Rug introductions at the High Point Market
David Perry -- Furniture Today, April 15, 2013
Look for three key trends in rug product introductions at the upcoming High Point Market.
* INSPIRED BY NATURE: Botanical themes and other depictions of earthly beauty remain a driving force for rug designers.
* SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Introductions in the category span a vast range of price points, from less than $200 to $18,000.
* STUDY GEOMETRY: Geometric designs also remain popular, from stripes to waves to tribal designs with a rich history.
See the listings below for what and where the exhibitor will be showing at the market.
AMERICAN RUG CRAFTSMEN
The Serenity collection is designed to bring harmony to any decor with intricate but soothing patterns - from traditional Persian panels to new moderns. The soft palette of 30 colors ranges from mossy greens and blues to subtle golds and earth tones. Woven of polypropylene on Van de Wiele looms in the U.S., this collection has a rich wool-like texture. It combines comfort with a new classicism.
Serenity Collection rugs are available in a variety of sizes from oversized to rounds and runners. Retail for a 5-foot-3 by 7-foot-10 is $299.
525 N. Wrenn St., Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth showroom
Vibrations, in 100% wool, is a new flat woven rug in the Watercolors collection. It is hand-woven in a tapestry weave construction to replicate a painting by local artist Katy Allgeyer. Available in standard or custom sizes. The company can also make rugs from the customer's own artwork.
Albers in Plum is one of the hand-knotted Tibetan rugs from InnerAsia that AMS Imports is presenting. Its combination of wool and silk creates a shimmer in the rug. Also available in several other colorations and in standard and custom sizes.
Summer Stripes is an addition to the Peruvian collection of hand-woven, double-woven 100% llama rugs. It is reversible with different striped patterns on either side. Available in standard sizes and colors, or custom design.
Devi is an addition to the Egyptian collection of 100% wool rugs. The flat weave area rug has a colorful geometric pattern that is bright, bold but also affordable. Available in standard sizes and colors, or custom design.
Garden Scroll is new to the Rustic Cottage collection of indoor/outdoor fabric rugs. The braided rug is made in the U.S. from AMS Imports fabrics or a customer's fabric for a customized look. All rugs in the collection can be made in rectangular, oval or round constructions.
MS 112, SMS 1-803
The Coco Cozy for Capel Rugs collaboration includes 100% wool rugs, hand-knotted in India with an Indo-Tibetan weave. All are available in 5 by 8, 7 by 9, 8 by 11 and 9 by 13 sizes.
Designs include Coco's Flower, a bold pattern in rich, modern colors; Fence, a simple pattern with California charm in five stylish colors; Loop, a fun, graphic pattern with a serene, ocean-inspired sophistication; Oxford, a graphic aesthetic and earthy color palette that feels casual but also elegant; and Quatrefoil, a modern, clean and sophisticated design in spring-like colors.
108 S. Lindsay St.
A selection of semi-antique and vintage rugs includes:
56796, hand-knotted in Morocco of wool, 8 by 12-foot-10. Retail price is $7,500.
56306, hand-knotted in Morocco of wool, 13-foot-4 by 19-foot-9. Retail is $18,000.
56804, a semi-antique rug hand-knotted in Morocco of wool, 5-foot-4 by 15 feet. Retail is $8,000.
55161, an antique Indian cotton dhurrie, 9-foot-3 by 16-foot-6. Retail is $5,500.
2433, a semi-antique rag rug from Turkey in cotton, 7-foot-3 by 9-foot-4. Retail is $2,150.
57510, a kilim hand-woven in Morocco of cactus silk on cotton, 5-foot-1 by 8-foot-3. Retail is $1,676.
59513, a semi-antique Oushak wool rug from Turkey, 4-foot-7 by 7 feet. Retail is $3,000.
F.J. KASHANIAN RUGS
The Sari Silk collection includes one-of-a-kind rugs made of the same silk used to make women's sari dresses in India. Also new is the Khotan Collection, also one-of-a-kind rugs with a vintage and tribal style. They are very close to antique carpets with a low pile. Both collections show the style direction the company is taking, with either lots of color or muted and vintage.
MS 143, 145, 314
Thirteen new collections will be introduced and Feizy will also make additions to several collections.
The Anoosha collection has an aristocratic air with traditional designs in warm palettes and New Zealand wool blend piles, with an antique finish that lends the look of an heirloom.
Sophisticated design and rich color unite in the Amalfi collection, with a simple yet detailed repeating design hand-knotted in wool and bamboo silk, with a lustrous sheen and soft hand.
Power loomed additions to the Home collection include the Lucka collection of indoor/outdoor rugs, the Saphir Yardley and Saphir Rubus collections of high-low viscose rugs and the Azeri collection, a new wool and viscose offering with a plush hand and exceptional performance against wear.
Three new tufted lines in include the Mahsa, Carina and the Morisco collections. The Cetara collection of hand-hooked rugs also is new. Each makes innovative use of texture and fibers for visual impact that is fashionable and functional.
The Tamar and Coronado collections, additions to the Poetic Wanderlust collection by Tracy Porter, feature romantic design and bold palettes.
The Sargasso collection, which debuted at Las Vegas in January, has been expanded to include several more designs. These eco-friendly PET rugs are suitable for indoor and outdoor casual living spaces.
Incentives for clients placing orders at market include free freight, 20% off Options Custom orders and a chance to win 20% off of a Fine Collection order and 40% off of a Home Collection order. Showroom visitors also can enter to win a free iPad Mini.
