Fiery Announces New Collections, Programs & Events For Vegas

Feizy is debuting an exciting lineup of new rug collections, hosting a design education event and offering Smart Rewards and designer programs. The Feizy showroom sizzles this summer while keeping things smart, simple and stylish. “Our new collections being shown at Las Vegas Market expand our current product styles and offerings while maintaining the impeccable handcrafted construction and quality Feizy is known for,” said Cameron Feizy, Principal. STYLISH NEW COLLECTIONS Feizy is adding to its deep inventory of museum-quality, fine rugs with beautiful new additions to its Fine and Lifestyles collections and exclusive one-of-a-kind rugs. The featured collections include: Branson Define a chic and sophisticated space with the elegant artistry of the Feizy Branson Collection. Inspired by the opulent patterns found in damask, Branson designs feature botanical motifs and intricate baroque embellishments on neutral palettes. Expertly hand-tufted with a wool pile, these timeless rugs are guaranteed to be an exquisite focal point in any room. Enzo The beauty of nature-inspired designs comes to life with the Feizy Enzo collection. Using an all-natural wool fiber, each rug is hand-tufted to create accentuated organic patterns with a three-dimensional effect. The subtle palettes and chic artistry of the Enzo collection infuses contemporary flair to any space making it an ideal complement to a composed aesthetic. Leon Create a sophisticated setting of casual comfort with the Feizy Leon Collection. Tribal-inspired patterns in chic colors infuse a modernized native appeal with each adaptable, inviting design. Flat-woven in wool, these rugs are crafted to withstand high traffic without sacrificing style. Lilliana Featuring an array of designs, the Feizy Lilliana Collection channels a composed, natural vibe ready to style any space. Expertly handwoven in jute with a cotton backing for body, each rug is versatile with its flattering earth tones. From vintage folk art to classic Moroccan tile motifs, the inspired patterns are sure to create a serene oasis of casual comfort. Mattison Designed with vibrant palettes, the beautifully textured flat weaves of the Feaizy Mattison Collection are a delightful enhancement to any casual, contemporary space. Polyester fibers are space-dyed in rich jewel tones to tell a kaleidoscopic story with subtle color variations. Durably crafted for indoor or outdoor use, these rugs are perfect for your active lifestyle without sacrificing any charm. Turvey Just like a cultural artifact, the tribal-inspired designs of the Feizy Turvey Collection capture the eye and captivate attention. The elaborate patterns expressed in versatile earth tones and thoughtful accents of rich color contribute to its native charm. Hand-tufted in a durable wool pile, these eco-friendly designs are ideal enhancements for any space. Zaria Whether you’re looking for a subtle enhancement or standout...

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IMC Names New PR/Communications Director

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that Cindy Hodnett has been named as the director of public relations and communications. Prior to joining IMC, Hodnett was previously the upholstery and style editor for Furniture Today and editor in chief for Designers Today. In her new role, Hodnett will be responsible for planning, development and implementation of IMC’s marketing communications content and public relations activities and will develop annual content strategies and calendars to support corporate marketing initiatives and goals. Hodnett’s role is an integral part of the IMC marketing department that supports Las Vegas Market, IMC’s presence at High Point Market and corporate level initiatives. She will also oversee social media initiatives and market programming in conjunction with marketing team members. “Cindy is a talented industry professional with a passion for content and product that will help IMC achieve its marketing goals today and in the future,” said Renee Loper-Boyd, Vice President of Marketing for IMC. “Her knowledge of the industry and marketplace trends will enable us to create compelling communications for the audiences we serve. We are delighted to have her on our team.” Prior to her role at Progressive Business Media, Hodnett worked on editorial, marketing and public relations projects with numerous clients in both the nonprofit and for-profit arenas. Hodnett will be based in the High Point corporate offices, reporting to Renee Loper-Boyd, Vice President of...

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IMC Expands Management Team

International Market Centers, Inc. announced the addition of Joseph A. Magliarditi as Senior Vice President of Operations and member of the company’s executive leadership team. “Joe brings with him a wealth of knowledge and executive experience that is directly applicable to our business,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer for International Market Centers. “He will play a key leadership role in our company and in our next phases of growth.” Magliarditi has more than 20 years of experience in operations, design & construction and finance. His prior leadership roles include President & CEO of Gila River Business Development Authority, President & CEO of Palms Casino Resort, Divisional President & CEO of Morgans Hotel Group, and Executive Vice President & COO of TRIRIGA Inc. In his new role, Magliarditi’s is responsible for managing Construction, Tenant Improvement, Facilities & Maintenance, Tenant Relations, Logistics, Security, Market Operations, Registration, Events and Operations Services for the company’s entire portfolio of properties and markets in Las Vegas, NV and High Point, NC . “IMC has an incredibly talented team in place managing all operational functions of the company, and I am looking forward to leveraging my knowledge and expertise to collaborate on operational improvements and continuing to enhance the customer experience,” said Magliarditi. Magliarditi will be based in the Las Vegas office and will report directly to chief executive officer Robert Maricich....

