Nourison Donates Luxury Carpet from Architectural Digest Show to Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club

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Nourison is pleased to announce the donation of a special custom carpet made for the entrance of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The carpet will first be on display in the front entrance of the Show from March 20-23rd, at Pier 54 in New York City.

The luxury carpet, measuring 22’ x 55’ was designed and developed by Linda Jacobs and the rest of the Nourison design team and manufactured on Nourison’s state-of-the-art 16-color Axminister looms with ultra-plush, 3-ply construction of 80% premium wool and 20% nylon. The pattern on the carpet was inspired by tattoo art and includes ombre effects and deep hand carving.

“We are pleased that our carpet will be put to good use after the ADHD Show at Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club,” said Alex Peykar, Principal of Nourison. “The quality is similar to what we create for 5-star hotels and other discerning institutions.”

Visit Nourison at Booth #419 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show to see the custom carpet as well as experience some of the company’s luxury area rugs, carpets and home accessories.

About Nourison

Nourison is a leading global floor covering company that produces extensive collections of almost every category of rugs and high-end carpets. A fully vertically integrated company, Nourison oversees almost every aspect of the manufacturing process from wool spinning to dyeing, weaving and finishing. Supported by an unparalleled dealer system, Nourison has become the leading multi-product resource in the floor covering industry in the United States and Europe with permanent showrooms in New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, High Point and Zurich. For further details, visit www.nourison.com.

About Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club mission is to enrich and enhance the quality of life of young people by provided educational and developmental programs, with special emphasis on youngsters between ages 6 – 18 who come from disadvantaged or disenfranchised circumstances.

 

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Expansion to Calhoun, GA Distribution Center

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We are pleased to announce an expansion to our 305,000 square foot distribution center in Calhoun, GA. With construction already under way, the 132,000 square foot expansion is expected to come online in early spring, and will include state-of-the-art machinery, advanced logistics, office space as well as expanded shipping and receiving capabilities.

“The City of Calhoun & Gordon County have been instrumental partners in our expansion.  We are thrilled to be part of this vibrant area of Georgia”, said Nourison’s Vice President, Andrew Peykar. “With this addition, we will further our ability to service our customers the way they have been accustomed to from Nourison.  This state of the art facility and systems we have put in place allows us to turn orders around very quickly, sometimes minutes after the order is taken. We are poised now to turn that sometimes to always.  We will also be adding 40-50 new employees as well as new equipment, such as high-speed picking machines to this location.”

Our warehouse in Calhoun currently stores, processes and ships out a bulk of the company’s extensive line of area rugs, accent rugs, home accents and broadloom. In addition, the complex houses the company’s hospitality division, including executives, designers and sales staff.

Our corporate headquarters in Saddle Brook, NJ also includes a modern warehouse and shipping facility. “We will continue to ship from this location as well,” said Peykar.

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Nourison Hopes to Pull the Rug Out From Under Diabetes with New Year Fundraising Campaign

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This January, every click makes a difference. Starting January 2nd and running through the month of January, Nourison will launch a social media donation campaign to help fund the research efforts of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to help find a cure for diabetes. Nourison will donate $1 to the Institute for every new “Like” or follower on the Facebook and/or Twitter page. There will also be a chance to win a rug and pillow coordinate.

“Nourison and the Peykar family have been strong supporters of the Diabetes Research Institute for a long time,” said Thomas Itty, Marketing Director of Nourison. “Our goal is to raise awareness and highlight the significant progress of organizations such as the DRI.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to expand what it means to have a voice for a cause by utilizing social media,” said Brooke Feldman, Digital Marketing Coordinator of Nourison. “DRI and our team are very excited to collaborate on posts to make this informational and fun for each of our followers.”

To participate in the campaign, “Like” the Nourison Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nourison), or “follow” the conversation on the Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/nourison). Help spread awareness by using the hashtag “#NourisonGives”. 

To donate directly to the Diabetes Research Institute, visit www.diabetesreseach.org.

About The Diabetes Research Institute:

The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living without the need for insulin injections for more than a decade. The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing the DRI BioHub, an integrated “mini organ” that mimics that native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise insulin needed in real time.  The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, visit www.DiabetesResearch.org.

Introducing the Timeless Collection at Atlanta Market

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This January, a new collection will be introduced in our Atlanta Rug Market showroom in January. Fourteen rugs based on the superb designs of Eastern origin dating back to the 15th century and now residing as artifacts in outstanding private and museum collections. We bring you the Timeless Collection.
“Bringing this collection to the market was a labor of love for us,” said Alex Peykar, principal of Nourison. “We looked through 100’s of classic museum pieces and selected about a dozen that used as inspiration for our collection. We then adapted it for today’s design, color and lifestyle trends. I am sure the results of our efforts speak for themselves.”
Some of the inspiration for Timeless come from:
  • Designs by Charles Voysey, the eminent architect and home furnishings designer from the late 19th century
  • A 17th century Armenian rug.
  • A 16th century Mamluk, which is currently in the royal manufactory in Istanbul.
  • A 17th century Dragon carpet from Azerbajian now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • A 15th century Caucasus rug now in the Berlin National Museum.
  • A 17th century Vase carpet now in the Rjiks Museum in Amsterdam.
Visitors will have the chance to see the collection  exhibited in a museum setting in Atlanta right next to the Nourison showroom, #3F3. It certainly will be an historic site to see.

