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Atlanta Rug Introductions

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828 INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO.
Greenville, S.C. (864) 329-9269

     A new garden of looks has sprung for the Sienna collection of floral designs on two-toned backgrounds for a space-dyed look on a 100% polyester hand-hooked construction made in China.
     Offering a different take on fl orals is the Ellington collection, a more traditional and embellished line that is made in India. The wool and silk construction is 60-count, hand-tufted and acid-washed finished with handcarved details.

CAPEL INC.
Troy, NC (910) 572-7000

     In the spotlight are four new collections for varying tastes. Wildlife is a Safari-style collection of modern, bold and sleek skins in an updated palette. Made of an olefin/polyester blend and machine woven in Belgium, this collection comes in two styles - Zebra and Bengal.
     The Chalet collection marries French country to American traditional, drawing inspiration for texture and color from feed sacks, linen and burlap. The result is a casual grouping of U.S.A.-made rugs constructed of a blend of nylon, wool, polyester, rayon, acrylic and other fibers. Chalet is available in two color-ways - gray and rouge.
     The metallic yarns interwoven into the olefi n, polyester and acrylic blend construction add an extra spark to the fun to the new Picnic collection of durable synthetic casual rugs. Machine woven in Belgium, Picnic rugs come in three patterns, each of which is available in five neutral hues.
     The Spinning Wheels collection depicts circles in flux and appropriately arranged "for a serious floor amour," Capel said. The wool pieces are hand-tufted in India and come in four color-ways: straw, sky, indigo and cocoa.

COMPANY C INC.
Concord, N.H. (603) 226-4460

      Company C brings fine art to the floor with its new Landscape collection. The company commissioned artist Jennifer Hansen to create her interpretation of a landscape-themed oil painting, and translated it into a hooked and tufted 100% wool rug. The gradations of color in the sky and trees form an almost abstract backdrop for a room, turning the focal point from the walls to underfoot. Landscape rugs are GoodWeave certified.

COURISTAN
Fort Lee, N.J. (201) 585-8500

     Couristan will be presenting more than 15 new area rug introductions, including design additions to many of the company's most popular handmade and power-loomed lines. Two lines in particular - Easton and Outdoor Escape - are being expanded with bold looks to offer a new alternative to today's casual- contemporary home décor trends.
     Picturesque renditions of summer pastimes are interpreted in the new Outdoor Escape offerings, including novelty looks like the Fresh Citrus design of oversized lemon wedges and orange slices. With its hand-hooked construction, Outdoor Escape rugs have a textured loop pile for added dimension. These rugs are made of 100% fiber-enhanced Courtron polypropylene.
     The handmade Super-Indo Natural Collection is also a highlight for the company at market. Hand-crafted of wool blends, this collection offers an eco-friendly choice with its textured and tonal design perspective.
     Pave is one of Couristan's new power-loomed introductions. Made of 100% viscose silk and a cotton-chenille weft, these high-low constructed rugs boast a soft touch.

DYNAMIC RUGS
Frederick, Md. (240) 405-1360

     The company is making music with its new Symphony collection of hand-tufted rugs in transitional and contemporary looks. Symphony employs a combination of different polyester yarns in a trend-right color palette.
     Dynamic is also introducing its Dynamak collection, which has been made using a new construction technique that the company pioneered. Dynamak pieces offer the look of hand-woven Soumaks but for a moderate retail price. Handmade in India of 100% wool, the rugs are fl at woven with the same pile thickness and backing strength of handtufted rugs.

HOMEFIRES LIVING
Chamblee, Ga. (800) 782-1198

     Home-fires, sister company to Home Comfort, is introducing the new Sunflower Provence design by artist April Cornell. Made for the porch, sunroom or kitchen, this new rug is available in four sizes from accent through area. It is made of acrylic fibers for durability and is hand-hooked in China.

