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Confidence, Commerce and Connections at Summer 2022 Atlanta Market

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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 that I didn’t have exposure to before and probably wouldn’t have found on the road,” said Daniel Ratchford, national sales representative for décor brand Chelsea House. “Business is strong. This was my best Atlanta Market ever and a nice ‘summer bump’ for Chelsea House.” Jordan Godwin, director of marketing and graphic design for Chelsea House’s sister brand Wildwood, echoed that sentiment, noting that about half of the brand’s buyers were new accounts while the rest were existing buyers excited to be back at market. “After COVID, buyers are getting back into the swing of things. It felt like old times with people socializing, hanging out and talking. There has been...

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Nourison Introduces New Prism And Calvin Klein Designs For Vegas Market

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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

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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 retail for under $749. “Both understated and refined, Gabby’s subtly colored Gabbeh patterns combine natural colors with simple designs for a look that is easy to use and layer,” says Capel.   Another new collection expected to generate attention in Las Vegas is Camille. Hand-tufted in India using 100% wool loop pile yarns, Camille features four color ways — moss, pewter, icy blue and flax — with a variety of classic motifs, including damask and quatrefoil designs. “Each versatile pattern exudes tranquility as well as sophistication,” Capel said. Camille is available in 2’6″ x 8′, 3’6″ x 5’6″, 5′ x 8′, 9′ x 12′ and 10′ x 14′ sizes. A...

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Capel Generates Strong Business At High Point

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Capel Rugs enjoyed a busy High Point Market this month as retailers and designers flocked to its showroom eager to see and buy new rugs to spice up their store assortments. Market winners included Fresh Braids and updated Oushak and Gabbeh patterns. Retailers applauded the new ‘Tradition with a Twist’ designs. Hot new collections included Verve, Carrara, Naturelle, Avery and Gabby. “We had a great market,” said Cameron Capel, president of sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “We had a steady stream of appointments scheduled every day, and every retailer and designer we expected showed up. The volume of order placements and commitments also was quite strong — matching or exceeding the level of activity we experienced before the pandemic.” “It was so nice to meet with our customers in person again!” Capel added. “Verve sports a mix of funky colors, while Carrara features a vintage erased pattern enlivened with color,” Capel said. “Naturelle is neutral in tone but highly textural, and Avery boasts a laid-back, easy vibe. Gabby combines natural colors with simple designs for a look that is easy to use and layer.” Leading off the hits for Capel this market was 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,” Capel said. “These fresh, unexpected designs are distinguished by their vitality and liveliness.” Also doing well in High Point was 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. Gabby, a new hand loomed collection made in India of 100% New Zealand wool, also won favor. Simple yet elegant, Gabby’s subtly colored Gabbeh patterns combine 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 retail for under $749. “Gabby’s subtly colored Gabbeh patterns make an understated, refined statement that is perfect for today’s relaxed lifestyles,” Capel said. Carrara, a new hand knotted collection inspired by Renaissance art, was another new design that won favor for Capel Rugs during 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. Two new braided collections made in the USA also were in the spotlight in the Capel Rugs showroom at the April market. Scoring particularly well with retailers was Naturelle, an all-natural, undyed 100% wool area rug. “Naturelle is warm, cozy and comfortable, like a favorite cable knit blanket,” Capel said. Also drawing attention was Bambini, a super-soft, 3/8″-pile cotton chenille rug crafted for children’s rooms...

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Nourison’s New Reserve Custom Studio Headlines Market Intros At High Point

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Nourison will be introducing Reserve Custom Studio at High Point Market. Reserve Custom Studio is a custom rug program where customers can choose from over 300 designs and select their yarn colors and rug size. The rugs in the program are hand knotted and shipped within 3-5 months based on size. As part of Nourison’s new showroom layout at IHFC-IH101, Reserve Custom Studio will have its own dedicated area at the main entrance and Mina Victory Home Accents will now be displayed at the entrance near the elevators. Hand-knotted One-of-a-Kind rugs and special buys will be showcased in the Nourison Vault, located on the third floor. To access the Nourison Vault, please ask a Nourison sales representative for a tour. Nourison will host a Meet & Greet with Nicole Curtis, Star of HGTV’s Rehab Addict, on Saturday, April 2 at 2pm. The 57 Grand by Nicole Curtis Series 1, 2, and 3 vintage-inspired area rug collections and pillows will also be displayed in the showroom. For area rug introductions, Nourison will be launching three new abstract designs in the existing Silk Shadows collection in Silver (SHA20), Blue Sky (SHA21) and Blue Green (SHA22), hand-knotted and made from a blend of New Zealand wool and silk-like bamboo fibers with carved accents. The new Lynx collection features Persian-inspired and tribal patterns with short fringe and distressed detailing for a vintage feel. The Calvin Klein Infinity collection (CK022) features abstract and intricate linear patterns in subdued colors that inspire calmness and sophisticated minimalism. Mina Victory Home Accents introduces beaded and natural hide throw pillows and natural hide rugs in neutral colors and a pop of...

