Floor Covering

JLA Expands Natori License Into New Categories

JLA Expands Natori License Into New Categories

NEW YORK–JLA Home has signed an agreement with Natori Co. to extend its license into accent and occasional furniture, room accessories, table and floor lighting, and area rugs. According to Scott Howard, JLA’s vice president of sales, the new products will complement JLA’s current offerings in the Natori line of decorative bedding and bath products.More »

Brumlow Named Vice President of Product Development at Oriental Weavers

Brumlow Named Vice President of Product Development at Oriental Weavers

DALTON, Ga.–Oriental Weavers USA has appointed Andy Brumlow vice president, product development, where he will manage the product development for area rugs, broadloom and rug padding, and coordinate projects with its domestics and overseas factories. Having joined the company in 2008 as vice president of broadloom, Brumlow previously spent 12 years as the director ofMore »

Safavieh to Hold Book Signing Event for Thomas O’Brien at High Point

Safavieh to Hold Book Signing Event for Thomas O’Brien at High Point

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh will celebrate the release of interior designer Thomas O’Brien’s first book, American Modern, with a book signing and reception on Monday, April 19, during High Point Market next month. The event will take place in the Courtyard at Market Square from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. O’Brien was the first personality to designMore »

Vegas Debut

Vegas Debut

By Andrea Lillo Rug manufacturers at last month’s Las Vegas Market kept the newness coming in 2010 with both product and category introductions. Trends such as shags, customization and color continued, and so did the topic of price points, as both consumers and buyers remain cautious about spending.    “Everything is focused on price now,” saidMore »

Fashions Week for Flooring

Fashions Week for Flooring

By Andrea Lillo After experiencing more optimistic shows in the last two months, manufacturers feel hopeful that experience will be replicated at this month’s New York Home Fashions Market. Both consumers and buyers have started buying again, they said, though price is still a concern and will focus at the lower end. Beyond price points,More »

Optimism Appears at AmericasMart

Optimism Appears at AmericasMart

By Andrea Lillo Optimism replaced pessimism for rug exhibitors at last month’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market as many said that business seemed to pick up over the last few months. “People have a better attitude and they are not moaning and groaning like previous markets,” said Roy Evans, vice president, sales and marketing, CMI.More »

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers to Host Party at Las Vegas Market

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers to Host Party at Las Vegas Market

DALTON, Ga.–Sphinx by Oriental Weavers will host a Vegas Night with Sphinx in its World Market showroom during Las Vegas Market, Feb. 1-5. Held in suite 580 in Building B, the party will take place from 4-7 p.m. In addition to enjoying gourmet specialties, cocktails and entertainment, buyers placing qualifying orders during the party willMore »