What's New at the Atlanta Rug Show
July 14, 2008,
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828 International Trading Co.
The Flora collection cover floors with fronds, flowers and botanicals; new styles include FR06 and FR08, transitional arrangements displayed on a dramatic field in black.
The line is hand-tufted in a polyester-and-acrylic blend of cuts and loops with extra twist added for dimension and texture. Sizes range an accent 3-foot-5-inch-by-5-foot-5-inch through a 9-by-12. The suggested retail for a 5-by-8 is $369.
Balta U.S. Inc.
Dalton, Ga. (706) 712-5112
Balta unveils its first "all-American collection," Vibe, conceived and designed domestically and made on state-of-the-art, million-point looms in Belgium.
The 24 Vibe rug designs — most of them available in two colorways — are made using in-house extruded heat-set olefin yarns and include drop-stitching for a simulated carved effect. Each rug is available in three sizes: 5-by-8, 8-by-11 and eight-foot rounds.
Troy, N.C. (800) 334-3711
Madison is a 95% cotton, 5% polyester bordered chenille rug in five colorways.
Bungalow is a Country Living-branded line of stripes made in India in a hand-loomed, 100% wool construction. Florence is a machine-woven collection made in France of 100% olefin and featuring intricate mosaic-inspired patterns silhouetted against bold backgrounds.
The domestically-made Cabana Stripes, a new Capel Anywhere-branded indoor/outdoor product that is a reversible 100% polypropylene braid, comes in natural hues.
Added to the Sweet William jacquard woven line, inspired by the school of William Morris, are four patterned colorways.
Capel also presents its American Original Style and Shape Matrix in-house custom rug program.
Central Oriental/Natco Home Products
West Warwick, R.I.
The new Patina collection centers on domestically produced, 100% space-dyed nylon, heavy-weight rugs.
Gemini offers heavy-weight, two-ply, heat-set polypropylene rugs in a soft, tonal palette in casual and transitional designs.
Sebago is a 1.3-million-point, heat-set polypropylene grouping featuring a soft pile; mixes traditional with transitional designs.
Fort Lee, N.J.
Warm, earthy tones and texture infuse Pavé power-loomed goods with a blend of chenille and viscose fibers in a high-low construction. A carved effect adds detail.
In indoor/outdoor rugs, Couristan offers Sunscape, made of 100% Courtron polypropylene, UV-stabilized.
Green World Rugs
This new sister company to Home Spice Décor makes its debut in Atlanta. Its eco-friendly line of lower-priced braided rugs, made of 100% jute, target mass merchants, with direct import an option. Green World's line employs the long, soft, shiny jute vegetable fiber; the rugs come in six designs — russet, coffee, spice, timber trail, Manchester and mustard seed.
Hellenic Rug Imports
Hellenic launches Southern Living Home. Styles include: Westover, a hand-tufted 100-line wool rug in a hard twist; Birmingham, hand-tufted rugs in a thick hard-twist construction of New Zealand wool; Rosedown, hand-tufted constructions in wool; and Ashton, a group of hand-tufted transitional designs in subtle color palettes.
Ten upscale urban designs augment the Candice Olson collection, in the signature tone-on-tone effect; silk adds a sheen highlight. In wool and viscose, hand tufted in a 160-line construction.
Sugar Valley, Ga. (800) 843-4473
The transitional floral Plum Blossom rug, from the Studio by Karastan Artworks Collection, adds two sizes. A shimmering viscose arrangement of budding branches on a wool-loop ground, Plum Blossom now comes in an eight-foot round ($899 retail) and a roomsize 9-foot-6-inch-by-13-foot-6-inch ($1,999) in robin's egg blue or mocha. Still offered: 3-foot-6-inch-by-5-foot-6-inch through 8-foot-6-inch-by-11-foot-6-inch.
Somerset, N.J. (732) 545-1900
Eco-friendly wool — both natural and unbleached — rug styles include new shags, machine-mades, and traditional designs, all available at sharp price points.
Three styles: Eternity, a hand-tufted 100% multi-textured wool in high-low constructed designs made in India; Chateau, a hand-tufted 100% better quality wool rug made in China; and Catalina, a grouping of large scale florals in trendy designs and colors.
