Following the success of the inaugural virtual HALI Fair in June 2021, HALI Fair Online returns from May 20 - 30, 2022. It is open to view without registration and all events are available on-demand for the duration of the Fair. A select group of the world’s most respected specialist dealers will offer a wide selection of vetted objects from diverse cultures and countries—complete with informative descriptions and details on age and origin—and dealers can be contacted directly for the duration of the Fair by visitors keen to find out more.
Nina Smith, founding CEO of GoodWeave International, was recently named one of ten Jewish women social entrepreneurs selected to the fourth cohort of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) Collective. The Collective — established in 2019 — is an incubator for Jewish women change-makers using a Jewish and gender lens to address critical societal needs and issues, both existing and emerging, with the innovation and determination to make meaningful systemic change and inspire others.
Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison donated area rugs and Mina Victory Home Accents to nine vignettes, including Curated by Younghye, Elissa Grayer Design, Get Decorated, Josh Minter Design, KD Reid, Pappas Miron Design, The Rath Project, Sarah Von Dreele and Young Huh Interior Design for Housing Works’ 17th annual Design on a Dime benefit in New York City. The benefit featured 50 stunning vignettes curated by nationally recognized interior designers on April 20-23, 2022 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Guests were able to shop the vignettes filled with home décor, furniture, art and housewares marked up to 80% off retail prices.
Skinner Auctioneers announced the appointment of Benjamin Mini as the Director of the company's Rugs & Carpets department. Mini will also serve as the Regional Director of the auction house for Maine and Northern New England.
Mini brings over two decades of experience buying and selling rugs, textiles, and other antiques. During his years as an active collector, Mini cultivated vital relationships within the field, and through those connections, his trading in the marketplace, and close study of the material, has developed a particular interest in woven textiles from the Near East and North Africa, including Anatolia, Persia, the Caucuses and the Maghreb.