• Cindy W. Hodnett

Warp & Weft Opens in New York's D&D Building

NEW YORK - Rug supplier Warp & Weft has opened a new 3,000-square-foot showroom in the Decoration & Design Building here. Designed by architect Jay Levy, it's the company's second showroom in the city.
     "The D&D Building is where many of Manhattan's industry leaders, and the world's most renowned designers and top home furnishing companies conduct their business," said Michael Mandapati, founder of Warp & Weft. "Working in tandem with our Madison Avenue showroom, this was the natural next step for our company."
     The D&D building has more than 120 showrooms representing more than 3,000 international manufacturers.
     "From the very beginning I envisioned the new showroom to look and feel like a fine arts gallery," Levy said. "Each rug needs to be treated as a work of art and displayed in the same way."
     He said the showroom is a clean, minimal and sophisticated space. "It allows the designs and rugs to shine. The gallery has a simple aesthetic, where all distractions are eliminated."
     Warp & Weft has extensive custom capabilities and recently added a collection of customizable handed-tufted designs. All of its rugs are GoodWeave certified, which ensures that no child labor was used in manufacturing.
     The new showroom is in Suite 1203 of the D&D Building, 979 Third Ave., and the original showroom is at 145 Madison Ave.

Cindy HodnettCindy W. Hodnett | Upholstery/Style Editor

As the Upholstery/Style Editor for Furniture/Today, I spend my work hours studying the sloping curves of sofa frames, the intricacies of fabric and the nail head trim and button accents that function as jewelry on a piece of upholstery. I research the companies that bring these things together for retailers, and ultimately consumers, and interview industry leaders about their business strategies and where they think furniture is heading in the future. And when traveling, I provide a sneak peek at what I'm seeing, whether at international markets or in High Point or Las Vegas.

I look forward to sharing what I see and I hope you'll feel free to do the same. Email me at chodnett@furnituretoday.com or follow me on Twitter @CynthiaWHodnett.

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