Walking The Market

Two, Six at ICFF at Javits

Two, Six at ICFF at Javits

Two, Six provides product designers with design and manufacture guidance to bring their concepts through the process – from the dream, to the pencil & paper, manufacture to finished product. They were showcasing amongst their clientele, the Pinkit side table design, by Christiana Macedo of Portugal. The Pinkit matte lacquer finish is satin smooth and […]

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British Design Group at ICFF at Javits

British Design Group at ICFF at Javits

The British Design Group included amongst their vendors, Potterton Books. With a relatively new shop located at the New York Design Center, at 200 Lexington Avenue, one is graciously served to discover the perfect book for just about  any esoteric focus. For artists, designers, and those interested in interiors and its history, Potterton Books is […]

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Loloey at ICFF at Javits

Loloey at ICFF at Javits

Loloey is introducing, fresh off the loom, rugs at this years ICFF show. The new designs are taken from Daniel Libeskind’s hand drawings – expressions of his deconstructed architecture. These exciting new black/white, hi-low cut and carved pile carpets are made in bamboo silk and in custom sizes.    

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Recent Issues

April 2015 Rug News andDesign

April 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh
We’d Like Your Rug Industry News — By Mike Cohen
Designers’ Notebook — Laura A. Suglia-Isgro and Linda K. Kusmer

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March 2015 Rug News andDesign

March 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh
Walking The European Markets — By Graham Stroh
Designers’ Notebook — Stephen Lloyd and Michelle Rohrer-Lauer

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February 2015 Rug News andDesign

February 2015 Rug News andDesign

Observations — By Leslie Stroh & Sarah Stroh
Cooper-Hewitt Hands-On Design — By Leslie Stroh
Designers’ Notebook — Donna Terry and Sue Adams

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Laura A. Suglia-Isgro, ASID, KAS Interiors LLC, Chagrin Falls, OH, April 2015

Laura A. Suglia-Isgro, ASID, KAS Interiors LLC, Chagrin Falls, OH, April 2015

What markets do you attend regularly? Well, our firm is located near Cleveland, Ohio and our nearest Design Center is the Ohio Design Center. I spend a lot of time there and find it a great resource for many of my projects. Additionally, I visit High Point Furniture market, NeoCon in Chicago and also the Atlanta Gift & Furniture […]

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Linda K. Kusmer, Allied ASID, Total Interior Designs, Inc., Chesterfield MO, April 2015

Linda K. Kusmer, Allied ASID, Total Interior Designs, Inc., Chesterfield MO, April 2015

What markets or design centers do you attend regularly? I attend local markets and Design Centers, such as KDR and D&D. I used to go to Chicago market but haven’t lately. Do you have favorite sources for buying rugs? It depends on the caliber of rug, there are many qualities of rugs. I use Oriental Weavers and […]

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Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, Allied ASID Michelle’s Interiors, Chicago, IL, March 2015

Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, Allied ASID Michelle’s Interiors, Chicago, IL, March 2015

What markets do you attend regularly? We tend to use the Merchandise Mart and the Arlington Heights Design Centers the most, but we also frequent the Design Centers in various areas when traveling. We attend most of the Chicago Markets (like NeoCon and SoFa) and try to get to High Point each year as well. […]

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About Rugs

NY Times: Catalogs, After Years of Decline, Are Revamped for Changing Times

NY Times: Catalogs, After Years of Decline, Are Revamped for Changing Times

J.C. Penney, who noisily dropped their print catalog a few years back, has decided to go back into print catalogs. From this New York Times article, it seems that they want to use print to remind their customers that they are still in business. After the outstanding success of Restoration Hardware’s 5 pound catalogs, a […]

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PET Fibers in Rugs

The following links about PET fibers in rugs are referenced in Sarah Stroh’s Observations column in the February issue of Rug News andDesign Magazine. Please see the print issue for details. COLOR-Fi Solutions Dyeing Of Polyester (PDF) Dope-dyed Polyester Fibers    

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We Care 2014 Recap

We Care 2014 Recap

We care. We care about the products that come into our homes. We care about the products we sell. We, being all of us who are involved in the rug industry. Every day we are learning more about the needs of the consumer— many of whom really care about where the rugs come from and what is being done to help those communities.

