Ebissons Harounian Introduces New Abstract Collection

Michael Harounian, a principal in the importing firm of Ebisons Harounian Imports, has announced the arrival of their new Abstract Collection’s shipment, exclusively created by Harounian Modern. The collection is made of 100% viscose, by hand, in China and is comprised of 8 different patterns in three sizes, 4×6, 5×8 and 6×9, images attached. “An extremely well suited for today’s modern home décor with updated colors and styles, are a welcome addition to our contemporary rugs and carpets inventory” Harounian stated. This collection will be on display at Harounian Modern’s New York City showrooms, 389 Fifth Ave. Suite #508, starting Feb 12th, and will continue until further notice. Please contact Harounian Modern at (800)966-6666 for additional...

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IMC Names Silver New Director of Leasing

International Market Centers has named Liz Silver (formerly Beauregard) as Director of Leasing on the Las Vegas leasing team for its rapidly expanding artisan-focused HANDMADE category at Las Vegas Market. Silver, 20-year wholesale craft industry veteran who has held positions with both the American Craft Council (ACC) and George Little Management (GLM) will report to Terence Morris, Senior Vice President of gift and Tradeshow leasing, International Market Centers. “We recognize the growth potential of maker and artisan focused resources at Las Vegas Market, and we are delighted that Liz will expand her current consultative role to help us further develop our HANDMADE resources,” Belshaw said. “I have worked with Liz for years and value her tradeshow industry knowledge, strong personal relationships within the craft industry and proven track record as a business facilitator. As the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market, Las Vegas Market is seeing a huge surge in the hand-crafted, global and designer maker segments, and Liz will be instrumental in helping us take HANDMADE to the next level.” In her new role, Silver will be solely responsible for the strategic growth and development of Las Vegas Market leasing in the HANDMADE temporary exhibits, and collaboratively with Priscila Onou Gilburg for the GIFT temporary exhibits. During her 4.5 years as a part-time sales consultant to IMC, she has expanded HANDMADE to nearly 100+ exhibitors and introduced a new jury process for the category. For the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, she was part of the team that successfully restructured the layout of HANDMADE and GIFT temporary exhibits, providing an improved cross-selling experience for buyers. Prior to joining IMC, Silver was with GLM for nearly 10 years, serving as sales manager for the company’s handmade offerings. Her accomplishments included managing more than 550 exhibitors, creating and developing the emerging maker platform and partnering with several craft organizations to develop channels for artists to begin their wholesale tradeshow business model. Silver also worked as a sales representative for the gift and tabletop segments of NY NOW and the National Stationery Show. Prior to that, Silver worked for ACC, helping to set up and manage retail craft markets in San Francisco, Baltimore, Charlotte, St. Paul, Sarasota and Atlanta. As part of this, she also assisted with marketing and jurying for applicants with high-end, one-of-kind handmade pieces. Silver holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York-Oswego in communications, along with art history and sociology minors. “I am energized by Las Vegas Market’s commitment to the artisan community and welcome the opportunity to further cultivate and grow the business,” Silver said. “The maker movement is heightening awareness and...

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Quality Adds New Designs To Most Popular Collections

