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Zollanvari Launches Kundan Diffusion Koti Silk Collection at The Rug Show in LA

zollanvarikundanZollanvari will participate at upcoming The Rug Show in LA from March 29-31, at the LA Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The company’s presentation at the show will include the official USA launch of their new line, the KUNDAN DIFFUSION KOTI SILK COLLECTION.

The Kundan Diffusion line builds on Zollanvari’s much hailed and award-winning silk carpets from India by introducing a totally new quality. Manmade fibres are used to weave the KUNDAN DIFFUSION KOTI SILK COLLECTION, making the price range for this line extremely attractive – a key factor in presenting these carpets to new potential buyers, particularly in the design, retail and contract markets. Though competitively priced, these carpets enthral with their astonishing colour combinations, their well-balanced designs – many inspired from ikat weavings – and their stunning production quality – a further testament to the production values Zollanvari are recognized for globally.

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The RUG SHOW in LA Congratulates Three of its Upcoming Exhibitors for Winning Domotex Carpet Design Awards

Art Resources, Ayka Design & Wool and Silk Take Home Prizes in Germany

Domotex Winners

LOS ANGELES — Attendees of next month's Rug Show in LA are in for a treat. Three of the show's exhibitors have won influential Carpet Design Awards at the 2015 Domotex trade fair in Hannover, Germany. That means visitors to the March 29-31 Rug Show in LA will be among the first buyers stateside to see these award-winning designs.

Los Angeles-based Art Resources took home the award for Best Traditional Design for its Classic Revival pattern. The rug's rich red overall palette, fine weave and whimsical details make it easy to see why the judges loved this piece.

London-based Ayka Design took home two awards: Best Studio Artist Design for My Secret Garden, and Best Innovation for its Circles of Life rug. Designer K. Michelle Evans' soulful patterns stretch far beyond the boundaries of trend to tell unique and complex stories.

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Company C Names Deme Sanford as National Sales Manager

Deme SanfordCONCORD, NH — Company C has promoted its wholesale operations manager, Deme Sanford, to the position of National Sales Manager, based in the Concord, NH office. In her new role, she will lead the sales efforts in the wholesale channel.

"Deme has been on board at Company C for over four years and is a great fit for the role,” says Company C co-founder Walter Chapin. "Deme's knowledge of the home furnishings industry and trends, as well as her understanding of sales tools and marketing needs in a changing marketplace will help the company continue to achieve success."

Deme has fifteen years of professional experience ranging from records management training to customer service management; her specialty skills include strategic planning, team building, and sales management among many others.

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NY NOW NAMED NEW YORK CITY’S TOP TRADESHOW BY BIZBASH

WHITE PLAINS, NY — NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle has been ranked New York City’s top tradeshow as part of BizBash’s “New York’s Top 100 Events 2015,” a list of the meetings, parties and industry gatherings that make the most impact in New York year after year. The next edition of NY NOW will run August 15-19, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Based upon economic impact, buzz, innovation and the event’s prominence within the communities it intends to serve, BizBash selected NY NOW as the top tradeshow in its “tradeshow and convention category.” Other honorees in this category included popular consumer events such as the New York International Auto Show and New York’s ComiCon & Anime Festival, and annual tradeshows including Retail’s Big Show and the American International Toy Fair.

“We’re pleased and proud that NY NOW is one of the elite events named to BizBash’s 2015 ‘Top 100’ New York City Events,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “NY NOW has long been ranked among the exposition industry’s largest events nationwide, and we’re delighted to extend our recognition to include excellence among New York City’s top activities.”

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Nourison Honored at America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards For Barclay Butera Imperial Midnight Rug

DYN03 MID tSADDLE BROOK, NJ– Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison was recently honored at the 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards on January 9th at Atlanta Market, with recognition in the “Licensee” category. Nourison’s winning design featured the Barclay Butera Imperial Midnight Rug from the Dynasty Collection. America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards is the rug and home industry’s signature event, recognizing the newest area rug introductions in a special night of celebration and achievement.

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Las Vegas Market Shifts Winter 2016 Dates

LVMWLAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Market announced today it is changing the dates for the Winter 2016 Market, which will now run from Sunday, January 24 to Thursday, January 28, 2016. Previously scheduled for January 17-21, 2016 to align for a second consecutive year with Design & Construction Week™, the shift to the last week of January allows for more space between other markets to accommodate buyers, manufacturers and designers across the US and internationally.

“Although the coordination in timing with Design & Construction Week™ for Winter 2015 brought increased attendance from the interior design community, we feel we must mitigate the overlap among January markets as much as possible by adjusting our dates to better serve the needs of our customers, who are our primary focus,” said Bob Maricich, Chief Executive Officer of International Market Centers.  “After we announced our January 2016 dates last year, other markets in our industry shifted their dates, creating a conflict with our date pattern, which this change is designed to circumvent.” 

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Nourison Appoints Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast Region

Heather JonesSADDLE BROOK, NJ — Nourison has appointed Heather Jones as Account Executive for the Southeast region. Jones is responsible for managing and developing business for the South Florida territory, reporting to David Appelt, Regional Manager.

“We are truly pleased to add such a bright, talented individual to our Southeast team,” said Gerard O’Keefe, Nourison’s Vice President of Sales. “We are confident Heather will have great success in her new position.”

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Three Dynamic, High-End Rug Firms Join The RUG SHOW in LA and NY for 2015

The Rug Show

NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES — The Rug Show organizers are thrilled to announce that three top names in the world of high-end rugs are joining the 2015 roster: Samad, Zollanvari and Sahar Carpets. Here's the breakdown.

West Coast buyers will be in for a treat when award-winning, New Jersey-based Samad exhibits for the first time at the March 29-31 Rug Show in LA. Known for its exquisitely detailed, high-end, handmade rug creations, Samad raises the bar for the show with its impressive selections and first-rate business practices.

Award-winning, international firm Zollanvari, with US headquarters in New Jersey, will exhibit for the first time at the fall Rug Show @ Javits, Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Buyers should get to Zollanvari early to see its iconic nomadic weaves, its glorious Kundan Silk Collection and more.

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Winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2015 Announced

Domotex HANNOVER, GERMANY — The winners of the Carpet Design Awards presented by Innovations@DOMOTEX 2015 were awarded on Sunday, Jan. 18. The world’s best designer carpets in eight categories were chosen by an international jury of carpet and design experts. Honoring outstanding quality and unique design, the most prestigious international awards for modern handmade carpets were presented at DOMOTEX – the world’s leading trade fair for floor coverings – for the tenth year. Prizes were given in categories such as studio artist designs, traditional and modern carpets and rugs, and best innovation. The public will also be able to select their favorite at the end of DOMOTEX. 

More than 250 designer pieces from 23 countries were submitted in the competition for the coveted trophies, with 25 carpets reaching the final round. The carpets will be on display throughout DOMOTEX in a special area of Hall 17. The eight winning designs impressed the expert jury with outstanding characteristics in terms of form, color and material. The carpets were judged with regard to design and design concept, material, finish, texture and quality, as well as sustainability and branding.

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Design-Driven Collections Celebrated with AmericasMart® Visual Display Awards

AmericasMart logoATLANTA – AmericasMart’s®  design-driven permanent and temporary collections were celebrated with is semi-annual Visual Display Awards, presented at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, January 6-13, 2015. The at-Market adjudication yielded the following winners for outstanding visual presentation in permanent showrooms, temporary exhibits and showcase window displays.  

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