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.
Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison was featured in The Love Letter Transcend space at NY NOW from August 10-14 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
The Love Letter Transcend space, curated and designed by Beth Diana Smith and Kiyonda Powell on behalf of the Black Artists + Designers Guild, won the IFDA award for Innovative Booth Design.
"What excites me most about this space, affectionately called The Love Letter, is the inspiration behind it. It’s a celebration of Black creativity and all that it entails. There’s this point where colors, textures, and unspoken words meet where a designer “feels” the space and everything becomes inspired by another. Once we knew how we wanted the space to feel and what shapes and colors would be involved, I gravitated towards Nourison’s Radiant collection for its vibrancy, energy, and playful style. And I truly loved the Fantasia rug in green for the “outdoor” area because it grounded the space and made it feel more organic.” – Beth Diana Smith
"The Love Letter Transcend space is dedicated to and inspired by black creatives and our contributions to the world of design. We wanted to create a space that is visually romantic, rich in the African Diaspora culture and highlights black makers from around the globe. The design honors the past and looks forward to the future. Warm colors of the earth provide the foundation for the color palette layered with sculptural elements and a playful mix of styles and finishes to create warmth and love. We are happy to feature several rugs from Nourison that bring layers of rich texture, bold color and pattern to enhance our space!” - Kiyonda Powell
The three Nourison rugs featured with texture and saturated hues included Radiant RAD04Multicolor with a vintage vibe, hand woven shag Fantasia FAN01 Green (shown above) and CALVIN KLEIN Luster Wash SW01 Russet with a watercolor-like design.
CALVIN KLEIN Luster Wash SW01 Russet
Published verbatim courtesy of Nourison.
Award-winning manufacturer Feizy Rugs is well-known for creating on-trend groupings that span style and price spectrums. Over the past 45 years, a discerning clientele has come to expect nothing less than the most innovative designs from the company, which has grown to become one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers, and the stunning new introductions being made at the upcoming Las Vegas Market are sure to please.
Oriental Weavers, the world’s largest manufacturer of power loomed rugs, announces the release of their 2019-2020 Rug Catalog just in time for the summer market and the fall selling season.
Proudly dedicated exclusively to the rug category, the company’s catalog is over 500 pages and incorporates more than 150 new introductions comprised of 12 new collections.
International Market Centers (IMC) has promoted Cain Brodie to general manager of Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), a collection of design-driven, open year-round showrooms located on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus, effective Aug. 1. Brodie, a 10-year member of the Las Vegas Market team, will report directly to Julie Messner, senior vice president of furniture and home décor leasing.
Harounian Rugs International (HRI) will be expanding upon their HRI-RESILIENCE Collections with the introduction of a new outdoor collection of rugs under the new brand name “Outdoor Heirlooms". According to HRI’s Lee Harounian, “As the name implies, this collection will consist of timeless traditional designs, and is intended to enable consumers to create a colorful indoor aesthetic, outdoors."
Exhibitors reported strong order writing at the close of the summer 2019 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market®. The market drew buyers from all 50 states and nearly 60 countries sourcing from 8,000 brands across all categories of home décor and gift showcased in 1,400 permanent showrooms and 3,000 temporary exhibits according to International Market Centers (IMC).