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Fiery Announces New Collections, Programs & Events For Vegas

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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 style, the versatile Feizy Zaria Collection has designs to please. Handmade with 100% space-dyed viscose, each rug holds an inquisitive quality enhanced by an illustrious and captivating sheen. These plush designs are perfectly suited for any contemporary or transitional space. New designs are also being added to Feizy’s existing Arazad collection. Collections that were introduced at High Point Market that will be on display in Las Vegas include: Amherst, Bermuda, Burke, Fairview, Fannin, Hammond, Reagan, Saphir Mira, Waldor and Limited Edition Collections – Adira, Doshi and Lor.   IT’S SIMPLE – DESIGNER INCENTIVES As artisans supporting artists, Feizy is committed to helping designers grow their business. Compelling incentives at Las Vegas...

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IMC Names New PR/Communications Director

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Vazales, Managing Director at Oaktree. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2017, and is subject to customary closing conditions. Allen & Company LLC and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as advisors to International Market Centers, Bain Capital and Oaktree. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as advisors to Blackstone and...

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Nourison To Introduce Hand Knotted Lines At Summer Markets

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This summer at Atlanta and Las Vegas markets, Nourison will preview new hand knotted area rugs from Aldora and Ellora Collections. Nourison is expanding its selection of hand knotted area rugs to keep up with growing demand. Nourison successfully launched two other hand knotted collections, Elan and Ocean, earlier this year. The Aldora Collection introduces two new designs, an antique-inspired pattern in Opal and an oversized Damask design in Royal, both with fringe detailing. Ellora features soft washes of color in modern neutrals. The new shag collection, Moroccan Shag Collection, is also being launched and includes woven linear patterns with twisted fringe and a soft shag pile creating a cozy, soft texture. Mina Victory will focus on bohemian-inspired home accents including velvety pillows with tassels and mirror detailing, as well as tribal print pillows and handbags for a free-spirited feel. Mina Victory Couture will introduce bee, butterfly and beetle pillows with hand-wire...

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Kalaty To Unveil New And Expanded Collections At Summer Markets

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At the 2017 summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Kalaty Rug Corporation will introduce four new high-end hand-knotted area rug collections as well as add new designs to existing collections. Kalaty will also launch a new collection of bespoke hand-knotted decorative pillows based on motifs from some of the company’s most popular high-end hand-knotted rugs. The new bespoke pillow collection is the second series of accent pillows the company has produced, the first being flatweave Soumak pillows first introduced in 2015. In recent years, not only has Kalaty adopted a more modern approach to product design but also the company has implemented a new corporate brand image evident in its newly remodeled website and in the clean graphics direction of its new 440-page comprehensive Kalaty catalog, which was mailed to dealers in late winter 2016. “The rise in demand at the high-end for fresh, more updated contemporary and transitional rug styles has helped drive our new brand image as well as the number of modern and transitional rugs we have introduced over the past couple of years,” says company spokesman Kamran Kalaty. “And, we don’t anticipate a slowing in that direction.” Kalaty’s dynamic 2017 summer introductions include 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 contemporary designs featuring hand-carving and/or unique textural effects. “We have received a great deal of positive feedback for the direction we’re taking with our products, and we feel this summer will be a positive one for us. It’s always important to interact with the dealers and designers who attend these markets, because it’s their responses to our products that helps to guide us with regard to color trends and future product direction,” Kalaty adds. New area rug collections for summer 2017 include: Grenada Collection This distinctive hand-knotted collection features classic designs with a unique textural perspective. Premium hand-spun wool is used as the background of each rug, while the “broken” traditional designs are made of Silkette™ to highlight the high-fashion high-low effects.   Taos Collection Modern “erased” designs that display subtle hints of tribal and Southwestern influences are hand knotted in an especially soft weave using 100% premium hand-spun wool. Each of these casual-yet-elegant rugs receives a special finishing technique that imparts a lustrous sheen.   Torano Collection With their high-low pile and chic dimensional effects, these exceptional Tibetan-weave rugs exude elegance on many levels. Hand knotted using premium hand-spun wool combined with luxurious natural silk yarns, the collection’s soft fashion colors and subtly erased patterns speak to traditionalists and modernists alike.   Versa Collection Energetic textures and patterns are integral characteristics of this versatile collection. Each of these modern borderless patterns is hand knotted using a combination of premium hand-spun wool and Silkette™ in a pile-and-loop weave that gives each design its distinctive textural look and feel.   Bespoke Hand-Knotted Pillows These fashion-forward bespoke accents replicate many of the popular colors, motifs and patterns found in the company’s finest hand-knotted traditional, transitional, tribal and modern rug collections. Each of these handcrafted works of art is skillfully made using the same superior-quality materials and meticulous hand-knotting processes as the rugs that inspired them.   New introductions to existing rug collections: 10 additions to the Oushak Collection (new...

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Handmade Category Expands At Vegas Market

