AmericasMart LogoThe Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show is January 11-15, 2017 at AmericasMart® Atlanta

Area Rug temporaries have been relocated to Building 1, Floor 7 as rugs are continued to be integrated throughout its home décor and home accents collections. The reimagined temporary presentation encourages rug retailers to explore the home décor collection and home buyers while sourcing rug merchandise. In addition to dedicated rug space on Floor 7, rugs also appear in the DÉCOR | Light and Lifestyles, ANTIQUES and HIGH DESIGN temporary collections.   The 2nd Floor will be juried Antique Show, at which at least one rug wholesaler will be showing – Eliko Rugs

Additional rug-inspired programming includes Dash & Albert founder Annie Selke in conversation with Bunny Williams of Bunny Williams Home and “The Beachside Bohemian: Creating a Boutique Experience” with designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz who have created a new rug collection for Momeni. Leading rug trade association ORRA also will present educational events for its members and guests.

Innovation in rug design and production is celebrated at the 2017 America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards set for Friday, January 13 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, adjacent to the AmericasMart campus. This must-attend event for the rug industry features awards in the in the hand-hooked/hand-tufted, hand-knotted, flat weave, machine-made, outdoor rugs, licensee and antique categories as decided by a panel of industry experts. Rugs can be submitted for consideration through December 28, 2016 at https://americasmart.com/pages/amca.html .

All rugs in consideration for the Awards will hang in the Museum of Introductions in Building 1, Floor 4 from Wednesday, January 11 through Saturday, January 14. On Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m. buyers are invited to personally view the winning rugs and meet the designers at the Breakfast of Champions.

For more information about The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show and The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market including a full list of events and exhibitors, please visit www.AmericasMart.com/January.