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India Carpet Expo 2018

Four Days in India

An Oscar Isberian Blog by Sarkis Tatosian While the rich and ancient history of Indian carpet weaving can be traced back as early as the 1500s AD, I can tell you that today, more than 500 years later, the art form is thriving. I traveled with our Kinzie store manager, Sevak Alaverdyan, to the CEPC Carpet Show in New Delhi, March 8-11. (The non-profit Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) was… More...
Domotex 2018, Hannover Germany

DOMOTEX 2018

An Oscar Isberian Blog by Sarkis Tatosian Freshly home from a whirlwind trip to Hannover, Germany for DOMOTEX 2018 (Jan. 12-15), Oscar and I not only are energized by the new creativity we found, but also excited to share the most inspiring and relevant luxury designs available from around the globe. People have been begging to see more color and we did see a full range of fresh hues, but… More...
Elephants in India

Eight Days in India

Eight Days in India By Sarkis Tatosian I’ve been to India over and over again, but traveling there for the first time with an entourage that included my twin sisters, Emily Rabjohns and Lucine Nersesian; my son, Marty; and my niece Marguax (Lucine’s daughter) has renewed my respect and adoration for this country, which has meant so much to my family’s business. The focus of the trip was to attend… More...
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SURFACES 2017

We have just returned from TISE, The International Surface Event in Las Vegas (formerly known as Surfaces). The show features an extensive display of floor coverings, natural and engineered stone and tile products. While it used to be a major hub for carpeting and area rugs, our team noticed that the hard-surface arm at TISE dominated the Jan. 18-20, 2017 event. Still, our carpeting experts, Sally Gordon, Cliff Davis and… More...
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Domotex 2017 Delivers Unrivaled Innovation and Exquisite, Couture Rug Fashions

By Sarkis and Oscar Tatosian We have just returned from a visit to the world’s largest rug fair, Domotex, in Hanover, Germany. The best and most creative weavers in the world put their finest and most innovative handwoven rugs on display, and this year was no disappointment. We were especially thrilled to find exquisite, one-of-a-kind rugs in booth after booth and quickly acquired a selection of the best of them… More...
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Oscar Tatosian in Armenia

~ an Oscar Isberian Blog ~  Autumn in Armenia! It has been an extraordinary journey, made all the more meaningful by having my mother, Mrs. Mariam Tatosian, as my traveling companion. But make no mistake, this trip is all about business.    The first highlight was meeting the President of Armenia, Mr. Serzh Sargsyan. I serve on the board for the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) and waspart of a delegation… More...