Magnificent Carpets Awards honor top rug designs
Carole Sloan -- Furniture Today, January 28, 2013
ATLANTA - The 2013 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards were presented during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market earlier this month at an event at the Georgia Aquarium.
Produced by Americasmart Atlanta, in conjunction with partners Sandow Media (parent of Furniture/Today) and the Oriental Rug Importers Assn., the event honors the top rug introductions for the year.
As part of the industry recognition, Americasmart also honored three of the top retailers in the country for overall excellence in sales, service and innovation: Hadinger Flooring, Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring and Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Rug awards in the various categories went to:
Hand-hooked, hand-tufted (price per square foot)
$0 to 8: Amer Rugs; $8.01 to $16: Surya
Hand-made, hand-knotted, flat-weave (price per square foot)
$0 to $30: Obeetee; $30.01 to $50: F.J. Kashanian;
$50.01 to $100: Capa Imports;
$100.01 and up: Anadol Rug Co.
Machine-made (price per rug)
$0 to $200: Oriental Weavers
$200.01 to $400: Loloi Rugs;
$400.01 to $800: Marcella Fine Rugs; $800.01 and up: Nourison Inds.
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