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AmericasMart Calls for Spectacular Rug Introductions

AmericasMart Calls for Spectacular Rug Introductions

ATLANTA—America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards—the headlining event at the January International Area Rug Market—honoring the area rug industry’s finest introductions, is calling for manufacturers and importers to enter their products. AmericasMart Area Rug exhibitors may present up to two rug introductions. The categories are: handmade, power-loomed, antique and contemporary. Exhibitors can submit entries online at americasmart.com/jancarpetawards.com.More »

Nourison to Expand New York Showroom

Nourison to Expand New York Showroom

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–Nourison Industries has signed a lease at 295 Fifth Avenue, New York, for its newest showroom scheduled to open in March 2011. The three-level space, including ground floor with Fifth Avenue frontage, is over 10,000 square feet, and will showcase the company’s Home Accent and Area Rug programs for national accounts. “The success andMore »

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 »

Carpet Exhibit Spotlights Women Designers

Carpet Exhibit Spotlights Women Designers

NEW YORK–A custom carpet exhibition will be held Nov. 9 at the New York Design Center here. “Mother Earth: The Works of Women in Modern Carpet Design” will be presented in conjunction with the launch of Casa’s new furniture showroom. Featured designers include Malene Barnett of Malene b- Custom Handmade Carpets, Tracey Sawyer of TheMore »

The Bold and The Beautiful

The Bold and The Beautiful

By Andrea Lillo A rainbow of colors are on tap at this month’s High Point Market, as oranges, blues, and other hues find themselves center stage at the show, the last of the year for many manufacturers. And designs will be hard to miss as well, with some being based in tradition, but colored inMore »

Manufacturers Get Down to (Sample) Size

Manufacturers Get Down to (Sample) Size

By Andrea Lillo When it comes to helping retailers sell rugs, manufacturers have concentrated on a new concept: Think small. Manufacturers are increasingly offering displays in a compact footprint that showcase anywhere from 20 to almost 100 rug designs in sample sizes. Whether for stores with limited floor space, or even for designers who needMore »