Atlanta Market to Have Numerous Rug-Related Events This Week

       

       

ATLANTA—This Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market kicks off the year at AmericasMart. Besides the numerous rug introductions, there will also be plenty of networking and educational events, as well as parties, for attendees to take advantage of. Here is what’s on tap:

Thursday, Jan. 10:
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery. Bldg. 1, 4-B-1
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: ORIA/ORIA CF January 2013 Rug Auction. Building 1, Floor 2
4 p.m.: Surya’s Absolute 80’s party, with 1980’s music, cocktails and hor d’oeurves as well as special market promotions and giveaways. Bldg. 1, 11-A-1
4 p.m.: Mohawk’s American Rug Craftsmen brand preview party, with cocktails and food. Bldg. 1, 3-A-1
4 p.m.: Kaleen’s showroom celebration. Bldg. 1, 3-C-9
4-7 p.m.: Kalaty celebrates its Newport Mansions and Portfolio by Parisa licenses. Bldg. 1, 4-G-14
5 p.m.: Wine and Dine with Loloi. Bldg. 1, 4-C-7

Friday, Jan. 11
9 a.m.-noon: MOI Gallery. Bldg. 1, 4-B-1
10 a.m.: “Decorating from Top to Bottom,” presented by Kenneth Brown of HGTV’s reDesign. Bldg. 1, 4-D-8
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: ORIA/ORIA CF January 2013 Rug Auction. Bldg. 1, Floor 2
1:30 p.m.: The Unique and Antique Rug Forum; to register, contact orra@orrainc.com. Bldg. 1, 4-G-7
3  p.m.: Walk the Market with Phil Menendian; to register contact orra@orrainc.com. Bldg. 1, Floor 2, ORRA booth
4 p.m.: Kaleen’s showroom celebration. Bldg. 1, 3-C-9
4 p.m.: Jaipur’s gold-and-silver “Party with the Stars” themed party, with prizes and awards for the best metallic outfits. Bldg. 1, 3-C-15
6 p.m. America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards. Oceans Ballroom at Georgia Aquarium
 
Saturday, Jan. 12
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: MOI Gallery. Bldg. 1, 4-B-1
10 a.m.: Meet and Greet with ORRA president Richard Amatulli. Bldg. 1, 4-G-7
10-11 a.m.: MOI’s inaugural Breakfast By Design. Bldg. 1, 4-B-1
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: ORIA/ORIA CF January 2013 Rug Auction. Bldg. 1, Floor 2
10:30 a.m.-Noon: Knot To Be Missed, presented by Phil Menendian and a panel of rug appraisers; to register contact orra@orrainc.com. Bldg. 1, 4-G-7
5 p.m.: 4th Floor Launch Party. Bldg. 1, Floor 4

Daily:
4 p.m.: Kas celebrates the new year with wine and appetizers. Bldg. 1, 4-D-2
4:30-7:30 p.m.: Nourison will have a wine, cheese and coffee reception. Bldg. 1, 3-F-2