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High Point Showroom Buildings Sold for $139.5 Million

High Point Showroom Buildings Sold for $139.5 Million

HIGH POINT, N.C.–An entity called the High Point Acquisition Company has purchased the the showroom buildings Market Square Complex, Hamilton Market, 300 S. Main Street, Furniture Plaza, Plaza Suites, and the National Furniture Mart from MMPI properties for $139.5 million. These buildings and tradeshow spaces encompass 2.1 million square feet and represent some of theMore »

Ralph Lauren Done Right

Ralph Lauren Done Right

By Allison Zisko Ralph Lauren is on a roll. As the spring show season begins, Ralph Lauren Home executives are confident they now have all the components needed for an integrated lifestyle presentation, with two distinct brands that do not overlap in price point or design yet share a common viewpoint. Product introductions at theMore »

Ralph Lauren Done Right: Flooring it with Safavieh

Ralph Lauren Done Right: Flooring it with Safavieh

For Ralph Lauren, it’s all about the mix, said Stephen Earle, senior vice president of home collection design, Ralph Lauren Home. “You can’t tell a story with one thing.” And now the brand has a comprehensive collection of rugs, having launched lines for both Ralph Lauren Home and Lauren Ralph Lauren Home with Safavieh inMore »

New in New York

New in New York

By Andrea LilloBack-to-school themes, shaped rugs and memory foam mats for the kitchen and bathroom were some of the hot categories last month at the New York Home Fashions Market. And the Internet—whether the company’s involvement in social media or designs focusing on Internet slang—also had a bigger presence this market. Mohawk Home, for example,More »

Capel Rugs Names Cameron Capel Vice President-National Accounts

Capel Rugs Names Cameron Capel Vice President-National Accounts

TROY, N.C.-Cameron Capel has been promoted to the position of vice president-national accounts at Capel, where she will continue to manage some of the company’s most important customer relationships and spearhead the development of proprietary brands for those customers. Continuing to report directly to John Magee, president and CEO, Capel, who most recently held theMore »

Radici Becomes Member of ORIA

Radici Becomes Member of ORIA

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Radici USA has become the newest member of the Oriental Rug Importers Association, ORIA announced. Now that it is under new leadership, ORIA wants to become a more inclusive organization and expand the membership to include all U.S.-based rug flooring companies and wholesalers, it said in a release. “Our organization is at a crossroadsMore »

Safavieh Enters Decorative-Pillow Category

Safavieh Enters Decorative-Pillow Category

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh will debut its first collection of decorative pillows at the upcoming High Point Market. The company’s first lineup of decorative pillows encompasses 50 SKUs, with designs and fills segmented by retail channel of distribution, according to a Safavieh statement. Targeted retail channels include furniture stores, upper-end home-furnishings retailers, catalogs and websites. TiffanyMore »

Gilt Groupe Acquires Decorati

Gilt Groupe Acquires Decorati

NEW YORK-Gilt Groupe, an online shopping destination, has acquired home decor site Decorati, expanding its footprint in home to include offerings for designers and trade-only manufacturers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Decorati is a destination site for upscale interior design products and services as well as a community for the display of designerMore »