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Mirroring the industry’s overall interest in handmade products, Las Vegas Market announced an increase in handmade gift and home décor resources, craft-focused programming and artisan industry partnerships for the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, July 30-August 3, 2017. “Las Vegas has experienced substantial and steady increases in handcrafted exhibitors, with a record 320 artisan resources confirmed for the Summer Market. At the same time, we have noted a double-digit gain in buyers identifying handmade as a category of product interest, so there is a commensurate level of increased buying activity.” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and Chief Marketing Officer, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is uniquely positioned as the premiere portal to Western distribution for global craft resources.” A record 320 handmade gift and home décor resources – from across the United States and around the world and representing all media and product categories – will be featured at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market in both permanent showrooms and in temporary exhibits in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. A concentration of 75 artisans will be presented in the HANDMADE category in Pavilion 1, including first time Las Vegas Market exhibitors Abrazo Style; Amano Trading; Applepear Handcrafted Jewelry; Aroara Industries; Broken Top Candle Company; EllaJude; Grandmother’s Buttons; Korbata; LUA Company; Lumily; and World Treasure Trading. The Market also welcomes back former exhibitors Blue Hill by Hand; KOZAKH; and Lumia Designs. Artisan collectives also will be featured in other campus locations. An Artisanal LA (ALA) pop-up showcase, in Pavilion 1, will highlight 35+ Los Angeles based makers and crafters. The American Made Collective (a showroom on C11) will feature 19 American artisan exhibitors in a 3,636-square-foot showroom. Participants include Carole’s Candles; Cynthia Webb Designs; Designer Stone Inc.; Dock 6 Pottery; Erin Smith Art; Heart the Moment; Jacob’s Musical Chimes; Juniper Tree Supplies; Michal Golan Jewelry; Michael Michaud Designs; Prairie Dance; Printed Canvas; Samantha Grace Designs; Sabbath-Day Woods; Sea Stones; Spooner Creek & Macone Clay; Sue Rosengard Jewelry Design; TreeStump WoodCrafts; and WATCHCRAFT. Beyond these groupings, there are hundreds of other handmade and artisan resources presented across the Las Vegas Market campus – from American-made furniture and hand-tufted rugs from around the world in Buildings A and B to handmade vintage jewelry and accessories in Pavilion 2. A full listing of domestic and international handcrafted resources is available through the online Exhibitor Directory at www.lasvegasmarket.com/handmade. In an expansion of its partnership with CRAFT (Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow) ,Las Vegas Market will present two artisan-focused seminars this Summer. “America Gets Crafty!” will address how American Craft Week can help boost in-store traffic and generate sales of American-made products. Speakers include: Diane Sulg of CRAFT; Alexis Moyer from Mendocino Celebrates American Craft Week; Rani Richardson, owner of Random Acts of Art in Naples, FL; Greg Worden, owner of Vermont Artisan Designs in Brattleboro, VT; and artisan Mavis Stevens of Miss Mavis’ Fun House in Buford, GA. The session is scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 3pm – 4pm. “Meet the Makers,” scheduled for Sunday, July 31, 11:30am – 1pm, will feature a panel of distinguished makers and curators of artisanal products who will explore the path from concept to creation, while staying true to an original...

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Vegas Markets Expands Home Offerings

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Las Vegas Market announced that another 13 leading home décor resources will debut new and expanded showrooms at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, July 30-August 3, 2017, as part of the continuing growth and enhanced participation of better home décor brands at the Market. “Las Vegas Market continues to experience increased demand from better home décor suppliers for both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibition space,” said Scott Eckman, president of furniture and home décor leasing and chief strategy officer, International Market Centers. “No other U.S. market offers retailers and designers such a breadth and depth of better home décor alongside a full range of complementary furniture and gift products.” Gabby, an Alabama-based manufacturer of transitional furniture, case goods, custom upholstery and lighting products, returns to Las Vegas after a one market hiatus in a 13,500 square foot showroom on C13 shared with sister brand Summer Classics, manufacturer of luxury casual/outdoor furniture. According to Bew White, CEO of Gabriella White, LLC, parent company of both Summer Classics and Gabby, “Summer Classics had a record-setting Las Vegas market in January, and Gabby’s return to Las Vegas this July provides a distinct opportunity for exposure to new distribution on the West Coast. Putting both brands together supports our growth initiatives by leveraging the existing cross-over between each brand’s customer base, and allowing our sales representatives to support both brands effectively.” Four additional first-time Las Vegas Market home décor vendors will open new showrooms at Summer Market: Chesterfield Leather, a Philadelphia-based supplier of cowhide, leather, sheepskin, luxury and exotic floor coverings in a 1,637-square-foot location on C5; Cozy Nomad, a Los Angeles-based supplier of one-of-a-kind throws, pillows and furniture, in a 482- square-foot showroom on C5; Eastern Accents, a Chicago-based designer and manufacturer of luxury bedding in a 2,697-square-foot showroom on A1 they were previously represented in; and Hugo Park, a Delaware-based global importer of quality furniture, home accents and accessories, in a 1,256-square-foot space on C4. Another nine high-profile home décor firms are expanding or relocating showrooms for Summer Market, including: Adesso Inc., a supplier of contemporary lighting, furniture and home décor, with a 5,444-square-foot space on A4; Diamond Star Glass, manufacturer of quality floral and gift glassware products, with a 5,561-square-foot location on A4; Norwalk Furniture, a custom upholstery manufacturer, with a 7,621-square-foot space on A2; Saro Trading, a diversified home accessory company specializing in coordinating linens, with a 4,670-square- foot showroom on C4; Seasonal Living, an importer of indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative accessories, with a 1,878-square-foot location on C4; Steven Shell, specializing in custom handcrafted furniture from Indonesia, relocating to a 6,376-square-foot showroom on C4; Palecek, a manufacturer of beautifully handcrafted furniture, accessories and lighting, with a 7,053-square-foot space on C4; Pulvermacher Designs, a Miami Gardens-based producer of home textiles in an 823-square-foot location on C4: and Wesley Allen, a leading metal furniture designer, with a 4,904-square-foot location on C4. Another 100+ home décor suppliers will be showcased among 500+ temporary exhibitors in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. HOME and B HOME – one of five categories of temporary exhibitors – will welcome first-time home décor exhibitors this summer, including: 727 Sailbags; ArtAllure; Evelyne Prelonge; Eydel Fine Arts; Filling Spaces; Gatsby Lighting; Gem Décor; Jo & Maddie; Mill Wood Art; Namo Rugs; Nedia Home; Neta Dizayn; New View;...

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