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Winter 2011 Rug Preview

Encouraged by the continued pace of improving sales from December into this year's first quarter of business, area rug suppliers launched a broad assortment of new looks deemed to decorate the floors of traditional indoor settings, family-friendly spaces and outdoor living rooms and patios.
     Suppliers were booked up with retailer appointments for the markets, giving them cause to feel assured that buyers are returning to their showrooms to write orders and stock their shelves with new products in the coming months.
     Whether formal or casual, new design trends are meeting somewhere in the middle, with many nature-inspired palettes and organic design elements dominating the season's trends.
     "We are seeing big trends in tonal and textured looks," explained Steven Peykar, principal, Saddle Brook, N.J.-based Nourison. "So we have developed a number of new lines that utilize multiple textures, whether by using different yarns or different constructions like hand-made with cut-and-loop textures or others."
     Here is a sampling of some major rug suppliers' product introductions for winter and spring 2011.


Surya Inc.
is launching the new Moderne collection with designer Bob Mackie. Inspired by his costume and formalwear designs, these handtufted New Zealand wool rugs feature faux silk highlights. Moderne rugs are made in India.
Surya Inc.
Mohawk HomeMohawk Home is expanding its licensed collection with Woolrich with several new designs, including this one titled Cedar Run.

Ebisons Harounian Imports
is launching its new Urth collection, which spans seven antique Persian and Anatolian designs in four color combinations.
Ebisons Harounian Imports
Rizzy RugsRizzy Rugs is showing Avant Garde, a Tibetan hand-knotted and handspun semi-worsted rug made in a New Zealand wool and viscose blend. Designed for the high-end market, a 5-by-8 is set to retail for $1,799.
Oriental Weavers/Sphinx’s new Montego collection from Egypt uses a palette of citron green, terra cotta, bright mineral blue, fresh ivory and deep cocoa brown. Giving a modern twist to classical design, these 100% polypropylene machine-made rugs are made to complement outdoor living areas.
Oriental Weavers/Sphinx
F.J. Kashanian Rugs new Indo-Peshawar collection of handmade rugs from India comes in a variety of designs, like this one titled Maharaja in the aqua-and-ivory colorway.

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