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Capel’s High Point Introductions Well-Received

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Traffic at this month’s High Point Market was light, as was to be expected during a pandemic, but Capel Rugs still was pleased by the level of activity it generated during the nine-day event. “There wasn’t a period when we didn’t have customers in the showroom, and the customers that came in were motivated buyers looking for new products to freshen up their assortments,” Cameron Capel, president — sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “Considering the current state of things, we had a decent market.” Capel Rugs debuted a number of fashion-forward collections at the October 13-21 High Point Market ranging from value-packed, versatile machine made rugs to exquisitely detailed hand knotted designs. Leading the way were two hand knotted collections — Ashia and Marmara. Hand knotted in India, Ashia features four classic floral patterns with a plush, half-inch pile. Also sourced in India, Marmara is hand knotted of 100% wool with an intricate construction. Each end features a lovely one-inch fringe for extra interest. Four colorways are available– pebble, slate blue, mushroom and black. “Our new hand knots were very well received,” Capel said. “Marmara, a more transitional design, did particularly well. During this market, there was a lot of interest in our higher-end rugs.” At market, Capel Rugs also added fresh colors and patterns to several existing lines. Avanti, Capel Rugs’ best selling hand tufted, all wool collection from India, added two new traditional-leaning patterns — Avondale and Bartlett — each in three robustly colored colorways with a thick loop pile. The new Avanti Avondale design is available in linen, ivory multi and terra blue; Avanti Bartlett is available in blue pearl, indigo and biscotti. A 5’ x 8’ rug may retail for under $349. “Avanti continues to gain momentum thanks to its winning combination of price and quality,” Capel said. “Retailers know it’s a strong performer, and these gorgeous new designs will enable them to reach even more customers.” Also doing well this market were two new variations added to the Tasanee collection. A contemporary hand knotted collection with an abstract, painterly feeling, Tasanee has been expanded with three new colorways — charcoal multi, bluestone and alabaster. Hand knotted in India, Tasanee is a wool construction with a touch of viscose for added depth and sheen. “The three new Tasanee colorways drew a very positive response,” Capel said. “It’s a distinctive design with a rich, plush feel.” Capel Rugs’ additions to New Homestead, a recently introduced collection of domestically produced braided rugs, also generated good reviews. An updated take on the company’s iconic Old Homestead rug, New Homestead was inspired by the first chenille braided rug Capel Rugs ever created in 1926. New Homestead features an assortment of today’s hottest colors and an updated construction that mixes polyester, polypropylene and cotton. Three new colorways were added this market —stone, moody blue and multi. “We showcased these three new colors in a vignette at the front of our showroom,” Capel says. “Retailers like the unique combination of durability and softness in this design — the chenille makes it soft on your feet but at the same time this rug wears extremely well because of its poly construction.” Since a number of retailers chose not to travel to market this October because of the coronavirus, Capel Rugs augmented its market presence with...

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Atlanta Market Open For Business

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Atlanta Market opens International Market Centers’ (IMC) 2021 market year with a renewed optimism powered by expansive product resources, market center physical updates and new digital tools set to optimize the market experience for buyers and sellers. The Winter 2021 Atlanta Market is January 12-19, 2021 with temporaries January 13-17, at AmericasMart® Atlanta “2020 had many challenges, but we are energized as we look toward 2021,” said IMC CEO Bob Maricich. “We are starting the year off strong in Atlanta with the products, tools and experiences that will help buyers and sellers get back to business.” Temporary Exhibits Return to Market After a hiatus during the summer markets, IMC plans to return the expansive Atlanta Market temporaries in January, with physical modifications and safety precautions in place. (NOTE: full details to be outlined closer to the market.) The Atlanta Market temporaries present thousands of gift and home décor brands in all three AmericasMart buildings. “The temporaries are a key element in product sourcing, and it is vitally important for buyers that we stage them at Atlanta Market this winter,” said Scott Eckman, IMC chief revenue officer. “Our temporary collection is a trend incubator and key destination for retailers and designers to discover new brands and products.” Atlanta NEXT Continues IMC enters the next phase of its transformation of the AmericasMart campus in January 2021. Buyers will find additional remerchandising of the 1,000+ showrooms throughout Buildings 1 and 2 that further hones product categories plus physical updates to the campus. “Refinements to the overall buying experience in Atlanta are on track, even with delays caused by the COVID-19 crisis,” added Eckman. “We have made significant progress on the project and are excited to be one step closer to completion.” More than 300 Home Décor showrooms presenting lighting, accent furniture, rugs, wall décor, casual furniture and linens are the focus of continued refinements on 12 floors in Building 1. Construction also continues on the reimagining of the Building 1 lobby, which will feature the debut of lobby-level showroom for design-driven lighting brand Currey & Company in January. According to Eckman, IMC anticipates full completion of the lobby renovation project in Summer 2021. Atlanta NEXT remerchandising of the Gift offerings continues in Winter 2021, with the official debut of the Appelman Schauben and Ivystone anchoring the market’s new Lifestyle Collection on the 11th floor of Building 2. Additional updates are found across the 700 showrooms located on 19 floors between Buildings 1 and 2 that showcase gift and specialty categories including Gourmet & Housewares, Tabletop & Gift, The Gardens, Children’s World and Seasonal / Gift. (NOTE: Follow Atlanta NEXT showroom relocations and campus changes online at AmericasMart.com/AtlantaNEXT.) New Digital Platforms and Tools Winter 2021 marks the launch of new, integrated digital tools for Atlanta Market. A new dedicated Atlanta Market website is set to launch before the Winter market with enhanced planning tools. It will feature a highly improved brand and product search that is integrated with IMC’s interim B2B ecommerce tool, ShopZio. At market, the AmericasMart App will continue to offer exhibitor directory access as well as wayfinding and market planning tools. In addition to the new website, Atlanta Market will continue to utilize the digital tools it launched this summer. The Atlanta Remote page is a hub for information about the market with links to...

