Show Preview - April 2012

Rug Bazaar
By Wanda Jankowski

A preview of rugs on view at the High Point Market, Apr. 21 to 26, with a focus on customizing options

Loloi Rugs Expands High Point Showroom

In response to the company’s continued growth trajectory, Loloi Rugs has nearly doubled its High Point showroom, located at the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC), space D320, to 14,000 square feet.
Loloi will continue to enhance the shopping experience for its customers by unveiling sleek new concrete flooring, stylish home accents and an assortment of area rug introductions. With greater visibility, convenience and comfort, this new High Point showroom marks Loloi's largest buying venue outside of its Dallas headquarters.

Amenities in the new High Point showroom include Loloi's signature vignettes, along with a full hospitality area where customers can enjoy lunch, beverages and hors d’oeuvres throughout the Market. Loloi Rugs, 866-362-1424,

Surya Relocates In Showplace

Area rug and home accent source Surya has moved from a third-floor, 5,176-square-foot space to a 26,056-square-foot showroom in space 4100 on the fourth level of Showplace in High Point. Through its displays, Surya will provide retailers with an overview of home furnishings trends. “We’ll share lots of creative concepts for how they can create excitement in their own stores and maximize profits through the use of stylish rugs and accents,” says Satya Tiwari, president, Surya.

Surya will conduct in-showroom Surya University retailer training sessions, including tips on how to successfully sell rugs and accessories. Surya’s party for retailers is on Sun., Apr. 22, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; breakfast, lunch, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will also be served daily.

The Modern Arts Collection features modern, abstract and figurative motifs in bold color palettes with juxtapositions of light and dark. Made of 100 percent polyester, the rugs are machine printed and carved in China. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
HRI Rugs
The Mardi Gras Collection, constructed using recycled Sari Silk from India, reflects the company’s dedication to eco-friendly products. Each design is offered in 4- by 6-foot, 5- by 8-foot and 8- by 11-foot sizes. HRI Rugs, 800-682-3330,
Rizzy Home
The Highland Collection features 100 percent wool rugs hand-tufted in India and available in a range of sizes. Rizzy Home, 706-602.8857,
Artistic Weavers
The Mantra Collection offers a color-coordinated range of designs. Rugs are hand-tufted and washed for heft, luster and minimal shedding. Motifs range from interesting borders and stripes to chevron, ikat and medallion patterns. Artistic Weavers, a division of Surya Rugs, 706-625-4823,
Creative Touch
The Modern Sari Silk sustainable rugs, hand-knotted in India, are made with recycled Sari silk textiles. After a Sari silk factory uses the silk yarn to create Saris, the leftover yarn and pieces are reformed into new yarn to create each unique Sari Silk rug. The Sari Silk rugs have a soft texture and are available in limited production runs due to the nature of their composition. Creative Touch Design Studio, 201-866-1933,
Jaunty Inc.
The Vogue Collection is made with 100 percent wool (high-low) with raised motifs hand-tufted in India. Shown in brown, the rugs are available in sizes ranging from 3 feet, 6 inches by 5 feet, 6 inches to 9 feet, 6 inches by 13 feet. Jaunty Inc., 800-323-3342,
The Rug Market America
Cecelia from the Ecconox Collection is hand-tufted of wool and art silk. It features the look of colorful peacock feathers on a neutral chocolate background. The Rug Market America, 310-841-0111,
The Sanibel Collection features a polyester high-low loop construction and includes 12 neutral colors and floral styles with a dense, soft pile. Dalyn, 800-241-2909,
Kalaty Rug Corp.
The Porfolio by Parisa Collection features designs rendered timeless through color and classical architectural inspirations. Designed by Parisa Abdollahi, the borderless rug, shown in storm gray, is made with 100 percent premium wool and bamboo silk hand-crafted in a Lori Loom weave. Kalaty Rug Corporation, 212-683-7222,
Oriental Weavers
The Ensley Collection is woven on an Axminster Loom where wool yarns are blended with synthetic fibers for a softerhand, easier maintenance and increased durability. The modern ikat and updated tribal looks draw from a palette of 117 shades. Oriental Weavers USA, Inc., 800-832-8020,
The Mystic Collection is a new generation of Kaleen’s legendary Mystical Garden Collection. Hand-crafted in India from washed 100 percent virgin wool, the collection is available in a wide variety of sizes, including rounds. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
A The Cambridge Collection includes 100 percent wool rugs hand-knotted in India. Their opulent designs, expressions of expert craftsmanship, capture the essence of traditional elegance. Surya, 877-275-7847,

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