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Metro Market Week 13 Set to Welcome Buyers!

Metro Market Week 2016NEW YORK, NY — As the original fall market experience Metro Market Week continues the same hospitality, attention to personal detail, and enveloping rug and carpet buying experience that has been welcoming buyers since 2004. Held annually in conjunction with two of the industry’s best shows, The Rug Show @ Javits, September 10-13 and The New York International Carpet Show (NYICS), September 11-13 this year’s Metro Market Week runs September 12-15, 2016.

Although the industry and the NY/NJ markets have changed drastically in the last few years, Metro Market Week offers the perfect opportunity to reach out to your favorite wholesalers, be invited into their home showrooms, rather than an off-site facility. This gives the buyer unlimited access to inventory and selection of not only programmed goods, but access to one-of-a-kind and unique pieces at a scale all but unheard of at convention or event space. Simply put: Buyers will see far more rugs than is possible elsewehere.

Buyers can also take advantage of outstanding access to some of the country’s and world’s best rug brands by attending either The Rug Show or NYICS or both! For those makers without home showrooms in NY/NJ region this concentration of superior caliber exhibitors provides all the more reason for, as The Rug Show says: ‘any serious rug and carpet showroom owner’ to attend these shows and Metro Market Week.

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The Rug Show Adds Another Last Minute Exhibitor to Roster

rugshowNYLAsignatureV2NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES — Exhibitors are still signing up even as only two weeks remain until rug and carpet showroom owners, designers, and architects decent on New York’s Javits Center for the 2016 New York edition of The Rug Show. As an undeniable ‘must’ for any serious rug and carpet showroom owner, The Rug Show offers an all but unbeatable selection of rugs and carpets across the middle and high end of the market and is pleased to announce Rug Art as a last minute addition to the already impressive roster. Join The Rug Show at the Javits Center in New York City from September 10-13, 2016.

"All the attention we’re receiving - from exhibitors, from buyers, from the press, I think it says something about the state of the industry," begins Ramin Mobayen, one of the organizers of The Rug Show. "It says ‘We want a show that allows everyone to participate, we want it to be convenient, and we want great selection.’ Fortunately we’ve been able to bring together a lot of great companies this year, and we’re looking forward to delivering on the implied promise of putting on an amazing show with unmatched selection."

For those seeking textural carpets Ayka Design will present their critically acclaimed collection of variable length pile carpets while the New England Collection showcases their modern interpretations of the American hooked rug vernacular. Tissage’s expert use of color and skillful incorporation of multiple textures will undoubtedly impress as well.

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Momeni Launches Novogratz by Momeni with the Novogratz

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CARLSTADT, N.J. – Momeni announced its new licensing partnership with renowned design team and television personalities The Novogratz to design, manufacture and market a collection of area rugs. Novogratz by Momeni will include approximately 15 rug collections to debut at the line’s launch party on September 29th at The Novogratzes' Hollywood castle. The collection’s formal launch to the trade will be featured at the Novogratz by Momeni High Point showroom, IHFC G-369, from October 21-26, 2016. Items will be available to consumers in January 2017 through specialty retailers and partners including Nebraska Furniture Mart.

"Momeni is thrilled to partner with Bob and Cortney on this exceptional line of rugs," said Reza Momeni. "We have been continually inspired by their fresh approach to attainable modern design. The designs within this collection are unlike anything on the market today and we cannot wait to reveal the product – it truly speaks to the spirit of The Novogratz and Momeni brands."

"Having an active household with 7 kids and boys constantly wrestling, I've realized that rugs are a must in my home - not just because I love them, but because they truly do serve a purpose: softening and bringing warmth to a space," explained Cortney Novogratz. "As designers, we wanted to have a say about what's in the market. We're so excited to have partnered with Momeni to create rugs full of color, texture, word play, and all of the other things we try to live by. We hope these rugs bring as much joy to people as the process has brought to us." Cortney and her husband Robert have co-written 3 books and starred in the popular People.com digital series “The Castle Next Door: The Novogratz Family Takes Hollywood", as well as the Bravo show, “9 by Design” and HGTV’s, “Home by Novogratz”.

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Jaipur Living Breaks Ground on New 180,000 Sq Ft Headquarters in Acworth, GA

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Award-winning global lifestyle company Jaipur Living has broken ground on its new 180,000-square-?foot facility in Cherokee County. Commemorating the development of the company’s future headquarters and warehouse space, the ceremonial ground breaking event took place in Acworth, GA on Tuesday morning, August 23, kicking off with remarks from company president Asha Chaudhary and a sneek peak at the building design renderings. Among the attendees were Jaipur Living company executives, and local officials, including members of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, Cherokee County Development Authority and the Office of the Consulate General of India.