HOME COMFORT
Chamblee, Ga. (800) 782-1198

      Home Comfort, sister company to Home-fires, is launching a new collection of holiday-themed accent rugs under the Jellybean brand with artist Jennifer Brinley.
     Available in two novelty styles - Holiday Owl and Snowman - the 22-by-34 inch hand-hooked accent rugs are made of a polypropylene and acrylic fiber blend, 35% of it recycled materials.

JAIPUR RUGS
Norcross, Ga. (404) 351-2360

     Reminiscent of Spain's Catalonian region are the rugs that make up the new Barcelona collection of indoor and outdoor rugs. Handhooked of 100% polypropylene, Jaipur said it was inspired by "the rich history and range of design movements that have defined the architecture" of the city for which the collection is named.
     Also new from Jaipur for market is the Flux collection of polyester hand-woven shag rugs made in China. Flux's highly-textured construction is designed to offer added comfort underfoot.

KARASTAN
Sugar Valley, Ga. (800) 241-4494

     Wisteria vines in shades of plum and camel meander across a taupe field in Karastan's new Forest Hills Taupe rug, the company's new addition to its Carmel Collection.
     Carmel rugs come in a selection of fl oral motifs, sophisticated graphic patterns and modern damasks, and each is woven on Wilton looms in the U.S.A. of two-ply nylon yarn.

KAS RUGS
Somerset, N.J. (732) 545-1900

     The Bliss collection has been expanded to 14 available colors. Handmade of "cashmere-like" polyester in China, the shag grouping is available in nine new hues - including canary yellow and highlander blue.
     The machine-made Moda collection has also been expanded with more than 20 new designs, including a retro style called Black Bella. Moda rugs are machine- loomed in heat-set polypropylene and feature contemporary patterns and designs.

LINON HOME DÉCOR PRODUCTS
Mineola, N.Y. (516) 699-1000

     Linon is introducing seven new stocking collections of area rugs. They include: Florence, a 100% wool hand tufted grouping of Florentine transitional styles made in India; Milan, an eclectic transitional and contemporary collection of 45 designs inspired by prêt-a-porter designs launched in last year's Milan fashion week and featuring a 13mm pile height made of heat-set polypropylene; the Corfu collection of machine-made and hand-carved rugs made of a fine heat-set polypropylene frieze yarn and constructed in a 13mm pile height; Metro, a grouping of contemporary designs and color stories on a power-loomed 100% polypropylene construction that has been hand carved and has an 11mm pile height; the Trio Space- Dyed collection of 30 new rugs featuring a space-dyed polyester yarn for an a brash effect on a variety of constructions such as cut and loop, high-low, and hand-carved piles; the 10-color Confetti Shag, a new shiny polyester thick shag style that meets the U.S.'s flammability regulations; and the Andros Shag collection, which comprises two contemporary designs in 10 fashion colors on a 45mm pile-height of heatset frieze yarn.

MOHAWK HOME
Sugar Valley, Ga. (800) 241-4494

     For its licensed program with Woolrich, the company is debuting five new indoor/outdoor rugs.
     Two of these are: Ferndale, a botanical border design interpreted on a 100% olefin construction; and Classic Weave Chestnut, also made of 100% olefin but featuring a more lodge-type look with its red, chestnut and khaki check weave pattern.

NOURISON
Saddle Brook, N.J. (201) 368- 6900

     In the spotlight this market are two new collections - Contour and Stylebright.
    Contour collections rugs are hand-tufted in China and feature transitional and contemporary patterns in rich palettes. The 10% polyester rugs are constructed in a dense cut-and-loop pile for added texture and a bold contrast, and some pieces have been hand carved for added dimension.
     Stylebright rugs nod to the 1960s and 70s with their retro modern looks interpreted on a 100% polyester shag construction. Hand-tufted in China, the Stylebright collection is available in a variety of period colors, including denim, flame, sand, white and aqua.