220 Elm 400
Bold, vivid colors are represented in the contemporary Safi collection. The sophistication and detail of this machine-made rug creates a watercolor effect.
Fashion-forward colors modernize the traditional Antika collection, composed of viscose yarns.
Panache, a new Studio by Karastan collection, combines the company's superior craftsmanship with modern new design and color directions.
Zippy chevrons, modern ikats, honeycomb patterns, fun geometrics, vibrant florals and distressed crackled styles give designers multiple options. Colors in the Panache collection have a modern edge with olive greens, dusky indigos, poppy reds, creamy yellows and weathered grays. Each pattern comes in 12 hues, providing shade variations ranging from soft to brilliant.
Panache rugs are woven of super-soft nylon fibers on Van de Weile looms in the U.S., face-to-face Wilton weaving methods to enhance the details of the collection. Available in a variety of sizes including runners. Retail price for 5-foot6 by 8-foot-3 is $499.
Two collections of area rugs, accent pieces and pillows are available in selective patterns.
220 Elm 304
Introductions are in two collections, with all rugs made in India.
New in the MAT the basics line are Big Box, hand-woven of wool with viscose, in orange or multiple colors that can blend into any setting; Firenze, a classy modern design hand-tufted of new wool in brown or gray; Bilbao, hand-tufted in new wool with twisted New Zealand wool, in white, turquoise or beige; and Almeria, hand-knotted in an Indo-Tibetan 100 knots method in semi-worsted New Zealand wool with viscose.
Two introductions in the MAT Vintage catalog were hand-stitched from left-out yarns that were re-dyed and over-dyed, in 100% wool. Honeycomb is available in multi-color, gold, light beige, orange, red and turquoise. Puzzle is available in multi-color, beige and gray.
C&D 6A, 6B
Rug introductions include the Fassion collection in hand-tufted polyester, in patterns or solid colors; the Silky collection in polyester shag in multiple colors; and the Paper Shag hand-knotted polyester group in white or silver.
In a new gallery concept, NCA Design has merchandised every collection into a complete room setting that can include rugs, furniture, wall art and accessories, all delivered from the same warehouse.
Introductions include Calvin Klein Urban, where refined simplicity meets nature. Made from the agave plant, these eco-friendly sisal fibers are woven to create a floor covering that has surface texture and a color palette that is synonymous with the design brand.
India House is a collection with traditional designs that appeals to decorating preferences from traditional to contemporary motifs and a range of colors. Hand-made in India of wool.
Somerset features traditional, transitional and contemporary designs in a variety of color combinations, power-loomed in China of 100% Opulon and hand-carved.
Bayside Collection is power-loomed in India of 100% heat-set polypropylene. Retail in 5-foot-3 by 7-foot-7 is $169.
Country Collection is hand-tufted in India of loop New Zealand wool blend. Retail in 5 by 8 is $450.
Floral Collection is hand-tufted in India of New Zealand wool blend. Retail in 5 by 8 is $559.
Atlas, hand-knotted of 100% wool in India, is designed by Beth Lacefield and introduces a construction that gives each design an intriguing high-low effect. Its deconstructed tribal pattern spotlights shades such as emerald, fuchsia and lime as well as neutral ebony and walnut tones, all showcased on a neutral ground. Suggested retail in 5 by 8 is $1,496
Surya also is introducing line extensions in:
Caesar, a bestselling line hand-tufted of wool in India. The update includes highly functional color palettes such as deep browns, charcoal gray and muted red. Each rug is available in more than 20 sizes and a variety styles such as round, square, oval and mansion-sized. Suggested retail in 5 by 8 is $352.
Cosmopolitan, hand-tufted of polyester in China. Contemporary designs are in a bright color palette and a price in reach of every buyer. These durable rugs will not shed. Suggested retail in 5 by 8 is $308.
Fallon, flat-woven of wool in India. The popular collection features patterns ranging from delicate lattices to boldly colored chevrons and makes a statement in the versatile flat-weave construction. Creator Jill Rosenwald is known for her beautifully colored, hand-made ceramics. The Fallon collection highlights a sense of simplicity and sophistication with fresh, fun patterned rugs in strong designer color palettes. Suggested retail in 5 by 8 is $330.
Goa, hand-tufted in India of New Zealand in a color palette that follows with today's hottest furniture styles. Designs range from peaceful floral to exciting contemporary themes. Suggested retail in 5 by 8 is $572.
Kaleidescope, hand-knotted of wool in India and taking inspiration from the palettes and patterns found on antique tiles from across the globe. Each style is at once Old World and contemporary. Suggested retail in 5 by 8 is $1,320.
Vintage, hand-tufted of New Zealand wool in India in muted tones and antique finishes that give the rugs a sophisticated, aged patina. Wool in rich golden browns, pale gray and soft ivory is hand-tufted in intricate, traditional patterns. Suggested retail in 5 by 8 is $836.
THE RUG MARKET AMERICA
With a plush traditional floral and swirl element motif, St. Simon (44448) from the Maison Luxe collection delivers a luxurious coloration of silver and gray and taupe. Construction is wool and silk.
Kiawah Silver (44444), also in wool and silk and in the Maison Luxe line, is plush and luxurious with a trending monotone coloration of shimmering silver.
Edisto (44447), another entry in wool and silk from Maison Luxe, is a plush native rug motif in a luxurious coloration of silver, gray and taupe.
Suggested retail for each of the three new rugs is $799 in 5 by 8.
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