“We stand here today literally on top of our future – the very site that will house Jaipur Living’s new global corporate headquarters and distribution center in Cherokee County – ‘where metro meets the mountains’,” remarked Chaudhary. “We love this phrase given its parallel with our own story, which centers on the intersection of our global business at the doorsteps of our artisans, and truly succeeding together through partnership.”

Chaudhary added: “Jaipur Livings’s story began with two looms in a small community in India, and through our partnership with over 50,000 artisans who are the soul of our brand, our company has since blossomed into one of India’s largest exporters of rugs and textile products. Over these years, we have never lost sight of our roots or the partners who have shared this journey with us – from our artisans to our local Georgia community, where we have planted new roots and are so proud to continue to grow and evolve our brand.”

In addition to Chaudhary’s remarks, select local dignitaries were invited to speak, including:

  • Buzz Ahrens, Chairman, Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
  • DV Singh, Head of Chancery, Consulate General of India
  • Marshall Day, Chairman,Development Authority of Cherokee County

Other participating officials and Jaipur Living brand executives included:

  • Steve Holcomb, Vice Chairman, Development Authority of Cherokee County
  • Misti Martin, President, Cherokee Office of Economic Development
  • Pam Carnes, President, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce
  • Matthew Thomas, Economic Development Manager, City of Canton
  • Archana Chaudhary, Director of Supply Chain, Jaipur Living
  • Ken Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, Jaipur Living
  • Michael Callaghan, Vice President of Sales, Jaipur Living
  • David Wise, Product Development Director, Jaipur Living

Attendees from several of Jaipur Living’s key business partners in the development of the new facility included BB&T Bank, Pattillo Construction, architecture firm Cooper Carry and CPA firm Windham Brannon.

Marking a $22.3 million capital investment, construction has begun on the development and will take place in two phases. The first phase of the project will result in the company’s new 180,000-­?square-­?foot headquarters and distribution center, expected to be complete by summer 2017. Phase two of the development will see the building’s expansion to over 350,000 square feet by 2020. This relocation will bring approximately 100 permanent new jobs to the Cherokee County Community, with the addition of between 10 – 15 jobs annually in the next four years.

“Through this ongoing development, we are proud to be a part of the fabric of this community, and to contribute to the economic development of Cherokee County, the City of Woodstock and the state of Georgia through the creation of new job opportunities and truly competitive wages,” noted Chaudhary. Currently based in Norcross, GA, Jaipur Living is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rugs and textiles. The ground breaking on the company’s new facility marks more than a decade of steady growth and expansion in key categories that include the award-­?winning rugs that have made Jaipur a global name.

“This year has been an exciting time of change, seeing us through a rebrand to Jaipur Living, underscoring our vision to serve our customers as a true lifestyle brand – one that will continue to revolutionize the home industry with a transformative business model centered on our passion for people, product and design,” said Asha Chaudhary. “As a global brand and business, our new facility will position Jaipur Living to better serve our international customer base while sustaining and supporting the company’s steady growth.”

For more information, visit www.jaipurliving.com.

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The Rug Show Offers Unmatched Selection

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NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES — With only weeks to go until opening day of the 2016 New York edition of The Rug Show, attention is now turning to the details that bring a show together. The catalogs are printed, rugs are being shipped, and exhibitors are eager to greet attendees from across the globe. As an undeniable ‘must’ for any serious rug and carpet showroom owner, designer, architect, or other interior professional, The Rug Show offers an all but unbeatable selection of rugs and carpets across the middle and high end of the market. Join The Rug Show at the Javits Center in New York City from September 10-13, 2016.

"The Rug Show brings together some of the best companies in the rug business," says Ramin Mobayen, one of the organizers of The Rug Show. "By featuring all of this great product in one location, everyone in the entire industry — buyers, wholesales, designers — is able to benefit. And we’re not just talking about handmade rugs, we have an impressive selection of machine-made products this year as well."

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Capel Enjoys Summer Success in Vegas/Atlanta

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Left to right: Lee Hershberg, IMC VP home décor; Jake Sweeters, national sales manager; John Magee, president & CEO; Cameron Capel, VP national accounts; Bob Maricich, IMC CEO; Suzanne Berger, showroom manager.

TROY, N.C. — Spurred by the increased visibility of a new showroom location (World Market Center, Space A133) and a creative mix of fresh, on-trend products, Capel Rugs saw an uptick in both traffic and sales at the Las Vegas Market held July 31 to August 4 compared to its summer showing a year ago. The company also enjoyed a solid performance at the July 13-16 Atlanta International Area Rug Market.

"We feel very encouraged by the activity we generated at this summer's markets," said Cameron Capel, vice president of national accounts for Capel Rugs. "In both Las Vegas and Atlanta, we had a strong appointment list of retailers and designers, and everyone we were expecting to visit came through and spent quality time with us. At both markets, people loved what they saw and we placed a significant amount of new orders for all of our introductions.

"We were especially excited by our results in Las Vegas, where both sales and attendance were up compared to the summer 2015 market."

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