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Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison Home is debuting new area rugs, accent rugs and home accessories in their showroom at 230 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1305 at this fall’s New York Home Fashions Market. Rug styles include a new recycled yarn collection called Sustainable Trends and a wide range of accent rugs in both warm neutrals and soft colors that will complement a range of decorating styles. Home accessories include multiple styles in both on-trend and timeless designs that will appeal to a diverse range of tastes and preferences.

COVER Connect New York 2023, curated and hosted by COVER magazine, opens Saturday, Sept. 9. The 2023 edition of the annual boutique trade show for high-end rug brands will be held at two neighboring venues in central Manhattan, Metropolitan Pavilion and The Altman Building, Manhattan, NYC. Since the first event in 2021, it has expanded with steady momentum, increasing the breadth of products offered by attracting more top-level dynamic exhibitors.

International Rug brand, Unique Loom is launching its Custom Rug Design Program during Dallas Design Week at Dallas Market Center, by throwing a Tacos & Tequila Design Week design community event on September 20, at 3 p.m.. The event is hosted by Celebrity designer and television host Jennifer Farrell and is sponsored by Tequila Comisario who will offer a special tasting from three of their world-famous tequilas.

Tisca Rugs, the renowned Austrian rug manufacturer, has announced its exclusive distribution in the US and Canadian markets through LSI Flooring. Since its introduction in 1963, the program has achieved tremendous success worldwide, making it the perfect platform for Tisca Rugs to expand its reach.

For over a decade, The Rug Show has been known as the area rug trade event to source a diverse range of products from wholesalers nationwide. Organizers of The Rug Show have announced the return of the event's exclusive Antique Pavilion, showcasing the very best in antique rugs and carpets. Antique rugs will be on full display for three days, September 9-11, at The Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. 

Reflecting over the past 60 years in the area rug industry, Harounian Rugs International (HRI), one of the leading manufacturers of premium quality rugs and floor coverings, continues to be a leading force in the industry. Under the leadership of its founder, David Harounian, a pioneer in the area rug business, HRI has an extensive global client base, including many of the world's largest celebrated retailers and designers.  

"HRI is truly one of the most respected and successful organizations of its kind with a long and rich history dating back to the industry’s nascency," says Harounian. "In 1963, the Oriental Rug Industry was a small industry, and the rug business was in the hands of only a few major importers as well as wholesalers. Most rugs were imported from Iran at that time. As the industry gradually evolved and more importers came into the picture, imports from Iran, India, Pakistan, China, and Romania became the main sources of production.

"The Oriental Rug Importers Association was established by several Industry leaders whose mission was to foster ethical business practices and promote the best interests of ORIA in the United States. The industry was in the hands of a few capable importers who had great foresight and took the industry to the next level, where it is today," adds Harounian.

In 1996, after having served as the Vice president of the association, Harounian had the privilege of being elected to its presidency. At that time, the presidency was limited to only 2 years, but since the association had unfinished industry responsibilities, its by-laws were changed so that Mr. Harounian could subsequently serve for an additional 2-year term, which was unprecedented.  

During his tenure as ORIA president, David, along with his brother Lee Harounian, had the privilege of establishing schools and healthcare centers in the rug-weaving belts of India and Pakistan. These were mainly created for children of the rug weavers who otherwise would not have had many educational opportunities. Several other industry members, including AmericaMart Atlanta, followed suit in further establishing schools and care centers, many of which are still serving these communities to this day. 

Harounian has received numerous industry recognitions and awards, as well as humanitarian awards and others. In 2012 he was honored as the recipient of AmericasMart's highest award, the "AmericasMart President's Award”, in recognition of his superior accomplishments in the international rug and home industry.  

Today, HRI has showrooms in Las Vegas and High Point Markets along with headquarters in New York City. The company will also exhibit at the Cover Connect New York 2023, September 9-11, at The Altman Building, Booth A03.

The third edition of COVER Connect New York will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion and The Altman Building in Manhattan on September 9–11 on a grander scale than ever before. Expanding across two connected neighboring venues for 2023 means that visitors will be able to discover even more incredible rugs, by a greater range of select dynamic brands, in the intimate and collaborative atmosphere that has come to define COVER Connect events.

