IMC Announced Market Dates For 2018

Las Vegas Market, a comprehensive gift, furniture and home décor market featuring more than 4,000 lines as well as unique west coast resources, has announced the following dates for its winter and summer 2018 editions: Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market January 28 – February 1, 2018 (Sunday to Thursday) 475 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV www.lasvegasmarket.com 1-800-748-5065 Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market July 29 – August 2, 2018 (Sunday to Thursday) 475 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV www.lasvegasmarket.com 1-800-748-5065 Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines on an efficient, accessible 56.4-acre campus, allowing for cross- category commerce among these industries. For information and registration, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com....

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Nourison Teams With Christopher Guy For Luxury Line

Nourison has announced the launch of a new partnership with world-renowned luxury furnishings designer Christopher Guy to produce a luxurious collection of handmade area rugs. “To enhance the CG lifestyle collection there was a need for me to design beautiful rugs based on my own personal interpretation of how Coco Chanel’s home may have looked like if she were with us today” said Christopher Guy Harrison, founder and CEO of Christopher Guy. “Nourison is a giant in our industry, whose craftsmanship and quality is second to none, and therefore creates the perfect partnership for Christopher Guy.” “Christopher’s unique vision has created some of the most beautiful and elegant pieces in the home furnishings industry,” said Alex Peykar, principal at Nourison. “His inspiration helped us create gorgeous area rugs, with texture and depth to compliment and accent his home lifestyle collections.” The Christopher Guy Area Rug Collection by Nourison will launch with 38 handmade area rugs, woven from the finest fibers such as New Zealand Wool, silk and mohair. Each rug is designed with Christopher Harrison’s signature look, fusing classic and contemporary elements and completes the Christopher Guy lifestyle. Each individual rug is a work of art and will make a statement in many upscale interior spaces. The Christopher Guy Area Rug Collection by Nourison will be sold globally and can be seen in both Nourison and Christopher Guy...

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Nourison Launches Rug Blog

Nourison launches a new design inspiration blog titled “The Rug Edit” at https://www.therugedit.com. This new blog is written to provide design inspiration and information to the interior design community. Nourison, a leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer, plans to publish content including tips, trends, videos and industry insights. Content will range from interior color and style trends to informational pieces about rug care, maintenance, and fabrication. The Rug Edit will also include content from fashion, culture and other trends that might influence interior design. “The Rug Edit is a new social channel for Nourison to share timely content about trends influencing interior design,” said Giovanni Marra, director of marketing and digital strategy at Nourison. “The format will allow us to promote our knowledge in long-form posts with engaging images and videos while also learning what inspires our readers and how manufacturers like Nourison can better support their design needs in their business and personal lives.” The blog speaks primarily to home decor enthusiasts, professional decorators and interior designers. Much of the content will be written by the staff at Nourison and will also include articles written by design industry influencers and experts....

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Couristan Adds Bushur and O’Neill To Sales Roster

Couristan, Inc. a leading importer/manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom carpeting for the contract and hospitality industries is proud to announce the appointments of Mr. Chris Bushur and Mr. Mark O’Neill to the position of Territory Managers for its Residential Division. Chris Bushur has been appointed as the company’s Residential Territory Manager for Northern California and Northern Nevada. Bushur will be reporting directly to Jeff Forwood, the company’s National Sales Manager for its Residential Division. Bushur has over 35-years of experience in the floor covering industry with a background of selling high-end broadloom and area rugs across a diversified range of markets including to the “trade accounts”, designers, retailers and furniture stores. “I’m looking forward to further developing the Couristan brand in both broadloom and area rugs in the Northern California and Northern Nevada markets,” said Bushur. Before starting his agency, Bushur served as a Sales Representative for Evans and Black Carpet Mills and Oriental Weavers as well as Karastan where he represented the company for 8-years. Mark O’Neill joins Couristan as its Residential Territory Manager for Central-Northern Illinois including Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. He will be reporting directly to Jeff Forwood as well. Born and raised in Chicago, O’Neill has been in the floor covering industry for 30-years. He has sold high-end carpeting and area rugs for Momeni, Kaleen and Oriental Weavers. “I look forward to promoting the Couristan brand and selling its extensive product lines to the great dealers throughout the Midwest,” said O’Neill. “We are extremely excited to have both Chris and Mark join our Couristan sales force. Their past experiences will only benefit our brand, products and our loyal dealers throughout the Midwest, Northern California and Nevada territories,” added Forwood. “As a company we have recently made major investments in terms of product development, merchandising, and openings of new showrooms in New York City, Las Vegas and High Point as well as technological advancements in customer service, none of which can have success without the proper people in place to represent our company. We feel both Chris and Mark will truly benefit our investments,” said Ron Couri Couristan’s President and...

