Atlanta Rug Introductions
Carole Sloan -- Home Textiles Today, August 1, 2012
Troy, NC (800) 334-3711
For its designer collection with HGTV celebrity Genevieve Gorder, Capel is introducing the new NY Dot rug, based on an "amazing pattern in the New York subway, rectangles stacked together to form a circle," she explained. Because of the linear way a dhurrie is woven, the rug's flat-woven wool construction "made sense." There are six available colorways.
Capel's Regatta, a collection of domestic braided polypropylene-and-nylon rugs, is redolent of old naval styles with contrasting yet complementing colors - reds, blues, yellows, and greens - interpreted into five designs: Sunshine, Sea Foam, Moonlight, Maritime, and Nautical.
The new Eminence collection pays homage to the queen and her court with its regal design direction. Traditional themes in elegant colors make up the hand-knotted grouping of wool rugs from India.
Capel is all smiles with its new Felicity shag. Rendered in subtle ivory, these hand-tufted polyester pieces from India lay the groundwork for sophisticated settings.
For another shag alternative, the Skyline Shag delivers high style in three color-coordinated striped looks. Hand tufted in India, the rugs are made is 100% polyester.
Expanding on the response to its woven Hampton collection, Capel is taking the styles outdoors with the new Grassy Island grouping woven in the United States of 100% polypropylene.
Pawtucket, R.I. (800) 343-9339
Playrooms, bedrooms, dens and other comfortable living space smake the right setting for cmi's new Chenille Blend Rectangle rugs. Designed to be "bold and fun," the pieces are made of a soft chenille-and-nylon blended with space-dyed yarns for a gentle touch and texture on its accent through room size offerings.
For a more rugged atmosphere, the new Chenille Tweed Rectangle collection uses contemporary colors and simple design to make a subtle fashion statement. There are 14 color combinations available for the 100% polypropylene, USA-made rugs.
Fort Lee, N.J. (800) 223-6186
Couristan is showing four new handmade area rug collections - Sagano, Botaniqué, Textura and Anji - as well as several new design additions to many of its existing collections.
The Sagano collection spans hand-knotted rugs made of 100% hand-spun bamboo pile, some accented with wool highlights. The pieces are constructed in an Indo-Nepalese weave to offer artisan-crafted appeal to the collection. Patterns range from transitional to contemporary, including Ikat, watercolor looks, and flowing florals.
Botaniqué is a collection about comfort with its selection of over-sized contemporary floral patterns in a range of fresh colors. Hand-crafted of New Zealand blended wool, the cut-and loop pile rugs are finished with a special tip sheared technique that is done by hand.
The Textura collection is inspired by classic runway fashion designs, showing textures in a variety of intricate facets. Rugs are hand loomed and enhanced with hand-carved details on a cut-and-loop pile construction of 70% blended wool and 30% viscose.
Anji is hand-loomed with 100% hand-spun bamboo in soothing patterns and colors - Sea Mist, Camel and Slate, each one featuring a subtle, iridescent sheen for a special finishing touch.
New York (800) 966-6666
Ebisons will be showing a complete cross section of its program and one-of-a-kind series of goods from India, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Nepal and Tibet.
Among them are: Kismet, a 100% cotton dhurrie from India; Vintage Oushak, a realistic adaptation of 18th and 19th century antique oushaks made of 100% vegetable-dyed New Zealand wool; Golden Cocoon, a grouping of 100% silk hand-knotted Persian design rugs in 260-and 300-line made by hand in China; Kabul, made of vegetable-dyed hand spun over twisted yarn, by hand, in China; and Abstract, contemporary designs with vibrant colors made of 100% faux silk by hand in China.
Norcross, Ga. (404) 351-2360
The Maroc collection comprises flat-woven, wool rugs made in India. Myriad styles and palettes bedeck these reversible dhurries.
Expanding on its Coastal Living licensed collection, Jaipur is adding new 100% polypropylene styles for use both inside and outdoors.
Atlanta (770) 452-1155
The new Jellybean accent rugs by Challis and Roos - Spooky Goodies, Fall Pumpkin, and Autumn Colors - are made for the fall season. Like all of the company's products, these rugs measure 21-by-33, are machine washable hand-hooked, and are made from 35% recycled materials.
