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The Feiss Family Returns

The Feiss Family Returns

By Andrea Lillo Murray Feiss—the man—has returned to the lighting industry. After several years off, the founder of lighting company Murray Feiss is set to debut his new lighting venture, Authenticity, with his sons-in-law Ron Hersh and Robert Greene. They enjoyed their time off, Feiss said, and while coming back into the category was actuallyMore »

Creative Home Ideas Expands

Creative Home Ideas Expands

Creative Home Ideas, a 30-year-old family-owned business, began a new chapter in its company’s history with a new showroom at the recent textiles market here. Besides more room for its wide variety of accent, scatter, kitchen and bath rugs, the new showroom/design studio also provides additional space for its sales, product development and design teamsMore »

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

By Andrea Lillo As with other furnishings categories, pricing issues are top of mind for rug manufacturers, which have seen price points dip to new levels in the new economy. As 2010 wraps up, companies say that 2011 will remain in a recovery mode, but also become the time to address passing along price increases.More »

Capel and Kevin O’Brien Launch Collection

Capel and Kevin O’Brien Launch Collection

Capel welcomed its newest designer, Kevin O’Brien, into the Capel family with a launch party at last month’s High Point Market. The initial group includes six tufted designs and two braids. The collection marks O’Brien’s first area rug collection, though he has been in the design industry for more than 20 years, beginning his careerMore »

The Apple of Your i

The Apple of Your i

By David Gill Next year, the iPod will become ten years old. It hardly seems possible that a product that has become associated with the newest in technology for consumers could have already reached double digits in age. In point of fact, however, Apple Corp. first unleashed the iPod in 2001—and has since updated itMore »

Checking In

Checking In

 By David Gill Having displayed their wares for retailers at the September New York Home Fashions Market, home textiles manufacturers are now turning their attention to another class of trade—the hospitality industry. This month brings the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York City, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The presenceMore »