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Shaw Flooring Network partners with Surya and MSi Lighting

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 2.01.07 PMDalton—Shaw Floors offered exclusive cost saving benefits and new products to Shaw Flooring Network (SFN) members for 2015 through new vendor partnerships. Effective Dec. 1, Surya and MSi Lighting offered their expert products and services to Shaw’s aligned flooring retailers in the SFN channel across the United States.

Surya made available its extensive area rug offering which includes more than 5,500 rug designs. Additionally, network members have access to more than 3,500 coordinating home accessories.

“We are excited to join forces with Shaw Floors and its prestigious network of flooring retailers,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Surya products will enable SFN retailers to expand their reach to an even wider customer base and, at the same time, build awareness for the Surya brand within the flooring channel. This is a great synergy and we look forward to building a strong and lasting partnership with Shaw.”

MSi Lighting provided a “national upgrade to LED” program for the network, which can dramatically improve the quality of light in the showroom, while reducing retailer’s energy consumption.

“Many retailers are a little concerned about the initial investment of converting to LED lighting,” said John Burke, MSi president. “However, switching over can produce an amazing return on their investment.”

“Partnerships like this will take SFN retailers to a whole new level in the marketplace,” said Aaron John, director of SFN at Shaw Floors. “We’ve taken the guess work out of lighting issues with MSi Lighting expert service and free energy consultation. Additionally, we can bring in lighting architects that will help retailers redesign their entire showroom to ensure the best and latest lighting technology for products and displays. Further, with luxury accessories from Surya, retailers can lead their local market in design trends and on-cue fashion show rooms. These exclusive partnerships will guarantee retailers a huge difference in their sales and customer satisfaction.”

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Surya announces summer market events schedule

Surya rugs logoCalhoun, Ga.a recently announced an extensive schedule of retail and designer geared events for the upcoming Atlanta and Las Vegas Summer Markets.  “We look forward to our schedule of exciting events during the upcoming Atlanta and Las Vegas Summer Markets. Keeping the needs of our customers in mind, Surya is continuing a focus on both informative and creatively inspiring events that bring retailers and designers together to learn more about the various accessory categories, trends and tools to make selling easier and more intuitive for their customers,” said Surya President, Satya Tiwari.

He also added, “We have a line-up of highly focused events this season – including Trend Watch, Design Talk with popular designer Jill Rosenwald, another edition of our popular “rugs 101” series and the return of our popular Summer Market party, celebrating the best of the season with music and cocktails. We invite everyone visiting market to stop for our events or simply to explore the latest trends and new product introductions.” Continue reading Surya announces summer market events schedule

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Surya opens Vegas showroom at summer market

SuryaSurya recently announced the expansion of its Las Vegas Market presence. Launching during Summer Market at the end of July, the home accessory brand will move from its B370 location to a greatly expanded location at C400. The new 30,447 square foot space will provide the company with a 400% expansion from its previous showroom location.

“International Market Centers is delighted to support this significant expansion and line extension in Las Vegas,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of IMC. “ A long-time partner in both Las Vegas and Highpoint, Surya has built a dynamic and influential brand in the home décor industry, and their prominent position on C4 serves to anchor the launch of this new floor of leading home décor suppliers. We look forward to partnering with Surya to expand and strengthen their reach in the Western United States now and in the future.” Continue reading Surya opens Vegas showroom at summer market

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Spring High Point Market: Social media takes center stage

Volume 26/Number 25; April 29/May 6, 2013

By Deena Bouknight

Nourison’s Julie Rosenblum and Alex Peykar flank designer Kathy Ireland who stopped by the mill’s High Point showroom to help launch her new line of branded flooring.

High Point, N.C.—Who could have known the chatter at the International Home Furnishings Market here would have been punctuated with Pinterest, blogging and iPads? In this age of rapid-fire technology, exhibitors and dealers alike were looking for the novel niche to net consumers. This year’s week-long spring show, held April 20 to 25, did just that.

High Point goes beyond the traffic-stopping, showroom merchandising as the primary way to garner attention. Instead, exhibitors used 21st century methods that retailers could then emulate in their own stores. Continue reading Spring High Point Market: Social media takes center stage

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Surya launches sweepstakes on Pinterest

Calhoun, Ga. — From April 11 through May 12, Surya invites customers and Pinterest users to enter for a chance to win a Surya rug and home accessory package of their choosing from themes inspired by travel, fashion or nature. The sweepstakes theme is aligned with Surya’s High Point Market inspiration-themed campaign – which highlights the creative inspirations behind many of Surya’s products.   Continue reading Surya launches sweepstakes on Pinterest

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Surya partners with Sustainable Furnishings Council

Calhoun, Ga. — Rug and home accessories manufacturer Surya announced last month its membership in the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Surya joins a group of progressive home furnishings industry players to promote sustainable practices across all levels of the chain, from manufacturing to the retailer and end-consumer.

The Sustainable Furnishings Council was formed in 2006 to act as a valuable repository of knowledge on a number of issues concerning sustainability and provide up-to-date guidelines for best practices. Continue reading Surya partners with Sustainable Furnishings Council

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Surya announces collaboration with Malene B

Calhoun, Ga. — Home accessory solutions brand Surya recently announced an exclusive partnership with Brooklyn, N.Y., based designer, Malene B. Known for her globally inspired aesthetic, she has gained a strong following in recent years within the design community for her thoughtfully designed custom rugs. Continue reading Surya announces collaboration with Malene B

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Al’s column

By FCNews staff

Volume 26/Number 16; Dec. 17/24, 2012

BELATED WISHES: Floor Covering News would like to extend a belated Happy 50th Anniversary to internationally renowned textile designer Elke Arora, who began her professional career in October 1962 with German carpet manufacturer Besmer. Since FCNews’ inception, Arora’s husband, Rolf, has been our foreign correspondent in Europe, and Elke herself has contributed many color and fashion trend stories. Arora, who is German born, was one of the first to understand fashion is global. She has maintained a residence in Dalton since 1969, a year after opening her own studio in Canada. However, since the 1970s she has worked from her home studio in Hannover, Germany, home to Domotex. Continue reading Al’s column

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Satya Tiwari named to 2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40

Satya Tiwari

Calhoun, Ga. — Total home accessory solutions brand Surya is pleased to announce that U.S. company president, Satya Tiwari, was recently named to the 2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 list. The publication’s 40 Under 40 honors the accomplishments of Atlanta’s most successful young professionals. Honorees must demonstrate leadership, professional achievement and community service. This year more than 500 nominations were received for the award and a committee of 40 Under 40 alumni selected the winners. Continue reading Satya Tiwari named to 2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40

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Surya president named in 2012 Atlanta Top 25 Entrepreneurs

Satya Tiwari

Calhoun, Ga. — Surya U.S. president, Satya Tiwari, was recognized by Business to Business magazine during its recent 2012 Atlanta Top 25 Entrepreneurs awards ceremony. Held on November 7th at the city’s Twelve Hotel, the annual event honored Atlanta’s top individual entrepreneurs. Winners are selected for achievements towards innovative business development within their respective industries and local community. Continue reading Surya president named in 2012 Atlanta Top 25 Entrepreneurs