Issue Date: 2018 JANUARY, Posted On: 1/28/2018

01282018 Bashian Opens First Las Vegas Showroom
By Carol Tisch

Rhonda Jackson and Renee LaFore of IMC flank Ralph Bashian and Shawn Francis of New Jersey-based Bashian at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the rug company's first Las Vegas showroom in World Market Center B, space B-300. 

LAS VEGAS -- The new Bashian showroom at World Market Center here was the first rug company ribbon cutting of Sunday, Jan. 28,  opening day of the winter 2018 edition of Las Vegas Market. The Ridgefield, New Jersey-based supplier had lots of company, as IMC officials presided over 58 ribbon cutting ceremonies on Day 1, with more to follow.

Bashian, a heritage second-generation rug supplier, is a first-time exhibitor at Las Vegas Market and according to principal Ralph Bashian is excited about meeting new retailers and current customers at the show. "We are selling most of the major national chains and e-commerce retailers, and we are looking forward to strong traffic in Las Vegas," he said.

The focal point of the expansive Bashian showroom is a selection of hand-loomed viscose rugs in fashion colors from the Vestige collection.

The company is showcasing new for Vegas lines including its Vestige collection, which is hand loomed of viscose in pastel and neutral tones, the Cascade collection, which is a Tibetan weave in viscose, and the best-selling Greenwich collection.

The Cascade collection on back wall features abstract designs hand loomed of viscose which have been a hit at Bashian's new Las Vegas Market showroom. In the foreground are patterned cowhide rugs also popular with buyers.

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