Rug Companies Keen on Metro Market Week in September
Alex Lemonde-Gray -- Home Textiles Today, March 31, 2012
NEW YORK - The ninth annual Metro Market Week, which bills itself as the area rug industry's best buying experience, will take place here Sept. 10-13, show organizers announced.
Established in 2004 by a group of New York-and New Jersey based rug wholesalers, Metro Market Week invites buyers to tour the companies' local showrooms, warehouses and headquarters. According to Metro Market Week organizers, not using a central, off-site location allows vendors to show more products.
Companies will show a range of product in different constructions, including hand-knotted, hand-tufted, machine-made and antiques, and at varying price points.
"The goal of Metro Market Week is to continue building the annual event into the industry's premier wholesale market event - offering greater product selection, convenience, cost-effectiveness and excitement to rug buyers from across the country and around the globe," according to the show's website.
Momeni Inc. has participated in Metro Market Week since the show's founding.
"Traditionally the New York area is the center of rug industry and there are customers that visit this area every day for their purchases," said Reza Momeni, president of the rug source. "For us it's natural to participate in such an event once a year."
Also, Metro Market Week allows dealers to take advantage of lower prices on Momeni's older stock and to see the new merchandise that enters the company's warehouse on an almost daily basis, Momeni said.
Other rug and home textiles markets will run concurrently with Metro Market Week, including Oriental Rug Industry Center of America Fall Market, Sept. 10-13; New York Home Fashions Market Week, Sept. 10-13; and New York International Carpet Show, Sept. 9-11.
Complimentary transportation is available from all participating Metro Market Week showrooms, as well as NYICS and the ORICA Building.
Also, the annual Metro Market Week hosts special events, receptions, parties and dinners throughout the metropolitan region.
Participating Metro Market Week companies include:
• Davoodzadeh & Son LLC
• Atlas Rug Corp.
• Banilivy Rug Corp.
• Bokara Rug Company
• D&K Wholesale
• French Accents
• Hakim Oriental Rugs
• Harounian Rugs International
• Kalaty Rug Corp.
• Momeni Inc.
• Nature's Loom
• Neman International Inc.
• The New England Collection
• Nourison Industries Inc.
• Persian Gallery Company Inc.
• S&H Rugs Inc.
• Shalom Brothers Inc.
• Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
• Warp & Weft
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