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Capel To Debut Wide Assortment At High Point

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Capel Rugs is rolling out a large assortment of new rugs in the Capel Rugs showroom from April 2 to 6 at the April High Point Market in Market Square, Space 112. The new rugs represent a wide range of constructions, styles and price points and offerings include fresh braids, updated Oushak and Gabbeh patterns and much more. The biggest introduction that Capel has made in recent years, these new rugs are designed to give retailers the stylish, high-value products they need to refresh their floors and drive traffic and business back to stores. “Retailers are hungry for dynamic new rug designs,” said Cameron Capel, president of sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “Because of the many supply chain challenges brought about by the pandemic, their shelves have become bare. But now that the threat of Covid is waning, they are ready to restock and ramp up their merchandising activity with creative new designs.” Capel Rugs is expecting a busy High Point Market based on the volume of showroom appointments being made in advance of the show and the extra level of effort it has put into this season’s product development. “During the height of the pandemic, a lot of products we had in the pipeline had to be put on hold,” Capel said. “Now, we’re finally able to move these plans forward. As a result, at this market we’ll be showing a wonderfully eclectic mix of rugs, from high-value machine made rugs and elegant hand knots to stylish new braids, updated Oushak patterns and subtle abstracts. There truly will be ‘something for everybody,’ which is welcome news to retailers and designers looking to create excitement for their customers.” Leading off the product parade will be Verve, a new hand-knotted collection from India made of 100% wool. The initial introduction will feature 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 lives up to its name,” Capel said. “These designs are distinguished by their vitality, energy and liveliness.” “Unexpected accents on understandable fields create a fresh approach for these updated Oushak patterns,” she added. Also on tap for introduction in High Point is Gabby, a new hand loomed collection made in India of 100% New Zealand wool. Simple yet elegant, Gabby’s subtly colored Gabbeh patterns combine 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 retail for under $729. “Both understated and refined, Gabby’s subtly colored Gabbeh patterns tell their story with only a few key elements,” Capel said. Another new collection expected to generate attention in High Point is Camille. Hand tufted in India using 100% wool loop pile yarns, Camille features four color ways – moss, pewter, icy blue and flax – with two classic motifs, including damask and quatrefoil designs. “Each versatile pattern exudes tranquility as well as sophistication,” Capel said. Camille is available in 2’6″ x...

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Nourison Introduces Eclectic New Designs & Flatweaves AT NY Market

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Nourison is introducing colorful flatweave, shag and eclectic area rugs for New York Home Fashions Market, as well as global-inspired accent rugs. Nourison Easy Care is a new flatweave indoor outdoor collection, with a softly textured high-low pattern in durable low-shed fibers, in an assortment of colors including teal, coral, denim and neutrals. Lush Shag features a plush soft pile in a retro blend of twisted and individual yarns that cast a slight sheen, in a range of solid colors including blush, sage, denim and neutrals. Thalia is also a new collection, featuring modern and eclectic designs in rust, green, grey, beige and ivory multicolor tones. New colors and designs have also been added to the popular Passion collection, in classic Persian, painterly and floral designs in a neutral palette of ivory, beige, grey, navy and black. Nourison’s accent rug collections include the global-inspired Rosedale and Renzo collections in 100% polyester. Rosedale is an existing digital print collection with colorful Moroccan and Persian designs with distressed detailing. Renzo features modern and eclectic designs in a neutral and multicolor tones. Also new is the cozy Quinn collection, featuring handwoven flatweave accent rugs made of 70% cotton, 30% recycled fibers for a casual atmosphere. Mina Victory Home Accents introduces textured throw pillows with asymmetrical and whimsical stripes (CN964 and CN980), boho geometric (AA016 and AA019) and tufted polka dot patterns (CN870) in bold, cheerful colors such as hot pink, orange, blue ink, lime and teal. Nourison’s showroom at Suite 1305, 230 Fifth Avenue will be open for appointments. Customers not attending New York Home Fashions Market can continue to connect with Nourison and preview new introductions through digital presentations and virtual market...

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Feizy To Open Second High Point Showroom

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Feizy Rugs has announced its expansive second showroom will debut at High Point this upcoming October. Located in the heart of High Point Market Center, the influential rug company’s showrooms will occupy the first two floors of Wendover Art Group’s new 34,000 square-foot building at 309 N. Hamilton Street. “This is an amazing opportunity to offer more product to a broader spectrum of clients exactly where they shop and travel during High Point Market.   This also aligns us with our longtime friends Wendover Art Group and Vanguard Furniture creating an elevated shopping experience for all our clients.”  says Cameron Feizy, Managing Principal. Feizy’s discerning clientele can immerse themselves in exceptional designs that feature an array of colorways of cool, neutral, and warm hues. The resoundingly grand showroom will give access to an array of inspiring collections that continue to push the envelope of unique style, elegance, and aesthetic. “We are thrilled to be in the heart of luxury at High Point Market Center near our friends at Vanguard Furniture and partner with Feizy Rugs. This move is an exciting opportunity to share ideas, and further the business relationships that are essential to our continued success,” says Wendover CEO, Richard Forsyth. Feizy has delivered unparalleled style, unique texture, and high-quality construction to its sophisticated clientele for nearly 50 years. Through its influential partnerships and innovative design, the fine rug company continues to expand its reach with the curated motifs its patrons have grown to not only expect, but...

