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Atlanta Rug Introductions

American Rug Craftsmen
Sugar Valley, Ga. (800) 843-7743
This Mohawk Home division is introducing a new indoor/outdoor collection called Panoramic. The USA-made rugs are crafted of olefin and are designed to resist impacts from weather and fading for up to 1,000 hours. Design themes include classic chains, medallions, chevron, and fauna and flora.

Capel Rugs
Troy, N.C.
Building on the response to its new Coco- Cozy collection, the company is coming to Atlanta with new offerings. All are hand knotted in an Indo-Tibetan weave and made of 100% New Zealand wool.
     Coco's Flowers is a bold pattern in rich, modern colors that can be mixed and matched to create a cozy retreat. It comes in four-color combos. Fence speaks of California charm with its color and construction. Loop is a fun, graphic pattern with a serene, ocean-inspired sophistication. Quatrefoil offers modern, clean sophistication and rich colors meant to make any room feel like springtime.
     Capel is also emphasizing its USA manufacturing capabilities and roots with a new offering of Made in the U.S.A. rug styles. They include: American Pride, a braided style that can be used indoors or out; Afternoon Tea, a colorful and bright double width nylon braid for added durability and unique texture; Spirited, made of a special blend of wool and nylon and featuring jewel tones; and Worthington, a heavy, fl at woven, wool-blend construction with a bouclé texture for an up-to-date design.

Fort Lee, N.J. (800) 223-6186
Among the company's many new offerings at market will be three highlights.
     The Dolce Collection, made of 100% fiber-enhanced Courtron polypropylene and polyester, is a fl at-woven rug that features a structured tapestry construction so that it can be used inside and outdoors. It has been UV stabilized and is mold and mildew resistant.
     Ambrosia is a collection of 100% durable polyester that has been hand-carved to accentuate its design elements - largescale fl orals in bold colors.
     The Grand Cayman collection, also made of 100% fiber-enhanced Courtron polypropylene and woven, is reversible and suitable for outdoor/indoor use.

Atlanta (800) 782-1198
The new Holiday Rug collection features detailed designs, striking colors and contrasting borders. Made to look like traditional wool rugs, they are actually hand hooked in acrylic and machine washable for use both indoors and outdoors. Patterns include: Winter Poinsetta by artist Elena Vladykina; Winter Doves by Jennifer Brinley; and Christmas Gathering by Lucinda Wei.

Atlanta (800) 782-1198
The brand is introducing two new holiday rugs in popular owl and Santa designs. Like all Jellybean rugs, the new designs are handmade of polyester and machine washable. They come in two accent sizes - 2-by-3 and 2-by-4, and can be sold either in sets of two or individually. Rolling display racks are available. The two patterns are: The Jolly Santa by artist Dennis Kendrick; and The Owl & Holly by Jennifer Brinley.

Kalaty Rug Corporation
Hicksville, N.Y. (800) 255-7847
The company is showing two new rugs from its Soumak Natural collection. They are both double-sided hand-knotted fl at-weave rugs made of 100% natural un-dyed imported wool in a Soumak weave. Some patterns in the collection are transitional/others more traditional.

Sugar Valley, Ga. (800) 843-4473
Panache is a new Studio by Karastan collection. Its designs and colors are made to pop - including zippy chevrons, modern ikats, honeycomb patterns, fun geometrics, vibrant fl orals and distressed crackled styles. Olive greens, dusky indigos, poppy reds, creamy yellows and weathered grays make up the palette, and each pattern comes in 12 hues, providing shade variations ranging from soft to brilliant. Dahlonega represents a highlight design in this new grouping.
     Panache rugs are woven of soft nylon fibers on Van de Weile looms in the United States.

Loloi Rugs
Dallas (972) 503-5656
Four key collections are set to launch at market.
     Rio is a hand-woven collection made in India of 100% New Zealand wool. Loloi said it has re-imagined typical fl at weaves by way of contemporary design. Each Rio also features nuanced variations in color

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     Luxe is a hand loomed grouping of 100% viscose rugs, making for a shimmering look on the soft contemporary patterns. The surface of each rug features alternating stripes of cut-pile and looped yarn for added textural interest. Luxe comes in seven jewel-tone colors: ruby, charcoal, gray mist, pewter, aqua, blue steel, and aubergine.
     Dream Shag, with a pile consisting of thick twisted polypropylene yarns measuring 1.5 inches in length and densely packed, is a plush shag offering. The pieces are power-loomed in Egypt.
     Allure Shag is hand tufted in China, and employs a bold color palette - including emerald, citron and platinum. It densely packs a mix of thin polyester yarns that measure three inches long.

