Atlanta Rug Introductions
January 31, 2012,
Newport News, Va. (757) 873-5688
Red, green, and everything in between is C&F's self-described approach to the holidays for its newest assortment of seasonal rugs.
For the spring and summer, C&F has created a new "Fun in the Sun" grouping of washable accent rugs under the new Parfait collection.
And for indoor/outdoor living, C&F is offering welcoming looks in mat sizes.
All are set to retail for $35.
Troy, N.C. (910) 572-7000
Pow Wow is a new grouping of hand-tufted rugs inspired by "power of Ikat [looks] to wow." It comes in three patterns interpreted in trend colorways - persimmon, olive and indigo. The rugs are made of 100% wool in India. A 5'x8' is set to retail for $499.
The Diamond collection comprises transitional rug patterns. Made of 55% cotton and 45% jute in India, the rugs come in three serene colorways - linen, slate and coffee. A 5'x8' rug will retail for $199.
West Warwick, R.I. (401) 828-0030
The company is introducing the Providence collection in honor of its home-state's capital. Extensively double pointed and drop stitched for added texture, the collection's rugs are made of 100% heat set polypropylene and are machine-woven in the USA. Providence rugs come in several colorways, including Marquette Black.
Pawtucket, R.I. 800-343-9339
Four collections are set for launch at market.
Elmwood is an oval flat-braid collection made in a wool-blend and available in six colors - gray, blue, green, rust, evergold, and brown.
Brooklyn, also an oval-shaped flat braid grouping, is made of 100% polypropylene and features the company's Cablelock construction. It comes in mink, gray, blue, green, terracotta, natural and topaz.
Natural Wool Hounds-tooth is made of 100% natural wool and also in the Cablelock construction. The rectangular rugs, in a tweed style, come in five color combinations -- natural/light gray, dark gray/light gray, light beige/natural, medium brown/light beige, and dark brown/medium brown.
Tiburon rugs are rectangular flat braids made of 100% polypropylene. Available colors are mink, gray, blue, green, terracotta, and natural.
Fort Lee, N.J. (201) 585-8500
Couristan's new Castello collection spans sophisticated designs based on classic Persian motifs but in completely updated styles and color schemes that feel elegant without being overly formal. The area rug names pay homage to European royal history: Westminster, Tudor, Guinevere and Aragon. Castello is made in a hand-crafted construction, with a lush cut-pile surface made of a New Zealand wool blend that includes viscose highlights. The suggested retail price is $259 for a 5-by-8.
Also set for launch is the Azari design, which is being added to Couristan's eco-friendly Chobi collection. Azari features a rich, saturated color palette of deep red and regal navy. Handmade using natural fibers and dyes, the antique-inspired fashions feature classic Persian motifs. The rugs are 100% handspun and hand-knotted using a distinct Turkoman Knot construction and are woven on horizontal looms. The suggested retail price is $1,999 for a 5-by-8.
CREATIVE TOUCH DESIGN STUDIO
Secaucus, N.J. (201) 866 1933
Three new collections are up for debut at market.
Hemp Patchwork features vintage and hemp pieces in a chevron design. Made in Turkey, the rugs come in various sizes and colors and are priced at $80 per square foot.
A second Hemp Patchworks group, also made of hemp in Turkey and available in assorted sizes and colors, is priced at $60 per square foot.
Modern Sari is a silk grouping that is hand-knotted in India. It comes in plain and ikat designs, all available in different colors. These rugs are priced to retail for $100 per square foot.
DUE PROCESS STABLE TRADING CO.
Edison, N.J. (732) 225-5410
In partnership with Wesley Mancini Ltd., the company is showing its new "Wesley Mancini" rug collection, which includes rugs made of wool, silk, linen, hemp, bamboo, and banana silk.
EBISONS HAROUNIAN IMPORTS
New York (212) 686-4262
The company has created a new collection of rugs made by hand in China of 100% viscose. Available in three sizes - 4'x6', 5'x8' and 6-by-9 - the pieces are priced on average at $1,200. Ebisons called this collection "a welcome addition" to its line for its both casual and modern styles - all designed in-house.
