NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES — The Rug Show organizers are thrilled to announce that three top names in the world of high-end rugs are joining the 2015 roster: Samad, Zollanvari and Sahar Carpets. Here's the breakdown.
West Coast buyers will be in for a treat when award-winning, New Jersey-based Samad exhibits for the first time at the March 29-31 Rug Show in LA. Known for its exquisitely detailed, high-end, handmade rug creations, Samad raises the bar for the show with its impressive selections and first-rate business practices.
Award-winning, international firm Zollanvari, with US headquarters in New Jersey, will exhibit for the first time at the fall Rug Show @ Javits, Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Buyers should get to Zollanvari early to see its iconic nomadic weaves, its glorious Kundan Silk Collection and more.
HANNOVER, GERMANY — The winners of the Carpet Design Awards presented by Innovations@DOMOTEX 2015 were awarded on Sunday, Jan. 18. The world’s best designer carpets in eight categories were chosen by an international jury of carpet and design experts. Honoring outstanding quality and unique design, the most prestigious international awards for modern handmade carpets were presented at DOMOTEX – the world’s leading trade fair for floor coverings – for the tenth year. Prizes were given in categories such as studio artist designs, traditional and modern carpets and rugs, and best innovation. The public will also be able to select their favorite at the end of DOMOTEX.
More than 250 designer pieces from 23 countries were submitted in the competition for the coveted trophies, with 25 carpets reaching the final round. The carpets will be on display throughout DOMOTEX in a special area of Hall 17. The eight winning designs impressed the expert jury with outstanding characteristics in terms of form, color and material. The carpets were judged with regard to design and design concept, material, finish, texture and quality, as well as sustainability and branding.
ATLANTA – AmericasMart’s® design-driven permanent and temporary collections were celebrated with is semi-annual Visual Display Awards, presented at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, January 6-13, 2015. The at-Market adjudication yielded the following winners for outstanding visual presentation in permanent showrooms, temporary exhibits and showcase window displays.
DOMOTEX 2015: The leading Trade Fair for Floor Coverings
HANNOVER, GERMANY — Innovations, inspiration and sales – those are the words that best summarize DOMOTEX 2015. The world’s flagship trade fair for carpets and floor coverings served once again as the No. 1 meeting place for a vibrant sector and its clientele. Following four action-packed days, the show’s organizers at Deutsche Messe declared a solid performance for the event. Its highly international mix of exhibitors and attendees as well as the success of the special Innovations@DOMOTEX showcase underscored the tradeshow’s reputation as a global magnet for decision-makers and a prime venue for unveiling new innovations.
“We are delighted with the show’s performance. It had everything: a highly attractive lineup of exhibitors and products, solid attendance figures, high-caliber trade visitors, a great many innovations and a highly international mix of exhibitors and visitors. This is something which was immediately evident – at every stand, in every hall,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, the Deutsche Messe Managing Board member in charge of DOMOTEX. “This year’s DOMOTEX got international trading off to a splendid start, and has generated fresh momentum for the carpets and floor coverings industry,” he added.
HIGH POINT, NC – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that the company has purchased the Commerce & Design (C&D) building in downtown High Point. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Our acquisition of the C&D building adds further depth and strength to our showroom footprint in High Point,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers (IMC). “The building has a strong tenant base and is an important addition to our portfolio.”
The C&D building is strategically located across from the Suites at Market Square with an entrance in the covered walk-way connecting IMC’s Main Street buildings and Market Square & Suites complex. With the C&D acquisition, IMC now owns and operates 14 of the primary showroom buildings in the heart of High Point Market, spanning more than 6.7 million gross square feet.
LAS VEGAS – Buyer registration for the Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market, running January 18-22, is pacing ahead of all previous shows, continuing the upward trajectory of Las Vegas Market. In concert with growing attendance, the market has also experienced tremendous resource growth across a multitude of categories with the launch of new floors, expansion of existing categories, and addition of new product categories.
The most notable gains in buyer registration have been in the gift and home décor categories, which supplement the existing furniture buyer base that has been coming to Las Vegas Market since its launch nearly ten years ago. Most notable are gains in registration from the TOLA region (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) with a 32% increase over last year, and the Midwest with a 31% gain compared to last winter. The gains in these areas support the primary western region which is the strongest draw for buyers. The furniture buying power remains strong at Las Vegas Market with 82 of the top 100 retailers registered to date. International registration is strong with buyers registered from 91 countries around the world.
As Las Vegas Market has continued to enhance the better goods offering at the market, the interior design community has taken notice and interior design registration for the Winter market is up 25% over last Winter.
ATLANTA – AmericasMart® Atlanta recognized the creativity, artistry and passion of the Area Rug industry at its annual America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards staged on Friday, January 9, 2015 as part of The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show. Awards were given in the hand hooked/hand tufted, hand knotted, flat weave, machine made, outdoor and licensee rug categories as selected by industry experts Robert “Bob” Brown of Robert Brown Interior Design, Sharian Garner of Sharian Rugs, Inc. and Tami Ramsey of Cloth & Kind Interiors. Rugs were submitted to the Market Museum of Introductions for award consideration.
Event guests were greeted by the Atlanta Swing Orchestra playing jazz tunes and a cocktail reception before the ceremony, staged in the Peachtree Ballroom at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of Leasing for AmericasMart’s Home & Rug collection served as the night’s emcee. Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AmericasMart parent AMC, Inc offered remarks and congratulations to the winners.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY—Global home furnishings brand Safavieh will enter the mattress category with the launch of its first series of Dream Beds during Las Vegas Market, January 18-22, 2015, at the company’s World Market Center showroom, SuiteA-101.
The initial Dream Bed collection includes four designs, each available in twin, full, queen and king sizes. All sizes are UPS-shippable and engineered to fit into a package the size of a golf bag. All designs feature pocket coil mattresses that are vacuum-sealed and inserted into drop-shippable boxes. When a customer cuts the package open, the mattress expands to full size in less than 100 seconds and can be slept on that same day. The mattresses completely flatten within 24 hours.
“Mattresses are a natural extension for the Safavieh brand as we continue to build on our unique niche as a total home furnishings source known for fashion, quality and logistics innovation” said Jonathan Yaraghi, vice president of Safavieh’s wholesale furniture division and product development director of the new line.
DALLAS, TX – Gianni Versace, Louis Tiffany and John Feizy… all men with a passion for beauty and a vision for what fashion trends lie ahead with their consumers. For more than four decades, John Feizy has built a company that manufactures the most highly sought after designs in the rug industry and the rebrand of the company’s current Home Collection as john f. by Feizy honors this legacy.
“We are looking forward to what the launch of this new brand means to the company,” said Leah Feizy, Executive Vice President of Feizy Rugs. “As we continue to push the envelope with fashion-forward designs and constructions, as well as introduce new partnerships with designers across the country, this new brand allows us the opportunity to expand our footprint.”
The company currently has three brands under the Feizy umbrella.
DALLAS, TX — Feizy Rugs will spotlight several new collections that focus on texture at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. The award-winning manufacturer has ground-breaking introductions slated across multiple constructions and price points that feature designs with dimension.
The Keats and Milton Collections feature, among other fibers, space dyed polyester—a first in the machine made category. The Milton Collection’s elegant colors, a palette of sand, gray and blue, are punctuated with traditional design elements that have been given a modern spin. The Keats Collection features vibrant punches of yellow and teal and against more subtle and neutral tones.
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