Indusrty Newsline - May 2010

Industry Newsline

Rug Art Opens New York Showroom

Rug Art, Makers of Fine Custom Rugs, opened its new showroom on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the D&D Building in New York. Husband-and-wife team Vidal and Sigal Sasson, founders and owners of Rug Art, cater to the designer market with contemporary custom designs.

Sigal also announced that the company is launching a line of luxury pillows and throws. Made of fine materials, the line will also feature contemporary designs created by Sigal, but in expressions and patterns that differentiate it from the company’s rugs.

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SURTEX Hits Javits In May

SURTEX 2010, the trade show for selling and licensing art and design, takes place May 16 to 18, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Managed and produced by GLM LLC, SURTEX will be located adjacent to the National Stationery Show. It boasts a new marketing campaign highlighted by a new logo and “The Originals” tagline.

The show features about 250 exhibitors from more than 10 countries.

“Approximately 50 percent of the show is devoted exclusively to licensing, including U.S. and international exhibitors,” says Penny Sikalis, GLM vice-president and show manager. “Roughly 30 percent of the show is strictly textile design, including designers and studios selling their designs, with more than half of these from abroad.”

The remaining 20 percent consist of professionals who sell and license artwork.

The conference program includes several seminars such as:

  • “Interior Trends 2011-2012,” presented by Milou Ket, Milou Ket Styling and Design, Sunday, May 16 from 4-5 p.m.
  • “Colour Futures 2011-2012,” presented by Barbara Richardson, AkzoNobel, North America on Monday, May 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • “The Art Of Success: A Dialogue With Artists Who Are Making It Happen,” on Tuesday, May 18 from 8:30-10 a.m., with Kate McRostie, DesignWorks; Beth Logan, Artstuff Ltd.; and Dena, Dena Designs.

For more information, contact Penny Sikalis at 914-421-3297,

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