Artisans will apply colorful tile murals to a set of concrete benches and planters at an exhibit at Coverings 2003, the trade show for the tile, stone and flooring industry scheduled for March 24 to 27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The resulting works of art will be donated to a major children's charity, "Give Kids The World," a non-profit, 51-acre location in nearby Kissimmee, Fla., that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses by providing accommodations during memorable, cost-free vacations to central Florida attractions.
The major tile associations of the United States, Spain and Italy are sponsoring the project, and several tile and stone companies are donating the materials and artisans. More than 30,000 attendees are expected to attend the trade show.
Nourison Expands Holiday Accent Line
Nourison is adding 50 new patterns to its holiday accent rug collection that will make its debut at the New York home textiles mini-market next week.
The rug importer is also offering the seasonal line in two new sizes: a 2-by-3 slice and a 3-by-4 hearth, retailing at $19.99 and $39.99, respectively. The 2-by-3 rectangle will be priced to retail at $19.99. The holiday collection, handmade in China, is available in hooked and hand-tufted constructions with hand-carving. It is made of polyacrylic and is machine-washable.
This year's lineup will include more novelty themes, such as snowmen, gifts, stockings and Christmas tree bulbs in traditional as well as non-traditional color schemes. Nourison will continue to offer a selection of best-selling patterns from the 2002 holiday season.
Jacobs Joins Georgia Tufters
Sally Ann Jacobs, formerly the floor coverings design director at Pillowtex, has been named creative director at Georgia Tufters.
Jacobs will report to Tommy Caldwell, president and chief operating officer. In this new position, Jacobs will add new floor covering products and import sources to the company's line. Some of the new products will be at the spring New York home textiles market, with a more comprehensive showing at the October market.
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|Publication:||HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network|
|Date:||Jan 27, 2003|
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