DALTON, Ga.–Shaw Industries has announced that it is exiting the area rug business and plans to convert its Ringgold, Ga., rug facility to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for luxury vinyl tile. “The economics of the rug business today simply do not allow for future growth or encourage further investment,” said Vance Bell, chairman and CEO. … More »
ATLANTA–Next Wednesday, Jan. 8, designer Lotta Jansdotter will present a workshop at Surya’s showroom during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. It will take place from 2-3 p.m. in showroom 11-A-1 in AmericasMart’s Building 1. Jansdotter will share her design inspirations, discuss her process and demonstrate her techniques with attendees. She launched her rug collection … More »
December is a time for planning. Along with organizing for the holidays and family gatherings, retailers and executives in the home furnishings world must also start firming up their plans for the plethora of trade shows to come in the new year. HFN’s Trade Show Preview for the first half of the year is here … More »
ATLANTA–New and expanded area rug showrooms, educational programming and the America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards are on tap for January’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (Jan. 8-11, temporaries Jan. 9-11). AmericasMart now has more than 60,000 square feet of integrated showrooms on the formerly all-rug floors in Building 1 and … More »
ATLANTA–Rug manufacturers can now submit their best rug designs to be considered for AmericasMart’s 2014 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards, to be held during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, Jan. 8-11, 2014. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 27. The award categories include hand hooked/hand tufted, hand knotted, flatweave, … More »
SOMERSET, N.J.–Kas Rugs will launch its extension into the home décor category this January with a collection of pillows and poufs debuting first at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. In addition, the company will be relocating to space 4-C-5 in AmericasMart’s Building 1. Some of the new pillows and poufs will both coordinate with … More »
SECAUCUS, N.J.–F.J. Kashanian Rugs will move to a larger showroom in Atlanta, relocating next door to its former showroom in AmericasMart’s Building 1. Now in 4-G-6, the 2,000 square-foot showroom is double the company’s previous spot and fully renovated. Wine, beer and snacks will be served daily during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 7-14, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 8-11, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 15-19, and Las Vegas Market, Jan. 26-30. The Atlanta markets and Dallas show will be covered in the January issue, while Las Vegas … More »