America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards Features New Location and New Format

ATLANTA – January 13, 2015 – AmericasMart® Atlanta recognized the creativity, artistry and passion of the Area Rug industry at its annual America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards staged on Friday, January 9, 2015 as part of The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show. Awards were given in the hand hooked/hand tufted, hand knotted, flat weave, machine made, outdoor and licensee rug categories as selected by industry experts Robert “Bob” Brown of Robert Brown Interior Design, Sharian Garner of Sharian Rugs, Inc. and Tami Ramsey of Cloth & Kind Interiors. Rugs were submitted to the Market Museum of Introductions for award consideration.

Event guests were greeted by the Atlanta Swing Orchestra playing jazz tunes and a cocktail reception before the ceremony, staged in the Peachtree Ballroom at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of Leasing for AmericasMart’s Home & Rug collection served as the night’s emcee. Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AmericasMart parent AMC, Inc offered remarks and congratulations to the winners.

The 2015 winners are:

Hand Knotted/Flat Weave $0-30 per square foot

Winner: Michaelian & Kohlberg

Design: KK4-Horizon

Hand Knotted/ Flat Weave $30.01-50 per square foot

Winner: Kashee and Sons

Hand Knotted/Flat Weave $50.01-100 per square foot

Winner: Michaelian & Kohlberg

Design: YF102E- Alhambra


Hand Knotted/Flat Weave $100.01+ per square foot

Winner: Anadol Rug Company

Design: Gunes

Machine Made $0-100

Winner: Momeni Rugs

Design: GZ-05 Navy

Machine Made $100.01-200

Winner: Marcella Fine Rugs

Design: Transitional

Machine Made $200.01-400

Winner: Oriental Weavers

Design: Nomad

Machine Made $400.01+

Winner: Smyrna Trading

Design: Horizon

Hand Hooked/Hand Tufted $0-16 per square foot

Winner: Kaleen Rugs

Design: Brushstroke 01-38 Painted Waves


Winner: Kaleen Rugs

Design: Matira



Design: Imperial (Dynasty)



AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and as many as 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies. ICON HONORS, the home and gift industry’s most celebrated recognition program, is produced and staged annually by AmericasMart.

Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than 7.2 million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel arenas. For more information, please visit Follow us @AmericasMartATL or @AtlantaApparel.


Author: ORIA

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