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High Point, Show Events

Ribbon Cutting Marathon: 10+ Rug Showroom Celebrations at HPMKT

Nearly a dozen area rug exhibitors relocated or debuted in new High Point Market showrooms for the fall 2022 market making for a full roster of celebratory events.

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Area rug showrooms cut the ribbon on new or relocated spaces across High Point.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Nearly a dozen area rug exhibitors cut the ribbon on new spaces during the fall 2022 High Point Market making for a busy roster of celebratory events for the home furnishings fair, which ran from Oct. 22-26.

The leasing of the entire third floor of the Showplace building to Hooker Furniture forced the relocation of several area rug exhibitors including Akara Rugs, Art Carpet, Jaipur Living, LR Home, Orian, Orlena Home and Rizzy Home. Amer Rugs, which leased a temporary space in the spring  at SAMS, debuted a permanent showroom space at IHFC, H407 for fall market.

John Feizy and Thom Filicia celebrated the soft opening of Feizy's new 309 N. Hamilton showroom.

Feizy, still using its longtime showroom at Market Square, now occupies two floors of the 34,000-square-foot building acquired by Wendover Art Group earlier this year at 309 N. Hamilton. While Feizy  greeted guests at its new sprawling space, it still expects to put the finishing touches on its showroom and host a formal grand opening celebration at the spring 2023 High Point Market.

Below are area rug exhibitors celebrating their new showrooms with ribbon cuttings:

Akara Rugs, based in India, relocated to IHFC H410 from Showplace's third floor.

Raj Choudhary, president, Amer, cuts the ribbon on Amer's new permanent space in IHFC's Hamilton Wing alongside
Jameson Bullock, regional sales manager, and Vienne Kasprowicz, customer support specialist.

Art Carpet, a Turkish rug manufacturer and importer with distribution facilities in Georgia, moved to IHFC, D437, from Showplace.

Chandra relocates within IHFC to Hamilton Wing, suite H538, and company founder Chandra Tiwari cuts the ribbon
alongside sons Ravi Tiwari (VP and co-founder, left) and Sashi Tiwari (VP, far right).

Julie Messner and Bob Maricich of IMC flank members of the Jaipur Living Chaudhary family: Nitesh (Director),
Asha (CE0), Sulochana (Mrs. N.K. Chaudhary), and Archana (COO) at the ribbon cutting for their new 17,000 square
foot showroom in the Commerce and Design Building.

From left, Joe Barkley, Jeanine Maxey, celebrity designer Evette Rios, Krishna and Vinamra Laddha (cutting the ribbon), Mike 
Thompson and Zubair Faridi celebrate LR Home's new 8,000-foot IHFC D531 showroom.

Orlena Home, also marketed as Mother Ruggers, relocated to Showplace 2317 from its former space on the third floor.
The Turkish designer and manufacturer presented its latest washable rugs in the new space.

The Orian team celebrates the ribbon cutting of the company's new IHFC showroom. From left to right, Jim Howell,
Scott Miller, Heather Callaham, Julie Weaver, Scott Dahl (cutting ribbon), Maria Metropoulos-Ward, Matt Noyes and
Dave Matamoros.

Rizzy Home execs cut the ribbon on their new High Point showroom in IHFC, suite C550. From left: Wes Milstead,
Frank Bell, Alan Bryan, Larry Hedrick, Teresa Parris, Shamsu Ansari, Marty Little (back row), Rizwan Ansari, Benton
Robertson, Susan Michell

San Francisco-based SAMS International moves to an expansive space at IHFC H521 from Showplace's third floor.
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