Show Previews - January 2014

Area Rugs: Atlanta & Vegas

Mojave Magic
The Mojave Collection includes hand- tufted, 100 percent hard-twist wool rugs made in India. Sizes available include: 2 by 3, 5 by 8, and 8 by 10 feet, as well as 3 feet, 6 inches by 5 feet, 6 inches, and 2 feet, 6 inches by 8 feet. Rizzy Home, 706-602-8857,
Pastel Floral
The Panache Collection features hand-tufted 100 percent wool rugs made in India. The six designs include Floral (shown), Bamboo, Chevron, Jetson, Sarouk and Tile. Sizes offered are 3 by 5, 5 by 8, 7 by 9 and 8 by 11 feet. Capel Incorporated, 800-382-6574,
Tonal Leathers
Outback, hand-crafted in India with 100 percent leather, features strips in varied widths and graduated color tones. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Playful & Modern
From the Boardwalk Collection, Splash is a hand-tufted wool rug made in India marked by a playful, colorful, contemporary design. Foreign Accents, Inc., 800-880-0413,
Beautiful Blooms
Phoebe presents over-sized blooms on a textural rug made with extra-thick yarns in inviting pastel hues. Company C Inc., 800-818-8288,
Oriental Weavers and the Tommy Bahama lifestyle brand partner to debut indoor (one style shown) and outdoor area rugs at the Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets. To kick off the partnership, Oriental Weavers is hosting two Tommy Bahama parties: Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m., showroom 3-A-2 in AmericasMart and Sunday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m., showroom C-395 in World Market Center. Oriental Weavers, 800-832-8020,
Wool Flat-Braid
The Gather Collection, designed by Meredith Thayer and under the Panama Jack license, features natural wool flat-braid oval rugs in a banded design. Colors offered are brown (shown), natural, light gray, dark gray and beige. Colonial Mills Inc., 800-343-9339,
Scandinavian Design
The Scandinavia Nordic Collection rugs are made in India with undyed wool in a flat-weave construction using traditional Scandinavian motifs. Jaipur Rugs Inc., 888-676-7330,
Large-Scale Floral
From the Ambrosia Collection, Wildflowers in multi is handcrafted in China with 100 percent polyester. The transitional, large-scale floral design features a hand-carved .358-inch pile height. Five sizes are offered, including a 2-foot, 2-inch by 6-foot runner. Couristan, Inc., 800-223-6186,

Orian Rugs Opens Showroom At World Market Center

In conjunction with its 35th anniversary, Orian Rugs, “made in USA” manufacturer of woven synthetic area rugs, is opening a new 6,300-square-foot showroom in space A410 at World Market Center in Las Vegas, NV, in January 2014. The ribbon cutting takes place during Las Vegas Market on Jan. 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A mimosa bar and brunch will follow.

Orian also recently opened a 6,300-square-foot showroom in High Point, NC and renovated its 6,000-square-foot showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA. The company operates a showroom where it is based in Anderson, SC, as well.

According to Don Newton, senior vice-president, Orian Rugs Inc., “Our phenomenal growth and expansion of our customer base necessitates more than ever that we have market presence that is convenient for our customers.” Orian Rugs Inc., 800-845-9729,

Two In One
Serafina reversible flat-weaves, made in India with 100 percent wool, offer two designs for the price of one. Six new patterns will ship starting with the winter markets. Shown is design 2918 Slate/Blue Tertulia. Attendees at Las Vegas Market can enjoy a wine and cheese reception each night from 4 to 6 p.m. in the company’s showroom in space B-175. KAS Rugs, Inc., 800-967-4254,
By The Letter
The Fantasy Collection by Liora Manné for Trans-Ocean includes Alphabet City hand-tufted in India with 100 percent wool pile. The design is available in driftwood (shown), pastel, gray and mod. Sizes include: a 27-inch by 8-foot runner, and 5- by 8-, 8- by 10-, and 9- by 12-foot versions as well as one measuring 42 by 66 inches. Trans-Ocean Import Co., Inc., 212-989-2732,
Calling All Anglophiles
The Siam Collection presents a range of ikat and graphic rugs that feature bold and dramatic traditional patterns that incorporate exciting colors and over-sized motifs. The hand-tufted rugs are made with 100 percent wool. Nourison, 800-223-1110,

Bobby Berk Home Partners With Surya For Rug & Accessory Lines

Bobby Berk Home, trend-setting home furnishings and décor brand, has announced a new licensing partnership with Surya. Three collections of rugs will debut in summer 2014 featuring Bobby Berk Home’s signature mix of bold colors and modern design.

“Bobby Berk’s energetic and inspired designs are a natural complement to Surya’s existing product portfolio,” says Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “His hip, minimalistic approach to modern design and clean aesthetic brings a stylish and youthful feel that speaks to comfort and luxury while offering urban appeal.”

The licensing partnership will begin with a collection of area rugs, followed by the introduction of additional categories later in 2014. Surya, 877-275-7847,

Ethnic Influence
Two new designs are added to the Intermezzo Collection: Tashkent (shown) and Khiva. Tashkent, like all Intermezzo rugs, is made with 100 percent soft premium nylon fibers on Van de Weile looms in the USA. The ethnic-influenced design is available in a variety of sizes, including runners. Karastan, 800-845-8877,
Intricate Elegance
The Legacy Collection includes hard-twist construction rugs made with 100 percent wool and hand-tufted in India. Jaunty Co., Inc., 800-323-3342,
With Love From Kashmir
The Sari Wool Collection features this ivory and fuschia ikat design made in Kashmir, India with 100 percent wool, and available in several sizes. F. J. Kashanian Rugs moves to a new, larger showroom in AmericasMart at space 4-G6 on the fourth floor of Building 1. Attendees can enjoy wine, beer and snacks daily during Market. F.J. Kashanian Rugs, 201-330-0072,

Oriental Weavers Offers 2014 Pantone Color Of The Year Rugs

Color authority, Pantone, announced in December 2013 that the 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid 18-3224. Because Oriental Weavers enjoys an exclusive partnership with PANTONE UNIVERSE, the consumer products brand of Pantone, for the design and manufacture of fashion-forward, colorful area rugs, it received the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year months in advance of the public announcement.

Oriental Weavers added the color to its PANTONE UNIVERSE Focus shag rug collection so that Radiant Orchid shag rugs (shown) were in stock and ready to ship in December 2013, enabling Oriental Weavers’ retailer partners an edge in offering consumers products in the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year.

Oriental Weavers also will have several new collections, all already including Radiant Orchid, on display at the January markets. Oriental Weavers USA, 800-832-8020,

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