Carlstadt, N.J. (201) 549-7220
The new Vogue collection, which is power-loomed in Turkey, is made of soft viscose for lustrous sheen and rich texture. Featuring vibrant jewel-tones, the designs are modern interpretations of classics.
     Also new is the Mirage collection, machine-made of wool and viscose in India and featuring unusual color combinations and beautiful distressed patterning.

Saddle Brook, N.J. (201) 368-6900
The company is launching its Kathy Ireland Home by Nourison collection. It includes: Chateau De Ballue Ash, featuring a distressed effect and shades on French Provencal styling on a silk-like cut pile polypropylene fl at-woven construction; and Versailles Ivory, a traditional leaf and fl oral design in rich tones and employing a special treatment that highlights key design elements in silk-like cut pile polypropylene fl at woven construction.
     Nourison is also showing several other new groupings within its house line. Gatsby is a collection of elegant designs in a 100% polyester construction. India House rugs, made of 100% wool, feature classic traditional patterns as well as more transitional motifs.
      Expanding its accessory line, the Mina Victory Home Accents program will include new pieces designed to coordinate with Nourison's signature handmade rugs.

Port Washington, N.Y. (516) 945-1900
Safavieh is launching a new collection of cowhide novelty rugs under the brand name Studio Leather. The initial line includes 20 skus, all hand stitched patchwork designs crafted in China. Designs range from square patchwork in natural cowhide colors, to appliqued multicolor cutouts in vivid primary colors.

     Safavieh is also celebrating the fiber artists of New England with the Nantucket collection of cotton pile rugs. Hand-tufted in India to create the stunning look of fine art crafted of fabric, yarn and natural fibers, Nantucket rugs are nubby, textured and brilliantly colored.
     The company is also expanding its wool dhurrie collection with 12 new contemporary designs in contemporary geometric and classic Moroccan motifs. Hand-knotted of wool in India, these are fl at weave rugs. Safavieh is also showing a new collection of Tibetan style rugs that are hand-tufted of wool in India. The collection includes 25 designs in multiple color ways.

Surya Inc.
Calhoun, Ga. (706) 625-4823
The home fashions and furnishings house will be showing more than 500 new rugs, decorative pillows, art pieces, and accent furniture, as well as several new display and merchandising tools to help retailers drive sales.

Shaw Living
Ringgold, Ga. (706) 965-0954
The Bob Timberlake brand is being enhanced with 36 new additions. Inspirations came from traditional southern gardens, classic southwestern style and an appreciation of historical design. Two space-dyed palettes allow for versatility, and the design portfolio ranges from rich jewel tones to soft muted neutrals and a lot in-between. The rugs are machine woven in the United States with Shaw's Ever Touch recyclable nylon.
     Also new and set for debut is the World Market line, Shaw Living's umbrella collection that was originally launched in January and is being expanded with five new collections consisting of 36 hand-tufted 100% wool rugs. Styling is traditional, global and contemporary, and color ways range from multi-colored, vivid bright colors to more subtle, muted tones.

The Rug Market America
Culver City, Calif. (800) 422-4354
The company will debut its Nurture Imagination Collection of baby and youth rugs, designed to also coordinate with a line of bedding and other children's products already marketed under the Nurture Imagination brand.
     Each of the two dozen-plus new rugs is made of innovative constructions and is available in multiple sizes. Patterns include: "Birds on a Wire," featuring colorful feathered friends collecting across the bordered rug for an imagined conversation; "Count Off," a numbers story framed in a large yet soft bordered construction; and "First Friends," which depicts whimsical animals living peaceably in a bright green paradise.

United Weavers of America
Dalton, Ga. (706) 226-5555
UWA is introducing three new collections this summer as well as new designs in Shelby, China Garden and Designer Genesis.
     Townshend is a four-color hand-carved, two-ply shag like frieze with 32 designs and several sizes, including room sizes and larger. Cassidy is a 70-mm, super-soft and plush solid colored shag. And the Cristall collection is a champagne heat-set product and it features palette of red, black, white, and gray.
     The company has signed three new licenses to expand its Theme décor with Sandy Clough; and via Wild Wings LLC, the company will be offering Persis Clayton Weirs and Terry Redlin designs.

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