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Feizy Introducing Wide Range Of New Designs At High Point

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Award-winning manufacturer Feizy Rugs is well-known for creating on-trend groupings that span style and price spectrums.  Over the past 47 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, and the highly anticipated new introductions being made at the upcoming High Point Market are sure to please. The new Karina Collection will have you dreaming in soft and romantic colors. The yarn’s abrash, blue-grays and lavenders paired with rust and cyan, evoke a sophisticated, feminine color palette. Organic floral medallions are surrounded by a strong border in these Oushak-inspired designs with a delightful color twist. Delicately hand-knotted in India, the soft fringe brings a bohemian flair to each rug.  Beautifully constructed of 100% wool, the Karina Collection is resilient enough to handle high traffic areas. Feizy adds two new designs and colorations to one of its best settling groupings, the Piraj Collection. Inspired by Nordic illustrations, Piraj’s winding vines and blooming petals intertwine with its geometric borders. Such visual intricacy paired with the saturation of unexpected, space-dyed hues, breathe life into the traditional patterns. The collection’s sizable, single-wool knots create an affordable elegance, durably fit for high traffic areas. Rediscover your palette for traditionals with these refreshed designs. Feizy debuts their new hand-knotted collection, the Palomar Collection. The hand-drawn geometry and delightful asymmetry are reminiscent of the woven handiwork of various nomadic cultures. Beautifully versatile shades of ink, charcoal, silver, and denim are accented with ivory, warm beige, and cocoa. These colors vary further within the abrash to create a faded, stone-washed look. Palomar combines the integrity of a tribal heirloom with a fresh perspective to fit today’s aesthetic. Find the modern nomadic treasure you seek with the Palomar Collection. The Percy Collection was so well received at the Las Vegas market, that Feizy has added two new designs, making this a 10-piece collection. A dazzling display of the most intricately crafted carpets from all over the world, the Percy Collection boasts the breath-taking appearance of antique authenticity in each design. Silken shades of tradition in indigo, rust, cream, and black mingle with the more brilliant and bold magenta, gold, and aqua to create a collection that appears to be procured from an exotic bazaar. An opulent aesthetic with superior styling, Percy is the answer to today’s need for affordable luxury in the home. In addition to these new High Point Introductions, our Las Vegas Introductions will also be shown: the Anica Collection, the Atwell Collection, the Beall Collection, new Berkeley Collection additions, the Elias Collection, the Keaton Collection, the Marquette Collection, and the Reddington Collection. Our Spring 2020 Introductions will also be displayed, which include Caldwell Collection additions, new Bhatia Collection additions, and the Fallon Collection. As always, Feizy will have a large, curated offering of the one-of-a-kind pieces for which the company is most well-known. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 800.779.0877 or email...

