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Devgiri Exports to Debut Largest New Showroom in Atlanta

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ATLANTA—The U.S. division of Devgiri Exports will debut what will be the largest new showroom at AmericasMart Atlanta next month: a 12,000-square-foot space on Floor 5 in Building 1. Though the company has had its office and showroom in downtown Atlanta for several years, the new showroom is its first in AmericasMart. “We are nowMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Kalaty to Host Josie Natori at Atlanta Market

Kalaty

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—With its licensed launch of its line with designer Josie Natori next month, Kalaty will host an event with the designer at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market on Thursday, Jan. 8. In addition, one attendee will win something designed by Natori in a special giveaway from Kalaty. Kalaty shows in space 4-G-14More »

Last updated: December 10, 2014

Marsala Makers: Rug Companies Celebrate new Pantone Color of the Year

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NEW YORK—With Pantone’s announcement of Marsala as its color of the year for 2015, rug companies have already highlighted a number of designs that incorporate this red-brown wine hue. As Pantone’s exclusive licensee, Oriental Weavers already has a slew of designs ready to be introduced next month at the January markets. “We are extremely proudMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Capel Debuts Second Virtual Showroom Tour

Capel Rugs

TROY, N.C.—Capel Rugs has teamed up with Google Business View to create a virtual tour of its showroom in High Point, N.C., its second such virtual showroom tour. During the High Point Market in October, Capel Rugs worked with Google to capture premium-quality, panoramic images of the company’s showroom. When viewed online through Google StreetMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Lissa Wyman’s Memorial Celebration Set

Lissa Wyman

NEW YORK—A memorial celebrating the life of Lissa Wyman, the long-time rug editor who passed away last month, will take place this coming Saturday, Dec. 13 here. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. at The Coffee House, located at 20 West 44th St., Suite 601. Wyman spent more than four decades covering the rug industry.More »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Downton Abbey’s Mrs. Patmore to Appear at Atlanta Market

Lesley Nicol

NEW YORK–Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays Mrs. Patmore, the outspoken and kindly cook on the popular British series “Downton Abbey,” will be at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month. She will be visiting the Downton Abbey licensees—Heritage Lace, 1928 Jewelry, Enesco, Kurt S. Adler, Langley Empire Candle, North American Bear Co.,More »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Howard Elliott Signs Ivystone for Southeast Representation

Howard Elliott Collection

ADDISON, Ill.-The Howard Elliott Collection, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and importer of decorative mirrors, accessories and occasional furniture, has partnered with Ivystone to a sales representation agreement. Ivystone, a multiline sales representation group, will cover North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Georgia for Howard Elliott, effective immediately. Ivystone will also represent all ofMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Frieling USA Hires Harris as EVP, Sales

Mark Harris

FORT MILL, S.C.–Frieling USA has expanded its management team, appointing Mark Harris as executive vice president, sales, a new position, and promoting Yung Lindenbeck to vice president, sales and marketing. Harris will direct the growth of the company’s expanding gourmet kitchenware and tabletop lines. He has 25 years of sales, marketing, key account and projectMore »

Last updated: December 5, 2014