Summer 2011 Rug Preview
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, August 24, 2011
Area rug suppliers are giving retail buyers a reason to attend the various markets this summer. Their latest batch of soft floor covering offerings demonstrate varied sources of inspiration but similar efforts to execute design innovatively.
From Ikats to fine art paintings to foreign lands to nature's subtleties, the gallery of new rug styles demonstrates how suppliers are broadening their design scope, looking for beauty in sometimes unexpected places to then reinterpret it for the floor.
Blue and gray shades are this season's anchor palettes with the help of more saturated neutral like taupes and browns. Brighter pops of color - bright corals, crimsons and chartreuse --are still important, except in less overt ways.
Surya Inc. is introducing the Matmi collection of classic Ikat fabricinspired looks interpreted in bold and contemporary color palettes. The rugs are made of 100% wool and are hand-tufted in India.
Orian Rugs is building its Carolina Wild collection of sophisticated woven shag rugs with new colors and styles. Made in a thick 35mm pile height, these rugs are made in the USA of 100% olefin.
Capel Rugs is taking the animal skins trend to contemporary heights with this new interpretation dubbed Wildlife Zebra. Made in Belgium, this olefin-and-polypropylene blended rug comes in other skin styles and colors.
Rizzy Home is showing its Country collection of hand-tufted loop rugs made of New Zealand wool-blend in India.
Company C commissioned artist Jennifer Hansen to paint an abstract scenic oil painting to recreate it on this hooked and tufted wool rug titled Landscape, seen here in the crimson colorway.
Peking Handicraft broadens the scope of the holidays with several new hooked novelty accent rugs by artist Scott Church, whose work depicts animals in festive scenes, like these elephants toting a Christmas tree.
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