Nourison Hospitality Launches DesignNow

Nourison Hospitality has launched DesignNow at https://designnow.nourison.com. DesignNow allows customers to interact with Nourison’s extensive design library with over 1,000 designs, to find the perfect design for your next project and easily visualize your customized design in your project space. Featured designs are created specifically for hospitality environments, together with selected patterns from over 100,000 historical rug and carpet art and original renderings in Nourison’s private archives. New designs will be added to DesignNow on a regular basis. DesignNow allows you to choose and re-color selected designs using solid colors, together with Nourison’s proprietary Abrash dyed yarns, visualize designs in preloaded room types (guest rooms, ballrooms, corridors, lobbies, etc.) or upload your own specific room or space and save your designs in your free “My Projects” account. You can create project folders and share your designs with colleagues and clients via email. “Our team has painstakingly developed the DesignNow online library to provide designers with a rich and comprehensive user experience,” commented Peter Lipkin, Vice President of Hospitality. “With a wide range of patterns, search functions and visualization tools at their fingertips, DesignNow is an essential tool enabling users to accelerate the design development process.” Please visit this link for an overview of how DesignNow works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUh1m1p1PzQ...

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Confidence, Commerce and Connections at Summer 2022 Atlanta Market

Confident retailers and designers anticipating a strong fourth quarter gathered at Summer Atlanta Market, July 12-18, 2022 to source trendsetting product, exchange ideas and connect with leading brands and company principals. “Business was definitely robust this week at Atlanta Market, as buyers and sellers reconnected – some for the first time since Winter 2020 – at the United States’ largest gift and home decor collection,” noted International Market Centers (IMC) CEO Bob Maricich. “The nation’s buying power came to Atlanta to focus on sourcing must-have product in preparation for the fourth quarter.”   Buyers Get Back to In-Person Sourcing at Atlanta Market For many, the need to nurture vendor relationships and the unmatched concentration of leading gift and home brands drove buyers to Atlanta Market. “Atlanta Market has a big impact on our business — it’s the best market in the country,” said retailer Howard Henschel, CEO and President of Norman’s Hallmark who attended market with a delegation of six buyers sourcing for 68 locations in four states. “We missed it during COVID and in January because of travel problems. We came this summer to see new trends, to negotiate and to speak to the principals of our various vendors – all very important for our business.” Programming including the new GCX: Expo & Education, a joint presentation from GC Buying Group and IMC, also brought buyers out of their stores and back to Atlanta Market for networking, education and informed product discovery. “It was so good to reconnect with vendors and fellow retailers after two-and-a-half years,” said Bob Kratchman, president of Kitchen Kapers with four locations in Pennsylvania. “Special thanks to Janis Johnson and IMC for creating the GCX event. It confirmed for me the necessity of meeting in person.” Buyers used social media to share experiences and encourage others to make the trip to Atlanta Market. Designer Rhonda E. Peterson of Atlanta posted, “If you’re a member of the trade and have not been to AmericasMart (lately), I think it’s time you did. They have made some wonderful changes and updates to make your market experience even more pleasurable and productive.” In total, Atlanta Market attracted attendees from all 50 states, three US territories and 48countries. Some 9% were new to Atlanta Market and 14% returned after a pandemic hiatus. The geographic breakdown of Atlanta Market buyers has returned to more a traditional pattern with international attendance rebounded to pre-pandemic levels and notable growth in attendees from the Midwest, Northeast and Southwest. Connections Drive Commerce Making connections with new buyers and reconnecting with existing customers was top of mind for brands and sales agencies at Atlanta Market. “I certainly met a lot of new people at Atlanta Market...

