SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Nourison has updated its popular Tahoe Collection of wool hand-knotted rugs for 2013 with several new rugs. The new collection, aptly named Tahoe Modern, will feature modern interpretations of animal patterning … painterly crosshatching … fanciful fleur de lys … vivid ikat designs, and more.
“We have made the rugs more contemporary through the use of color, absence of borders, and cleaner lines while still maintaining the overall feel of this popular collection,” said Joyce Lowe, Executive Director of Nourison’s Rug Division.
DALLAS, TX — John Feizy, Founder and CEO of Feizy Rugs, announced that the company will be exhibiting at the upcoming Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas.
“Not many people are aware, but we have been working with the hospitality and commercial design market for over a decade now,” said Feizy. “It’s a natural extension of who we are as a company. Our focus on integrity, service, exceptional products and relationships has allowed this end of the business to grow steadily, albeit quietly.”
DALLAS, TX— Feizy Rugs will sponsor this year’s ASID Dallas Design Ovation Awards at the Platinum Level. The Design Ovation Awards recognize achievements in interior design, architecture and special contributions to the community made by ASID members and students. Categories range from numerous Commercial and Residential Design categories to Sustainable/Green/Adaptive Reuse Design and Student Real and Imagined Design. Winners are selected by a jury of industry professionals.
“Feizy Rugs is proud to support the ASID,” said John Feizy, Founder and CEO. “We are blessed to have built many strong relationships with our designer partners over the past 40 years and recognize what a huge part they have played in our success. It’s absolutely our honor to be a part of such a wonderful evening.”
CALHOUN, GA — La-Z-Boy, one of the world's leading residential furniture producers and retailers, recently recognized home accessories brand Surya, with the Vendor Partner of the Year Award during the company's Vendor Appreciation Dinner that took place on April 17th, 2013, in High Point, NC. This annual event brings together key vendors who support La-Z-Boy in the goal of helping its customers to Live Life Comfortably. In lieu of giving a plaque to Surya, La-Z-Boy contributed $500 to Surya's philanthropic partner, the Akshaya Patra Foundation (www.foodforeducation.org), a life-changing meal program that feeds 1.3 million underprivileged children daily in schools across India.
"Our Vendor Partner of the Year Award is the highest recognition the La-Z-Boy Retail Division bestows on our vendor partners," said Dan King, Vice President Retail Division, La-Z-Boy Inc. "Surya earned this honor through consistent execution of our customers' orders, teaming up with our buyers to stay relevant in the market place and by having strong sales performance. In addition, we were very impressed with Surya's commitment to philanthropic efforts and helping those who are less fortunate. We feel very thankful to have a world-class team like Surya helping La-Z-Boy Retail to delight our clients."
NEW YORK, NY — Get ready to be dazzled. The second annual Rug Show@Javits kicks off fall rug buying season Sept. 22-25, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City with a knock-out lineup of confirmed, NEW and returning rug producers. This collective represents the most creative, cutting-edge arbiters of style in the field of fine handmade rugs anywhere in the world today.
Meticulous quality, trend-setting innovation and stunning surprises are guaranteed at the Javits Center in September, with carpet textures, colors and designs rivaling the autumnal hues beginning to landscape the East Coast.
You'll find soulful new designs taking inspiration from the likes of impressionist and abstract paintings, world architecture and global fabric patterns, as these brilliant rug producers present arguably the most exceptional, skillful examples of flooring art in the world today. Expect to see modernized takes on tried-and-true traditional patterns, newfangled fiber combinations, audacious use of color and the most tranquil interpretations of contemporary around.
CALHOUN, GA — Home accessories brand Surya announces the launch of its first upholstered accent furniture collection. The spirited new range has made its debut at the company’s flagship showroom, Showplace 4100, during the High Point Spring 2013 Market, Apr. 20-25. A natural extension of the brand’s popular pouf collection, the 50+ piece series is the brand’s initial foray into this growing category.
Hand made in India, the broad range of ottomans, benches and foot stools showcases a myriad of colorful styles. The wool upholstery for the new collection takes its design cues from some of Surya’s best-selling flat weave patterns including bold stripes, geometrics, medallions, chevron and houndstooth.
