Colors: Blue Color

International Market Centers (IMC), a Blackstone portfolio company, has named William B. (Bill) Furlong to the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer of Juniper, IMC’s new fully integrated omnichannel B2B e-commerce platform. This strategic hire further underscores the companies’ investment in and commitment to the development of an industry-first, best-in-class B2B suite of software and marketplace solutions. Together IMC and Blackstone have invested over $100MM in product development and built a team of over 160 people in less than 18 months.

Award-winning manufacturer Feizy Rugs is expanding its robust collection of stunningly chic rugs through its much-anticipated partnership with Thom Filicia, one of today’s most influential interior and product designers. The fashion-forward rug company is also adding striking new pieces to its existing Bellini, Elias, and Piraj collections, and debuting Alden, a comfortable collection that includes curated colors selected by Thom Filicia. Feizy’s array of new collections and products will be on display at High Point Market.

Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will be focusing on abstract design, rich textures and distressed classics for High Point Market, June 5-9. 

New area rug introductions will include the launch of Calvin Klein Linear (CK010) with intricate cut and looped textures in neutral tones with shimmering accents, kathy Ireland® Home American Manor (KI100) with Persian floral designs and abstract patterns, and Michael Amini Star (MA30) featuring abstract designs inspired by natural landscapes made from a luxurious blend of wool, lurex, and silk-like Luxcelle.

Loloi Rugs is moving its New York City showroom and will renovate and occupy the entire second floor at 260 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

The 6,000-sq.-ft. space features 11-foot ceilings and will become the company's new home for the Home Textiles Market held each Spring and Fall. Loloi’s New York showroom will showcase a curated collection of rugs and other textiles for the home textile market each spring and fall.

Couristan, the leader in soft floor coverings for over 95 years, has launched its latest Trend Report Video for 2021, "Back to Basics" in Colorado. The mountains of Colorado were chosen to showcase the company's latest trends because it’s a place where 'every day holds an opportunity for greatness'. Rich visuals delivered in social teasers and clips preceded the unveil of Couristan's 4-minute video report, which highlights five key trends in the Home Furnishings Industry that have inspired a full range of the company's most recent introductions, award-winning and innovative products.

After a year of mostly non-existent in-person markets, Kalaty eagerly anticipates welcoming both old and new customers to their High Point showroom, IHFC G-369, to experience first-hand the company’s vast array of new products. Among the products making their High Point debut are hand-knotted heirloom-quality collections, additions to existing best-selling high-end collections plus a wide range of new rugs across all style categories, constructions, textures, weaves and price ranges.

Atlanta Market has confirmed nearly 103,000 square feet of new, expanded and relocated home décor showrooms in preparation for its Summer 2021 staging, July 13-19, 2021. The updates include 11 new showrooms – nearly triple that of the Winter 2021 Market – and 14 relocations and expansions that enhance the 300+ showroom home décor collection at AmericasMart® Atlanta to meet high consumer demand for home furnishings.

Unique Loom collaborates with Julia Molloy of the BOLD Summit, and Donna Moss for a Summer Social in Unique Loom’s High Point Market Showroom Market Square 240. BOLD by Design Magazine’s Summer Social Event at Unique Loom’s High Point Showroom, will feature a Q & A style segment with Julia Molloy and special brand collaboration and book signing engagement with Interior Designer Donna Moss for her book - Best of Show.

ENJOY SPRING, ON US! RUG INSIDER's 100th Issue Collector's Edition marks our 25th year of publishing. Our print edition has mailed and is now available online as well. We've migrated to ISSUU for our digital subscriptions and are excited to share this move and our milestone for spring. Our new partnership with ISSUU is an integral part of serving the many needs of our diverse industry, with content instantly available to active readers around the globe.

To celebrate with us, please find complimentary digital access on ISSUU to our current Spring 2021, ‘Cool Change’ issue of RUG INSIDER Magazine, via the link below.

After its launch, a quarter-century ago in the Summer of 1997 RUG INSIDER Magazine (RI) is celebrating its 100th issue with the Spring Collector's Edition which is mailing now. “I'm very proud of this Spring issue,” states Peter Woodaman, Publisher and creator. “We’ve expanded our editorial reach covering more segments of the industry than ever before. There truly should be something for everyone in this issue.”