ORIAN RUGS
Anderson, S.C. (800) 845-9729

     The company is expanding its U.S.A.-made Carolina Wild line of 100% olefin rugs. New looks include Jacqueline, a sophisticated shag that is densely woven and available in an elegant palette.
     The 100% wool Heritage collection of domestically made rugs bases its designs on the "return to Americana roots, and the days when times were better," the company said. There are 50 patterns in this grouping, each available in three color ways of earthy tones.
     Hudson is all about texture and varying carved pile heights combined with soft chenille yarns. Orian has added 25 new designs here in 6 trend-right color ways

PEKING HANDICRAFT INC.
San Francisco (800) 872-6888

     PHI is unveiling seven new hook rugs in seasonal themes - Halloween and winter/holiday - with the company's newest licensee, artist Scott Church.
     Six of the pieces are winter-holiday inspired and feature animals that are both familiar and foreign to holiday décor. Colorful and fashion-forward, the designs include a zebra standing in falling snow, three penguin kings a la Magi bearing gifts, elephants carrying a Christmas tree, and a hedgehog pulling a sleigh of gifts. Church also offers more traditionally-themed creations, which feature snowmen and dogs.
     The seventh piece is a playful Halloween rug showcasing trickor- treaters in their costumes making their way through a patch of trees littered with jack-o-lanterns and a large, orange moon lightening their way in the background.

SAFAVIEH
Port Washington, N.Y. (516) 945-1900

     Safavieh will introduce 23 new Martha Stewart-branded rugs
     This expanded offering to her collection includes eight designs in a new palette that emphasizes contemporary earth tones, and fl oral patterns are also shown in vivid new variations of primary colors. All are hand-tufted in India of 100% wool and made in a cut-pile and combinations of cut and loop pile constructions. Motifs fall into three major design directions - abstracted animal prints, poppy fl oral patterns, and stylized transitional stripes and mosaics inspired by contemporary art.

SHAW LIVING
Dalton, Ga. (800) 282-7429

     The Bob Timberlake collection interprets the artist's romantic and scenic Southern-lifestyle inspired work onto soft floor coverings for any room of the home. Shaw calls the collection "a celebration of a slower pace, a sense of history and an appreciation of nature." The rugs are machine-woven in the United States of Shaw's own EverTouch-branded nylon and are completely recyclable.
     Also new for market is the Newport collection, a grouping that is designed to "bridge the past with the present" with its fusion of classic earth tones of the past with contemporary accent hues like dove gray and denim blue on modern and transitional designs that draw inspiration from ikat looks, Native American textiles, fl orals, organic circles layered with transparent patterns, modern geometrics and even retro 20th century design. Newport rugs are made in the United States of 100% olefi n.

SURYA INC.
Calhoun, Ga. (877) 275-7847

     Surya is launching five new collections at market.
     Dreamscape introduces the aesthetic of the Tepper Jackson brand to soft flooring. With its 1950s retro style, Tepper Jackson funky florals, cool waves and other throw-back styles translate onto hand-tufted, 100% New Zealand wool rugs that are made in India.
     Fallon depicts a range of looks, from delicate lattices to boldly-colored chevron patterns, all taken from the artwork of ceramicist Jill Rosenwald. All made in a flat-weave construction, these rugs are hand-woven of 100% New Zealand wool in India.
     Banshee features designs that "scream" for attention. Crafted of hard-twist wool with viscose accents, these rugs feature splashes of bold color reminiscent of modern art. They are hand-tufted of 100% New Zealand wool in India.
      Centennial collection's transitional designs and vibrant color palette together create a fun approach to design on these hooked hand-tufted 100% wool rugs.
     Matmi is a globally-inspired collection that infuses bold contemporary palettes onto classic fabric prints, like Ikats, for a new design message. The rugs are made of 100% wool and are hand-tufted in India.

UNITED WEAVERS OF AMERICA INC.
Dalton, Ga. (800) 241-5754

     The company has added a new palette on 12 new designs to its opening price-point olefin collection, Manhattan.
United has also built up its Vantage collection of six-color woven olefin rugs with 15 designs.

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