• Thomas Lester

Orian program brings space-dyed look at value

Fusion 24 program rolled out at market

The new looks were unveiled at market.Orian’s new Fusion 24 Color Technology program mimics the look of space-dyed yarns in its rugs without the cost of implementing the space dyeing process.
HIGH POINT — Orian Rugs’ newest design program brings the look of space-dyed yarn to the marketplace without actually space dyeing the yarn.

The Anderson, S.C.-based manufacturer rolled out three new collections that incorporate the new Fusion 24 Color Technology developed by Director of Design Scott Miller and Vice President of Development and Design Jeff Hughes. Fusion 24 allows the company’s designers to control precise placement and infusion of up to six shades of each color.

“Jeff and I have figured out a great way to take multiple amounts of colors and plan them in a way they can interact with each other,” Miller said. “That’s why it gives you the multiple shades in the backgrounds of each element. What we tried to do is use a palette that’s very mainstream and can open the doors to a wide range of looks and styles.”

The three collections that are made using the new technology are Next Generation Carolina Wild, Bohemian and Symphony.

Space-dyed looks are created using multiple strands/reeds of color at a single time; comparatively, traditional space dye blasts a continuous strand of fiber with multiple variants of a color to create rugs with a heathered look. Officials say the color technology can be applied to a broad spectrum of styles, ranging from modern, contemporary, traditional and transitional rugs.

“The consumer benefit is we have not introduced any additional cost for the consumer,” said Deonn Baker, vice president of e-commerce and marketing. “They are getting a very sophisticated, space-dyed look for less than the cost. It is very retail ready, and it can range from geos to traditionals, contemporary designs, moderns. You get the full spectrum of design patterns and an endless amount of color combinations that have been created.”

For a 5-by-8 rug, Next Generation Carolina Wild and Symphony each retail for $199, while Bohemian’s MSRP is $178.

Thomas LesterThomas Lester | Business Editor
tlester@homeaccentstoday.com

Thomas Lester is Business Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College's Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports and more before joining Progressive Business Media in 2013. As business editor, Lester covers all aspects of business in the home accents world, from the latest news from manufacturers to successful retail strategies and business analysis.

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