Loloi to receive HEARTS Award at ARTS Awards
The ARTS Awards, presented annually during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, celebrates preeminent manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, product designers and sales representatives.
Loloi was nominated for the HEARTS Award by Gift for Life. The HEARTS Award is an honor that began as an entire event during the pandemic. In June 2021, the annual ARTS Awards was replaced by a one-time special event called the HEARTS Awards, held in partnership and solidarity with 12 industry organizations to honor companies and individuals that have shown outstanding leadership, empathy and service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the return of the ARTS Awards to an in-person event, organizations have been invited to nominate a worthy organization for a HEARTS Award as a special award presented at the ARTS Awards. This year, the ARTS Awards Committee selected Loloi from among the nominees.
“The Loloi family and company have personified and enacted the virtues of this award for decades. Their support of their industry, community and humanitarian causes are worthy of recognition,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “They are an example to all of us.”
Added Ari Lowenstein, chairman of the board for Gift for Life: “Our organization has observed, and benefitted from, Loloi’s consistent support of many causes. Their passionate efforts in the service of others and the significant impact they have made is felt by many communities. This commitment is in their family and company DNA as they lift others up and offer care and support time and again. Our organization is pleased to recognize Loloi for the important work they do.”
Amir Loloi, a 45-year veteran of the home furnishings industry, emigrated from Iran to the United States as a teenager. While earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Dallas, Amir began his rug career with a traditional rug importer in the city, methodically rising through the ranks before following his entrepreneurial spirit and launching his own company, Loloi, in 2004.
Amir’s sons, Steven and Cyrus Loloi, joined the brand in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and are both actively involved in all aspects of the business. Loloi has featuerd collaborations with Amber Lewis, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, Rifle Paper Co. and more.
Today, Loloi is a global company with more than 600 employees, multiple warehouses and showrooms, and customers nationwide and abroad. According to Dallas Market Center, Amir is a philanthropist, supporting many causes both local and abroad that work toward the betterment and advancement of families, weavers and artists, and communities in general.
In addition to the HEARTS Award, there are dozens of category awards being presented at the ARTS Awards to retailers, manufacturers, designers and sales representatives.