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KAS Rugs Expands in High Point; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Features Bob Mackie

KAS RugsSOMERSET, NJ — With the High Point Furniture market right around the corner October 18th-23rd, KAS Rugs is looking forward to their new, much larger space which will emphasize and highlight the new and exciting projects the company has been working on in 2014 to include Donny Osmond Home and Bob Mackie Home lines and their expanded selection of Pillow and Poufs.

The new showroom, at 5500 square feet in the IHFC Building of the Green Wing G270, is over double the size of the previous space (IHFC D301), where the company had been for the past 12 years. The showroom has a new designated for their new home décor area of pillows and poufs, and also sections for their new license programs. The showroom will also feature a food area, conference room, sales office, storage space, and show double the rugs of the old space.

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Harounian Rugs International Returns to High Point

HRI NEW YORK, NY -- Harounian Rugs International has announced that HRI is returning to the IHFC building in High Point (G365) and will be showing during the fall market, October 18-23.

For over 45 years HRI has created, and produced award winning area rugs for the US Market. HRI has offices and factories in: India, Pakistan, Nepal and China, producing programmed collections of Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional looks in hand knotted, tufted and loomed constructions. One of the very few suppliers who maintains backup stock of their hand knotted programmed collections in sizes up to 12x18.

Lee Harounian, President of HRI said, “Last year we expanded our Las Vegas showroom and now with this great new location in High Point’s IHFC building we will be able to not only better serve our existing client base of Furniture Stores, Designers and Mass Merchants but also have the opportunity to present our fantastic assortment to new customers in the Home Furnishings Industry.”

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Jaipur and the Museum of New Mexico Introduce Collection of Rugs, Pillows & Poufs

JaipurATLANTA, GA — Jaipur and the Museum of New Mexico will launch the new collaborative collection, Traditions Made Modern®, at the upcoming High Point Market, October 18-23.

The Traditions Made Modern® collection features inspirational adaptations of museum textiles from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Jaipur’s designers used traditional pieces of artistry and craftsmanship held at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe to create a contemporary collection of elegant and eclectic rugs, pillows and poufs. Each piece of this collection intertwines history, culture and tradition into a multi-layered story that translates timeless motifs into modern designs – crafting beautiful meaning into beautiful designs.

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Amer Rugs to Premier New Collections and Designs in High Point

ATLANTA, GA — Amer Rugs will unveil over seventy new designs and ten new collections next month at its High Point showroom at Showplace, Suite 3415.

Combining a wide array of new looks, colors, and designs, Amer wants to give buyers a taste of what the 2015 collection will hold in store for them. Among the looks being premiered are silver washed looks, heavy abrash, and textured solids. In addition to Amer’s product premieres, the company will also host daily dining in its Showplace showroom, in addition to daily drawings for prizes.

“We are very excited about these new designsand collections,” said Amer president Tanuj Gupta. “These [designs] represent a new stage in Amer’s evolution to make Amer a complete solution for area rugs.”

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DOMOTEX 2015 Carpet Design Awards Open for Submissions

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HANNOVER, GERMANY — DOMOTEX 2015 has opened the submissions process for the Carpet Design Awards 2015. Designers of exclusive hand-made carpets and rugs have until Oct. 24, 2014 to submit their entries for the prestigious competition. Prizes will be awarded in eight categories in 2015. Regarded as the top international award for quality hand-made carpets and rugs, the Carpet Design Awards set the standards worldwide in terms of design and quality. The winners will be announced at the next DOMOTEX on Sunday Jan. 18, 2015 in the Innovations@DOMOTEX Area in Hall 17.

Next year’s Carpet Design Awards will be presented for the first time as part of Innovations@DOMOTEX 2015. The teaming of the two forms a focal point for new and exciting designs in hand-made carpets and rugs, and offers competition entrants much greater scope for the presentation and promotion of their exclusive creations.

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KAS Rugs Unveils First Ever Fashion Forward Look Book

kaslogoSOMERSET, NJ – Reflecting KAS Rugs freshly re-branded look, the company has introduced its first ever 'Look Book'. The 238-page larger and landscape bound book is more than a traditional catalog… it’s a book. As catalogs are often sales tools mailed to retailers or handed out to buyers at market, customers were asking for more. KAS listened and brought forth requested features.

A Trend Watch section highlights some of today’s newest trends in color and design and showcases KAS’ mark of innovation in the field. Most Frequently Asked Questions and care instructions can be found along with the KAS brand story and licensed designer stories to include Bob Mackie and Donny Osmond Home. Page flippers get an in-depth look at all products including detailed close-ups with color accuracy across all categories… rugs, pillows & poufs.

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New Collections and Big Celebrations Mark Loloi’s 10th Anniversary

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DALLAS, TX — For Loloi, this year marks a milestone: they’ve been at the helm of the home textiles and rug industry for 10 years. To celebrate, the Dallas-based manufacturer is hosting its “10th Year Anniversary Finale” during the High Point Market. Festivities will take place Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. in its showroom, IHFC D-320.

In true “red carpet” style, the party will include an Oscar’s-style photo wall, a grand cake display and festive décor. Additionally, catered food from Painted Plate, a live band, dancing and open bar will give guests a chance to eat, drink and reminisce all evening long.

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Rhody Rug Appoints New National Sales and Marketing Director

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LINCOLN, RI — Kate Rowinski has joined Rhody Rug, Inc. as National Sales and Marketing Director to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Kate Rowinski comes with a wealth of experience, having spent her career in the home furnishings and catalog industry specializing in marketing, merchandising and product development.

“I am excited to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality products and outstanding service,” commented Kate. “I am looking forward to working with the team to further develop their line of quality braided rugs and expand their reach across the industry.”

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Loloi Named Finalist for ARTS Award For 11th Consecutive Year

LoloiDALLAS, TX — For the eleventh consecutive year, Loloi has been named an ARTS Award finalist, receiving a nomination in the Best Rug Manufacturer category. All winners will be revealed at the 26th annual ARTS Awards black-tie gala Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, where Loloi hopes to claim its fifth win since 2010.

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program for the decorative accessories industry. It recognizes excellence in 27 categories including retailing, manufacturing, sales and design. Loloi won two ARTS Awards for “Best Rug Manufacturer” in 2010 and 2011, one in 2012 for "Best Outdoor Manufacturer" and one in 2013 for “Green Manufacturer.” Companies who win ARTS Awards five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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martinousOBITUARY: Female Rug Pioneer Dies at 98

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Darr Martinous, iconic rug-industry executive, philanthropist, patriot and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died August 22, 2014. She was 98 years old.

Mrs. Martinous was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Springfield, MO. The trailblazing business woman and matriarch of Martinous Oriental Rug Company had a long history of triumphing over tragedy. At just 5 years old, her parents died, leaving Mrs. Martinous and her sister to be raised by a great-aunt. At the age of 19, she was in a fatal car wreck that took the life of two friends and left her hospitalized for two months with a broken back. None of these setbacks would stop Mrs. Martinous. She learned to walk again and went on to do great things.

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