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Nourison Focuses On Persian And Abstract For Vegas Market Intros

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Nourison will be focusing on Persian and abstract designs for Las Vegas Market, April 11-15th, including the launch of four new area rug collections, Odessa, Parisa, Luna and Karisma. The hand-knotted Odessa collection blends vintage Persian rug designs with subtly space-dyed colors. Parisa, loom-woven of 100% New Zealand Wool, offers a variety of intricate, colorful patterns ranging from traditional Persian to French Country to Moroccan. Karisma captures the beauty of traditional Persian floral design in rich, saturated colors. The traditional designs feature stylized flowers, palmettes, medallions and classic ornate borders. The hand-knotted, 100% wool Luna collection features sleek and sophisticated abstract patterns. One of the newest designs added to the colorful and abstract Prismatic collection is PRS20 Grey/Lilac Multicolor. The design hints at floral motifs and natural forms, in a beautifully balanced and painterly rug in a palette of grey, purple, gold, beige, blue, and yellow. Mina Victory Home Accents will be launching new velvety soft Sofia Collection pillows and Luminance pillows with shimmering faux pearls and beaded tassels. Customers are encouraged to make an appointment in advance at  https://www.nourison.com/vegas-market-spring-2021-schedule-form, or stop by at their earliest convenience. Nourison will continue to take safety precautions against the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging guests to social distance and wear...

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IMC April Market Insights To Explore Health & Wellness Trends In Home Furnishings

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With signs pointing to increased consumer interest in and spending for all things health and wellness in 2021, International Market Centers (IMC) presents a one-hour panel discussion “2021 – The Year of Wellness: Healthy Home Products & Trends That Can Drive Sales” as its April 7, 2021 Market Insights webinar. “Many industry experts think health and wellness will be a significant influence in the home furnishings and gift industries for years to come,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief marketing and customer officer. “The relevant trend information in this webinar is a perfect primer for retailers and designers attending IMC’s upcoming markets in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas.” “2021 – The Year of Wellness: Healthy Home Products & Trends that Can Drive Sales” explores opportunities for retailers and designers in wellness, and the products that help consumers achieve a sense of well-being. Presented in partnership with Gifts & Decorative Accessories, the panel discussion features Patti Biro, spa, personal product and wellness brand consultant; Angela Harris, CEO and principal of design and visual merchandising firm TRIO, Inc.; designer Lisa Kahn, founder and creator of the “Finding Sanctuary” wellness network; and Allan Share, president of Spa Industry Association. Lenise Willis, Gifts & Decorative Accessories editor in chief is the panel moderator. The webinar is Wednesday, April 7 at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT.  Attendees will earn 1.0 CEU credit. IMC’s “Market Insights” webinars present high-level conversations about issues that are currently impacting business and allows buyers and suppliers to prepare for market throughout the year. With timely, exclusive and actionable content, the series is an extension of the programming presented by Atlanta Market, IMC High Point Market and Las Vegas Market. The next Market Insights session is “Back to Business: Attracting Buyers to In-person Visits” on May 12. IMC’s upcoming markets are Las Vegas Market (April 11-15, 2021), Spring Cash & Carry at AmericasMart Atlanta (May 4-6, 2021), High Point Market (June 5-9, 2021) and Atlanta Market (July 13-19, 2021). The Open Year Round showroom resources are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AmericasMart and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Las Vegas Design Center. Buyers also can source and shop – anytime and everywhere – via JuniperMarket, a new digital marketplace powered by IMC, which launches in summer...