Behind the New Hospitality Division Collection: Indigeny

 

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Nourison’s Hospitality division is excited to be a part of the Boutique Design New York Trade Show November 10 – 11th at the Jacob Javits Center, where a new, vivid and exciting collection will be introduced. We sat down with Design Director, Elliot Steel, to learn more about the designs.

What was the inspiration behind this new collection? 

ES: Inspiration behind the new collection was a spark from a couple of designs that Elizabeth Bonner has developed as Public Space designs based on a couple of ideas from our Chinese Studio. I made the connection between the styling and the fashion trends for prints derived from South West and Native American imagery. I decided to make the Indigeny collection less literal, but following traditional effects found in ceramics and textiles. I researched color and styling relating back to the fashion movement. My interest grew when I saw the next season (Fall/Winter 2013/14) still carrying forward the look. I am a great believer that fashion color and styling filters down through interior styling.

What kind of businesses do you see these designs being used in? More contemporary, up-and-coming hotels  perhaps? 

ES: The Indigeny Collection is firmly aimed toward the architectural and design community who are looking for new, fresh ideas for hospitality public space. As the collection consists of 50 designs in a fashion-forward color palette, there is a strong level of both coordination and varying scales of design making the collection suitable for an entire hospitality scheme. It is most definitely aimed toward the more discerning Designer who wants to make their mark on a scheme that is fashion oriented.

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You must have an incredible design team. Do all of your designers come from different backgrounds in the industry? 

ES: We have a small, but dedicated team of designers with great experience from Hospitality, Residential, graphic design and freelance backgrounds. Above all great drafting ability and a good sense of color is important. Technical ability is equally important as the Nourison design team are working on complex areas, often very large scale designs that must fit or are designed to fit within a pre-determined space. Understanding of math and complex repeats as well as a knowledge of CAD Plans are also important.

How does the Hospitality division define collaboration?FEX13-3171-ID-A

ES: For now we have not examined collaboration with an outside designer as I want our first collections to be able to showcase our in house design ability and to show the markets we are designing for that Nourison is a force to be reckoned with as a design studio. That is not to say we would not consider collaborating with a well-known Designer or Artist in the future.

What are you most excited about with the release of this new collection at the BDNY Trade Show?

ES: I am most excited about the anticipation of seeing the finished booth and being able to stage the launch of a new collection, my first with Nourison Hospitality. It is all about attention to detail, but also knowing where to stop to be able to conclude and meet the deadline. As a designer, that is sometimes difficult as you are always striving for improvement. I am also anticipating the follow up with Sales and customers following the show and starting to see project evolve using Indigeny.

To learn more about Nourison Hospitality, click here.

Nourison Joins Sustainable Furniture Council

Nourison Joins Sustainable Furniture Council

Nourison is pleased to announce it’s latest membership with the Sustainable Furniture Council, a nonprofit balanced coalition of industry players to promote sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike. We look forward to raising awareness on certain sustainability issues and assist on the educating of good practices.

Only the Best for Our Customers

728e996d6441da82ef66a4d092783e3eWhen the word rug or carpet comes in mind, what does it make you think of? For me, I go back to my grandma’s old house. She had this amazing white carpet that was soft to the touch and very plush. I loved to lay on it with my feet dangling in the air while I watched TV. Those memories in that little house come into my head now and then. As a digital marketer for Nourison, I’m thinking of my audience constantly and what an impact of a specific product or design we carry has that creates memories. 

I find myself walking around our showrooms running my fingers through different rugs. Why? Feeling and seeing our rugs gives me a sense of each customer and what design might fit a chic New Yorker, or a the adventurous sailor in Cape Cod. How each of these “finishing touches” is important to decorating: the icing on the cake to any room. 

 We think as a company about sustainability not just for the environment, but how a product can reflect a personal style and last for many years to come. That’s why we choose wool. First and foremost, over 95% of our floor coverings (over 64 individual collections) are made from wool and wool blends. As a carpet fiber, wool is non-allergenic, produces low emissions, and actually has air-purifying properties. Wool is natural, biodegradable, and renewable resource that is produced using environmentally friendly, energy efficient and safe methods. 

faf9855b7f439976d241af614ed6b929The other factor we consider as a company is the positive impact of using wool, and how it helps us give back. Nourison’s wool processing provides sustenance for thousands of people in hundreds of villages throughout the world. Where sheep herding and cotton farming are a way of life, the animals are treated in these villages with care and respect. The natural materials are harvested and process with pride. Also, the best part about using wools from Wools from New Zealand is that they are universally acknowledged as the purest, whitest wools on the planet. Makes me want to have a pet lamb of my own that sits by me at my desk…either that or take a trip to New Zealand. 

For us at Nourison, using wool has a double benefit. We care about the needs of our customers; what they need to make their home trendy, as well as provide a product that will never fail in quality. Likewise, using a natural fiber is a way of giving back to the environment. With a conscious eye on the sustainability of a collection, we continue to produce rugs that will never fail each of our customers. We’re going green whenever possible, how about you? 

Brooke Feldman, Digital Marketing Coordinator