Halls a-humming in the rug area of AmericasMart
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, July 13, 2012
Atlanta - It is Day 2 here at the Area Rug Market, and showrooms are brimming with activity.
From flash event sales sites to regional furniture and specialty chains, an array of retail buyers have shown up in search of fashionable finds.
But suppliers know price is key, which is why so many have come to market with affordable trend-right looks.
Here's a sampling of new collections from some of the major players:
- Capel's Regatta, a collection of domestic braided polypropylene-and-nylon rugs, is redolent of old naval styles with contrasting yet complementing colors - reds, blues, yellows, and greens - interpreted into five designs: Sunshine, Sea Foam, Moonlight, Maritime, and Nautical.
- Couristan is showing four new handmade area rug collections - Sagano, Botaniqué, Textura and Anji - as well as several new design additions to many of its existing collections. The Sagano collection spans hand-knotted rugs made of 100% hand-spun bamboo pile, some accented with wool highlights. Botaniqué is a collection about comfort with its selection of over-sized contemporary floral patterns in a range of fresh colors. The Textura collection hand-loomed and enhanced with hand-carved details on a cut-and-loop pile construction of 70% blended wool and 30% viscose. Anji is hand-loomed with 100% hand-spun bamboo in soothing patterns and colors.
- Jaipur Rugs' Maroc collection comprises flat-woven, wool rugs made in India. Myriad styles and palettes bedeck these reversible dhurries. Expanding on its Coastal Living licensed collection, Jaipur is adding new 100% polypropylene styles for use both inside and outdoors.
- Surya's Artistic Weavers division is building its line with the new Lybra collection. It features a timeless chevron originally found on ancient pottery from Crete at the palace of Knosis. With its geometric zig-zag pattern, the design's variety of width simulates movement across the rug. But calm is maintained via the muted palette. The construction is 100% wool, loop-and-loop.
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