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The High-End is a Highlight at High Point Market

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HIGH POINT, N.C.– High Point Market saw a refocus on the high-end market, as some vendors said their higher-priced debuts were some of the highlights at the show, which ended yesterday. As long as those items were unique, one of a kind or aspirational, some buyers did not hesitate with high-end products, exhibitors said. AtMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Momeni Founder and Chairman Passes Away

Haji Ali Akbar Momeni

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Haji Ali Akbar Momeni, who co-founded the rug importing company Momeni, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, at his home here. He was 88. Born on March 25, 1926, in Iran, Momeni grew up with a knack for business and trading. Along with his eldest son Ahmad, or “Ed,” he began selling rugs inMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

AmericasMart Announces First Nine Exhibitors for Floor 15 Expansion

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ATLANTA–Nine exhibitors have committed to AmericasMart’s Floor 15 expansion, which will debut at the market in January. The first showrooms anchoring this Home & Design floor are: Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, Codarus, Gabby, Bliss Studio, Calvin Klein by Veronica Flam, Rene Cazares by Veronica Flam, Lowcountry Originals., Jamie Young Company and Wendover Art Group.More »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

Feizy Rugs Launches Pinterest Dream Room Contest

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DALLAS–Feizy Rugs has launched a Pinterest contest, giving its Pinterest followers the chance to win a Feizy rug as well as $1,000. From now until noon on Nov. 15, people can enter the “Pin Your Dream Room” contest by choosing their favorite Feizy rug and building their dream room around it for an opportunity toMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Blog: Rug Intros Floor High Point Market

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The area rug category emphasized bright colors and natural fibers at High Point Market, which ends Thursday. Rug manufacturers also introduced a number of new licensed lines, or extended existing ones. Through its new partnership with the Museum of New Mexico, Jaipur debuted its Traditions Made Modern line, consisting of rugs, poufs and pillows. TheMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Blog: Report from High Point Market

Jaipur Traditions Made Modern

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Amid a positive buzz here at High Point Market, companies debuted collections and looks, including a slew of licensed lines with well-known designers and companies. Bob Timberlake was on hand to launch his lighting line with Wildwood Lamps, which he said was only the beginning. One ceramic item incorporated the Chinese design forMore »

Last updated: October 20, 2014

DwellStudio to Relaunch Furniture Line

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–DwellStudio announced at High Point Market that it will relaunch its furniture collection, shifting its partnership with Precedent to four other companies, whose names will be announced in the next few months. Backed by its owner, online retailer Wayfair, DwellStudio will be able to offer a more affordable line—in some cases, 40-50 percentMore »

Last updated: October 20, 2014

Surya Starts Manufacturing in the U.S.

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–The launch of Surya’s handtufted custom rug program at market signals the beginning of its manufacturing within the U.S., a goal that is important to the company. Its Calhoun, Ga., facility already has four tufting machines, purchased from Shaw, and eventually, “we would like that to be 20,” Satya Tiwari, president, Surya, toldMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014