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Safavieh Has Strong Showing at Atlanta International Area Rug Market

Safavieh Designs shown are from Safavieh's Lavar Kerman (left) and Artisan Collections

Safavieh had a strong showing at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market last week, showcasing a variety of new vintage hand woven carpets and machined loomed rugs that are setting trends in home décor. From brightly colored accent rugs to large palate-setting neutrals to traditional Persian weaves, Safavieh continued to impress buyers with quality product and innovative new designs.

“Atlanta is always a strong market for us,” said Safavieh CEO Arash Yaraghi. “We are seeing a trend in deconstructed Persian designs that look faded and vintage, and yet are high design, taking old concepts and making them contemporary. They are beautiful and affordable and are among our best sellers. We introduced a few new collections along this theme, and continue to expand our most successful collections.”

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ICON HONORS 2015 Celebrates Global Innovation

iconhonors15ATLANTA — The sixth-annual ICON HONORS celebrated the best in global innovation as top achievers and superior achievements were recognized on the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry.

As a centerpiece of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, the July 9 event attracted a capacity audience of more than 1,000 to applaud the six ICON HONORS 2015 Honorees, which were selected in rigorous adjudication of a broad field of entries. An exclusive performance by legendary duo Hall & Oates added to the excitement of this momentous event.

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Loloi Debuts Nine New Collections at Atlanta Market

Loloi Florence and Torrance

New designs featured are from Loloi's Torrance (left) and Florence collections

DALLAS, TX — Loloi heats up the summer with nine new rug collections at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and introduces a new category: throws. The seven vibrant and versatile throw collections vary in style and construction and expand Loloi’s home textile offerings. All new offerings can be seen in Loloi’s showroom #4-D-2 at AmericasMart, July 7-14.

“Our debuts include collections that we believe our customers will be drawn to, and also enhance our designs in every style category,” said Cyrus Loloi, Principal. “Playing with materials, colors and applications, our selections are so wide-ranging, fresh, and at varying price points that we offer something for all dealers walking into our showroom.”

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ADL Honors Nourison’s Alex Peykar with American Heritage Award

Alex PeykarSADDLE BROOK, NJ — The National Home Furnishings Industry Anti-Defamation League presented Alex Peykar with the prestigious American Heritage Award at their Annual Awards Tribute held June 18, 2015. The event was attended by over 500 people and helped raise over $750,000 for the ADL. Robert Levin president of Levin Furniture and Robert Maricich CEO of International Market Centers were also honored at the event. Kathy Ireland introduced Alex and spoke highly about Nourison, their commitment to community and family and their positive impact on the home furnishings industry.

“I am honored and humbled to be presented with this award. The ADL has a long-standing history of fighting discrimination and protecting civil rights. All of us at Nourison are proud to be recognized by this incredible organization and are happy to further help this beneficial cause,” said Alex Peykar, president at Nourison.

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Kalaty To Introduce Accent Pillow Collection This Summer

Kalaty pillows

Hicksville, NY – At summer markets, Kalaty Rug Corporation plans to launch a new accent pillow program designed to coordinate with the company’s popular flatweave Soumak area rugs. This pillow program is the company’s first home accent introduction outside of high-end handcrafted area rugs.

At the summer Atlanta International Rug Market and the Las Vegas Market, Kalaty will show two pillow cover sizes – 22” x 22” and 14” x 22” – each in eight different Soumak designs that are made of 100% premium hand-knotted wool. Because of the weaving process, Kalaty’s versatile, reversible Soumak rugs offer two different textured sides to choose from, and the company has chosen to feature the multi-textural herringbone-weave side for these ruggedly handsome accent pillows.

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Loloi’s 2015 Catalog Receives Award from Graphic Design USA For Second Consecutive Year

loloicatDALLAS, TX — Loloi’s 2015 Catalog is turning pages—and heads—for the second year in a row. Once again, the catalog has received a 2015 American Inhouse Design Award in the “Best Catalog” category, securing its status as a great resource for retailers and designers seeking the ideal rug or accent pillow.

Graphic Design USA’s American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by in-house designers, providing a unique opportunity to be recognized for creativity, for the special challenges they face and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions. This year’s entries topped 4,500 in nearly 25 categories, but only a highly selective 15 percent were recognized with this honor.

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