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Nourison To Host Virtual Market

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Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will be opening and staffing their High Point Market showroom with company employees at IHFC-IH101, from October 13 – October 21, 2020. In conjunction with showroom participation at High Point Market, Nourison will host a virtual market on October 22, to connect with customers who do not plan on attending market. Virtual market will focus buying trends and best sellers, including key topics centered around bright colors, textures and custom sizes and shapes. New home accents in blush, navy, yellow, green and neutral colorways will be discussed for Mina Victory. Nourison will preview Plateau and Infinite collections, as well as new designs for Prismatic, Starry Nights and kathy Ireland® Home Malta. Nourison will also introduce over 75 new designs of wool and silk hand knotted one-of-a-kindrugs. All introductions are in-stock and ready to ship. Mina Victory Home Accents will feature the just launched Sofia collection as well as new throw pillows and poufs. Nourison will be following market safety precautions and encourages guests to social distance and wear masks while visiting the showroom. Nourison will have face masks with Prismatic and Symmetry designs readily available for guests. Both entrances of the Nourison showroom will be open, with hand sanitizer and antibacterial spray on hand. It is recommended that guests make an appointment with their sales reps in advance, if possible. Market attendees can schedule an appointment or register for virtual market here:...

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Capel To Unveil Range Of New Product At High Point

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Capel Rugs will debut a number of fashion-forward collections at the October 13-21 High Point Market ranging from value-packed, versatile machine made rugs to exquisitely detailed hand knotted designs. Leading the way are two hand knotted traditional collections — Ashia and Marmara. Hand knotted in India, Ashia features four classic floral patterns with a plush, half-inch pile. Four colorways are available — sage/ivory, azure/ivory, ivory/multi and rust/ivory. A 5’ x 8’  model may retail for under $1,999. Other sizes offered include 8’ x 10’ and 9’ x 12’. The second new hand knotted collection being introduced by Capel Rugs this market is Marmara. Also sourced in India, Marmara is hand knotted of 100% wool with gorgeous floral patterns Each end features a lovely one-inch fringe for extra interest. Available in four colorways — pebble, slate blue, mushroom and black — Marmara may retail under $2,299 for a 5’6” x 8’6” size. Other options include 8’ x 10’, 9’ x 12’ and 10’ x 14’ sizes. “We’ve been getting a lot of requests for more higher-end items,” said Cameron Capel, president – sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “Since consumers are spending so much time in their homes right now, they’re looking for creative ways to freshen up their spaces. Marmara offers a very upscale, sophisticated look with an erased, no-border design, and Ashia is equally captivating with its updated take on timeless floral themes.” Also on tap for Capel Rugs this market is the new Maxwell collection. Machine woven on Wilton looms in Moldova, Maxwell features 100% New Zealand wool. The nature-inspired “grass” design sports a lot of patterning but is flexible enough to work with a wide range of décor. Three colorways are available — meadow, carbon and cork. “Maxwell is similar to our best-selling Barrister collection, a beautiful, high-end, hand knotted design,” said Capel. “Because of its machine made construction, Maxwell may retail under $749 for a 5’3” x 7’10” size, making it a very affordable addition to any room.” Maxwell also is available in 3’11” x 4’11”, 6’7” x 9’10”, 8’2” x 11’6” and 9’10” x 13’ sizes. During market, Capel Rugs also will be showing several new models introduced at the summer Las Vegas Market to High Point shoppers for the first time. They include Sheridan, a flat woven collection of three upscale yet casual leather rugs with creative geometric motifs and lively, gold-splatter embellishments that was well received in Vegas. Sheridan is available in three colorways — mushroom, ebony and peony. “Ingenuity and craftsmanship shine in our Sheridan collection,” Capel said. “Using time-honored traditions, these hand-stitched leather beauties, accentuated with metallic leaf and grommets, make a unique modern statement.” To ensure employee and customer safety, Capel Rugs is following all of the High Point Market Authority’s recommended guidelines relating to showroom protocols. Capel Rugs’ staff and customers will be required to wear masks and socially distance while in the showroom, and hand sanitizer will be readily available. In lieu of the usual gourmet lunch offered to buyers and designers, the company will provide individually wrapped snacks. “Safety is of utmost importance,” Capel said. “It will be top of mind throughout the market.” Capel Rugs encourages retailers and designers to make appointments for their showroom visits if possible, but walk-ins also will be welcome. The company’s showroom will be open all...

