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AmericasMart® 2015-2018 International Gift and Home Furnishings Markets Dates Announced

AmericasMart ATLANTA – In continuation of a show schedule standard maintained over more than a half-century of continuous operation under single private ownership, AmericasMart® confirmed dates for the January and July editions of its Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® through calendar year 2018. The dates confirmation follows extensive review of customer scheduling and timing requirements and preferences and sustains Atlanta’s long-standing first-market position in both the January and July show cycles, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AMC, Inc., parent company of AmericasMart Atlanta.

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Larry Simons 'Wood Assemblages' Artisan Showcase

Larry Simons AssemblagesSHELBURN FALLS, MA — The Salmon Falls Gallery will feature area rug industry veteran Larry Simon's "Wood Assemblages" in an exhibit September 6 - October 26. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, Sept. 13, 5-7pm, with music by Loren Feinstein. 1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls, MA

Simon's rustic "Assemblages" combine scavenged fragments of wood from nature and found objects to form stunning sculpture.

"Driftwood is one of my favorite collectibles, especially painted pieces which have been tumbled to perfection," says Simons. "A recycler by nature, virtually everything I use in my art has had a previous life – bobbins, chair spindles, tool handles, toys, croquet sets and wooden patterns from steel mills-most of which is brought to me by packrat-types who enjoy seeing what I do with their treasures."

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Jaipur Rugs Ranks No. 3338 on the 2014 Inc. 5000

JaipurNEW YORK, NY — Inc. magazine ranked Jaipur Rugs No. 3338 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. 

“I am so thrilled to be on this year’s Inc. 5000 list as one of America’s fastest growing companies,” says Jaipur Rugs CEO Asha Chaudhary. “It’s amazing to watch all of the dedicated people in the company strive to help sustain this rapid growth. I’m confident we will continue to rise in rank, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this accomplishment with my company.”

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

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Harounian Rugs International Returns to High Point

HRI NEW YORK, NY -- Harounian Rugs International has announced that HRI is returning to the IHFC building in High Point (G365) and will be showing during the fall market, October 18-23.

For over 45 years HRI has created, and produced award winning area rugs for the US Market. HRI has offices and factories in: India, Pakistan, Nepal and China, producing programmed collections of Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional looks in hand knotted, tufted and loomed constructions. One of the very few suppliers who maintains backup stock of their hand knotted programmed collections in sizes up to 12x18.

Lee Harounian, President of HRI said, “Last year we expanded our Las Vegas showroom and now with this great new location in High Point’s IHFC building we will be able to not only better serve our existing client base of Furniture Stores, Designers and Mass Merchants but also have the opportunity to present our fantastic assortment to new customers in the Home Furnishings Industry.”

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HRI Launches New App and Catalog

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NEW YORK, NY -- Harounian Rugs Intl (HRI) has been busy creating important business tools for its customers. A new, easy-to-use App for both Apple and Android platforms allows stocking dealers to check their inventory 24/7, share photos, email, post to Facebook and much more. All images on the App are high-resolution for top-quality sharing with customers.

HRI also has released a new 64-page, full-color catalog, displaying all of its latest designs. Look for it at theupcoming Rug Show @ Javits, Sept. 7-10, and also at the High Point Market, IHFC showroom G365, Oct. 18-23.

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Kalaty Rug Corporation Conducts “Selfie with Kalaty” Contest

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HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corporation has launched a creative new contest designed to engage consumers via the company’s active social media programs. The contest, which began Monday, August 18, is called “Selfie with Kalaty” and runs through midnight on September 18.

Entrants must “like” the Kalaty Facebook page, “follow” the Kalaty Twitter page or “follow” the company’s Pinterest page. All photos must depict the entrant along with a Kalaty area rug in a store or home and/or with the Kalaty corporate logo. Each photo must be uploaded to the Kalaty Facebook page, posted on Pinterest or Twitter then tagged to Kalaty’s social media pages in the post by September 18.

The winning photo will be judged on originality and creativity and will be announced via the company’s social media pages on September 22. The winner will receive a 4 x 6 Kalaty area rug valued at $600.

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Correction: Fall RUG INSIDER newtwists

Whah Wonder Tamarian

In the Fall issue of RUG INSIDER magazine, we featured Tamarian's copyrighted and limited edition "Whah Wonder" design in our Inside Fashion, newtwists section on page 80. Unfortunately, the copy below the rug is incorrect. RUG INSIDER regrets the error and sincerely apologizes to Tamarian.

Here's how the page should read:

Breaking Barriers: Limited-edition rugs are rock stars at the high end today, with discerning customers willing to pay a price for uncommon art pieces that aren’t for everyone. Meet Tamarian’s copyrighted ‘Whah Wonder,’ a limited-edition, 100-knot design that’s handmade of wool, silk and nettle with 19 different shades of color. The pattern takes inspiration from the turbulent and controversial music of the 1960s and 1970s. Its bold colors and psychedelic imagery pop against a neutral field, representing the striking contrasts of the time and the free spirit of creativity that blossomed. Available by special order. www.tamarian.com  

Click here to view the article as a PDF.

New York International Carpet Show Breaking News

Stile BKNEW YORK, NY — Several leading vendors, including top international carpetmakers, have recently signed up for the 10th Anniversary New York International Carpet Show. 

These include ARIANA RUGS, AMADI CARPETS, and PACIFIC COLLECTION from California; international star and German wunderkind, JAN KATH DESIGN; noted Italian carpetmaker, STILE BK, from Milan; SAHAR from Zurich, Switzerland; Toronto’s dynamic team of CREATIVE MATTERS; LAPCHI HANDMADE CARPETS, new arrivals PEEL & COMPANY; carpet artist, MIA MURATORI, and many others.

This year's edition will once again be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Sept. 7-9. NYICS is a convenient and comfortable place to do business for specialty retailers, home furnishings buyers, design showrooms, architects and interior designers.

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Safavieh Sponsors Las Vegas Market Designer Lunch & Book Signing Event

Safavieh Luncheon Book signing

Left to right: Designer Timothy Corrigan, Safavieh's Cyrus Yaraghi, celebrity designer
Thom Filicia, Susanna Salk, designer Michelle Nussbaumer and Arash Yaraghi of Safavieh.

PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh hosted a buffet lunch and book signing event for Las Vegas Market’s 2014 Ahead of the Curve designers following their 10 a.m. trend presentation and panel discussion on Tuesday, July 29 in the Worldview Ballroom.

During the meet and greet luncheon, Safavieh licensing partner Thom Filicia signed copies of his most recent title, “American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat.” Signings were also done by designer Timothy Corrigan for his book, “Chateau de Grand Luc,” and by Today show contributor Susanna Salk for her new book, “Decorate Fearlessly.” 

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Treasure Garden Expands Outdoor Rug Program

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Treasure Garden’s Outdoor Rug Program is expanding with the addition of eight new designs. Encompassing geometrics and natural elements, the new rugs will be a continuation of Treasure Garden’s desire to provide accessories for the outdoor room that are durable and complementary to the company’s outdoor shade products.

The rug program will now boast a total of fifteen designs each in two popular sizes. The rugs are produced exclusively for Treasure of 100% UV Stable Polypropylene and include a one year warranty against fading.

“Our Outdoor Rug Program has been a successful program and one that provides additional sales opportunities to our current Treasure Garden umbrella retailers,” said Jeff B. Dorough, vice president sales and marketing, Treasure Garden. “With this year’s introductions, we are adding trending blues and more geometric inspired designs.”

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