Julie Rosenblum, Nourison’s, Executive Director of Licensing, Kathy Ireland and Alex Peykar, Principal Nourison.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Kathy Ireland the award-winning designer who heads up the 25th most powerfully licensed brand globally and is one of the 50 most influential women in the United States, made a special appearance at Nourison’s showroom at IH101 in High Point on April 21 from 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM.The designer had also visited Nourison’s showroom on the afternoon of April 20 to introduce the teams of the respective companies and celebrate the new partnership. Nourison will offer a preview of the new product line during the High Point Market from April 20-25.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Nourison has entered into a licensing agreement with kathy ireland Worldwide for a floor covering partnership. This licensing agreement includes the brands kathy ireland Home as well as kathy ireland Designs Jardin by Nicholas Walker, kathy ireland Designs Acafe Society by Chef Andres, and Kathleen Marie. In addition, Nourison will be creating decorative accessories under this agreement. "It is exciting for everyone at kathy ireland Worldwide to join Alex and the incredible team at Nourison, to develop beautiful flooring and accents for homes, offices and the hospitality communities. We considered no other company for this category. Under Alex's keen vision and direction, Nourison is a world leader in fashion. As our brand continues to grow, we are actively seeking the finest, global partners in each category. Nourison enjoys an unequaled level of respect and appreciation from designers and the people who chart the course of fashion," said Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide. "We want the home furnishings industry to know that our pursuit of this partnership is very important to our strategic plan, of building equity in fashion and growing from good, to better and best at retail. Our collaboration of kathy ireland Home by Nourison is an expression of great confidence in the integrity and leadership offered by the great house of Nourison and their extraordinary taste, at price points that address various retail partners."
Designer Thom Filicia, Arash Yaraghi, Safavieh, and Susan Ingles, SFC (Sustainable Furnishings Council) at Safavieh’s High Point Market showroom.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY — Safavieh announced its membership in the Sustainable Furnishings Council in conjunction with the rug, furniture and accessory company’s launch of several sustainable rug collections at its showroom, Suite 120 Historic Market Square, during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013.
“Consumer response to our eco-friendly rugs has been very positive, and we will continue to develop new and exciting weaves and designs using natural fibers to meet the growing demand for sustainable home furnishings,” said Safavieh principal Arash Yaraghi in making the announcement. “We admire the great strides SFC has made within our industry, and look forward to working with them to help promote sustainable products and practices across all levels of the supply chain,” Yaraghi explained.
ATLANTA, GA — AmericasMart Atlanta continues the integration of its unparalleled home and rug collections with Silkroute International’s expansion into a new, much larger showroom.
The move to Floor 5 in Building 1 nearly triples the space to more than 14,000 square feet, allowing the company to showcase a wider variety of its expansive product mix both during Markets and between for daily business.
“With increasing our showroom space in Atlanta, we are now able to show a broader range of merchandise. Not only will we have the space for more of our wonderful one of a kind finds, we will also have a portion of the showroom dedicated to the new division of our company, SilkRoute Home. It’s focused on re-orderable items such as our successful, high quality leather Artsome Collection as well as the Park Avenue Collection, an American made custom upholstery line,” says Ferozan Ibrahimi, owner of Silkroute International. “This expansion will allow our clients to shop for more of their product needs, from accessories to architectural pieces.”
Safavieh's new Custom Rug Program for interior designers features a brochure detailing design and ordering procedures.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will debut its Custom Rug Program for interior designers during High Point Market. A new brochure detailing the program will be distributed to design clients at Safavieh’s Historic Market Square showroom, suite 120.In making the announcement, Arash Yaraghi, president, said that the program will be under the sales management of John Vlahopoulos, who specialized in designer rugs prior to joining Safavieh in 2011 as senior sales executive.
DALLAS, TX — Feizy Rugs is pleased to announce a year-long partnership with The Global Fund for Children (GFC). The company has announced that it will donate a percentage of all market sales written in the Feizy Rugs Showrooms during each of the upcoming markets during the next twelve months to benefit marginalized children in more than 60 countries.The Global Fund for Children is a unique organization that finds and invests in community-based groups worldwide to transform the lives of children on the edges of society – trafficked children, refugees, child laborers – and help them regain their rights and reach their potential. GFC seeks out innovative and emerging groups and invests in these undercapitalized organizations that provide critical services to children at the local level. With grantees in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, their approach tackles local issues but their impact is global.
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