Maples Rugs Goes 'Soft'
April 11, 2005,
Looking to do the “unexpected” this market, Maples Rugs has shifted its design focus in a “soft modern” and contemporary direction, and carried that look onto new synthetic constructions for both its accent and bath offerings, said Pat Maples, co-owner and director of design.
New accent rug collections include: a newly developed nylon-and-olefin blend level cut-loop construction in 15 patterns and six colorways of two-color combinations – a neutral nylon ground with a pop-color olefin design; textured print rugs available in more than 20 patterns; and three new shag styles available in about 10 color combinations.
The bath category's new additions are “a departure from the traditional solid color” offerings, said Wade Maples, co-owner and president. “The market today is more about pattern and texture and less about solid.” New offerings include multi-colored looks and tonal patterns in synthetic and cotton constructions.
Retail price points are set for accent rugs at $24.99 for a 2-by-3 and $49.99 for a 3-by-5, and for bath rugs at $19.99 for a 21-by-34.
The company also recently remodeled its showroom, located in the second floor of 295 Fifth Ave., to set a better backdrop for its new collections.