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Jaipur Living Expands Lines For Atlanta

Expanding the best-selling Nikki Chu Home collection of rugs, pillows, poufs and throws, Jaipur Living will introduce Decora by Nikki Chu, a collection of indoor/outdoor flat weave rugs, at the Atlanta America’s Mart 2017 summer market starting July 11, 2017. The collection features transitional patterns on a neutral base with more of a unisex versus overly masculine or feminine vibe. As well, Jaipur Living will present three new collections centered on Indoor-Outdoor and New Naturals. Jaipur Living’s new collections embody the best of the bleached naturals, elevated natural-fiber designs, and modern multi-functional elements. Just in time for summer outdoor entertaining, Nikki Chu is bringing her distinctive design view to the Indoor/Outdoor category. This diverse collection of 11 pieces features flat weaves that are made with washable, durable fibers making them perfect for busy families or ardent entertainers both inside and outside the home. The natural yet eye- catching rugs pair perfectly with casual furniture or bold pops of color from pillows or throws. “I saw an opportunity to bring amazing designs to a category that has previously been fairly mundane,” said designer Nikki Chu. “With Decora, we are bringing the elements of ethnic, tribal, and modern globalism into the designs by introducing cool colorways and patterns.” “My inspiration for the collection was to create a beautiful outdoor atmosphere that is stylish, yet functional and feels like an extension of your indoor space” says Chu. In addition to Decora, Jaipur Living will present three new collections centered on Indoor-Outdoor and New Naturals:   Veranda Indoor/Outdoor pillows with bold pops of color and engaging Roland, a beautiful new naturals collection with bleached fibers, made from recycled bottles. Waverny, which features flat weave, full polyester with subtle color   As well, Jaipur Living will introduce additions to several of its best-selling lines, such as Naturals Tobago. The Jaipur Living showroom at America’s Mart, Building 1, 12-F-9 Atlanta, GA, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during...

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Capel Plans Promotions For Summer Markets

Capel Rugs is offering a variety of special promotions during the summer home furnishings markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas to reward retailers for orders placed during the shows. With the purchase of three or more new rugs sized 5’ x 8’ or larger, retailers, designers and other buyers will receive a 20% discount. In addition, customers placing qualifying orders on any rugs in Capel’s line — both new and existing models — also will have an opportunity to pop a balloon for a cash reward of up to $100. The balloon-pop cash giveaway ties in with Capel’s 100th anniversary, which is being celebrated all year with a variety of special events and promotions. Capel also is offering a 10% discount on orders if advance appointments are made for showroom visits (offers cannot be combined). “These special promotions provide an extra incentive for customers to visit and purchase an assortment of our exciting new designs,” said Cameron Capel, vice president of national accounts for Capel Rugs. “We always want to make it fun and inspiring for retailers to shop our showroom.” This market, Capel is introducing three dynamic new rug designs, as well as spotlighting an assortment of rugs that debuted at the April High Point Market. First-time introductions include Laramie, a contemporary-casual collection of hand-stitched leather patchwork rugs; Avanti, an innovative transitional offering with tribal influences; and Peyton, a nature-inspired hand tufted design. Throughout the summer markets, Capel Rugs will be serving fresh-roasted Starbucks coffee to its showroom visitors along with ice cream bars, a special treat to keep guests cool in honor of the company’s centennial milestone. At the Atlanta International Area Rug Market being held July 12 to 16, Capel Rugs will be exhibiting in its permanent year- round location at AmericasMart Building 1, space 3-D-1. At the Las Vegas Market taking place July 30 to August 3, Capel Rugs will exhibit in its permanent year-round showroom at World Market Center’s Building A, Space A-133....

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Blackstone To Acquire IMC

Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Market Centers, Inc. (“IMC”), the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries, from Bain Capital Private Equity, LP and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Fireside Investments is also expected to partner with Blackstone in the acquisition. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. International Market Centers, Inc. is the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries, with 12.2 million square feet of world- class exhibition space in High Point, NC and Las Vegas, NV. The Company’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries. “This marks an exciting time for International Market Centers,” said Robert Maricich, Chief Executive Officer of IMC. “While Bain Capital and Oaktree have been great partners for the past six years, we look forward to this new relationship and our next phase of growth. Blackstone is a firm with a strong track record of enabling transformational change and shares our long-term vision for the business.” “IMC has an excellent management team that has built a high-quality business and leader in the furniture, showroom, and gift industry exhibition space,” said Andrea Serra, a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities group. “By leveraging the scale of Blackstone’s platform and expertise in real estate investing, we look forward to partnering with IMC to help drive the company’s continued growth in the years ahead,” said Tyler Henritze, a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Real Estate group. “In forming IMC, we combined a number of assets and made significant investments in the High Point and Las Vegas markets. Today the business is a clear leader in the industry, with capabilities and reach that provide best-in-class productivity for the buyers and sellers who attend those markets,” said Ryan Cotton, a Managing Director at Bain Capital. “We are proud to have built IMC into a leading, high-performing business in partnership with Bob Maricich and his talented executive team. We believe the business we’re leaving behind will remain robust and compelling for years to come,” said Phil Loughlin, a Managing Director at Bain Capital. “Having partnered with Bob Maricich and Bain Capital at the creation of IMC, we are enormously proud of the enduring and essential platform this management team has built. IMC is well-positioned for the next phase of growth as the nexus of commerce for the furnishing, home décor and gift industries,” said Kaj...

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