TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs has appointed John Harrison general manager of the company’s import division, reporting to Tami Watras, director of merchandising. Now responsible for the company’s planning and purchasing strategies as well as inventory control and vendor management, he first joined Capel in 1994 as import purchasing manager.
SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–Imran Dhedhi has been named account representative, covering the Northern California territory for Nourison. He will be responsible for servicing and developing business in the region and for handling the more than 60 active collections in Nourison’s line, as well as the company’s growing Nourtex brand. Dhedhi is returning to Nourison after previously … More »
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh and AmericasMart will hold a book-signing party for Safavieh Couture designer Suzanne Kasler at Safavieh’s showroom, 5-A-2, on July 16, from 2 to 3 p.m., during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Kasler will sign copies of her book, “Inspired Interiors,” released last year and already in its second printing. Prior to … More »
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh has launched a series of product and lifestyle catalogs as part of its strategy to redesign its print and marketing efforts. Both the catalogs and the Web site will have a magazine format, with stories to help dealers romance the product to their customers. Initially, the catalogs will each feature … More »
CARLSTADT, N.J.–Momeni has named Blake Dennard to the newly created position of Southeast regional manager, responsible for managing the sales and sales agents in 10 Southeastern states. Based in Chattanooga, Tenn., Dennard will report to Stephen Hoberman, national accounts manager. Dennard joined Momeni in early 2009 as a sales representative. Prior to joining the company, … More »
SADDLEBROOK, N.J.-A Nourison area rug was part of a winning interior design project that snagged first place in the Decorating Den Interior’s design conference. Interior designer Julie Carrol used a rug from Nourison’s Expressions collection in her design, which was entered into the competition’s commercial category for a community clubhouse she decorated near Baltimore. The … More »
DALTON, Ga.–Monica Battles recently joined Sphinx by Oriental Weavers as regional vice president-West. Battles will be based in Seattle, with responsibility for 11 states which span from Arizona to Montana, all states on the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii. With over 15 years of retail and industry experience, Battles comes to Sphinx from Nourison where … More »
By Andrea Lillo While most of the American rug market has traditionally been product with a pile, the flatweave category has proven a steady or even growing area for the industry. Available in casual or traditional looks, flatweaves fit numerous design styles and price points—consumers can get a flatweave at around $300 for a 5-by-8. … More »