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Nourison Introduces New Prism And Calvin Klein Designs For Vegas Market

Nourison will be introducing a bold, new Prismatic area rug design at Las Vegas Market, July 24-28, as well as the new Calvin Klein Balance area rug collection (CK023). Nourison will debut Prismatic rug PRS30 Emerald, featuring shades of green with hints of blue to create a foamy ripple effect, enhanced by brilliant orange accents that are subtly carved to add layers of dimension. The Calvin Klein Balance area rug collection (CK023) brings harmony to your space with subtly carved geometric and abstract linear patterns. This collection contains 6 styles and is available in popular sizes. Mina Victory Home Accents introduces hand beaded, embroidered and applique stork and nursery themed decorative pillows (CH342, CH344, CH422) as well as new plush animals including a frog (N3001), zebra (N3002), bear (N0925) and more. Area rugs and home accents are available and ready to ship for new introductions and best-sellers. Nourison is scheduling in-person appointments at their showroom at C112 to access market specials: https://www.nourison.com/las-vegas-summer-market-2022-make-an-appointment. Nourison will now have a new layout to their showroom, welcoming attendees from both the back and front entrances of the...

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Capel to Highlight Traditional With a Twist At Vegas Summer Market

Retailers and designers in the West will get their first chance to view recently revealed designs from the spring when Capel Rugs opens its showroom doors for the Las Vegas Market being held July 24 to 28 in the World Market Center’s Building A, Space A-133. The eclectic mix being introduced by Capel Rugs includes high-value machine-made designs, elegant hand knots, stylish new braids and updated Oushak and Gabbeh patterns. Most of the introductions lean traditional in their styling, but all of them have a fresh twist. Leading off the introductions for Capel in Las Vegas is Verve, a new hand-knotted collection from India made of 100% wool. The initial introduction features two colors — silver multi and ecru multi — with more colors likely to follow at future markets. Six sizes are available, including 2’6″ x 9′, 3′ x 5′, 5′ x 8′, 9′ x 12′ and 10′ x 14′, and a 5′ x 8′ model may retail for under $1,299. “The Verve collection of updated Oushak patterns lives up to its name,” said Cameron Capel, president of sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “These fresh, unexpected designs are distinguished by their vitality and liveliness.” Carrara, a new hand knotted collection inspired by Renaissance art, is another new design that is expected to draw attention this market. Made in India with a luxurious wool and viscose blend, Carrara features a beautifully distressed finish and earthy colors inspired by mineral pigments. Options include four colorways — multi, beige blue, aqua and charcoal multi — and four sizes. “Carrara features a vintage erased pattern enlivened with color,” Capel says. Also making its Las Vegas debut is Avery, a new machine-made collection in 100% New Zealand wool featuring five patterns with a high level of detail and a vintage, laid back vibe. The range of earthy, subtle colorways includes stormy gray, stone multi, onyx/cream, slate/linen and merlot. Inspired by the success of Capel’s best-selling Metropolis collection, Avery is available in 3’11” x 5’6″, 5’3″ x 7’6″, 6’7″ x 9’10”, 7’10” x 11′ and 9’2″ x 12’5″ sizes. A 5’3″ x 7’6″ model may retail for under $699. The collection is made in Moldova on Wilton looms. Gabby, a new hand-loomed collection made in India of 100% New Zealand wool, is also being shown for the first time in Las Vegas. Simple yet elegant, Gabby’s patterns feature abstract geometric designs on open fields of color. Four colorways are available — granite, linen, oatmeal and wheat. Sizes include 2’6″ x 9′, 3′ x 5′, 5′ x 8′, 8′ x 10′, 9′ x 12′ and 10′ x 14′. A 5′ x 8′ rug may...

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Feizy Releases New Catalog For 2022-2023

Award-winning manufacturer Feizy Rugs is well-known for creating on-trend groupings that span style and price spectrums. Over the past 49 years, a discerning clientele has come to expect nothing less than the most innovative designs from the company, which has grown to become one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers. Feizy has launched its new 2022-2023 catalog, which incorporates both Fine and Lifestyles Collections. With over 600 pages, each collection is exceptionally detailed with stunning photography, comprehensive product information, and key features. The catalog offers a wealth of design possibilities and is neatly organized by machine-made, tufted, handmade, and hand-knotted constructions. According to Cameron Feizy, Managing Principal, “We are excited to launch our 2022/2023 catalog. In keeping with the trend of sustainability, Feizy is excited to launch this multi-year catalog that will save valuable environmental resources as well as simplify life for our partners. Each market, we’ll release a supplemental catalog highlighting our new introductions to our  running line.” The 2022-2023 catalog is available online. Trade professionals may request a printed copy through their Feizy Sales...

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