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Nourison’s New Rugs Will Debut At New York Virtual Market

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Nourison new area rugs, unveiled for New York Home Fashions Market will feature bold, linear designs and rich, vibrant colors. Since New York Home Fashions Market Week is being hosted virtually during September 14-17, 2020, Nourison will hold digital presentations and virtual market appointments, providing customers with digital access to new introductions. The Nourison showroom at Suite 1305, 230 Fifth Avenue will remain closed during New York Home Fashions Market. The Quarry area rug collection is adding abstract and classic Persian designs in an ivory, blue and grey palette. Celestial is adding additional sizes including 2’2″ x 3’9″, 3′ x 5′, 5’3″ x Round, 7’10” x Round, and 9′ x 12′ to CES07, CES15 and CES16. Nourison is introducing new digital print accent rug collections including Caravan with boho looks in red, blue and navy, Cisco in timeless designs with rich color and detail, Cuisine featuring food and drink themes, and colorful Meadow. Daniella is a new textured flat weave accent rug collection with high-low texture in geometric designs. kathy Ireland® Home is launching Studio Collection pillows featuring metallic embroidery, pintuck, curly shag, broken stripe and woven plaid check styles in an ivory, blush, navy, grey and yellow color assortment. Mina Victory Home Accents is showcasing new double-sided faux rabbit fur pillows, best-selling velvet pillows in additional sizes and colors and 24 x 24 x 4 seat...

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Jaipur Living Pulls Out Of Fall High Point Market

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Jaipur Living announced that they have decided, out of an abundance of caution, not to exhibit at Fall Market, scheduled October 13-21, in High Point, North Carolina. The award-winning rug producer will continue to focus on its monthly rug, pillow, pouf and throw launches, which have been a huge hit since their inception in June. The summer and fall launches can be shopped on the Jaipur Living website, its digital catalogs, or in-person at The Gallery at Jaipur Living, located in the company’s headquarters just north of Atlanta. “Our customers are loving our monthly new product launches and digital catalogs,” said Jaipur Living President and CEO Asha Chaudhary.  “We are increasing our focus there to be the best partner we can and to help our customers create beautiful lives for their customers. Our fall rugs are amazing—from stunning handknots that are revolutionary in the way they’re designed and made, to inspiring power-loomed rugs with high-definition details–we can’t wait for our customers to see them.” Those who wish to visit The Gallery at Jaipur Living can do so knowing every safety precaution recommended by the CDC is in place. Customers can email rsvp@jaipurliving.com to request an appointment. They can also book a video or phone appointment with their sales representative to learn more about Jaipur Living’s new...

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Feizy To Unveil Wide Range Of New Designs At Vegas Market

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Over the past 47 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, and the stunning new introductions being made at the upcoming Las Vegas Market are sure to please. The Feizy Rugs showroom, located in Suite C-180, will offer visitors a chance to experience more than 60 new designs created for the summer market.   Featuring a continued focus on trends such as Opulence, Tech Play, Natural Wonders, Mankind, and Inner Peace, coordinated pieces across constructions and price points will give visitors the most fashion-forward looks. With top-notch service and impressive new collections and merchandising, a visit to the Feizy showroom is an absolute must. For clients unable to attend market or wishing to shop from a distance, all of their new pieces have been filmed. The new Anica Collection is expertly hand-tufted in geometric patterns with both loop and cut pile to reveal the nuanced variation of the space dyed yarns. A variety of warm and cool neutrals with accents of pale blue and an ever-present, versatile cream create effortless style for any home. Explore beautiful home design with Anica’s artisanal complexity. From the elements of nature to the geometry of a city scape with a splash of mid-century, our new Atwell Collection, is a contemporary exploration of tonality and texture. Silvery aquas and greens accent a medley of pearlescent gray, alabaster, and ivory in patterns that both elevate and invite. Each design is exquisitely distressed with washes of layered color to create a dreamlike backdrop for any decor. Lose yourself in Atwell’s ethereal modern landscape. Hand-knotted in 100% wool, the Beall Collection is an interpretation of the Arts and Crafts movement from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. The Arts and Crafts movement rebelled against mindless mass production and frivolous ornamentation, and Beall is a modern reimagining of those concepts. Awash with glorious, updated palettes that feature royal, teal, and vermillion amid vibrant pastels and neutrals, Beall offers a style revival with an anachronistic wink and uncompromising craftsmanship. Feizy adds three new designs and colorations to one of its best-selling groupings, the Berkeley Collection. The organic styling of Berkeley is the perfect way to create a setting of casual comfort. Using a distinctive handwoven technique, Berkeley’s inherent designs are created by texture from 100% natural wool. Available in various earth tones, these eco-friendly rugs are adaptable, durable and robust, making Berkeley an ideal addition to busy lifestyles and virtually all design spaces. Imagine a lustrous, softly defined geometric relief rising above a heathered backdrop of space-dyed wool. This juxtaposition of both the subtle and striking mingle beautifully to create our new Elias Collection. Muted silvery grays, gold, pearl, and loden are over-tufted to create floating design motifs atop a neutral wool loop base. This artfully crafted contrast creates a sophisticated aesthetic yet is suitable for a wide array of living spaces. Traverse a landscape of flowing geometry to find yourself suspended in Elias’s “elevated” design. Showcasing generations of weaving expertise in the skilled play of warp and weft fibers, the new Joss Collectionfeatures heathered grays, muted sky, and ever-present sand to create a brilliant exploration of tone and texture. From thick and thin to...

