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Oscar Isberian Rugs trip to India 2019

India 2019

By Sarkis Tatosian   My early spring trip to India has become a yearly excursion that always brings inspiration. This March visit included stops in Varanasi, Jaipur and Sitapur. Varanasi, located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is regarded as spiritual capital of India and dates to the 11th century B.C. For rug buyers, it remains the largest rug-producing city in India, so a treasure trove of discoveries… More...
Oscar Isberian Rugs at Domotex 2019

Domotex 2019

We’ve just returned from Hanover, Germany for the annual DOMOTEX show (Jan. 11-14) where over 1,400 exhibitors from all around the world attended to showcase their carpets and floor coverings. Ignited with fresh inspiration, we excited to share the notes and trends from our trip.… More...
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...