The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® has announced a reorganization and rebranding of two season-specific merchandise collections – Seasonal / Gift and Outdoor Living – in the lead-up to its summer edition, July 9-15, 2019.
Las Vegas Market offers a comprehensive lineup of programming for Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market, offering buyers and designers opportunities to connect with peers, become educated on the latest industry trends and earn CEU credits. Winter Market runs Jan. 26 – Jan. 30, 2020. (Note: A complete schedule of seminars and events is available at https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/plan/event-seminar-landing.)
Jellybean® Rugs will acquire all Homefires™ brand area and accent rugs effective January 1, 2020.
“This an exciting time for Jellybean® as we revitalize and reorganize our company and our products,” states Renee Ringstad, President Jellybean Rugs (Home Comfort, Inc.). “The bold move to bring all Homefires™ brands into Jellybean® will make our company more efficient and focused, while providing our great customers a single supplier relationship for all the products that they buy from both brands. The added convenience of being able to source all our brands from one sales rep, website or customer service representative will be a welcome change for many of our customers.”
“The retail landscape is being reinvented as we speak, and we are looking forward to the challenges that these new opportunities and environments present,” continued Ringstad. “The world of ‘online’ shopping has injected various challenges to our traditional business roles, but it is also providing possibilities which are limited only by our imaginations. Bringing all our brands under our well-loved and recognized Jellybean® brand is just one of the strategies that we will be embracing in 2020 and beyond. Understanding and embracing the changes in the retail environment makes the changes in our own company feel more exciting and invigorating… as if we, too, are being reinvented. After being in business for over 40 years, it is very thrilling to anticipate the next 40.”
Jellybean Rugs’ company showroom is located in Atlanta in Building 2, #787A. The company looks forward to the move in 2020 and welcomes visitors at all the major gift shows around the country.
On November 7, Nazmiyal Antique Rugs is holding their third live online antique rug auction of the year. Located in the heart of New York City, Nazmiyal has been the leading source for antique and vintage rugs since 1980. Known for their expertise, passion, and an eye for quality and style, Nazmiyal has built a loyal customer base of interior designers, collectors, and private consumers.
International Market Centers (IMC) announced a $33.5 million capital investment in its High Point Market properties, including a dynamic new arrival experience for the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) Commerce entrance as well as customer-facing renovations and refurbishments to several of its other downtown High Point properties.
Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison is focusing on hot trends and cool styles at High Point Market, introducing a mix of new designs and additions to best-selling area rug collections. Among the hot trends and cool styles include new CALVIN KLEIN collections, best-selling Divine and Prismatic collections, and popular Starry Nights collection which just launched this summer.
At its IHFC Green Wing showroom, G-369, Kalaty Rug Corporation is greeting old and new customers with the company’s largest-ever High Point new product presentation. Kalaty is prominently showcasing its latest area rug collections in all styles, weaves, constructions and price ranges throughout the showroom’s 3,700-square-feet of space.
At the 2019 Fall High Point Market, Karastan expands its work in innovative fiber combinations and distinctive fashion colors in three new woven rug collections.
Soiree Collection: A Shimmering Night
Influenced by the glamour of rose gold accents from around the globe, the Soiree Collection combines divine dustings of shimmering rose gold viscose with the velvety soft textures of SmartStrand. The globally inspired patterns, which include Virginia Langley’s mystical Nirvana Spice, express a taste for timeless traditional designs and distressed looks. The color palette, however, is totally of today with fashion-forward shades such as mallard green, alabaster and biscotti. Karastan’s exclusive SmartStrand yarn is a luxurious and durable choice for these styles. Incredibly soft SmartStrand offers proven performance and easy care with built-in premium lifetime stain and soil resistance that will never wear or wash off.
Tempest Collection: Stirring Up Color
A perfect storm of New Zealand wool and SmartStrand comes together beautifully in the Tempest Collection. Continuing to embody Karastan’s fashion legacy, these rugs are elegant, intricate and imaginative. Mixing vivid hues of midnight black, ruby red and cobalt blue with neutral grays and ivories, the patterns in this collection are the next step in color innovation. By marrying the environmentally friendly and strong wool with the luxurious and durable SmartStrand Silk, Karastan achieves a product remarkable in character, performance and style. The sophisticated matte finish of the New Zealand wool is cleverly contrasted with the silky sheen of the SmartStrand Silk fiber. This collection includes three contemporary designs by Virginia Langley.
Tryst Collection: Intricately Detailed Classics and Moderns
Each pattern in the Tryst Collection is intricately detailed and crafted with a new generation of stronger artificial fibers—polyester and viscose yarns. State-of-the-art construction techniques provide a unique texture and softly distressed effect that creates a rich appearance that mimics the look of handmade wool and silk rugs. The collection features both stunning classic Persian designs and breathtaking modern abstracts in earthy blues, rusty reds and a mineral-inspired palette of grays, anthracite and creams.
Las Vegas Market (World Market Center C-312)
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Published verbatim courtesy of Karastan.