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Feizy To Debut Eight New Collections And Additions To Thom Filicia Lines At High Point

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Feizy Rugs, an award-winning area rug manufacturer, will debut a stunning eight new rug collections and will be adding more exhilarating styles to its existing collections, including its highly-regarded Thom Filicia Collection, at High Point Market this Spring. Thom Filicia for Feizy Feizy will add four new stunning designs to its Thom Filicia for Feizy collection. Curated by one of the industry’s most influential designers, the collection features hand-selected colors, styles and textures for the sophisticated lifestyle. Additional Thom Filicia styles to debut at High Point include Altmar, Broadfield, Vesper, and Hamden. The Longridge collection will also be adding an eloquent new colorway to its assemblage of exceptional styles. Other debuts include… Corbitt Collection The Persian-inspired Corbitt Collection by Feizy features Intricate, traditional patterns. Designed for the neutral aesthetic, each semi-symmetrical piece is awash with brilliantly muted tones of sandy brown, gray, and blue. The Corbitt Collection is of the ancient Soumak construction, making it the perfect conversation piece for any living space. Edgemont Collection The Edgemont Collection features beautiful fine rugs with distressed and abstract motifs. Stunningly saturated colors boast cool tones of blue and cream with intricate rusted-color accents—perfect for any aesthetic. Leylan Embolden your living space with the dazzling tribal-inspired Leylan Collection by Feizy. Oushak and tribal motifs dance across each piece, creating a masterful pirouette of vibrancy and strength. Each piece in the Leylan Collection is of Soumak construction and features a bold design fit for any aesthetic. Mathis Collection Make a bold statement with the Mathis Collection. Beautiful cool color tones make stunning movement, creating a dazzling dance of artistry in each piece. Designs feature inspiring symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns. Mynka Collection The Mynka Collection features an array of stunning curvature, geometric lines, and symmetrical patterns. Bring your home and workspace to life with cool hues of blue and gray as they mingle with pops of orange and brown. Each elegant shag pile is made with a slight high-low between its design and base. Nash Collection The Nash Collection by Feizy pays a subtle homage to Art Nouveau with mid-century-inspired color block designs. Each beautiful wool and viscose piece is tufted in India by skilled artisans and features a well-crafted loop and cut pile. Rawlins Collection The Rawlins Collection features warm colorations of red that intertwine with the coolness of blue and cream to create a dazzling motif. Each piece features intricate patterns and traditional designs giving way to a powerful aesthetic. Serrano Collection The massif-inspired Serrano Collection features hand-carved motifs with asymmetrical designs. Each piece has an array of grays, blues, oranges, reds and whites atop a cream base. This collection is tufted of wool and viscose in India by skilled artisans for optimal durability. Feizy’s existing collections, including Beckett, Duprine, Kaia, and Marquette, will also be adding an array of styles that feature impressive designs and unique colorways. Each versatile piece is perfectly poised to be the centerpiece of conversation, effortlessly livening up any home or workspace. For nearly 50 years, Feizy’s clientele has come to expect thoughtfully curated styles for the sophisticated aesthetic. Each new collection at High Point Market will feature high-quality construction, eloquent textures and bold styles designed to...

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Feizy To Introduce New Fine Rug Program At High Point Market

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Feizy announced it will debut Revolution by Feizy, a designer-driven fine rug program, at High Point market this Spring. Revolution by Feizy will offer contemporary and transitional pieces available in a curated size range made of exceptional materials like wool and silk. Each collection available through Revolution by Feizy boasts intricate designs and stunning colorways that are thoughtfully crafted for the refined aesthetic. Rug enthusiasts with a desire for sophisticated style can now select from Revolution by Feizy’s showstopping fine rugs, including the Conley, McDermott, Montfort, Lombardy, Sumner, Edin, Fowler, and Merril collections. “This new program continues to show our commitment to the design community, offering pieces that will spark excitement and conversation in any space.” says Cameron Feizy – Managing Principal. Created for spectacular spaces, Revolution by Feizy boasts a large selection of finely constructed rugs that offer cool, neutral, and warm tones. Designs span the spectrum of unique style, from structured geometric lines to beautiful curvature and abstract motifs. Feizy has been bringing high-quality construction and beautifully intricate designs to its customers for nearly 50 years. Revolution by Feizy’s selection of hand-knotted rugs effortlessly complement any aesthetic and continue to uphold the high standard that Feizy’s clientele have come to...

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