Floor Covering

Floor Covering Industry Foundation to Hold Benefit Gala in NYC

Floor Covering Industry Foundation

NEW YORK—The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year with a benefit gala on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel here. For 30 years, the FCIF has raised funds to assist those members of the floor covering industry in the most need, helping people who experience life-alteringMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Nourison Appoints Midwest Account Executives

Jeremy Brown

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.—Nourison has named Jeremy Brown and Christopher Wozniak as account executives for the Midwest region. Brown will manage and develop business for Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa in the U.S., along with Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada, while Wozniak will handle the Illinois and Wisconsin territory. Both men report to WilliamMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Show and Tell

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

The trade show calendar begins with a bang in January as retailers have lots of opportunities to look for the next big thing. Here is HFN’s Trade Show Preview for the first half of the year.­—HFN Staff Report JANUARY Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Jan. 6-13 Atlanta International Area Rug Market Jan. 7-10 americasmart.com ForMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Las Vegas Market Adds Tenants for C5 Launch

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced today that four leading suppliers—Auskin, Chive, Pheromone and Woven Workz—are the latest to confirm their participation in the Winter 2015 debut of C5, the Market’s newest resource for high-end home decor, home textiles and accessories. Launching six months earlier than originally scheduled, the premiere of a transformed C5 will debutMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Longtime Rug Editor Lissa Wyman Passes

Lissa Wyman

NEW YORK—Lissa Wyman, the founder of Rugnews.com who started her career at what was then Home Furnishings Daily, passed away last Thursday at her home in Manhattan after a long illness. She was 70. A 44-year veteran of the floor covering news business, Wyman first started covering the industry at Home Furnishings Daily (now HFN).More »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Safavieh’s Angela Hebert Passes Away

Angie Hebert

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Angela Hebert, with a long career in the home furnishings industry, most recently as Safavieh’s manager for its Historic Market Square showrooms in High Point, N.C., passed away this past Saturday of cancer at Duke University Medical Center. She was 65. Born in Thomasville, N.C., she worked for Safavieh for eight years and, alongMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Surya Donates More Than 3,900 Food Items to Community Food Bank

Surya’s food donations

CALHOUN, Ga.—This month, from Nov. 10-20, Surya held its fourth-annual food drive, during which employees collected more than 3,900 non-perishable food items. The donations were then delivered to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, which distributes food to residents of 20 counties throughout Northwest Georgia and Tennessee. Surya began this initiative in 2011, and this year,More »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Chilewich Opens First Retail Store


NEW YORK-Renown textiles brand Chilewich has opened its first retail store, here in the Flatiron District. Located at 23 East 20th Street, the 820-square-foot spot showcases most of its flooring and table linen line in a simple and modular fashion. “There’s no store in the universe with this product assortment,” Founder and Creative Director SandyMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014