Kalaty Rug Corporation introduces a slate of new collections and adds new designs to many of its existing best-selling collections. Among Kalaty’s newest introductions are heirloom-quality rugs in a variety of constructions, textures and patterns ranging from modern takes on traditional motifs to borderless transitional styles to energetic abstract designs featuring hand-carving and/or unique textural effects. New designs added to existing high-end, hand-knotted collections: Juno (3 new additions) (Hand knotted/100% Silkette™; Tibetan knot weave; colorful abstract designs; some with hand carving for high-low textural effects) Equinox (1 new addition) (Hand knotted/combination of premium wool & Silkette™; Tibetan knot weave; modern, high-energy abstract designs; some with hand carving for high-low textural effects) Horizons (2 new additions) (Hand knotted/combination of premium wool & Silkette™; updated-traditional floral designs with erased effects and high-low texture) Oushak (3 new additions) (Hand knotted/100% premium wool; Turkish-style weave; influenced by antique Oushak designs) Elara (2 new additions) (Hand knotted/combination of premium wool & Silkette™; Tibetan weave; loop-and-pile texture; tonal colorations; hand carved for a three-dimensional look and feel) Natori Lhasa (3 new additions) (Hand knotted/wool-Silkette™ blend; modern abstract textile designs by fashion icon Josie Natori; features subdued colorations & dimensional high-low carving)   K2 is a new series of eight more popularly priced rug collections, and while still high quality and handcrafted, K2 represents a totally new category for the Kalaty brand. Currently included in the K2 series are the following eight collections: Aero – Textural and tonal, simple yet elegant. Handcrafted in an all-loop Lori-Loom™ weave using 100% Silkette™ yarns on a cotton backing.   Andes – Handcrafted in a Lori-Loom ™ weave, double-sided rugs combining the soft textures of cotton chenille yarns with the graphic appeal of contemporary and Southwestern stripes in an appealing combination of elements.   Jardin – An eclectic assemblage of fashion-forward transitional and contemporary rug patterns meticulously handcrafted in a Lori-Loom™ weave using only the softest cotton chenille yarns.   Meridian – Simple, sophisticated good looks coupled with the design flexibility of solid-color rugs. Handcrafted in a Lori-Loom™ weave using a creative mix of wool and Silkette™ featuring a striated look with natural abrash.   Seville – Classic patterns fashionably updated for both traditional and transitional décor. Hand-tufted using a combination of wool and Silkette™, there are unique effects from Silkette™ yarns being creatively interspersed throughout each rug.   Serenity – Handcrafted with a combination of premium wool and Silkette™ in a Lori-Loom™ weave, these tonal horizontal striped designs feature an especially fine loop-and-pile texture along with serene colorations that put a unique twist on an always-stylish classic motif.   Terra – Handcrafted in a Lori-Loom™ weave using a combination...

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Vegas Market Names Silver New Director Of Leasing

International Market Centers has named Liz Silver (formerly Beauregard) as Director of Leasing on the Las Vegas leasing team for its rapidly expanding artisan-focused HANDMADE category at Las Vegas Market. Silver, 20-year wholesale craft industry veteran who has held positions with both the American Craft Council (ACC) and George Little Management (GLM) will report to Terence Morris, Senior Vice President of gift and Tradeshow leasing, International Market Centers. “We recognize the growth potential of maker and artisan focused resources at Las Vegas Market, and we are delighted that Liz will expand her current consultative role to help us further develop our HANDMADE resources,” Belshaw said. “I have worked with Liz for years and value her tradeshow industry knowledge, strong personal relationships within the craft industry and proven track record as a business facilitator. As the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market, Las Vegas Market is seeing a huge surge in the hand-crafted, global and designer maker segments, and Liz will be instrumental in helping us take HANDMADE to the next level.” In her new role, Silver will be solely responsible for the strategic growth and development of Las Vegas Market leasing in the HANDMADE temporary exhibits, and collaboratively with Priscila Onou Gilburg for the GIFT temporary exhibits. During her 4.5 years as a part-time sales consultant to IMC, she has expanded HANDMADE to nearly 100+ exhibitors and introduced a new jury process for the category. For the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, she was part of the team that successfully restructured the layout of HANDMADE and GIFT temporary exhibits, providing an improved cross-selling experience for buyers. Prior to joining IMC, Silver was with GLM for nearly 10 years, serving as sales manager for the company’s handmade offerings. Her accomplishments included managing more than 550 exhibitors, creating and developing the emerging maker platform and partnering with several craft organizations to develop channels for artists to begin their wholesale tradeshow business model. Silver also worked as a sales representative for the gift and tabletop segments of NY NOW and the National Stationery Show. Prior to that, Silver worked for ACC, helping to set up and manage retail craft markets in San Francisco, Baltimore, Charlotte, St. Paul, Sarasota and Atlanta. As part of this, she also assisted with marketing and jurying for applicants with high-end, one-of-kind handmade pieces. Silver holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York-Oswego in communications, along with art history and sociology minors. “I am energized by Las Vegas Market’s commitment to the artisan community and welcome the opportunity to further cultivate and grow the business,” Silver said. “The maker movement is heightening awareness and...