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What's New

Top Names Take Space At AmericasMart® For July Market Introductions

Top Names Take Space At AmericasMart® For July Market Introductions

New and Expanded Collections in All Product Categories ATLANTA – May 20, 2015 – Demand for space at AmericasMart® Atlanta continues to grow with top home, gift and rug manufacturers and sales organizations securing new and newly expanded showrooms in preparation for The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, July 7 – […]

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RevitaRUGS to sponsor Exploring Design Ecology at the ASID Design Matters Forum at REALM, in South Norwalk, Connecticut, on May 20th, 4 to 9 pm

RevitaRUGS to sponsor Exploring Design Ecology at the ASID Design Matters Forum at REALM, in South Norwalk, Connecticut, on May 20th, 4 to 9 pm

NEW YORK, NY May 14, 2015 – “RevitaRUGS founder, Hamid Zarei, jumped at the chance to sponsor such an important event, highlighting such a major topic,” says Azita Goldman, revitaRUGS Vice President and Elite Green Guru, who practices what she and her firm preach about eco- friendliness by living in a LEED Platinum House. “A […]

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revitaRUGS is Offering Area Rug Cleaning Discounts in Support of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month This May

revitaRUGS is Offering Area Rug Cleaning Discounts in Support of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month This May

NEW YORK, NY May 5, 2015 – No one cares about health problems until they have health problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite multiple sources causing poor indoor air quality and how it effects our everyday life: “Poor indoor air quality (pollution) can bother your eyes, nose, and throat. It can also […]

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Knotted Rugs

Another Earthquake Hits Nepal

Another Earthquake Hits Nepal

Again our thoughts and prayers are with the Nepali people and with the rug weaving communities following the May 12 earthquake.

www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/world/asia/nepal-earthquake-east-of-kathmandu.html

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Earthquake in Nepal

Earthquake in Nepal

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal and with the rug weaving communities at this time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/world/asia/nepal-earthquake-katmandu.html

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Child Labor In India: By The Numbers

Child Labor In India: By The Numbers

By the Department of Labor’s own study, child labor in India is a non-problem.

Combining household child labor not living with their parents (148), and factory child labor not living with their parents (270), creates an at-risk population for the handmade rug industry of (418) children under the age of 18, according to a major study paid for by the US Department of Labor covering the years 2009-2011…

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Other Recent Posts

Top Names Take Space At AmericasMart® For July Market Introductions

Top Names Take Space At AmericasMart® For July Market Introductions

| May 20, 2015

New and Expanded Collections in All Product Categories ATLANTA – May 20, 2015 – Demand for space at AmericasMart® Atlanta continues to grow with top home, gift and rug manufacturers and sales organizations securing new and newly expanded showrooms in preparation for The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, July 7 – […]

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Two, Six at ICFF at Javits

Two, Six at ICFF at Javits

| May 18, 2015

Two, Six provides product designers with design and manufacture guidance to bring their concepts through the process – from the dream, to the pencil & paper, manufacture to finished product. They were showcasing amongst their clientele, the Pinkit side table design, by Christiana Macedo of Portugal. The Pinkit matte lacquer finish is satin smooth and […]

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British Design Group at ICFF at Javits

British Design Group at ICFF at Javits

| May 18, 2015

The British Design Group included amongst their vendors, Potterton Books. With a relatively new shop located at the New York Design Center, at 200 Lexington Avenue, one is graciously served to discover the perfect book for just about  any esoteric focus. For artists, designers, and those interested in interiors and its history, Potterton Books is […]

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Loloey at ICFF at Javits

Loloey at ICFF at Javits

| May 18, 2015

Loloey is introducing, fresh off the loom, rugs at this years ICFF show. The new designs are taken from Daniel Libeskind’s hand drawings – expressions of his deconstructed architecture. These exciting new black/white, hi-low cut and carved pile carpets are made in bamboo silk and in custom sizes.    

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Liza Phillips at ICFF at Javits

Liza Phillips at ICFF at Javits

| May 18, 2015

Liza Phillips rug designs are derived directly from her artworks. Using a rake to create furrows throug compressed powder, she makes abstract patterns based on themes from nature. Designs like Estuary, Ripple, and this one, Phosphoressence, evoke our experiences and memories of natural substances and the element of light. In wool and silk and hand […]

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Eskayel at ICFF at Javits

Eskayel at ICFF at Javits

| May 18, 2015

Eskayel debuts their new line of rugs at ICFF this year. With the appearance of a watercolor Rorschach test, this 100% Silk carpet is hand made inNepal, and super-luxe.    

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