See new rug intros for the Vegas Market
Thomas Lester -- Furniture Today, January 20, 2014
Furniture/Today's exclusive product listing describes many of the rug introductions exhibitors are planning for the Las Vegas Market. (All prices retail except where noted. Showrooms are in the World Market Center unless otherwise noted.)
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Performance fibers are big this market at Karastan and American Rug Craftsmen as they bring out 2014 collections in several different fibers that officials say offer more comfort, more durability and more environmental responsibility.
Karastan is introducing SmartStrand Silk, a renewably resourced fiber Mohawk has formerly used only in broadloom, to the rug world with its new Euphoria collection. Being crafted of SmartStrand Silk in the USA, the Euphoria Collection is as soft as silk, as durable as nylon and offers the beauty of wool. Patterns in this collection are transitional and relaxed: fretworks, suzanis, Persian designs and florals.
American Rug Craftsmen is offering the new Symphony collection, crafted of EverStrand, an environmentally friendly PET fiber made of up to 100% recycled content. Two new rug collections expand ARC's printed rug offerings using the softest nylon yarn on the market: Crib to College, a collection geared toward the preteen and young teen market, but many of the rugs appeal to the carefree 20-somethings as well, and Escape, which has the look of a New England petit point hand-hooked rug and offers styles that bring to mind all those great escape places (beach cottages, mountain lodges, cowboy dude ranches, sea-cruising yachts). ARC also is bringing out two new woven shag collections. Cascade collection and Augusta collection are made of Permastrand Polypropylene, Mohawk's high-performing branded polypropylene fiber.
American Rug Craftsmen's new Turf rug brings the look of the outdoors in or takes indoor comfort outdoors with a unique backing made of 100% post-industrial recycled content that helps the rug stay 10%-20% cooler than other outdoor rugs. Part of the Panoramic collection, Turf is crafted of polypropylene in the USA to be soft, comfortable and durable. It comes in only one color: fresh grass green.
Capel Rugs will unveil two rug lines at Las Vegas.
Upton, a hand-tufted 100% wool collection made in India, offers high fashion at a great value, according to the company. Upton is available in 3 by 5, 5 by 8, 7 by 9 and 8 by 11 sizes. An 8 by 11 rug can be retailed for $775.
Panache, a hand-tufted 100% wool collection made in India, provides a great value along with fashionable colors and designs. Nine designs include Bamboo, Chevron, Floral, Impressions, Jetson, Mosaic, Pyramid, Sarouk and Tile. Available in 3 by 5, 5 by 8, 7 by 9 and 8 by 11 sizes. An 8 by 11 rug can be retailed for $599.
Capel licensee Coco, who designed the Cococozy collection, will be on hand to meet guests Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jaipur has signed on new artist/designer Lourdes (Luli) Sanchez, who is known for her overscaled watercolor paintings. There will be a soft launch with more designs coming in hand-tufted rugs, flat-weaves and pillows.
"We are in love with Luli's work; it's fun, vibrant and brings a fresh take on typical rug design," said Asha Chaudhary, Jaipur president and CEO. "I'm thrilled to showcase her work in the new medium and know that designers and buyers alike are ready for this kind of freshness to pattern."
Kas will continue its launch in the home décor arena with its new line of pillows and poufs. These accessory items will complement existing rug lines or support themes.
The company also is offering more than 250 winter rug intros. Highlights include a new tropical line of hand-tufted polyester rugs called Coral, a new teen and kids line of hand-tufted multi textured rugs called Kozy Kids, a number of new machine-made collections - some of which include frisee yarn and others with focus around natural Peshawar looks. Kas will introduce Zolo, a new natural jute collection and Dimensons, a new high-low geometric collection. Besides all the new collections, many of its popular existing collections will also have new introductions to update and strengthen the running line.
Kas will have a wine and cheese reception each afternoon in Las Vegas from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Loloi will be adding nine new rug collections to its product mix in 2014 with product ranging from hand-knotted wool to power-loomed polyester.