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Vegas Reports Record Attendance

Las Vegas Market announced that a record number of both buyers and suppliers reported extensive order writing and extraordinary levels of energy and enthusiasm at the just-concluded Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28 to February 1, 2018.  The Market’s 4,300+ resources, which included a significant influx of new, first-time and expanding exhibitors, fueled 13% gains in overall buyer attendance, with vendors reporting commensurate increases in order-writing activity. “Las Vegas Market gets bigger and better with every edition, and exhibitor participation and buyer attendance reached unprecedented highs this winter 2018.  Against a back-drop of overarching industry optimism, we expanded both our permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits, which generated a corresponding, increase in buyer awareness, turnout and order writing.” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “The attendance increases are incredible, but even more impactful was the quality of attendees, with buyers ranging from major chains to independent shops to high-end designers. These dramatic and dynamic gains are indications that Las Vegas Market is continuing to deliver an unrivaled market experience as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.” Buyers, designers and retailers from all across the United States and from around the globe attended Winter Market in search of innovative and on-trend furniture, home décor and gift products. The explosive growth in the breadth and depth of resources resulted in corresponding overall attendance expansion of 13%, as well as significant gains in each of the Market’s key attendee categories. Specifically, the already-robust furniture segment experienced the strongest Market-to-Market gains, with attendance growth of 17%; the gift category registered attendance increases of 12%; attendance by home décor buyers grew by 9%; and attendance by interior designers, architect and contract/hospitality buyers increased by 9%. Lisa Cody of Twin Star Homes, commented, “Twin Star Home had a wonderful Market! At the Las Vegas Market we were able to spend quality time with our valued key accounts as well as new dealers. What a fabulous way to kick off 2018!” Buyer representation spanned the nation and the world, with buyers from all 50 states and some 77 countries attending Winter Market. Within the U.S., the highest attendance was by buyers from California, Nevada, Texas, Arizona and Utah. Leading international countries represented were Canada, Mexico, China, Australia and Colombia. Tyler Smith, president of furniture, lighting and accessories resource Vertuu Design, commented, “We have had phenomenal traffic and have been slammed all show. There is a strong South American connection with the Las Vegas Market and we had many customers from South America this winter. Our company is four years old, a young business; we’ve seen...

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Nourison Unveils Painterly Designs, Animal Prints And More At Vegas Market

Nourison is releasing new broadloom carpet designs and collections for 2018 at The International Surface Event on January 30th – February 1st in Las Vegas. Nourison will introduce Brushworks, in both Diffused and Variegated designs in red, blue, ivory, taupe and grey. The designs feature abstract brushstrokes, which is on trend with the painterly patterns seen across fashion, accessories and home decor. New broadloom carpet collections also include lustrous animal prints in soothing neutrals and soft primaries from Lusterpoint in Leopard Point, Striae Point and Tiger Point styles, Astor in Astor Square and Astor Wave designs, which is densely tufted of Fine New Zealand Wool and Nourlon™ high luster nylon, and Splendor in Spendor Stria and Splendor Wave designs in a series of hand-loomed flatweaves that shimmer with lustrous yarns. Transcend is a new and exciting style featuring waves of abstract color and pattern in a versatile construction of New Zealand Wool and Nourlon™ high luster nylon. It is a companion to top-selling style Traverse, which has new color additions for the show. Other color and style additions to existing best-sellers include Cosmopolitan, Grand Parterre and Grosse Pointe Collections. New from Nourtex are Kiawah, a textured hand-loomed flat weave in a classic chevron pattern, Bellevue and Bellingham value-oriented wool blend textures in striated looks, and Chainstitch, a unique hand-loom design exhibiting a striated crochet look. With the market’s continued interest in flat weaves, the Nourtex Caribbean Collection will make its debut with three styles, San Juan, Havana and Kingston. These jacquard patterned natural looking flat weaves are decorative, versatile, and offer tremendous value. The hot 2017 introduction of Maxell Collection will get a new addition: an abstract, high-low cut pile texture called Fieldstone. To round out the recently introduced Euro collection, Nourtex will add a vintage, distressed damask, named London. Hagaman new introductions include the Natura Collection with Apex and Chasm styles, which are heavily textured all wool heathers, and Braiden, which features a textured loop in a crosshatch pattern. Hagaman will also add to its best-selling Elegance Collection with new style Abstract Chic and color additions for Velvet Chic. Nourison, located at Booth 6133 at Surfaces, includes new products from Nourison, Nourtex and Hagaman...

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