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Nourison’s New Peanuts Collection To Debut At NY Market

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Nourison is introducing new Peanuts products, colorful area rug designs, and digital print accent rug collections for New York Home Fashions Market. During the upcoming virtual New York Home Fashions Market, March 22-25, 2021, Nourison will showcase new introductions with customers through digital presentations and virtual market appointments. The new Nourison showroom at Suite 1305, 230 Fifth Avenue will remain closed until conditions improve. One of the core Peanuts launches is a playful, interactive racetrack rug (PNT11 CH020) that sparks creativity and imagination. Perfect for a playroom or bedroom, this rug allows kids to engage in a fun race theme with Snoopy and the gang. Peanuts is also launching new coordinating pillows, accent rugs and doormats including space, welcome, spring/summer, harvest and Americana themes as well as holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Nourison’s area rug launches include Allur, Elation and Whimsical. Allur includes contemporary florals, Persian-inspired medallions, and tribal patterns in bright jewel tones with boho appeal. Elation features classic patterns in color rich palettes with vintage style. Whimsicle has an eclectic mix of tribal inspired, geometric and classic floral motifs with a distressed finish. Aloha, Nourison’s best-selling indoor/outdoor collection, introduces floral, diamond and coastal designs in colorful and neutral colors. Existing digital print accent rug collections including Cuisine, Meadow, Caravan, and Cisco have all launched additional accent rug designs that are machine washable with a non-skid backing in 100% polyester. Mina Victory Home Accents is spotlighting soft, cozy home accents including sherpa fleece throw blankets, faux rabbit fur and velvet flower-shaped throw pillows. Blush is a key color, along with ivory, blues and...

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Loloi Launches Winter 2021 Virtual Market

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Premium textile leader Loloi has launched its Winter 2021 Virtual Market for customers to explore the company’s newest introductions in an interactive, online format. The Virtual Market offers an easy-to-view, visual presentation for those unable to attend the Dallas or Las Vegas Markets in person or visit the Loloi showroom. Available on Loloi’s website at https://www.loloirugs.com/collections/virtual-market and running throughout the spring, the landing page features a complete video presentation of Loloi’s line up of Winter 2021 new introductions, including 11 new rug collections from the Loloi and Loloi II brands. According to Cyrus Loloi, Principal, all the new introductions are linked from the landing page for ease of reference and for more information on each design. Besides the video presentation, customers can shop all the new collections and schedule a personalized virtual tour. “Our Virtual Market last fall was a big hit and we wanted to offer it again for the winter markets,” said Loloi. “This format gives buyers the option to watch a showroom video presentation safely and online on their own time, or they may request a tour in real-time, led by a Loloi sales representative. Either way, it’s a convenient format for viewing the latest collections until we can all safely get back together in...

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Feizy Wins Award At Dallas Winter Market

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Feizy has won the award for Best Visual Presentation at the 2021 Winter Dallas Total Home & Gift Market for their interactive and inventive showroom design. The result of weeks of hard work coupled with the creativity and talent of the Feizy team was on full display throughout the company’s stunning ground-floor Dallas World Trade Center space, where 30 stylized vignettes were on display. Around 6,000 one-of-a-kinds, ranging in size from  2’ x 3’ to palace size, along with Feizy’s running line collections of machine-made, tufted, and hand-knotted pieces were also available to peruse. To bring the showroom to life, Feizy partnered with Artistic Transfer, a rapidly growing powerhouse in the fine art arena that represents a large pool of talented artists from all over the world. Each day during market, an artist set up shop in the front windows of the Feizy showroom, using the company’s one-of-a-kind vignettes as a backdrop for their live painting exhibit. Artists Karla Ceballos, Nomaan Nur, Stephen Hackley and Joseph Raymond, all drew inspiration from the rugs’ colors and textures for their new creations, and on-lookers were able to watch the creative process as it unfolded. “At Feizy, we’ve always known that rugs kindle creativity,” said Leah Feizy, Managing Principal.  “We are proud that our rugs are often the starting point for designers when formulating a vision for their projects. Watching these artists create beautiful paintings using our rugs as the inspiration was a really concrete example of that.” Feizy continues to push the envelope in all areas of the industry. With visual displays that communicate to buyers the latest trends and forward-thinking product at a variety of price points and in a range of styles, the company has a continued commitment to producing quality rugs and providing top-notch service and partnership. Missed out on market?  See Feizy Rugs Dallas Market Showroom in action by visiting their YouTube page to view their most recent video of  Winter Market here: Feizy Rugs | Dallas Market Winter 2021...

