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Amer Rugs to Premier New Collections in Atlanta

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Amer's new VIN-111 in Fiord Blue

ATLANTA, GA Amer Rugs will premiere a dozen new collections during the International Area Rug Market at AmericasMart, January 6-13, 2015 at Amer’s flagship showroom located at 5-D-2 in Building 1. Among the new collections will be Amer’s hand-knotted Vintage collection, as well as the first-ever pieces made in partnership with Afghan producers.

The Vintage collection is a transitional hand-knotted set of designs from Amer’s award-winning design department, featuring New Zealand wool, progressive colors, and dimensional perspectives. The Vintage collection brings the transitional world into the traditional home with style and grace

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Innovations@DOMOTEX 2015 Jury Reaches Its Decision

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Innovations @ DOMOTEX jury (left to righ): Kirstin Ollech, Jasmin Grego, Richard A. Kille, Norbert Berndt, Manfred Birkenstock, Manfred Haverkamp, Gabriele Bobka and Stefan Diez (Jury Chairman)

HANNOVER — Innovations@DOMOTEX 2015 jury of specialists chaired by the distinguished industrial designer Stefan Diez has decided which products and design highlights will take center stage at the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings from Jan. 17-20, 2015 in Hannover.

More than 330 companies from 21 countries have submitted their innovations for the second showcase. A total of 45 entries were short-listed by the jury at their meeting on Nov. 5. The short list included new products and solutions in the following product categories: resilient and textile floor coverings, including fibres and yarns; wood parquet and laminate; and application and laying techniques and floor care. Short-listed innovations in the product group contemporary hand-made carpets and rugs will be selected at the end of November by international experts from the carpet industry and the world of design.

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Emma Gardner at WestHouse NY

emma-gardner-westhouseHeirloom quality, contemporary rug maker, Emma Gardner Design, has been sourced by some pretty posh properties throughout the world, including, Wynn Las Vegas - Nevada; Condado - Puerto Rico; Baku Flame Tower - Azerbaijan, and, most recently, WestHouse NY - New York.

Highly acclaimed interior design firm Jeffrey Beers International tapped Emma Gardner to design a custom rug for the luxury boutique hotel WestHouse New York, which opened earlier this year. The design firm worked closely with designer Emma Gardner to create an Art Deco look for the swanky lounge (shown left). Dubbed, The Den, the lounge actually features two sister rugs, designed to exacting measurements (8’6” x 11”2” and 12’2” x 16’1"), that showcase the hotel’s 1920’s New York aesthetic.

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Broad Variety of Topics and Speakers at Innovations@DOMOTEX Talks 2015

domotextalksHANNOVER, GERMANY — The speakers featuring in the Innovations@DOMOTEX Talks program at DOMOTEX 2015, Jan. 17-20, in Hannover, Germany rank among the top names in the international architecture and design communities. They will speak about the trends expected in the future and the implications for the work of designers and architects.

Keynote themes include: Functionality versus atmosphere, Quo vadis residential construction?, The architect as an interface coordinator and Transformation versus loss of cultural identity. Keynote speakers include Peter Ippolito, Tristan Kobler, Eva Maria Lang, Verena von Beckerath, Christian Heuchel and others. Special featured guests are top designers Ross Lovegrove and Roberto Palomba.

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NY Now Welcomes New & Returning Exhibitors to Winter Market

nynowWHITE PLAINS, NY — An impressive roster of new, returning and expanding exhibitors – showcasing some 100,000+ products from across the globe – is fueling increased enthusiasm for the winter 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, January 31-February 4, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. New, returning and expanding exhibitors are distributed throughout NY NOW’s three Collections: HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE.

“NY NOW’s 2,800+ exhibitors will include an anticipated 400 new companies for the winter 2015 edition, with newcomers representing both first-time participants, as well as companies returning to NY NOW after a hiatus from the New York Market,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “We also have a number of long-time exhibitors who are expanding their profile in the New York Market with larger exhibit spaces this winter.”

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2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards Application Now Open

AmericasMart logoATLANTA, GA —Rug manufacturers are invited to submit their top rug designs to be considered for AmericasMart’s 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards, held during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show. Application is open now and closes on December 25, 2014.

Categories for consideration include:

· Hand Hooked/ Hand Tufted
· Hand knotted/ Flat Weave
· Machine Made
· Outdoor
· Licensee

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Register now for the Innovations@DOMOTEX Guided Tours 2015

Top designers Stefan Diez and Roberto Palomba to head guided tours featuring innovations selected by the Innovations@DOMOTEX jury

innovationsdomotexHannover, Germany and Chicago — From January 17-20, DOMOTEX 2015 will be showcasing an extensive array of innovations that will be of particular interest to architects and designers. On all four days of the trade show, experts from the fields of architecture, design and interior design will be heading guided tours that take in specific exhibitors’ stands and highlight innovations selected by the Innovations@DOMOTEX jury. The guided tours are free of charge and registration is now open at www.world-architects.com/pages/domotex.

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AmericasMart Adds Lead Retrieval to Market Technology Services

expo-logoATLANTA, GA – AmericasMart® Atlanta will offer its thousands of permanent and temporary exhibitors the ability to track and optimize their at-Market buyer traffic with new lead retrieval services to be launched at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, January 6 – Tuesday, January 13; Temporaries: Thursday, January 8 - Monday, January 12) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) (Showrooms: Wednesday, January 7 - Saturday, January 10; Temporaries: Thursday, January 8 - Saturday, January 10).

Powered by Expo Logic, the lead retrieval devices will offer quick badge scanning, easy lead qualifying and note taking, and organized follow up. The devices can be rented in advance or information can be captured using an iOS device.

Expo Logic’s LeadKey™ is a light-weight handheld device that can store over 10,000 time-stamped leads which can be quickly uploaded from a secure password-protected portal. The LeadPod™ App turns an iPhone or iPad into an exhibitor’s own lead retrieval device, using the device’s camera to capture an attendee’s contact information on the spot.

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Hanley Wood Agrees to Sell Exhibitions Business to Informa

Hanley Wood has agreed to sell its exhibition businesses to Informa, a U.K.-based publishing and events company, for $375 million. The sale is expected to close by the end of 2014.

The deal involves 17 trade shows and events across the real estate, design and construction communities, including World of Concrete, The International Surface Event and the recently-purchased Greenbuild Conference & Expo.

“We are very excited about the addition of such an outstanding trade show business,” said Stephen A. Carter, Group Chief Executive of Informa. “This is a terrific portfolio of leading construction exhibition brands that will become a key component of our Global Exhibitions Division. In combination with other recent acquisitions, we have significantly strengthened our presence in the U.S., demonstrating our commitment to the sector and the region.”

Hanley Wood and Informa PLC will enter into a long-term partnership agreement under which Hanley Wood will continue to provide editorial and marketing support for Exhibitions events.

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Capel Rugs Relocating AmericasMart Showroom to New Premier Location

TROY, N.C. — Capel Rugs is moving to a new showroom on the third floor of AmericasMart for the Jan. 6 to 13 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market that will increase its display footprint and visibility.

The new showroom is located in Suite 15 on the third floor of Building 1 (space 3-C-15). The company previously showed in space 6-F-2.

"We've always wanted to be on the third floor of AmericasMart to make it easier for our customers, many of whom like to start their shopping on that floor during market," said Allen Robertson, vice president of sales for Capel Rugs. "We can't wait for them to see the new space and experience our latest innovative design themes of Color Burst and Texture Riot."

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