Posted on

Atlanta Area Rug Market: Exhibitors roll out expanded, new showrooms

Atlanta—The summer edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market rolled out the red carpet in July, creating plenty of business, networking and educational opportunities for buyers and sellers as they prepare the category for the fall and winter seasons. Continue reading Atlanta Area Rug Market: Exhibitors roll out expanded, new showrooms

Posted on

Surya to debut 200 new rugs at Surfaces

Surya, a progressive rug and home accessories manufacturer, recently announced it will reveal 200 new rugs during two upcoming markets: the Atlanta International Area Rug Market in Atlanta, Ga. on January 12, and the Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market in Las Vegas, NV on January 30. Continue reading Surya to debut 200 new rugs at Surfaces

Posted on

Couristan's 85th Anniversary: trip drawing and collection unveiled

Fort Lee, N.J. — In honor of its 85th anniversary this year, Couristan will be giving away two trips at next month; one at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and the other at Surfaces. Each winner will receive a four-day/three-night trip for two to his or her choice of the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana or Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Continue reading Couristan's 85th Anniversary: trip drawing and collection unveiled

Posted on

Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Sluggish economy takes toll, but those who came spent

ATLANTA—Those working to lure buyers into their showrooms during the summer edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market all agreed the lingering sluggishness of the economy is affecting their bottom line. There is, however, no general consensus on just what they can do about it.

Steve Roan, vice president of Karastan Rugs, expressed anger toward the federal government for not showing more leadership during tough times. While Roan was excited about Karastan’s products, he was less excited about the U.S. government’s handling of the economy, which he said has played a role in creating consumer uncertainty. Continue reading Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Sluggish economy takes toll, but those who came spent

Posted on

Rug Mart’s Chas Sydney retires

ATLANTA—Ever since the AmericasMart became a major player for hosting floor covering-related markets in 1980, Chas Sydney has been its face. Beginning in January 2012 with the winter edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Kevin Malkiewicz will become that face as Sydney announced his retirement as senior vice president shortly after the show’s summer edition concluded last month. Continue reading Rug Mart’s Chas Sydney retires

Posted on

Atlanta Summer Market heats up rug market

Atlanta—Chip Wade, noted HGTV personality and a strong supporter of using flooring as the anchor of a room’s design, was one of the many highlights at for those attending the summer edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and overlapping Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Continue reading Atlanta Summer Market heats up rug market

Posted on

Summer Atlanta International Area Rug Market: New products, experiences to be unveiled

ATLANTA—The world’s largest collection of area rugs will be the centerpiece of the summer edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market from July 14 to 17, which overlaps the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. It gives attendees “unmatched resources across the rug and home product spectrum,” said Chas Sydney, senior vice president of area rug and external business development for AmericasMart, including “resources offered in adjacent home furnishings floors, all in a fully integrated whole-home presentation aligning rug, furniture, accents and fine linens from top manufacturers and importers.” Continue reading Summer Atlanta International Area Rug Market: New products, experiences to be unveiled

Posted on

Atlanta ice no match for eager rug buyers

ATLANTA—Neither snow nor ice could keep optimistic patrons from the Atlanta International Area Rug Market held at AmericasMart from Jan. 13 to 16. Despite a deep freeze in the Deep South, droves of buyers bustled into the market with an air of anticipation for a bright 2011. Continue reading Atlanta ice no match for eager rug buyers

Posted on

Atlanta market gets ready for winter heat

ATLANTA—The market that for more than half a century has powered the area rug industry is locked and loaded for its 2011 winter edition. Once again, AmericasMart officials are preparing to unveil the best-of- the-best at next month’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS).

“AmericasMart creates the stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch designs and introduce categories,” noted Chas Sydney, senior vice president, area rug/external business development. Continue reading Atlanta market gets ready for winter heat