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IMC Announced Revised Market Schedule For 2021

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Capitalizing on a recent shift in timing of home furnishings industry markets, and in concert with ongoing travel and government restrictions in the western United States, International Market Centers (IMC) has rescheduled the winter and summer editions of the Las Vegas Market — originally planned in January and July — to run April 11-15, 2021, and August 22-26, 2021. IMC’s 2021 markets in Atlanta for Gift & Home and Apparel will run as scheduled.“We have opted to postpone the winter Las Vegas Market in connection with Governor Sisolak’s recent extension of Nevada’s ‘statewide pause’ and in consideration of stay-at-home orders currently impacting travel for key western states,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “HPMA’s decision to change High Point Market from April to June further affirms our decision and allows us to shift the winter Las Vegas Market into April. We also will alter our summer Las Vegas Market dates from July to August to allow enough time between the April Las Vegas Market, new June High Point Market dates and our summer market in Las Vegas. Our Las Vegas Showrooms including the Las Vegas Design Center remain open for business by appointment for buyers.”IMC will contact all buyers pre-registered for winter Las Vegas Market to communicate the change and to assist with adjustment of their plans. As an added benefit, the summer Las Vegas Market runs concurrently with HD Expo (August 24-25, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) and ASD (August 22-25, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center), giving buyers and exhibitors additional cross-market opportunities.According to Maricich, IMC’s gift and home furnishings events in Atlanta – as well as IMC’s Atlanta Apparel Markets in February, April, June, August, September and October – remain unchanged by the High Point and Las Vegas date shifts. “Our decision to maintain current timing and format of the events in Atlanta was informed by feedback from buyers and tenants as well as recent experience safely and successfully hosting eight markets for the Southeastern region at AmericasMart.”IMC’s revised 2021 calendar of markets is: Atlanta Market: January 12-19, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta February Atlanta Apparel: February 2 – 6, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta Spring Mini Market: March 3-5, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta Las Vegas Market: April 11-15, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas April Atlanta Apparel: April 13-17, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta Spring VOW | New World of Bridal: April 13-15, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta Design ADAC: April 27-29, 2021 at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) Spring Cash & Carry: May 3-6, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta Spring Sample Sale: May 19-21, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas Spring High Point Market: June 5-9, 2021 at IMC’s 17 properties in High Point: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; 121, 200, 320 Hamilton St; 330 N. Hamilton St.; and 129 S. Hamilton St. June Atlanta Apparel: June 9 – 12, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta Atlanta Market: July 13-19, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta World of Prom & Social Occasion: August 2-6, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta August Atlanta Apparel: August 3-6, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta Las Vegas Market: August 22-26, 2021, at World Market...

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Spring High Point Market Postponed To June 5-9

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The High Point Market Authority announces a date change for the upcoming Spring 2021 Market. Originally scheduled for April 17-21, Spring Market is postponed until June 5-9, 2021. “We are encouraged by the recent headlines about COVID-19 vaccines, but realistic about its impact on a spring timeframe, as the rollout will be slow. Coupled with the reality within our industry regarding supply shortages and manufacturing/shipping disruptions, the board of directors agreed it would be most beneficial to delay Spring Market until June,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. A called board meeting took place on December 14 to discuss the potential date change upon receiving the suggestion from several exhibitors. The Market Authority’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the shift. “While our safety measures proved effective this past fall, allowing more time this upcoming spring for the pandemic situation to improve and travel restrictions to ease makes sense. The industry will also benefit from a few additional weeks for product manufacturing and shipping,” commented Dudley Moore, Jr., chairman of the Market Authority’s board of directors and president of Otto & Moore. “Our paramount objective of prioritizing the health and safety of both industry members and the High Point community remains, while also allowing us to continue supporting ongoing business.” Registration for the Spring 2021 Market will open in late February at www.highpointmarket.org. The Fall 2021 Market dates remain as scheduled for October...

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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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