Dalton (706) 279-1122
Salty Leaves is one of the designs that make up the new Habitat collection, a durable yet elegant grouping designed to accomodate a more active lifestyle that invites the indoor lifestyles to outdoor living spaces. UV treated against excessive fading, the rugs are hand-made of 100% multiple-ply polypropylene yarn and feature a skid-resistant backing.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 234-1120
This upscale rug house is introducing the Bellingham collection of USA-made wool rugs, all woven on Wilton (Van de Wiele) looms. It comprises more than 20 designs to appeal to broad décor tastes, from patchworks and vintage frets to panels and sarouks, all in muted vintage tones.
One example is Britton Jade, an overall traditional pattern with accents of gold, salmon and leaf green on a jade background. It is also available in a cream colorway.
Devan Mocha is another pattern in Bellingham. Offering a more contemporary tilt, this damask design in mocha is highlighted with distressed tones of blue and brown.
Somerset, NJ (800) 967-4254
Kas is bringing more than 100 new introductions to the market as part of the company's 30th anniversary celebration.
Among the new product highlights is the Geneva collection of machine woven, dropstitched and space dyed products from Egypt. These rugs are loomed on eight-color heat-set polypropylene and are available in six sizes, including a runner and a 7-foot-6-inch round.
Also taking center stage is the new Optic shag collection, hand-tufted of multi-textured polyester in India. It comes in six new designs and three sizes.
Saddle Brook, N.J. (201) 368-6900
In view at Nourison this market is the Vista collection of durable rugs made in a heavy looppile construction in 100% polyetser. Floral, paisley and ikat motifs in striking colors make up the design direction, and select patterns have been hand-carved for extra texture and dimension.
ORIENTAL WEAVERS USA INC.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 832-8020
OW takes a trip to Bali with this eponymous new collection in neutral ivory and cocoa with cool grays and blues and pops of bright gold. Made in Egypt, the rugs are machine-woven of easy-care polypropylene and their textural loop construction is meant to add surface interest. The color palette was picked to match with current fabrics, from outdoor furniture to indoor throw pillows.
Cambridge is another new collection, this one comprised of Egyptian machine-made rugs made in a one-million-point polypropylene construction. Traditional motifs are updated here via modern color palettes that provide the consumer with a combination of Old World styling and modern sophistication.
THE RUG MARKET AMERICA
Culver City, Calif. (800) 422-4354
Included in the introductions are designs from the Resort collection, constructed of UV-coated polyester, and The Ecconox collection, featuring recycled polyester yarns.
The latest additions to Resort include a long list of designs and colorations made to last on the durable construction for a long life in the outdoors and easy clean for indoor applications.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 441-7429
In celebration of artisans throughout American history, Shaw is presenting 25 new additions to its licensed Bob Timberlake collection. The intricate weavings of handmade blankets, quilting patterns used by pioneer women, feathers, foliage and the simplicity of the Arts & Crafts movement were all influences in this collection. Each rug was designed to represent a period in time or is a tribute to the timeless beauty of nature. Lustrous colors range from a strong earthen base with its spice, red, gold and chocolate brown to rich organic tones including indigo and green, with calming neutral colors to round out the palette. Machine woven in the United States with Shaw's own EverTouchbranded recyclable nylon, each rug is available in accent through room sizes.
Shaw is also expanding its shag offering with the new Mirabella collection, which features current trends in both color and yarn development. An ombre space dyeing technique allows for each color to shift and blend creating many shades within each rug. The pieces are machine woven in the United States with EverTouch nylon.
Calhoun, Ga. (706) 625.4823
The company's Artistic Weavers division is building its line with the new Lybra collection. It features a timeless chevron originally found on ancient pottery from Crete at the palace of Knosis. With its geometric zig-zag pattern, the design's variety of width simulates movement across the rug. But calm is maintained via the muted palette. The construction is 100% wool, loop-and-loop.
Also new from Artistic Weavers is the Mantra collection. Rendered in accents of turquoise, tangerine, sunflower and green on warm neutral palette of grays and browns, each rug is hand tufted and washed for heft, luster and reduced shedding.
Mednick Talks to HTT about Online Trends for Textiles