HAROUNAIN RUGS INTERNATIONAL
New York (212) 545-0657
The new Destiny collection comprises machine-made rugs from China. They employ a special hand-finish process on the 100% wool pile, cut and loop construction. Destiny comes in four designs, six colorways and four sizes.
Harounian has added new colors to its best-selling Peshawar collection of rugs that are hand knotted in India of a blend of Indian and New Zealand wools.
Antique Oushak designs make up the newest additions to the Oushak Crown collection. Inspired by museum pieces, the latest looks comprise contemporary colorations interpreted on the hand-knotted rugs from India.
Atlanta (800) 782-1198
Homefires is bringing the wild indoors with its new Painted Rain Forest indoor/outdoor area rug. The washable rug was designed by Mossy Brook and comes in a variety of sizes. It was hand hooked in China and comes in five sizes from accent to area dimensions.
Norcross, Ga. (404) 351-2360
Jaipur's new Utopia collection of hand-woven shag rugs are made of 100% polyester in India. The pieces are designed to be very soft to the touch and contemporary in styling. A 5-by-8 is priced to retail for $350.
Jaipur is also adding new designs to its Poeme collection of hand-tufted, 100% wool rugs made in India. Patterns are a "reinvented" traditional, achieved via fresh interpretations of scale and palettes. A 5-by-8 is set to retail for $440.
New York (212) 683-7222
The new Gramercy collection is handcrafted on a Lori loom of 100% wool and bamboo silk. Its suggested retail price is $1,690 for a 6'x9'.
The Heirloom collection is hand-tufted of 100% striated wool. It is set to retail for $945 for a 6'-x-9'.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 234-1120
The new Portola Sage rug is Karastan's latest addition to its Carmel Collection. It features a lush look with earth-tone philodendron leaves nearly blanketing an ivory field, and framed in a simple solid ivory border. As part of the diverse Carmel grouping, Portola Sage is styled for relaxed living with decorator friendly, fashion-inspired colors. The collection also features a selection of sophisticated graphic patterns and modern damasks. Portola Sage is woven on Wilton looms in the U.S.A. of premium two-ply nylon yarn.
All the rugs in the Carmel Collection can be custom hand seamed to create custom size rugs with a quick turn-around. They are available in five sizes that included accent, area, room size and runner. The retail price for a 5-foot-6-inch by 8-foot-3-inch is $499.
Carlstadt, N.J. (201) 549-7220
The new Summit collection is a casual collection of hand-hooked rugs in bold floral and ethnic patterns. Made of 100% polyester, it comes in multiple sizes.
The Zen collection, inspired by all things tranquil, is an elegant grouping of hand-tufted rugs. Each piece features rich bamboo silk highlights on the 100% wool ground.
Vintage, meant to emulate over-dyed and patchwork hand knotted rugs, interprets the look in a power-loomed quality with hand-sheared finishing that gives each design the look of a distressed, antiqued piece. Made of 100% New Zealand wool, it comes in three colors - charcoal, raspberry and sand, as well as in multiple sizes.
Saddle Brook, N.J. (201) 368-6900
Several collections will be highlighted at market.
Rainforest brings the outdoors inside with its hand tufted, 100% polypropylene construction. Hand-made in China, the collection features contemporary, bold, oversized floral and leafy patterns on a variety of background colors - from black to mocha to tan and others. Because it is solution dyed, the colors are vibrant and more resistant to fading.
A new indoor/outdoor collection of rugs named Home & Garden features a range of patterns and designs such as floral, scrollwork, and animal-skins in vivid colors. Machine-made in China of 100% polyester, the rugs are soft to walk on, easy to clean with a hose and can withstand almost all outdoor conditions. They are UV protected, fade resistant and mildew proof.
Nodding to fashion is the new Joseph Abboud Modelo collection, a group of multi-dimensional rugs that are reflective of mixed media. The group uses cut-and-loop piles in varying heights to create modern designs and texture. The rugs are hand tufted with wool and synthetic fiber.
The Contour collection spans hand-tufted area rugs featuring transitional and contemporary patterns with a rich color palette. Select rugs include design elements carved deeply into the dense, cut-and-loop pile for a dramatic texture and bold contrast. They are made of 100% polyester and are hand-tufted in China.
