Show Preview - September 2012

Sure Things
By Wanda Jankowski

Area rug suppliers draw on inspirations from nature, historical sources and popular modern trends to create the concepts on display during New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 10 to 13, that they hope will be certain to sell

Modern Spins
Clean-lined and geometric patterns, and in-fashion colors resonate with the increasing number of consumers who prefer contemporary or transitional designs
Bold Floral
The Highland Collection includes this hand-tufted 100 percent wool rug made in India. It is offered in these sizes: 2 by 3 feet, 3 by 5 feet, 5 by 8 feet, 8 by 10 feet, 9 by 12 feet, 8-foot round and 2 feet, 6 inches by 8 feet. Rizzy Home, 706-602-8857,

Graphic Simplicity
The Laguna Collection presents modern L.A.-inspired dhurrie flat weaves (two shown). The collection reflects a graphic simplicity, with shapes and colors that are bold yet comforting. Momeni, 800-536-6778,
Blue/Green Group
Striking Pantone colors have been coordinated in designs throughout Feizy’s lines. Blues and grays dominate quilt foundations, accent rugs, bath mats, throws and pillow shams. Transitional and contemporary printed jute accent rugs, backed for durability, are also being debuted during N.Y. Market, along with a grouping of multi-textured tufted pieces in transitional, large-scale floral, contemporary and mid-scale geometric designs. Shown are new offerings in a blue/green palette. Feizy Rugs, 800-779-0877,
Redux Plus
At N.Y. Market, Kas will be showing flat weaves, shags and natural fibers. Other designs play on the “old is new” concept, with distressed looks, worn stitch weaves, vegetable dye looks and ikat patterns. Shown is a rug pattern from the new Kasduri Collection. Kasduri is the name of the first collection Kas introduced 30 years ago, which focused on dhurries. The updated Kasduri Collection features geometrics in 100 percent hand-woven wool. Orange is shown, with four other colors available, as well as five sizes. Kas Rugs, Inc., 732-545-1900,
Rooted in History
Whether it’s the traditions of handcrafting and patterns from exotic lands, or the elegant motifs found in the home furnishings of our own country’s past, rug suppliers continue to blend historical elements with modern twists in creating relevant, appealing options
A New Generation
The Mystic Collection is a new generation of Kaleen’s historically strong-performing Mystical Garden Collection. The rugs are handcrafted in India from washed 100 percent virgin wool and are available in a wide range of sizes, including rounds. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
Contemporized Classics
Artistic Weavers offers hand-spun, 100 percent wool rugs that offer fresh takes on two classic patterns. One is a modern spin on Tibetan medallions that is oversized and eye-catching. The other is a warm stripe pattern. Both feature shades of cream, gray, China blue and lemongrass. Artistic Weavers, a division of Surya, 877-275-7847,
Traditional Design, Popular Neutral
From the Vintage Collection, the Khotan in gray and ivory is hand-made in Afghanistan with 100 percent Choobi wool. F.J. Kashanian Rugs, 201-330-0072,
Newport Mansion Elegance
Kalaty Rug Corporation has teamed with The Preservation Society of Newport County to create the Newport Mansions Collection based on designs from the grand historic mansions in Newport, RI, built by some of the wealthiest industrialist families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection includes eight hand-tufted rugs made with 100 percent premium wool featuring a dense weave. Although the designs draw inspiration from historical rugs, furniture, fabrics and other interior elements, the patterns and colors presented relate to today’s home décor. The rug color shown is chateau indigo. Kalaty Rug Corporation, 800-255-7847,
Indonesian Ikat
Ebisons Harounian Imports introduces the Berjalin Ikat line of hand-woven carpets inspired by Indonesian fabrics. Handmade in India with 100 percent wool pile, the colorful repeating rows of amorphous shapes are characteristic of these fabrics, but atypical of hand-made rugs and carpets. The collection includes five designs and three colorways. Sizes range from 4 by 6 feet to 9 by 12 feet, in addition to runners. Custom size orders are also accepted. Ebisons Harounian Imports, 800-966-6666,
Natural Inspirations
Successful rug designs often celebrate nature via the use of natural materials or the incorporation of motifs that reflect elements of earth, sea and sky
Beauty From The Sea
The Shoreline Collection of nautically inspired rugs, made in China with 100 percent polyester, exhibits a range of colorful designs that add a tropical flair to any interior. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
Belgian Linen
Cambridge rugs are constructed of a robust weave of 100 percent Belgian linen. They are offered in four colors and four sizes, ranging from 2 by 3 feet to 8 by 10 feet. Libeco Lagae, 212-764-6644,
Organic Design
The Shoreline design in oatmeal captures the essence of simple, elegant organic design, using only the finest natural undyed linen silk and wool. Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, 800-432-9917,
Earth-Friendly Hemp
The Gerbera hemp, hand-knotted area rug is offered in 5- by 8-foot and 8- by 10-foot sizes. Earth-friendly and durable, the rug feels soft on bare feet. RR Design Concepts, 212-391-0020,

Oriental Weavers Opens New Showroom In 295 Fifth Ave.

Oriental Weavers opens its new showroom in Suite #179 at 295 Fifth Ave. in time for the N.Y. Home Fashions Market. The new space, double the size of the company’s previous showroom, measures more than 10,000 square feet, with spaces for customers to work, hold buying team meetings and relax in between appointments.

Showcased are offerings from Oriental Weavers USA, Sphinx by Oriental Weavers and the OW Hospitality Division, including machine-woven, printed and hand-crafted accent and area rugs, broadloom, Axminster rugs and rug pads.

“With the breadth of our current area rug assortment, and tremendous growth in other segments of our business, such as OW Hospitality, the new expanded showroom was essential for us to showcase our existing product line and new market introductions,” says Michael Riley, president, Oriental Weavers USA, Inc.

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