Woven Legends displays their signature collection of authentic reproduction carpets.
Since its first event 10 years ago, the New York International Carpet Show has grown steadily and redefined the trade show experience for vendors and buyers of high-end handmade carpets in a radically changing marketplace.
This short, upbeat video shows sights and sounds of the 2013 event:
During the past decade, NYICS has been a major catalyst for energetic innovation in the carpet industry. The revolution for high-end design-driven carpets is turning heads of reluctant consumers, breathing new life and optimism into the business.
DALLAS, TX — Loloi Rugs has launched its new 2014 Spring Catalog. With an all-new larger, landscaped layout, Loloi’s 142 rug collections and nearly 200 pillows—including those debuted at January’s Atlanta and Las Vegas markets—are prominently featured throughout the 500+ page book.
Benefitting vendors and interior decorators alike, Loloi’s 2014 Spring Catalog is a great resource for anyone seeking the ideal floor covering or accent pillow. In addition to full descriptions and vivid photography, the annual catalog includes a retrospective look at Loloi’s design innovations over the years; an overview of the new designer collections and pillow line; Loloi awards; new website preview; a style and sizing guide and frequently asked questions.
“For the past ten years, our catalog has provided vendors and decorators a complete showcase of all of our unique offerings,” said Amir Loloi, CEO. “And now in our 10th Anniversary year, we are able to include our stunning pillow line, as well as our Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Dann Foley and Ernest Hemingway Lifestyle rug collections. It’s always been our goal to give our customers the best advice when it comes to purchasing and decorating with rugs and pillows, and our 2014 catalog now brings this advice to their fingertips.”
After hosting a pair of successful markets in New York, The Rug Show, a non-profit industry association of producers, importers and wholesalers, is getting set to do the same thing in Los Angeles. It will be hosting its first Rug Show in LA, March 1-3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
According to Mobayen’s Ramin Mobayen, one of the original organizers of the association, The Rug Show in LA is a natural extension of the event it hosted in Los Angeles last year. Los Angeles Rug Week. It was essentially a showroom crawl for buyers, who responded positively to the opportunity but wanted more convenient access to suppliers.
“The whole LA Show concept was a natural result of listening to the need and wants of the buyers and exhibitors,” said Mobayen.
Dover Rug & Home of Natick is will host From Floors to Walls – Everything you need to know about buying fine art & fine rugs on Thursday, March 27, from 5:30-8:00 pm. The event is part of the first annual Boston Design Week celebration, a 10-day design-focused festival taking place at various locations in and around the greater Boston area.
Featuring experts Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home, and Jacqui Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services, the event will demystify the art of decorating with both genres as guests learn the facts on how to purchase fine art and fine rugs; what drives their prices and how to make an educated investment in pieces that will last a lifetime. Vignettes of exquisite carpets and fine art will be on display in classic, traditional, contemporary and transitional styles to further illustrate the discussion. Guests can join in on the discussion and test their knowledge of the price values of each display.
“We always embrace opportunities to share our passion and expertise for art with the community,” says Mahmud Jafri. “We are so excited to be a part of the first Boston Design Week, an event that is sure to inspire many to have a greater appreciation for design.”
CALHOUN, GA — Surya has announced the winner of its winter market Hawaiian vacation giveaway. Chosen by random from qualified entries, the lucky recipient is a buyer from Wisconsin-based Steinhafels, who will receive a four-day/three-night vacation package for two to the island of Oahu with roundtrip airfare and premium hotel accommodations. To be eligible to win, market attendees had to complete a brief online entry form and stop by the Surya showroom in Atlanta, Dallas or Las Vegas.
Surya’s successful winter market season concluded with a solid showing in Las Vegas, where the brand debuted hundreds of new products, as well as additions to popular collections, across a range of home accessories categories.
“We are pleased to have been able to interact with so many of our customers during the winter market season,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Our customers are the reason we’re here and it is by engaging with them on a regular basis and listening to their needs that we are able to continue to deliver the quality products and services that will make them successful. We congratulate the winner of our Hawaiian getaway.”
HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corporation introducted of Ultra, a new custom Tibetan-weave rug program that includes 40 all-new rug patterns exclusive to this program. The broad range of transitional and modern designs in the Ultra program include updated floral patterns, classical grillwork, Greek key motifs as well as a number of contemporary graphic designs.
The Ultra program – created for rug stores, furniture stores as well as for designers – offers dealers a broad choice of patterns and colors that can be ordered in any custom size in the customer’s choice of pattern and yarn type. Customers choose from three superior-quality materials for their rugs – 100% premium wool, a combination of wool and Silkette™ or 100% Silkette™ – and the rugs are available in short lead times with no up-charge for customization. When a dealer purchases 10 or more 2 x 3 samples, a waterfall display rack is included at no charge along with the samples.
ATLANTA, GA —Jeffrey L. Portman Sr. has been selected to serve as vice chairman of AMC Inc., effective immediately. Portman has served as president and chief operating officer of Atlanta-based trade mart/trade show organization for the past 13 years. He will continue to serve in these capacities in addition to his new responsibilities.
AMC, Inc. is the parent company of AmericasMart Atlanta, the nation’s largest wholesale home, gift and apparel marketplace. Portman’s AMC tenure dates to the mid-1960s, when he was first employed on the loading dock of what was then the Atlanta Merchandise Mart.
His professional career spans more than 35 years in commercial real estate development and management, including his leadership of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) as general manager from June 1986 through July 1994, at which time he was appointed Executive Vice President of AMC, Inc. His election as AMC president and chief operating officer followed in February 2001.
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