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Capel To Unveil Handknotted Collections At High Point

Capel Rugs is introducing four stunning new hand knotted collections at High Point Market, which takes place October 14 to 18. The new collections strengthen the company’s line of premium, imported wool designs with an assortment of distinctive, fresh patterns in the latest fashion colors. New additions to Capel’s hand knotted offerings include: ASTBURY Delicately distressed in all the right places, Capel Rugs’ new Astbury collection features calming, cool colorways including grey multi, blue multi and beige/slate. Hand knotted in India of 100% New Zealand wool, this collection comes in 5’ x 8’, 8’ x 11’ and 9’ x 13’ sizes. A 5’ x 8’ rug may retail for $1,799.   CAPITAL  A traditional floral look in bold, on-trend colors, Capel Rugs’ new Capital collection is the perfect addition to any home. Hand knotted in India of 100% wool, this collection comes in sage, sapphire and henna colorways. Sizes include: 4’ x 6’, 6’ x 9’, 8’ x 10’, 9’ x 12’ and 10’ x 14’. A 4’ x 6’ rug may retail for $1,499. MAKRANA  A timeless look with a twist, Capel Rugs’ new Makrana collection features a distressed, traditional pattern in four fashionable colorways, including grey, charcoal, slate and natural. Hand knotted in India of a wool and viscose blend, this collection comes in 3’6” x 5’6”, 5’6” x 8’6”, 8’ x 10’ and 9’ x 12’ sizes. A 5’6” x 8’6” rug may retail for $1,799.   PINNACLE A colorful transitional collection with a distinctive ombré look, Capel Rugs’ Pinnacle collection features a unique pattern in varying shades of agate and coral. Hand knotted in India of 100% wool, this collection comes in 4’ x 6’, 6’ x 9’, 8’ x 10’, 9’ x 12’ and 10’ x 14’ sizes. A 4’ x 6’ rug may retail for $1,499.   “These exciting new designs expand our range of fashion-forward options in the hand knotted product category, which continues to be a very important market segment,” said Cameron Capel, vice president of national accounts. “In addition to these hand knots, we’ll be featuring a dynamic assortment of other new collections and other constructions that will be announced as we get closer to market, including the new line we’ve created in partnership with Anthony Baratta and additions to our popular WILLIAMSBURG and Genevieve Gorder lines.” The High Point Market takes place October 14 to 18. Capel shows during market in Market Square, Space 112.  ...

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Nourison Adds Account Executives

Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Mauer and Laura Myers as Account Executives. In his new role Maurer manages and develops business in the Northwestern territory, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Western Canada. Myers will handle Nourison business in a Midwest territory that includes Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Both will offer Nourison’s impressive portfolio of products, which includes a vast line of area rugs, upscale broadloom, flexible custom programs, and decorative accessories. Mauer joins Nourison with a strong background in retail and designer home furnishing, including his most recent position at Mafi International at Seldens Designer Home Furnishings. Myers also comes from the retail world, but on the buying side. She has worked as a Business Analyst, Assistant Buyer, Associate Buyer and Buyer for various fashion-oriented product lines. Her most recent position was as an apparel Buyer at Gordman’s. “We are very excited to start a new generation of Nourison sales professionals in the Western States,” noted Gerard O’Keefe, VP of Sales. “Both Jeremy and Laura are young and energetic, but also bring impressive skills and experience. We are confident they will make an immediate positive impact in their territories.”...

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