Home textiles invade furniture fair
May 24, 2004,
It may be called a furniture show, but certainly the exhibitors of rugs and home textiles products were major forces at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair here last week.
An important side light of the rug business, which is mostly imports at this show, is the emphasis placed on compliance with international regulations on employment practices.
Quilts were important, and the trend at this show was for contemporary interpretations of classic motifs. Machine quilts and kid's sizes are moving into the show for mainstream retailers and designers. Designs were not ordinary and were created to bring a smile to a viewer's face.
Decorative pillows were prolific and, unlike many home textiles shows, both materials colors and embellishments were unique.
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