These collections range in style and price point and include hand-knotted wool and viscose Ashton; hand-loomed wool and viscose Barkley; hand-tufted polyester Callie Shag; power-loomed polyester Discover; 100% hand-knotted jute Empress, based on the company's popular Xavier rugs; cut-and-loop polyester Gabriella; hand-knotted sari silk Giselle; hand-knotted wool and viscose Pearl; and hand-made wool Walden.
Loloi will also add to its newly developed pillow collection with 29 new designs.
Momeni has a number of new rug collections debuting.
Inspired by an Art Deco Miami Beach lifestyle, the Collins collection is chic and durable. Hand-woven and loomed-knotted in India of 100% viscose. The Collins collection features a pastel color palette in solid designs.
Additions to Momeni's popular Delhi collection are inspired by Native American themes meeting modern boldness. Hand-tufted with hand-carved detailing Delhi is made in India of 100% wool.
The Dunes collection features lively high-low pile designs with perfect palettes. Dunes is 100% wool, hand-tufted in India.
Inspired by the intricate art form of Indian block-printing is the Lace collection, made in India of 100% wool. This collection is a flat-woven rug with jacquard embroidered designs.
Taking inspiration from the ever growing mineral, gemstone and malachite home trends is the Mineral collection, which Momeni calls art for the floor. The designs are laser printed on 100% cotton canvas and made in India.
The revived Sensations collection features hand-drawn patterns in a shimmering color palette. The rugs are machine-made in China of 80% wool with a 20% art silk overtuft.
The Verona Collection's floral rugs use a ribbing effect during the tufting of each intricate design, creating a visual illusion. The Verona collection, made in India of 100% wool, is an abstract and modern take on a floral design.
Tommy Bahama, the island-inspired lifestyle brand, recently signed a licensing agreement with Oriental Weavers to create multiple collections of indoor and outdoor area rugs.
The Tommy Bahama Home rug collections will include rugs made of wool, jute and other fibers ranging in sizes 2 by 3 to 10 by 14. Styles will vary from traditional to botanical and coastal-inspired designs. All the rugs will be produced at Oriental Weavers facilities in the U.S., India and Egypt.
OW will also have more rugs from its Pantone Universe collection, including rugs in the 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid.
Rizzy Home is introducing several new collections for Las Vegas.
The Gillespie Avenue collection is hand-tufted in India of blended New Zealand wool with viscose highlights, which lends itself to easy living designs, great colors and viscose highlights.
Bradberry Downs is a hand-tufted collection from India that uses a special twist New Zealand blended wool that is tri-colored to give a variety of tones within each color palette. Designed to coordinate with today's fabrics and lifestyles, this collection covers a variety of design and colors.
Eden Harbor is a wool-and-viscose tufted rug with high-low construction and hand-carved details.
Chateau is a million-point, machine-made, heat-set polypropylene rug made in India with a velvet finish and exquisite details.
Surya will be launching a number of new products, including a collection of hand-tufted wool rugs based on the iconic designs of Arts & Crafts movement pioneer William Morris. The brand will also introduce colorful new poufs, hand-tufted rugs and indoor/outdoor rugs from designer Kate Spain, natural fiber rugs from Jill Rosenwald, and playful pillows, poufs and indoor/outdoor rugs from designer Mike Farrell. New pillows from Candice Olson and pillows and throws from Florence de Dampierre round out Surya's latest designer launches.
In addition, Surya will introduce a number of other collections, including luxe hand-tufted Gemini collection rugs constructed of 100% bamboo silk; the Shibori collection of hand-tufted rugs constructed of 100% Viscose; jides featuring bright color combinations and pieced geometric patterns for an overdyed look in the Houseman Collection; and bright color combinations and pieced geometric patterns for an overdyed look from the Cruise collection.
Surya will be giving away a four-day/three-night Hawaiian getaway to one showroom visitor during the winter markets and will also be offering 10% off any market order (no minimum) to customers who schedule and keep an appointment with their Surya rep.
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