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Capel Opens Vega Showroom For Summer Market

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Capel Rugs will be open for business in its World Market Center’s Building A, Space A-133 showroom of the Las Vegas Design Center for the August 30-September 3 Las Vegas Market. Cameron Capel, president – sales and marketing for Capel Rugs, will attend the market and is looking forward to meeting with customers during the event. “It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to get together,” said Capel. “We can’t wait to see our colleagues and catch up with them in person.” To ensure employee and customer safety, Capel Rugs is following all guidelines issued by the International Market Centers, the Las Vegas Market’s operator, regarding showroom protocols. Capel Rugs’ staff and customers will be required to wear masks and socially distance while in the showroom, and hand sanitizer will be readily available. In lieu of the usual gourmet lunch offered to buyers and designers, the company will be providing individually wrapped snacks. Capel Rugs encourages retailers and designers to make appointments for their showroom visits if possible, but walk-ins also will be welcome. Six new rug collections will be introduced by Capel Rugs at the event. Among the new models making their debut is Sheridan, a collection of three upscale leather rugs with creative geometric motifs and lively, gold-splatter...

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AMC Announces Three People’s Choice Winners At Summer 2020 Market

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From 50 finalists, Atlanta Market has named three “People’s Choice” winners in its Summer 2020 Market Snapshot: the Bed Swing with Back by Lowcountry Originals, the Carnovsky Ocean Jigsaw Puzzle by Ginger Fox and the Lucy Longhorn Paint-by-Numbers Kit by Pink Picasso. Winning products, which were selected by popular vote in the lead up to the Summer 2020 Market, are on display in AmericasMart Atlanta showrooms through August 18, 2020. “Our Summer 2020 People’s Choice Winners accurately reflect our current situation – more time spent at home – with activities for entertainment and furnishings for comfort being most popular,” notes Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers chief marketing and digital officer. “This real-time view of what inspires buyers is an important element of the tools that IMC offers to buyers before and during their at-market sourcing.” The winners are: With the Carnovsky Ocean Jigsaw Puzzle from Ginger Fox puzzlers explore the interaction between color and light as three different images sit on top of each other, resulting in a picture that is unexpected and mesmerizing. The colors mix and the lines and shapes entwine. With the included red, green and blue viewing glasses, users can isolate each layer of the image, turning one puzzle into three stunning pictures. (Anne McGilvray & Company B2 17-1718) Pink Picasso’s Lucy Longhorn is an original image turned into a paint-by-numbers kit.  Each kit includes a template printed canvas, a four-brush set, pots of acrylic paint and a map for painters to find a number they missed.  Each project takes about 12 hours to complete.  (Tango B2 10-1000B). The 50 finalists are: A & B Home, Baccarat, Bamboo Trading Co, Blue Ocean Traders, Brackish, BS Trading, Bungalow 5, Classic Home, Coast & Cotton, Compendium, Couture Lamps, Dillon Candy Company, Dynasty Gallery, Elan International, Emdee International, Entryways, Fredrick Cooper, Global Views, GO Home, Greenwich Bay Trading Co., Haviland, HomArt, Inge-Glas, IVV, Jeffan International, JingleNog, John Richard, Julie Vos, KEVA, Lands Downunder, Leftbank Art, Lucy Grymes, Maison Maison Design, Matouk, Melrose International, Michelle McDowell, Mud Pie, Pottery Pots, RAZ Imports, Revelation by Uttermost, Sagebrook Home, Smeg, Swanky Baby Vintage, TradeCie, Transpac, Walton Wood Farm and WorldFinds. Market Snapshot showcases exciting, new, innovative and trendsetting products from across Atlanta Market’s home décor and gift collections on social media, in buyer communications and on the market website. It is part of Atlanta Market’s interactive digital toolbox – presented at AmericasMart.com/AtlantaRemote – with new tools for trend and product discovery, virtual education and e-commerce. Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market, housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor at AmericasMart Atlanta. The Summer 2020 Atlanta Market will be showroom-only, with no temporary exhibit presentation. Preregistration, which is required for the Summer 2020 staging, August 13-18, 2020, is now open. For more information, visit...

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