AMERICASMART CELEBRATES AREA RUG INDUSTRY’S MOST SPECTACULAR INTRODUCTIONS, Jan 22nd, 2011

Jan 22nd, 2011

AMERICASMART CELEBRATES AREA RUG INDUSTRY’S MOST SPECTACULAR INTRODUCTIONS

The Area Rug industry’s most celebrated event honoring the most spectacular introductions took place at the height of the first Market of the year, the January Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS) on Saturday, January 15, 2011. The Market’s signature event, America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards (AMCA) featured an exclusive evening of innovation, inspiration, artistry and celebration.

“We are the number one Market for area rugs with representation from the finest companies in the industry,” says Chas Sydney, vice president of Area Rugs for AmericasMart. “With the breadth of dynamic product and companies launching their new lines and rugs here first, there is no other place to host this premier event that is known as the Academy Awards of the area rug industry.”
Headlining AMCA was Cirque Dreams in a performance that blended imagination, theatrical modernism and breathtaking presentation into an illuminating story. Following Cirque Dreams, the area rug winners—selected from the Museum of Introductions (MOI) gallery by an independent panel of renowned tastemakers—were announced and presented by AmericasMart’s Chas Sydney. The 2011 AMCA winners are:

Handmade $0 –12 per sq. ft: Couristan

Power-loomed $0-200: KAS Oriental Rugs

Handmade $12.01-23 per sq. ft.: F.J. Kashanian

Power-loomed $200.01-400: Loloi Rugs

Handmade $23.01-35 per sq. ft.: Ebisons Harounian Imports

Power-loomed $400.01-1000: Capel

Handmade $35.01-46: Caravan Rug Corporation

Power-loomed $1000.01+: Nourison Industries

Handmade $46.01-56 per sq. ft.: Amer Rugs

Handmade $56.01-65 per sq. ft.: Michaelian & Kohlberg

Handmade $65.01+ per sq. ft.: The Creative Touch

Antique: Eliko

Contemporary: Tibet Rug Company

Buyer’s Choice Award: Paramount Rugs

Additionally, one showroom on each of the Area Rug floors was recognized for extraordinary visual merchandising innovations with the high profile Visual Display Award (VDA). The 2011 VDA winners are:
Floor 3: Karastan
Floor 4: Loloi Rugs
Floor 5: Marcella Fine Rugs
Floor 6: Shaw

Author: editor

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