Sunburst encompasses intricately hand-carved rugs handmade of wool and viscose.
The Utopia collection includes striking abstract patterns in muted grays and chromes. These machine-made rugs from China are made of 50% polyacrylic and 50% acrylic.
And the 100% wool, hand tufted Siam collection draws its inspiration from "the magic and splendor of the East" with its ikat designs that are handmade in India. The rugs feature bold and dramatic traditional patterns that incorporate strong palettes and over-sized design motifs.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 832-8020
The new Revival is a collection of machine-made rugs designed to offer the customer easy care and affordability paired with fashion.
The rugs feature an over-dyed look in washed shades of aqua, plum, crimson and neutral grays on vintage Persian styling.
The Stella collection of machine-made rugs employs tonal shades of gray that are accented with pops of golden citrus colors. Designs include simple geometric patterns, over-scaled large floral motifs, and on-trend ikat looks. Various yarn textures add visual interest and soft hand.
Safavieh is launching its firstever hand-hooked ikat rugs. Seen here is the Tangerine Tango colorway.
Port Washington, N.Y. (516) 945-1900
Among the frontrunners of new collections from Safavieh is the company's first hand-hooked ikat line. The company extended the ikat look to hand-hooked construction and plans to market it with its new Chelsea hooked collection. Eight new designs will be shown, each hand-hooked of 100% wool and made in China. The designs feature clean, crisp citrus colors, including one ikat in Pantone's new 2012 color of the year - Tangerine Tango - as well as an updated Suzani motif in the chocolate and Tangerine Tango colorways. A 5-foot-3-inch by 8-foot-3-inch is set to retail for $395.
Safavieh further nods to Pantone's new 2012 color of the year with a new selection of rugs in Tangerine Tango.
From designer Thom Filicia comes the Retro Reserve collection, inspired by the TV shows "Mad Men" and "Pan Am." Also from Filicia is Duraston, part of an eco-friendly outdoor rug line woven of 100% recycled plastic soda bottles. Architectural and retro-graphic in line and scale and reminiscent of Art Deco, Durston is inspired by the designer's early childhood impressions of the Manhattan skyline. He uses here bold, young color combinations like Tangerine with Blood Orange.
From Martha Stewart comes the new Sprig, a rug design that features branches budding with tiny leaves interpreted on a hand tufted construction made in China of finely combed cotton.
Safavieh's new Agra rug combines fashion colors and transitional design while recreating the artistry of carpets woven in 19th century Agra - home of India's Taj Mahal. The rugs are hand knotted onto a cotton warp using specially twisted 100% wool yarns that are space-dyed with natural vegetable dyes.
Designer David Easton has created the new Goya Stripe for the Safavieh Couture program. A new addition to his Indian Sojourn collection, Goya Stripe uses tones of tangerine and pink amber to reflect the Indian heritage of the design. Safavieh developed a special Soumak weave to capture the handmade character of authentic ikat textiles that Easton collects during his Silk Route travels to study weaving cultures. The rugs are hand-knotted in India of 100% wool.
Safavieh is also introducing the new Vintage collection, inspired by the fashion trend of recycling old rugs and over-dyeing them in brilliant colors to hide stains and flaws. The rugs are power-loomed in Belgium of 100% organic viscose yarn in a low-cut pile with the threadbare appearance of worn ikat rugs.
Dalton, Ga. (706) 965-0954
While maintaining the casual sophistication and tropical elegance of the Tommy Bahama brand, Shaw has added several new tribal, suzani, ikat and Greek key motifs to the program to expand the brand's Ocean Club and Road to Canberra collections. The new rugs - spanning 31 designs - are machine woven domestically using Shaw's "EverTouch" recyclable nylon. The palette includes neutrals, blues, greens and browns as well as more vibrant hues like deep blues, rich reds, earthy brown/black.
The existing Newport collection of domestically produced 100% olefin machine-made rugs is being expanded with 25 sophisticated new looks. They range from ornate scrollwork to contemporary lines interpreted in a modern palette of smoky gray, silver, brown and beige accents with overly saturated blue and fresh green.