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Winter 2011 Rug Preview

Encouraged by an improved sales pace in the back half of 2010, area rug suppliers are marching into the New Year with a bevy of fresh looks set to roll out at the various winter markets kicking off in January.
     Suppliers said they are rapidly filling their appointment books for the markets, giving them cause to feel assured that buyers are returning to their showrooms to write orders and stock their shelves with new products in the coming months.
     Whether traditional or modern, new looks are meeting somewhere in the middle with many nature-inspired palettes and organic design elements dominating the season's trends.
     "We are seeing big trends in tonal and textured looks," explained Steven Peykar, principal, Saddle Brook, NJ-based Nourison. "So we have developed a number of new lines that utilize multiple textures, whether by using different yarns or different constructions like hand-made with cut-and-loop textures or others."
     Here is a sampling of some major rug suppliers' latest product introductions for winter 2011.

Surya Inc. is launching the new Moderne collection with designer Bob Mackie. Inspired by his costume and formalwear designs, these handtufted New Zealand wool rugs feature faux silk highlights. Moderne rugs are made in India.

Surya Inc
Mohawk Home

Mohawk Home is expanding its licensed collection with Woolrich with several new designs, including this one titled Cedar Run.

Ebisons Harounian Imports is launching its new Urth collection, which spans seven antique Persian and Anatolian designs in four color combinations.

Ebisons Harounian Imports
Rizzy Rugs

Rizzy Rugs is showing Avant Garde, a Tibetan hand-knotted and handspun semi-worsted rug made in a New Zealand wool and viscose blend. Designed for the high-end market, a 5-by-8 is set to retail for $1,799.

Oriental Weavers/Sphinx's new Montego collection from Egypt uses a palette of citron green, terra cotta, bright mineral blue, fresh ivory and deep cocoa brown. Giving a modern twist to classical design, these 100% polypropylene machine-made rugs are made to complement outdoor living areas.

Oriental Weavers/Sphinx
F.J. Kashanian Rugs

F.J. Kashanian Rugs new Indo-Peshawar collection of handmade rugs from India comes in a variety of designs, like this one titled Maharaja in the aqua-and-ivory colorway.

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