Some 40 finalists have been named for the Summer 2023 Market Snapshot, Las Vegas Market’s semi-annual collection of innovative products from its furniture, home décor, gift and home & gift temporaries categories. Online voting for the “People’s Choice” awards is now open at and on Instagram stories and will take place Monday, July 24 – Saturday, July 29 at noon. Winners will be announced on the opening day of Las Vegas Market, running July 30 – August 3, 2023 at World Market Center Las Vegas.

“The Market Snapshot finalists showcase breadth and depth across all Las Vegas Market product categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, ANDMORE EVP, chief growth officer. “In addition to these 40 finalists, buyers can expect to discover a wealth of new and exciting product at this summer’s market.”

For eight weeks leading up to Las Vegas Market, five products were identified as Market Snapshot finalists and showcased across all Las Vegas Market social media. Snapshot finalists will be displayed in the Building C lobby and the Building A, Floor 2 escalator landing during market.

Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market Snapshot Finalists are:

  • Accent Décor – Canto Light Shade (C124)
  • Acme Furniture Industries – Panti Console Cabinet (A525)
  • Adesso – Camden Arc Lamp (A453)
  • Alpine Furniture – Ayala Dining Table (A500)
  • American Bedding – Grandview Plush Euro Top (B1280)
  • Armen Living – Giotto 4-Piece Outdoor Patio Furniture Set (B759)
  • Aydya Limited – Leak Proof Slim Water Bottle (E813)
  • Blomus – HERBA Felt Storage Trays and Pencil Box (E1413)
  • Broken Top Brands – Sea Salt Surf 9oz Soy Candle (E719)
  • Celadon Art – High Desert Dune (B349)
  • Creative Co-Op – Artfully Patched Rug (C712)
  • Cristel – Casteline Stainless Steel Frying Pan with Wood Removeable Handle (C170)
  • Cyan Design – Lorenza Trays (C390)
  • Dynamic Rugs, Inc. – Masai Collection, Black (A432)
  • Essentials for Living – Palisades Bench (B600)
  • Euro Style – Norna Media Stand in Walnut and Matte White (B601)
  • Gifts of Nature – Evil Eye Mug, Set of 4 (C806)
  • Heritage Lace, Inc. – Dogwood Placemat, Set of 4 (C189)
  • Jiggy Puzzle – Juneteenth (C1044)
  • K&K Interiors – Small Yellow Glass Vases, Set of 6 (C707)
  • Kalco Lighting – Damask Island Light (A208)
  • Klean Kanteen – 10oz Kid’s Cup (E922)
  • Lynn & Lianna Designs – Acacia Lazy Susan in Marble (E907)
  • M, A Hooker Furnishings Brand – Vinca Mahogany Carved Bar Cabinet (A236)
  • Maileg – Maileg House of Miniatures (E1530)
  • MLILY USA – Onyx Mattress Collection (B900)
  • Mobital – The Craftsman Chair (B775)
  • Nora Fleming – “On A Roll” Sushi Mini (C185)
  • Norwalk Furniture – Andros Sectional (A214)
  • Park Hill – Monica Cane Back Wing Chair (C601)
  • Propac Images – Chroma Brush, Set of 2 (B301)
  • RAZ Imports – Seagrass Handled Trays (C612)
  • Renwil Signature – Wicks (A425)
  • Revive Charitable Jewelry – Warrior Necklace for Breast Cancer Awareness (E340)
  • SOAK Bath Co. – Lemon and Rosemary Soap Bar (E1223)
  • Sullivans – Beaded Snowflake Lantern Set (C752)
  • Three Birds Casual – Monterey Deep Seating Armchair and Ottoman (B166)
  • Thymes – Sienna Sage Collection (C1102 in Stephen Young)
  • Unique Loom – Ivory and Gray Washable Mangata Rug (B424)
  • Uttermost – Oracle Round Mirror (B400)

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The summer Las Vegas Market runs July 30 – August 3, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas.