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Atlanta Rug Introductions

Couristan’s MoonwalkCouristan’s Moonwalk
828 INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO.
Greenville, S.C. (800) 733-0828
     New to the company's roster is the Sienna collection of fl oral designs interpreted on a two-toned background for a space-dyed effect. Sienna rugs are made of 100% polyester and are hand-hooked in China. Available sizes range from accent through room sizes.

cmi
Pawtucket, R.I. (800) 343-9339
     The longtime braided rug company is showing seven new collections.
     Allure features sleek lines and fashionable hues in a trend-right heathered look. The construction is 65% polyester and 35% wool and colorways are juniper, sparrow, polo blue, misted green, mauve-berry, and haystack.
     Montego is a 100% polypropylene outdoor style in vibrant colors - tangerine, sundance, blue burst, lime twist, bonfire, and bright brown.
     Renaissance is a Sunbrellabranded group for indoor and outdoor use. Made of 100% Sunbrella acylic, this reversible and stain resistant collection comes in mink, mushroom, graphite, papyrus, wheat and alpaca.
     Portico is a 100% polypropylene outdoor collection made of 100% polypropylene. Its colorways include sharp black, nautical, edamame, chile, espresso and sand.
     Parkview spans contemporary designs paired with traditional colors made for use in patios and kitchens for their easy-cleaning 100% polypropylene construction.
     Blokburst is a grouping of soft chenille rugs blended with a hint of ticking fabric for a look fi t for a playroom or bedroom. Made of 60% polypropylene, 35% polyester, and 5% cotton, the rugs come in six pastel colors.
     And Olivera is cmi's "home-sweet- home" introduction, with its Thimbleberries-branded fabric colors and durable alternating braid construction of 70% polyester and 30% cotton.

CAPEL RUGS
Troy, N.C. (800) 334-3711
     Convertibles is a new collection that offers a dual-sided tufted construction for a two-for-one price look. Made in the black, sky blue, red, cream, taupe, chocolate and mocha colorways, these rugs feature varying textures of loop and cut pile. There are 14 patterns spanning transitional, traditional and modern styles on these hand tufted in India woolen rugs.
     A new collection with Kevin O'Brien is in Capel's spotlight. Made to match with the designer's other home textiles collections, namely bedding, these rugs depict a variety of modern spring-inspired patterns. The rugs are made in India, where they are hand tufted from pure wool.

COURISTAN
Fort Lee, N.J. (800) 223-6186
     The Five Seasons Collection answers to Couristan's growing indoor/outdoor rug selection. Made of 100% Courtron polypropylene, the company's proprietary synthetic fiber, these power- loomed rugs from Turkey are now available in several new designs. Among them is Sundial, an intricate tile motif on a flat-woven face. These rugs are set to retail for $109 for a 5-by-8.
     Hitting a higher price bracket - $199 - is the power-loomed 100% heat-set Courtron polypropylene Moonwalk collection. Designs include the whimsical shag Spindle Leaf design, which is Wilton woven. Moonwalk rugs are made in Belgium.

EBSIONS HAROUNIAN RUGS
New York (212) 686-4262
     The hand-made rug importer of Middle and Far Eastern products is launching its new Urth collection. Comprised of seven antique central Persian and Anatolian designs, the collection is available in four color combinations. The rugs are made of natural fibers and come in accent through room-size dimensions.

HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL
New York (212) 213-3330
     The company is expanding its private label program with several new additions - all handcrafted in India and made of wool and/ or synthetic fibers. These skus are made to order according to retailers' specifications. HRI is able to make custom sizes, colors, and qualities to accommodate retailers' varied price point brackets.

KARASTAN
Dalton, Ga. (800) 234-1120
     Karastan is bringing back its Heritage Kirman, a "70-year-old beauty," the company said, with a "revitalized" look.
     Heritage Kirman Crimson is based on a classic rug that Karastan originally introduced in 1941. It draws its inspiration from antique textiles of Persia with its curvilinear and graceful floral designs, rich color, the intricate use of multiple borders and a fi eld featuring blooms and arabesques.
      Karastan is adding it to its Original Karastan Collection, and is offering it in three colorations: a traditional palette featuring crimson and neutral browns and tans with blue accents; and two updated palettes focusing on fresh, fashion-forward shades. Heritage Kirman Crimson is woven on an Axminster loom of New Zealand wool.

KAS RUGS
Somerset, N.J. (732) 545-1900
     Kas is adding several new fl oral designs to its 100% wool Chateau collection of hand-tufted and hand-carved rugs from China. The suggested retail is $499 for a 5-by-8. There are seven available sizes from scatter to room size as well as runners and rounds. Colroways include taupe, buttercup, and midnight.

ORIENTAL WEAVERS/SPHINX
Dalton, Ga. (800) 832-8020
     Odyssey is a new collection of cross-woven rugs, each offering the look of a handmade piece but in a more affordable and family-friendly fiber and construction. The cross-weaving technique utilizes various shades of each of the 36 colors giving patterns depth and texture. Colors include azure blue, citrus green, deep plum, bright copper, slate gray, dark brown, champagne and warm camel, and designs span casual transitional and modern contemporary styles that showcase oversized medallion motifs, organic geometrics and fresh new florals. Machine woven of 100% polypropylene in Egypt, a 5-by- 8 Odyssey rug is set to retail for $399.
     Montego is another new collection, this one donning colors inspired by the fresh and bright hues of nature such as citron green, clean terracotta, bright mineral blue, fresh ivory and deep cocoa brown. The collection aims to offer a modern twist on classic design and help update traditional outdoor decor. This indoor/outdoor collection is machine-made of 100% polypropylene in Egypt.

SAFAVIEH
Port Washington, N.Y.
(516) 945-1900
     At the forefront of Safavieh's new product debuts is the new Ralph Lauren Home and Lauren By Ralph Lauren collection.
     Also new for market from the company is a slew of new collections and additions to existing lines.
     Florida shag contemporary patterned rugs are in the queue for Safavieh, which developed a proprietary collection called Florida Shag. It includes abstract interpretations of landscapes and animal prints made on Wilton machines in Turkey of 100% polypropylene.
     Safavieh is also showing a new hand-tufted ikat collection using designer-quality Peshawar wool for vibrant color and the unique Peshawar abrash technique. The collection encompasses eight patterns that are handtufted in India.
     The South Hampton collection is being enhanced with five new designs in multiple color ways. These rugs are hand-loomed of a blend of polyester, wool and cotton and feature a palette of ombre tones, solid neutrals and subtle touches of metallic sparkle. Still going strong is Safavieh's Martha Stewart collection, which for market is being expanded with several new options. The MSLO design team has created a comprehensive collection that includes hand-knotted Nepalese and Tibetan rugs, high quality hand-tufted designs made in India to replicate the expensive hand-knotted look, and dense micro-hook petit-point rugs created in China to simulate the vintage looks in fresh new colors. Among the rugs in this new collection are: Autumn Woods, a free-fl owing flower-and-vine motif evoking images of meticulous crewelwork embroidery; Chevron Leaves, which is inspired by a vintage printed paper and depicts a foliage design dramatically increased in scale to create an elegant stripe; and Colorweave Plaid, which depicts the enduring beauty of Scottish tartan fabrics but takes on a new look with Colorweave Plaid, a graphic pattern that puts a fresh spin on tradition with original color combinations and high-quality hand-tufting.

SHAW LIVING
Dalton, Ga. (706) 965-0954
    To its Tommy Bahama Home collection, Shaw Living is adding new designs in golds, neutrals and ocean-inspired color combinations for a modern look that coordinates with current accents and fabrics. The rugs are machine woven in the United States with Shaw's own EverTouch-proprietary recyclable nylon.
     The Angela Adams collection is also being enhanced within the Modern Comfort grouping with organic modern designs instituting an earthy palette that compliments the marriage of contemporary and casual. These rugs are machine woven in the United States with EverTouch nylon.
     Two new shag programs are Bravo and Watercolors.
     Bravo is produced with Shaw Living's soft and durable ClearTouch reclycled PET fi - ber, which is certifi ed to contain 25% post-consumer content and is also treated with Shaw's patented R2X stain and soil resistant system. Available in six sizes from scatter to room size, its varying palette featuring 12 color options.
     Watercolors is made with Shaw's BCF nylon 6 fiber, which is soft and recyclable. Its marbleized look stems from variations in color depth like those found in nature.

SURYA INC.
Calhoun, Ga. (706) 625-4823
     With Hoffman, Surya said it bringing back the psychedelic 1960s with this new collection of tie-dyed rugs from India. Hand-loomed from 100% wool, these rugs are made to make a bold statement in any room. The striking color palette ranges from crimson to charcoal.
     Organic Moderne wears a contemporary design and a vibrant color palette for an edgy rug collection. Hand-tufted from 100% New Zealand wool, these rugs are made in India.
     With fashionista Bob Mackie, Surya has created the Moderne collection based on the legendary fashion and costume designer's costume and formalwear designs. The rugs are hand tufted 100% New Zealand wool rugs are highlighted with art silk adding to the glamour of the collection
     And with lifestyle guru B. Smith, Surya has developed a new rug collection of 100% New Zealand wool hand-tufted pieces that are made in India.
     Finally, the Zuna collection of lattice-pattern rugs uses colors specifi cally chosen to coordinate with contemporary home furnishings trends. Designed by Jill Rosenwald, a ceramics artist, Zuna uses a hard-twist texture and hand-carved details.

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