Category Close-Up - January 2012

Accents Underfoot

A roundup of area rugs on display at Winter Markets, including the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, Jan. 12-15 and the Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center, Jan. 30 to Feb. 3

Worldly View From the Tommy Bahama Home Collection, the Murri Suzani, shown in the black colorway, is inspired by ancient times and global influences. Machine woven in the U.S. with Shaw’s EverTouch® recyclable nylon, each rug is soft and durable. There are 31 new rugs in the collection in a variety of color palettes. Shaw Living, 800-282-7429,
Delicate Floral Infinity Collection rugs, power-woven in Belgium, are made with Excelon heat-set polypropylene yarn and include modern looks, such as this elegant floral. Dynamic Rugs, 888-356-6701,

Textured Swirl This three-dimensional rug from the Dimensions Collection is made with a blend of heat-set polypropylene and polyester in a dense construction that creates a plush, luxurious look enhanced by the muted tone-on-tone coloration. Carpet Art Deco, 866-321-3326,

Floral Beauty Fennel from the Botany Collection is a multi-textured 100 percent premium wool design hand-tufted in India. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,

New & Expanded Showrooms At AmericasMart

  • Tayse Rugs, manufacturer and importer of machine-made area rugs, has opened an 850-square-foot permanent showroom located in Building 1, 3-E-3.
  • Jaunty Rugs, known for quality Oriental rugs, has relocated from the lobby of Building 1 to Building 1, 5-F-1 and has expanded to 3,315 square feet of showroom space.
  • Orian, family-owned manufacturer of decorative area and scatter rugs, expanded its showroom to 6,500 square feet and is now located in Building
    1, 6-F-1.
  • Bashian Carpets, Oriental rug importer, has remodeled its showroom in Building 1, 5-F-9.
  • Capa, Oriental rug manufacturer, has relocated to Building 1, 5-D-2.
  • Zollanvari Rugs, maker of handmade tribal rugs from pure wool and vegetable dyes, has relocated to Building 1, 5-D-1.
  • Oriental Weavers, located in 3-A-2-12 and
    C-2-12, has remodeled its showroom.
Starfish Surprise The Escape Collection includes hand-tufted rugs made in India with 100 percent New Zealand wool. Surya, 706-625-4823,
Delicate Detailing The Vivendi Collection from the Tracy Porter by Feizy Rugs line, is premium wool pile hand-spun in India. The jewel tones and nature-inspired patterns are enhanced with an antique finish and gradations in color that create “erased” looks. Feizy Rugs, 800-779-0877,
Circles Within Circles The Mugal Collection includes hand-knotted rugs made in India with 100 percent semi-worsted New Zealand wool. Surya, 706-625-4823,

Rug Market Debuts Julia Wong Designs

The Rug Market America introduces the Julia Wong Designs Collection at the Las Vegas Market. Shown above is Julia Wong and her Cherry Blossom design, hand-tufted in China with wool and silk.

“I design every rug as a piece of art, unique and timeless,” says Wong. A graduate of the London School of Fashion and former design assistant to fashion icon John Galliano, Wong has drawn on her travels and understanding of varied cultures to create a line that showcases rich colorations and textures.

“We always give an edge to our design, including elements of surprise from unexpected color palettes that work well together to differentiate scales of patterns,” says Wong. The collection’s motifs range from contemporary to traditional and elegant linear to outdoor natural.

Designs by Wong previously had been marketed by The Rug Market America when she created its introductory Walt Disney Signature Collection.

The Rug Market America (800-422-4354, will be exhibiting Wong’s and many other designs at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, NV, in Suite B-306.


Tranquility In Grey Rugs in the hand-tufted Zen Collection are made with 100 percent wool and bamboo silk highlights. The tranquil pattern, shown in grey, is available in multiple sizes. Momeni, 800-536-6778,

Abstract Fantasies The Utopia Collection offers abstract patterns in muted greys and chromes. Machine made in China with 50 percent polyacrylic and 50 percent acrylic, the rugs are available in 2-foot, 6-inch by 4-foot, 2-inch and 2-foot, 3-inch by 8-foot sizes as well as in four runner sizes. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
Tango With Tangerine Safavieh displays at the Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets a selection of rugs in the new Pantone color of the year for 2012, Tangerine Tango. In addition, debuting at the Atlanta Market is the Chelsea Collection of hand-hooked, 100 percent wool rugs made in China that feature crisp citrus colors, including the ikat shown in Pantone’s Tangerine Tango. Safavieh, 866-422-9070,
Ikat Power Made of 100 percent wool in India, this ikat design is available in three colorways: olive (shown), persimmon and indigo. Capel Rugs, 800-382-6574,
Birds On Branches The Song Birds design by Liora Manné is handmade with 100 percent polyester in China using the LAMONTAGE™ process. The rug is offered in green (shown), blue and cream and in 24- by 36-inch, 42- by 66-inch, 5- by 8-foot, 8- by 1-foot, 8-foot round, 27-inch by 8-foot runner and custom sizes. Coordinating Song Bird pillows are also available. Liora Manné, 212-989-2732,
Bright & Blooming The Flora from the machine-woven Horizon Collection, is a flat-weave, indoor/outdoor rug made with 100 percent uv-treated polypropylene. It is available in five sizes, including a round. Ten designs from the collection will be in stock for the 2012 Spring season. KAS Rugs, Inc., 732-545-1900,
Eco-Friendly Artistry Featuring classic Persian motifs, Chobi Collection rugs are woven on horizontal looms with 100 percent hand-spun Highlands Ghanzi wool and vegetable dyed for an organic finish. Azari (shown) has a regal red, navy and gold palette. Chobi rugs are stocked in five fringed sizes. Select designs, including Azari, are also available in a 12- by 15-foot size. Couristan, Inc., 800-223-6186,

KAS, Couristan Celebrate Anniversaries

Kas Rugs celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012 with two parties: one in Atlanta on Jan. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 4D2, Building 1 showroom; the other, in Las Vegas on Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. in its B-570 space. There will be food, cocktails, door prizes and market specials at both events.

Kas also features three new collections that are in stock and ready to ship after the Winter markets: the indoor/outdoor Horizon and Meridian Collections, and Heathereds, a new generation of the popular Bliss soft shag collection.

In Atlanta, Couristan will be hosting a special 85th Anniversary Champagne Brunch on Jan. 12th at 11:30 a.m. in its 6D11 showroom. During the event, the new Signature area rug collection, created in honor of the anniversary, will be unveiled. There will also be a Grand Prize Raffle with one customer winning a four-day/three-night trip for two to either Punta Cana or Cabo San Lucas (winner’s choice).

Other 85th Anniversary events and grand prize raffles will be hosted at SURFACES, which takes place Jan. 24 to Jan. 26 in Las Vegas.


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