FORT LEE, NJ – Couristan, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract-hospitality carpeting, announced this week, as part of its long-term growth plan for its area rug division the appointment of Mark Ferullo as its incoming Vice President of National Accounts. As an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the home furnishings and area rug industries, Ferullo will lead and execute Couristan’s exploration and strategic development of new business opportunities within the national accounts segment.
Ron Couri, who serves as President and CEO of Couristan, noted, “Mark’s creative leadership and unique experiences in sales and operations within the home furnishings and area rug industries will provide tremendous value to his role within our company. I’m confident that with Mark as our vice president of national accounts we will be able to fully maximize our growth opportunity while providing added support to our existing national accounts.”
Flatwoven or tapestry-woven carpets and textiles have been made by generations of weavers in all corners of the world
CHICAGO & HANNOVER, GERMANY — Flatwoven or tapestry-woven carpets and textiles have been made by generations of weavers in all corners of the world. The technique lies at the heart of the history of textile weaving, but kilims and tapestries remain as relevant and important in the world of contemporary design and interiors as they have ever been. The design language of flatwoven textiles is instantly recognisable, where typically weft threads pass horizontally over portions of warps to form geometric blocks of flat color to create the overall design. For some people, the mention of a flatwoven rug instantly suggests an Anatolian kilim, for others it is a tightly woven Caucasian sumakh or a double-sided striped jajim, an Iranian eating cloth called a sofreh, a Navajo rug, a French Aubusson carpet or a Moroccan kilim. The visual language and identities of the flatweave are even more diverse than those of pile carpets.
To comprehend the relevance of flatwoven rugs in today’s market, you only have to look at some of the previous winners of the Carpet Design Awards and the range of beautiful designs for contemporary flatweaves offered at Domotex (January 14-17) and beyond. In some cases a traditional design has been reworked for a modern audience, in some the design is completely contemporary, while in many cases the beauty and simplicity of a traditional design is what actually assures its usability today.
ATLANTA, GA – When the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® opens for business at AmericasMart Atlanta® on January 10, 2017, the global retail and design community will mark and celebrate its staging as the 60th consecutive winter show under continuous Portman Family ownership and management and the latest and largest in a continuing legacy of industry-leading market events.“The six decades linking January 1957 and January 2017 chronicle a business driven toward the future, compelled by innovation and unfailingly committed to the industry we love and lead,” notes Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of the AmericasMart marketplace envisioned and founded by his father, John C. Portman, Jr., who continues as chairman and chief executive officer.“While the nature of the home, rug, gift and apparel industries has evolved with unimaginable speed over those 60 years, our mission sustains the course set by our founding compass: to create markets of necessity powering the growth of the tens of thousands of buyers and sellers choosing to do business here. That was, is and forever will be our passion,” adds Portman.
Designs shown from Abelia (left) and Abytha Collections
DALLAS, TX – Feizy, one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers, invites you to make its showroom your 'Design Destination' at Fall 2016 High Point Market. “There is so much to see this fall in the Feizy showroom at Suite 145 Market Square,” said Cameron Feizy, principal. “Brand new hand-knotted collections and sumptuous new one-of-a-kind rugs have arrived – just in time to wow your customers. Tufted and power-loomed designs are also available, plus we are also bringing back some vintage collections by popular demand. Don’t miss the chance to flip through our new 2017 Designer Catalogs.” New CollectionsFeizy is adding to its deep inventory of museum-quality, fine rugs with new hand-knotted collections and other quality constructions with the addition of the following collections. Abytha - A decadently soft hand and inviting sheen are the signatures of Feizy's Abytha Collection. Hand-knotted wool and bamboo fibers crisscross in casual geometry, proving upscale looks can be both lux and durable. Handmade in India, Abytha is a designer's dream, easily commanding but never demanding your guests' attention.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will host a Tea & Trends talk with Kathy Ireland and Barclay Butera. The discussion will be moderated by Jenny Heinzen, Editor in Chief of Home Accents, and will focus on consumer trends versus designer trends. "It is an extraordinary pleasure to join Barclay Butera, and our dream team at Nourison for an editorial fashion tea. This event on trends in fashion flooring will entertain, enlighten, educate and be a fun, relaxing and networking afternoon. Special thanks to Julie Rosenblum and our Nourison Family for bringing this important discussion to life," said Kathy Ireland, Chief Designer for kathy ireland Home by Nourison. “High Point Market is always about what’s hot in design, and talking about the latest upcoming trends with Kathy and Nourison will be fantastic. I am so looking forward to this event!” said Butera.
The All-Natural Basket of Braid
PAWTUCKET, RI – Colonial Mills launched exclusive promotions to support their customers' needs. “Our new promotions are designed to add just the right amount of color and style to any space. They take up minimal space but yet make a big merchandising impact to boost impulse sales. Maximizing floor space is very important to our customers due to limited floor space in their stores and we are always working to meet their needs”, says Angela Rossi - Marketing Director, Colonial Mills. The promotions are available at a great discount on their website for a limited time only. Create your dealer account to receive discounted pricing at https://www.colonialmills.com/dealers/application.
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