Show Preview - July 2014

Area Artistry
By Wanda Jankowski

A plethora of fresh area rug resources debuting during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market, July 9 to 12 and the Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31

Modern Grid The Soho Collection includes the contemporary artistic Pattern SO-99 made in India with hand-tufted wool combined with silk-like viscose. The rug is offered in 5- by 8-, 8- by 11- and 9.5- by 13-foot sizes and in an 8-foot round. Jaunty Co., Inc., 800-323-3342,

Fashionable Flat Weave The Glam Collection, consisting of more than 25 flat-weave designs handmade in India, includes this 100 percent wool rug that combines ethnic and geometric influences. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,

Indoor/Outdoor Floral The Covington Collection includes Hibiscus in rosebud/honey. Made in China with 100 percent fiber-enhanced Courtron™ polypropylene, the rug is water, mold and mildew resistant. For use inside and outside the home, the hand-hooked rug has an approximate pile height of .25 inch. Couristan, 800-223-6186,

Aging In Vogue Part of the Tommy Bahama line, Vintage Collection rugs incorporate the appearance of an aged patina. Machine woven in Egypt with space-dyed wool in 54 colors and constructed with a low pile, the rugs project a distressed, worn, hand-knotted appearance. Patterns range from traditional to global-influenced styles. Tommy Bahama-style parties with island-inspired drinks and food, as well as giveaways, will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 4 to 7 p.m. in Altanta showroom 3-A-2, and Monday, July 28, 4 to 7 p.m. in Las Vegas showroom C-395. Oriental Weavers USA, Inc., 800-832-8020,
Wonderful Wanderlust The Solis Collection is the result of a collaboration between Tracy Porter’s Poetic Wanderlust and Feizy Rugs’ designers. Made with 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, the eco-friendly options are machine woven in India. Feizy Rugs, 800-779-0877,
Antique Revisited The Retro Serapi design is a modern interpretation of an antique Serapi pattern rendered in a palette of pale blues and aqua. The rug is available in standard and custom sizes. Foreign Accents, 800-880-0413,
Modern In Black-And-White Designed by Liora Manné for Trans-Ocean, the Zig Zag design from the Napa Collection features bold, scraffito-like lines that contrast with the solid ground. The Everywear™ rug, made with 100 percent polyacrylic, is suitable for use indoors and outside. Hand-tufted in China, it is available in midnight (shown), aqua, mint and berry. Six sizes are offered, including an 8-foot by 24-inch runner. Trans-Ocean Import Co., Inc., 800-733-6784,
Southwestern Beauty Taos is part of the Pendleton Classic Collection produced by Southwest Looms, the official rug licensee of Pendleton Woolen Mills. Hand-tufted with New Zealand wool, Pendleton Classic patterns draw from Pendleton and other historic trade blanket designs. The rugs are offered in six sizes as well as in custom sizes. Southwest Looms exhibits in showroom B-201 in Las Vegas. Southwest Looms, 800-333-1801, Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801,
Floral Abundance The Versailles Collection of machine-woven rugs is made in Belgium with 100 percent faux silk/viscose. Shown is style 8577 Ivory Gardenia, which is available in five sizes. Kas Rugs, Inc., 800-967-4254,
Wide Style Range The Casablanca Collection of 100 percent polypropylene rugs is machine-made in Turkey. Designs are wide-ranging from intricate traditional styles to colorful modern motifs. Momeni, 800-536-6778,
Look Of Found Treasure The Vintage Collection is a grouping of hand-knotted rugs with a twist. The 100 percent wool pile is sheared to a low level to give each rug an antique look. Made in India, the collection includes Bastille (shown), Mandala and Mirage transitional designs. They are offered in 3.5- by 5.5-, 5- by 8-, 8- by 10- and 9- by 12-foot sizes. Capel, Inc., 800-334-3711,

Mohawk Teams Up With Bob Timberlake

Designer Bob Timberlake brings his passion for rugs to a new partnership with Mohawk Home. Timberlake’s previous licensing agreement was with Shaw Living. However, when Shaw exited the rug category earlier this year, Mohawk stepped in to bring Timberlake’s designs to the 2014 markets. This year Mohawk introduces five collections under the Bob Timberlake name in Karastan showrooms during the Atlanta International Rug Market and the Las Vegas Market.

“We don’t often forge these types of collaborations, but this one seems a perfect fit: a well-known American designer with a company that values made-in-the-USA products,” notes Brandon Culpepper, vice-president of specialty sales for Mohawk Home.
The Bob Timberlake Collections will be its own brand and will feature several styles, including contemporary, traditional, transitional and lodge.

Timberlake rugs will range from woven rugs made of renewably resourced SmartStrand® and rugs crafted of Permastrand® to printed nylon rugs and even braided rugs.

Bob Timberlake will be in the Karastan Rugs showroom, AmericasMart 3-A-1, on Wednesday, July 9 interacting with customers during the day and at a wine-and-cheese event on Wednesday night. Karastan, 800-845-8877,

Color Bursts The Aberdine rug is machine made in Turkey with 100 percent polypropylene. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Paisley Perfection Premiering in the company’s Atlanta showroom is Avadi from the Sari Wool Collection. Made with 100 wool in Kashmir, India, Avadi, shown in ivory, is offered in 6- by 9-, 8- by 10-, 9- by 12-, 10- by 14- and 12- by 15-foot sizes. F.J. Kashanian, 201-330-0072,
Tone-On-Tone Options The Soma Collection is a grouping of hand-loomed monochromatic designs made in India. The pile is a blend of New Zealand and other high-quality wools. Faint color gradations and hand-carved patterns distinguish these foundation pieces. Feizy Rugs, 800-779-0877,
Abstract Artistry The Noble Collection includes a variety of designs hand-knotted in India with artificial silk using traditional techniques. Two of the transitional abstract designs are shown. The Noble Collection rugs are offered in 6- by 9-, 8- by 10- and 9- by 12-foot sizes. Other sizes are available upon request. HRI, 212-213-33330,
An Artist’s Hand The Brushstrokes Collection of more than 19 designs features on-trend techniques, such as watercolor, tie-dye and painted fabrics. Hand-tufted in India and made with 100 percent wool, shown is an artistic modern motif rendered in shades of yellow and gray. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
Pleaser In Pumpkin Ripple by Barclay Butera, shown in pumpkin, is made with 100 percent wool hand-loomed to present subtle texture in variegated mono-color waves with a flat-woven field and cut-pile border. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
Wood-Like Wonder Ivory Wood Grains is from the Donny Osmond Home Collection, which includes machine-woven, multi- textured rugs in frisee yarn made with polypropylene and viscose accents. The Donny Osmond Home Collection from Kas launches with 15 products during the Las Vegas Market and a party with food, beverages, music and a raffle on July 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. in showroom B-175. Donny and Debbie Osmond will be there! Kas Rugs, Inc., 800-967-4254,
Floral with a Twist The Belladonna medium-pile rug is hand-tufted in India with 100 percent wool. Gradations in color give it added eye appeal. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Timeless Appeal Designed by Parisa Abdollahi, the Portfolio Collection features rugs that combine premium wool and bamboo silk in a LoriLoom weave. Inspired by classical architecture, the patterns fuse modern and traditional elements to produce a timeless look. Shown is style 354 in mink and ginger. Kalaty Rug Corporation, 800-255-7847,


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