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Carleton Varney to be Honored as Design Icon in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS–Carleton Varney, one of America’s best-known interior designers, will be honored as the 2015 Design Icon during the Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. Varney is president of New York-based Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest established interior design firms in the United States. His design philosophy stresses the use ofMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Couristan Expands, Renovates Showroom in Atlanta

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Fort Lee, N.J.-Rug manufacturer Couristan has upgraded and expanded its showroom in the AmericasMart building in Atlanta, adding 1,400 square feet of space to its location on the Floor 6 of Building 1, 6-D-11. It will debut to the market at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market next month. Couristan will celebrate the new spaceMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Surya Honored with Niryat Shree Award

The President of India presents the award to Surya Tiwari.

CALHOUN, Ga.—Surya recently received the Niryat Shree Award for outstanding performance in exports, which was presented to Surya founder Surya Tiwari by the President of India, Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, during a ceremony held in New Delhi at the beginning of December. The awards are given out by the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO),More »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

GoodWeave Founder Accepts Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi accepts the Nobel Peace Prize.

OSLO, Norway—Kailash Satyarthi, the long-time children’s rights activist and the founder of GoodWeave, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday here, along with Malala Yousafzai, at age 17 the youngest person to receive the award. Satyarthi has been passionate about children’s rights since he was young, and though he acknowledged that much has been done overMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

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

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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

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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