Safavieh Debuts Tiffany, Paradise, South Hampton
October 15, 2010,
NEW YORK - Upscale area rug house Safavieh launched at the New York Home Fashions market a series of new collections, patterns and colors that hit a variety of price points in hand-knotted, hand-tufted and hand-loomed machine-made constructions.
For retailers in search of "exclusivity and value at the high end," the company said it is offering its new Tiffany Collection, employing patterns inspired by the works of the late textiles designer and artist William Morris. As the collection's name suggests, its styles and colors draw from the artist's stained glass works. The rugs are hand knotted of 100% vegetable- dyed wool and are made in Pakistan of a new proprietary weave that is tighter than a traditional Peshawar. Tiffany Collection rugs are set to retail for $2,970 for a 6-by-9.
To its popular Soho collection, which features high-quality hand tufting in New Zealand wool, Safavieh has added 10 new designs in new colors and sculpted patterns. Many of the designs in Soho are accented with viscose for luster, with outline patterns that further highlight the softness of the wool. The collection is hand-tufted in India, and includes standard sizes as well as a runner and a 5-foot square rug. The new Soho designs are to retail at $360 for a 5-by-8.
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Safavieh is re-introducing its recently launched Kids line. Magic Garden, right, and Color Pops are shown.
South Hampton, a hand-loomed collection set for offi cial launch in October at High Point, will be available for preview in New York. Made of a blend of polyester, wool and cotton, these rugs cater to a younger, sophisticated customer. The line features ombre colorations, solid neutrals, and patterns with weaves inspired by couture sisal rugs. South Hampton rugs are priced to retail for $360 for a 5-by-8.
Finally, for the kids, the company is re-introducing its recently launched Safavieh Kids line. Expanded for market, this program comprises hand-tufted rugs made in India of high-quality New Zealand wool. They are priced at $400 in the 5-by-8.
Safavieh's New York showroom is at 153 Madison Avenue, at 32nd Street. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily, from September 12 to 17, for visiting customers.
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