the Atlanta International Rug Market attracted a number of sought after rug buyers and interior designers who were pleased with the caliber of new products they were introduced to.


 
LOLOI RECEIVES RUGS DIRECT 'PARTNER OF THE YEAR' AWARD AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET


Loloi earned the Rugs Direct "Partner of the Year" award by more than tripling its sales with the e-commerce retailer. Shown, from left to right, Bill Martin and Adrienne Wooddell, Rugs Direct, with Loloi's Cameron Bagheri, Amir Loloi, Steven Loloi and Cyrus Loloi, and David Craig and Randy Kremer of Rugs Direct.

ATLANTA -- E-commerce retailer Rugs Direct presented its annual award for "Partner of the Year" to Loloi at the July 2016 Atlanta International Rug Market this week, citing Rugs Direct's outstanding growth in sales of Loloi rugs over the past year, and Loloi's superior customer engagement and high-end, good-looking products.


 
ORIENTAL WEAVERS TAPPED FOR RUGS DIRECT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Rugs Direct presented its annual "Supplier of the Year" award to Oriental Weavers. "They are a great company to do business with and they have great product, operations and service. All the cogs in the wheel fit together really well," said Bill Martin, Rugs Direct. From left, Randy Kremer, Rugs Direct with Oriental Weavers' Sam Belak and Steve Hubbart, and Adrienne Wooddell, Bill Martin and David Craig of Rugs Direct.



 
RUGS DIRECT NAMES SURYA'S KRISTEN HENDRICKSON SALES REP OF THE YEAR


Surya's Kristen Hendrickson (center) receives the Representative of the Year Award from Rugs Direct for the second year in a row during Atlanta International Rug Market. From left: Maressa Cape and Satya Tiwari of Surya, Bill Martin of Rugs Direct, Hendrickson, Rugs Direct's Randy Kremer, Adrienne Wooddell and David Craig, and Brandon Gavic of Surya. Rugs Direct's Martin said Hendrickson is"proactive about representing Surya to us and goes above and beyond in building our sales".


 

JAIPUR LIVING EXPANDS INDOOR/OUTDOOR PORTFOLIO WITH 45 VERSATILE NEW RUG DESIGNS

 Jaipur Living  introduces this chic new design to its Barcelona indoor/outdoor collection at Atlanta International Rug Market.

ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living this week debuts a newly-expanded indoor/outdoor rug portfolio marked by 45 additions across five of the brand's best-selling collections, plus three all-new collections. 


 
FEIZY UNVEILS FINAL HAUTE TRENDS DESIGNS IN LAS VEGAS, DEBUTS NEW POWER-LOOMED COLLECTION

Feizy Haute Trends designers, from left to right, Jackie Von Tobel, Kerrie Kelly, Julia Buckingham and Michel Boyd, will unveil their final designs during the Big Reveal event during Vegas market.


DALLAS -- Feizy is hosting the Big Reveal during Las Vegas Market, introducing its final Haute Trends rugs and debuting Surtsey, a new power-loomed range, imported from Turkey.


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NOURISON EXPANDS FULFILLMENT OPERATIONS TO SEVEN-DAY WEEK; STAFFS UP IN GEORGIA 


SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison has expanded its Calhoun,  Georgia, operation, now running a full seven days per week.


 

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FURNITURE FIRST HIRES BRADLEY AS MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR

MIDDLETOWN, PA -- Furniture First has announced that Bill Bradley has been hired as Merchandising Director. 


 

RETAIL INSIGHTS:  IGOR YAKOVENKO OF AIRBASE CARPET & TILE MART ON TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS

Igor Yakovenko, rug buyer for Airbase Carpet & Tile Mart, trend-spotting a hand-painted rug at a recent market, says the rug business is changing faster than ever before.

NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Igor Yakovenko of Airbase Carpet & Tile Mart will travel to the Atlanta International Area Rug Market next week to keep up with the latest rug trends--a task he says is one of the most important aspects of his position as rug buyer for the 10-store chain.


 

CCA GLOBAL HOSTS 2ND BUILDING BUZZ CONFERENCE

MANCHESTER, N.H.  -- Key brands from CCA Global Partners, including Flooring America, Flooring Canada, International Design Guild and The Floor Trader, this week host Building Buzz, the second annual independent retailer-focused social media and digital conference, which continues through July 13, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas.  


 
 

NOURISON LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTIONS; ADDS DESIGNS TO PRISMATIC, TWILIGHT AND OPALINE LINES AT SUMMER MARKETS

Nourison will grow its Twilight collection with new paint stroke designs launching at Atlanta International Rug Market this week.

SADDLE BROOK, N.J . -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce two new collections, Divine and Nourison 2020, and will premiere new designs in the Prismatic, Twilight and Opaline collections during Atlanta and Las Vegas summer markets.


 

LOLOI ADDS VEGAS SPACE DEDICATED TO MAGNOLIA HOME; DEBUTS NEW RUG COLLECTIONS


Following a blockbuster High Point kickoff with an appearance by Chip and Joanna Gaines, Loloi adds on a 2,000 foot showroom in Las Vegas to house the growing Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines collection. 

DALLAS -- Not resting on its laurels, Loloi, which experienced a stellar High Point Market, adds a 2,000 square foot space dedicated to the red-hot Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines collection and debuts three new Loloi collections to entice buyers heading to summer markets, Cyrus Loloi told RugNews.com in an exclusive interview.


 

ATLANTA -- In the run-up to the 2016 Atlanta and Las Vegas summer markets, a historically slow period for the rug industry, executives remain optimistic, and discuss their strategies to attract buyers shopping for the fall buying season.




















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