WINTER MARKET WATCH
DALLAS, TX — In 2004, Loloi made its debut in the home décor industry. Ten years later, the Dallas-based rug and home accessory manufacturer is celebrating its success—and longevity—with an anniversary party at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Thursday, January 9, 2014.
Taking place in Loloi’s brand new showroom #4-D-2, the party will include live entertainment, catered food, wine and cocktails. Music will be provided by Glow, an interactive 8-piece band known for its upbeat performances and danceable tunes. Visit www.AmericasMart.com/home/jan-2014/market-events for more information about this event and other Market happenings
The 14,000 square foot showroom, located on the fourth floor of Building 1 at AmericasMart, gives Loloi a chance to display its growing collection of rugs and new pillow collection during Markets and will also stay for open daily buyers. It will open at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Jan. 7–14 and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show Jan. 8 –11.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY– Innovative total home source Safavieh is set to launch a comprehensive collection of indoor-outdoor ceramic garden stools at 2014 winter markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.
The new collection will include 21 styles in multiple colorways for a total of 52 SKUs. “We tested our garden stool program in key customer previews earlier this year, and the reaction was extremely positive. We are now we are projecting significant growth in the category in tandem with our complete range of outdoor offerings, including rugs, furniture and accent pillows,” said Jonathan Yaraghi, general manager of the company’s furniture division.
The rollout of Safavieh garden stools builds upon the company’s mission to offer consumers every home furnishings product they need to create a total lifestyle looks. “Increasingly, consumers are gravitating to products that transition from outdoor to indoor use. Garden stools have always been an inside-out decorator product, but we are now seeing more and more of our outdoor seating and rugs being used inside the home because of their high fashion and easy care properties,” Yaraghi explained.
With the move of their headquarters and showroom complete in Secaucus, NJ, Kashee announced the expansion of their 4th floor Atlanta showroom just in time for the upcoming winter Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Visit Kashee in Atlanta, Fourth Floor showroom 4-E-10-12-14, January 6-11.
"We needed the extra space" states Kashif Aslam, "we have so many exciting new introductions for this winter market and now we have the space to show them. I look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta this January."
SOMERSET, NJ — Bob Mackie, legendary fashion and costume designer, has partnered with KAS Rugs in a new licensing agreement that will feature vibrant & artistic rug collections. The new Bob Mackie Rugs will debut at High Point Market in April 2014.
“We are thrilled to partner with KAS as they are a truly innovative company that values their relationships. They genuinely understand how to interpret Bob’s designs into beautifully detailed rugs,” added Marc Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer of Bob Mackie Design Group, Ltd.
“Bob’s artistic designs and appreciation of color are so unique that they bring an exciting look to our overall KAS assortment, and to the industry as a whole,” says Rao Yarlagadda, President of KAS. “Bob Mackie Home’s industry brand strength, coupled with our unparalleled reputation for color and design is sure to be a success with our retail partners. We are tremendously excited to launch this rug line at High Point Market this coming April.”
ATLANTA, GA – New and newly expanded area rug showrooms, exclusive product introductions and the acclaimed America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards advance continuing growth for The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show Wednesday, January 8 - Saturday, January 11 (Temporaries: Thursday, January 9 - Saturday, January 11).
The area rug industry’s largest Market – staged in partnership with the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) in the nation’s premier area rug Marketplace – showcases top designs in an extensive mix of handmade, machine-made and antique product from the largest and most respected names in the area rug business. The January 2014 Market will give retailers and designers advantaged access to increased product resources housed in significantly expanded showrooms, together with a comprehensive educational program presented by Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA).
CARLSTADT, NJ – Momeni is introducing 2,000- square-feet of new additional showroom space for their growing accessories line and scatter rug business. Momeni will be showing several new collections of decorative accessories during the Atlanta International Rug Market, according to Reza Momeni, President of the company.
“We needed to expand because of the fast growth over the last couple of years.”
Introductions will include coordinates to several of their popular area rug collections. The new introductions will be available during the market at the company’s Atlanta showroom – 4B4.
In addition, the company is building on the momentum by remodeling Momeni’s Las Vegas showroom. Momeni’s main additions to the updated Las Vegas showroom will be adding a new bar area and food serving station.
SOMERSET, NJ — KAS Rugs will launch into the home décor category beginning with the Atlanta market in January 2014.
“The market is changing and the furniture business is becoming a large piece of the overall Home Furnishings business” said Rao Yarlagadda, company president. “We want to provide a full array of trend accessories for our customers in these channels that will help enhance their business. We are working hard to ensure that these expanded businesses are operated with the same level of excellent service that our customers have come to expect from us.”
With the launch into this new category also comes a move into a new Atlanta space, 4-C-5..one that will offer more space for the new accessory categories.
NEW YORK – Bobby Berk Home, the trend-setting home furnishings and decor brand, announced today a new licensing partnership with global rug and accessories manufacturer, Surya. Three collections of rugs will debut in summer 2014, all featuring Bobby Berk Home’s signature mix of bold colors and modern design.
“Bobby Berk's energetic and inspired designs are a natural complement to Surya's existing product portfolio,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “His hip, minimalistic approach to modern design and clean aesthetic brings a stylish and youthful feel that speaks to comfort and luxury while offering urban appeal. We look forward to working with Bobby to bring his fresh and fashion-forward designs to our customers.”
Bobby Berk commented, “No one has the breadth that Surya has in terms of product, design, merchandising and marketing. They’re the best in the business and I’m thrilled to work with them.”
The licensing partnership will begin with a collection of area rugs, followed by the introduction of additional categories later in 2014.
Secaucus, NJ-based .FJ. Kashanian announced its new and expanded Atlanta Showcase location, 4-G6 on the 4th floor of AmericasMart Bldg. 1. The company will celebrate the grand opening at the upcoming winter Atlanta International Area Rug & Gift Markets, Jan. 7-12, 2014.
"The new showroom will be almost double the size of our previous space, and fully renovated," said Jonathon Kashanian, company vice president.
Page 1 of 20