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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 »

High Point Market Opens

High Point Market Opens

HIGH POINT, N.C.—The High Point Market began here on Saturday, Oct. 16, and runs through Thursday, Oct. 21. In addition to the thousands of home furnishings introductions in categories including furniture, lighting and floor covering, and events galore, for this year’s event the Market Authority has unveiled MyMarket, a Web site to allow attendees toMore »

Feizy to Offer Market Incentives and Host Party at High Point

Feizy to Offer Market Incentives and Host Party at High Point

DALLAS–Feizy will offer buyers several incentives at High Point Market, as well host a cocktail party. New collection releases include Vardo, its latest collaboration with designer Tracy Porter, as well as two additions to its Feizy Finecollection, the Tibetan hand-knotted Dayuan and Kashgar lines, and two in its Feizy Home, the Waulee and Bamboo LatticeMore »

Company C Promotes Ferrer

Company C Promotes Ferrer

Concord, NH–Rug maker Company C has promoted Marybeth Ferrer to national sales director. Ferrer will lead the independent sales force, working closely alongside the internal sales leader and customer service department, as well as oversee communication and transactions with Company C’s national dealers and sales representatives. Ferrer previously served as sales representative and key accountsMore »

Safavieh Expands High Point Showroom

Safavieh Expands High Point Showroom

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—Safavieh has expanded its showroom space at High Point’s Market Square to accommodate its new program of designer shags and novelty textured rugs. Measuring 1,000 square feet in suite 121, the additional space is adjacent to Safavieh’s rugs and furniture showrooms in suites 120 and 123, which comprise 10,000 square feet. “This spaceMore »