LaGrange, Ga. (800) 241-8666
Don Sawyer Kids, introduced in January, adds 14 new accent and area rug designs including: Monkey Business; Ready to Leap; Elegant Elephant; Smilin' Lion; Cruising Butterfly; My Little Red Boat; and Two Sails. Each rug carries the Stainmaster brand; a 4-by-6 is set to retail for $119.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 843-4473
Expanding: the Cinema collection with two new patterns in earth tones with modern gray and black. Gateway depicts a random block; Atmosphere has floating spheres. Suggested retail for a 5-by-8 is $299.
From Mohawk's new Versailles creel, a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design with a color scheme of grays, plums, and sage greens; and a fresh style with a bold, gilded leaf motif in beige, tan, and dark copper on a black background.
New York (212) 532-9577
Showrooms 5-B-1, 5-B-4
New intros: Mirage, a machine-made transitional and contemporary group; Allure, 100% viscose machine-made designs in traditional and transitional motifs; and Regency, power-loomed rugs with the look and feel of hand-knotted pieces, in traditional and transitional designs.
The New Wave, Transitions, and Impressions collections, and the Momeni indoor/outdoor category are expanding.
Saddle Brook, N.J.
Showrooms 3-D-2, 3-F-9
New to the Liz Claiborne collection are: Landscape Stripes, a banded pattern of earthy hues, hand-tufted in India of 100% wool; and Modern Elegance, oversized floral patterns hand-tufted in China of New Zealand wool and Luxcelle-branded faux silk.
Nourison adds to its house line the textured and tonal Harbor Ridge, a dense 100% wool grouping hand-tufted in a high and low yarn heights. In the signature Nourison 2000 line, traditional Persian patterns are updated in new colors.
Power-loomed Chambord is a group of Luxcelle-branded faux silk rugs in classic European and Asian patterns.
Anderson, S.C. (864) 224-0271
Shagadelic woven shag rugs feature 12 shades in each rug. A machine-made polypropylene product, it offers 35-milimeter pile height and will retail for $149 to $179.
Another casual lifestyle entry is a collection of natural color-shaded polypropylene rugs, targeting mid-tier retailers, priced at $149.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 832-8020
At the forefront is the non-slip Revolutionary Rug Pad featuring proprietary technology; the "needlepunch," the "All-N-One" and "LuxeHold" underlay pad products offer safety and comfort.
Patterned broadloom is another new direction for the company. This woven product is a high-end, wall-to-wall soft flooring offering that is made of the company's own "Weavlon" polypropylene.
Dalton, Ga. (706) 965-0954
Shaw and the Museum of New Mexico offer an interpretive collection in Shaw's recyclable EverTouch-branded nylon. Sizes range from 1-foot-11-inch-by-2-foot-9-inch to 9-foot-6-inch-by-12-foot-10-inch.
Ganado is a Navajo blanket-inspired grouping that depicts patterns drawn from the original rugs on display at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe.
Looking to Peru, the Chimu collection is inspired by a ceremonial tunic, woven by the Wari people from A.D. 600 to 900. The original textile is part of the Neutrogena Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.
Dalton, Ga. (706) 625-4823
Debuting: the Surya Home Accessories Coordinates program, 100 top-selling rugs with coordinating decorative pillows, throws and wall art.
Also new: Fallon, depicting Jill Rosenwald's lattice-inspired artwork on flat-woven 100% wool rugs from India; Luxe, a hand-tufted poly-acrylic from China, bearing the Cosmo Girl and Seventeen Magazine brands; Moderne, inspired by Bob Mackie's costume and formalwear designs, in 100% New Zealand wool, hand-tufted in India; and Mosaic, a B. Smith-branded line, hand-tufted in India in New Zealand wool.
White Plains, N.Y.
Designer Liora Manné presents five new collections.
The 100% wool hand-knotted Arcadia features bold geometrics in classic jewel tones, made in India. Gallia, made in China of 100% wool, is hand-tufted and features 12 textural geometric designs in dramatic colors.
Goa offers graceful florals in 100% wool, hand-tufted in India, available in nine patterns. Indoor/outdoor lines include Spello and Ravella, both hand-tufted in China of 100% poly-acrylic, each in 26 designs and colors.
Garfield, N.J. (800) 241-5754
Urban Garden, a 5-color heavyweight olefin grouping constructed as a 20% double-woven with up to 15 shades of color, plus drop-stitch carving for added design, is set to retail for $99.The Patio collection, set to retail for $69, is a two color flat-woven, durable rug.
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