New at ICFF 2013 Designer Rugs Deco Collection Rug. This collection was designed by Catherine Martin and is an Art Deco-inspired collection that was featured in the new Great Gatsby film.
New at ICFF 2013 OG22 Rug Fun Teddy Rug. This rug is a teddy-bear shaped colored geometric pattern.
New for ICFF 2013 Now Carpets Akari Rug. Now is a Spanish company showing a variety of contemporary designs.
andDesign – The Niche Within The Niche — By Sarah Stroh
Observations — Change Happens — By Leslie Stroh
Retailing — Chicago — By Jack Maier
Designers’ Notebook – Shea Soucie/Martin Horner, and Melissa Lewis & Cari Giannoulias
andDesign – The Ship That Sails Wins — By Sarah Stroh
Observations — Retailers Survey Results — By Leslie Stroh
Observations — Social Media — By Mike Cohen
All About Rugs – Cross Trending — By Wesley Mancini
Designers’ Notebook – Lynda Onthank, ASID and Christina Oliver
andDesign – Women — By Sarah Stroh
Observations — Social Responsibly Defined: Kaleen – By Leslie Stroh
All About Rugs – Rugs 101 — By Cyrus Loloi
Designers’ Notebook – Brenda K. Denny, ASID and Donna M. Jarnigan, ASID, RID, RB
Retailing — By The Numbers: Sales 2012 — By Jack Maier
Legends: Time Capsule- The Past, Present and Future in La Cienega Design Quarter (LCDQ), LA, CA 3 days of social media and designers meeting, talking and listening to presentations. Over 30 retails stores have decorated their windows to represent the, past, the present and the future. Stay posted for presentation overviews, window displays and on [...]
During High Point Market, I realized that words were sometimes meaningless. Rug News andDesign posts over 600 pictures per year in Walking the Market – a visual representation of what we see at markets.
What markets or design centers do you attend regularly? My favorite market is the High Point market, because it is where I can make the most of my time since there is more product there than any other market. I attend the Dallas market, because of the close proximity to Houston, and I love to [...]
Care & Fair has created this video statement of their mission, including schooling children, teaching adults, and providing free medical services for over 100,000 patients.
In the articles we’ve written over the last year we’ve noted several retailing trends that were changing the business of brick-and-mortar retailers. To a degree they had not previously done so, these changes came together in our interviews with retailers in the Dallas–Ft. Worth metropolitan area.
When you ask people about Chicago Style – does Chicago have a distinctive style of interior design? What are its elements? – they say “Oh, it’s Midwestern.” Or “Oh, it’s traditional.” Then they say trends start on the coasts, and by the time they get to Chicago they’re calmed down…
Dalton, GA (June 14, 2013) – Kaleen Rugs has promoted Kevin Blaine to Regional Vice President of the Northern Region. He will be responsible for managing all sales and salespeople in 10 states, along with expanding market share in the region. Most recently Kevin was Territory Manager for Kaleen, in charge of New York, New [...]
SADDLE BROOK, NJ — June 10, 2013. Nourison is offering customers who purchase products for $5,000 or more at the Atlanta Market the chance to win a New York City Giveaway for two. All purchases must be made in Nourison’s showroom at Building A of the Merchandise Mart, Suite 3F between July 11 and 14, [...]
Dallas, TX—This June’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market will be a prolific one, as 19 collections are set to make their Dallas debut in honor of the Feizy Rugs’ Ruby Anniversary Celebration. “Our designers have created amazingly eye-catching designs in all price points and constructions,” says John Feizy, Founder and CEO. “From the ultra-fine [...]
In this beautifully illustrated article in The Atlantic, the origins of the social entrepreneurship approach to rug making are described.
Rug News andDesign featured Mr. and Mrs. N.K. Chaudhary in the article Jaipur Rugs – 40,000 workers, 32,000 women from July 2011, detailing their contributions to empowering women and “giving dignity to the weavers.”
Canadian Rug Design Firm Recognizes World Day Against Child Labour, Announces Unique 25th Anniversary Initiative in Support of Fair Trade
On the eve of World Day Against Child Labour (June 12, 2013), Toronto-based fair trade design firm Creative Matters announced that it will celebrate its 25th anniversary year by mounting The Art Day Project to “celebrate and demystify the art of rug design and fair trade weaving.” Creative Matters designers will use artwork created by workshop participants as inspiration for several original rug designs which will be entered into the firm’s first-ever Art Day competition.
By Rob Leahy GROWTH RETURNS, BUT UNEVENLY As I prepared for the Afghanistan/USA Carpet Conference (From Sheep to Shop), held in Dubai September 20-22nd of this year I collected a large amount of information for presentation to the participants. From these data a picture appeared that was encouraging on one level, but disconcerting on another. [...]
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ATLANTA – June 6, 2013 – Ever responsive to retailers’ desires to present an integrated merchandise mix with items from multiple product categories, AmericasMart® presents a diverse and innovative GIFT product collection highlighted by new and expanded showrooms at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® (July 10 – 17, 2013) and The Atlanta [...]
Dalton, GA (May 28, 2013) – Kaleen Rugs is pleased to welcome Blake Dennard back to the Company as Senior Vice President. “I am very excited to be re-joining Kaleen,” said Dennard. “The combination of the outstanding team of employees and the power of true vertical integration gives us unlimited upside potential.” Dennard is an [...]
Atlanta, GA (June 4, 2013) – Area rug house Amer has selected a new permanent showroom in High Point, NC. Set to open during the October 2013 High Point Market, Amer will be showing at Showplace, suite 3415. “I’m thrilled to be adding this permanent location for our clients,” remarked Director of Operations Bart Gilleland. [...]
TROY, N.C. – Capel Rugs presented silver Tiffany bracelets with an infinity design to four buyers during the April High Point Market. The elegant bracelets were awarded during daily raffles held in the company’s showroom in Market Square, space 112. The winners were Barb Bachman, co-owner of Warren Barnett Interiors, Brookfield, Wis.; Tiffany Harris, co-owner [...]
New for ICFF 2013 Tania Johnson Glass Collection Rug. These rugs are based on a photograph of rain taken through glass.