Issue Date: 2019 JULY, Posted On: 7/2/2019

07022019 30+ Rugs You Need to See at Las Vegas Market, Part 1
By Carol Tisch & Lisa Vincenti

LAS VEGAS -- As competition continues to heat up at Las Vegas Market, rug makers are offering retailers and designers plenty of reasons to stop by their showrooms this summer.
Newcomers, along with several expanding and relocating home resources at the Sin City show include NYC's Creative Touch and Bokara (read full story), while Big Apple showroom Rug & Kilim more recently announced it will test the Vegas event in the Pavilions (read more). 

So as the pack continues to grow, rug makers have to push fashion and style, plus weaving and fiber innovations to the limit, while keeping prices as competitive as possible. Summer delivers no shortage of fashion driven rugs that showcase the season's most popular color palettes that naturally include plenty of grays and blues. But there is also a growing roster of warmer beiges and browns. Gold tones get woven into designs for a luxe, sophisticated finish. And moody black and charcoal designs will make an appearance at summer Vegas markets for a dramatic touch.

However, buyers and designers looking for something more vibrant will find bright spots in the showrooms of rug makers, where many showcase new combinations that include mustards, pinks, reds, greens and foil stamped metallics in both silver and gold. 

In terms of styles, traditional motifs are reworked in updated palettes which include faded and pastel-like looks, while rich and saturated color stories remain popular too. As do oversized geometric and floral motifs, which quite often will incorporate intricate carving or high-low effects to achieve the texture that shoppers are always on the hunt for. In addition, softness, again frequently paired with a high-low pile, continues to be a buzz word among shoppers.

Below, find out what some of the top looks will be at showrooms from A to K. Make sure not to miss Part 2, to see the rugs from showrooms from L to U.



Annie Selke Coast to Coast capsule collection by Mark D. Sikes


Designer Annie Selke, whose franchise includes textile companies Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert, introduces her Coast to Coast capsule collection by interior designer Mark D. Sikes (read full story). The new rugs are loom woven in either cotton or jute and jacquard woven in wool, in a range of looks from traditional checks, stripes and florals mix to paisleys and batiks



Capel Rugs Barrister in jet black

For shoppers in Vegas, Capel showcase some of its newest collections including the domestically made reversible Seagrove, a textured polypropylene flatweave. In the hand-knotted category are the menswear-inspired Barrister assortment, Kasbah with antique-tribal looks, and Makrana with updated traditional looks. In addition, it grows its Biltmore for Your Home licensed program, adding the indoor-outdoor Arbor rug woven in the US with a 100 percent olefin base and acrylic border fabric, and a new Finesse pattern, which is machine woven in Belgium of 100 percent olefin.


Caravan Rugs Boxter Splash

Beverly Hills rug boutique Caravan Rug will showcase its latest luxe designs including the new hand-knotted Boxter Splash area rug from its Art collection. Crafted of 95 percent gray wool and 5 percent colorful bamboo silk, the Splash design is available in all stock sizes, oversized and runners. 

Classic Home 30090504 Jute

California-based home furnishing and rug maker Classic Home, which was founded 30 years ago as a distributor of handwoven rugs crafted in India, continues to grow its offering of sustainably sourced and hand-crafted furnishings and rugs at the summer installment of Las Vegas Market. The company adds several jute and jute/cotton blend hand-woven area rugs.



Couristan Evolution 4664

Couristan's successful power-loomed Evolution continues to be a hit with market-goers.  Featuring bright colors, such as quartz, zircon, langite, cinnabar, amethyst, and serandite, Evolution reworks traditional designs in fashion colors and is finished off in a unique tasseled fringe. Rugs are face-to-face Wilton woven of 100 percent heat-set Courtron polypropylene.



Dynamic Rugs Million 5843

Dynamic Rugs, which continues to celebrate its 25th year anniversary in Vegas (read full story), adds to some of its most popular collections, including Castilla, Quartz, Scope and Villa. In addition, the Maryland rug importer will introduce several new collections such as Alesta (machine-made of a viscose and wool blend), Amara (machine-made of a blend of viscose and shrink polyester), Lotus (machine-made of polyester), and Million (machine-made of polyester).



Feizy Dalia Luxe 981-6384F

Feizy heads to Vegas with new introductions in a range of hand-knotted price points from opening to upper end. The hand-knotted trend-forward Payton collection features high-low tribal patterns in a palette of neutrals and blues with soft pastel accents, and sizes to 11'6" x 15'. 

The Dalia Luxe collection, with saturated hues inspired by the rich velvets and lavish tapestries of medieval times, includes patterns ranging from traditional to contemporary in sizes to 11'6" x 17'6". These rugs are hand-knotted with the finest hand-carded, hand-spun wool, lending each piece a subtle sheen and soft hand. Handwoven of PET fibers, the Beckett range offers new geometric motifs in inky gray and beige tones. In addition, Feizy is introducing brand new machine-mades and growing several of its popular lines with new designs.


FJ Kashanian # 37578

FJ Kashanian, which debuted a permanent showroom in Las Vegas earlier this year in January (read full story), returns with a selection of new what it calls "new age modern traditional" and bright-color transitional hand-knotted rugs. F.J. Kashanian will highlight some of its newest designs and color palettes created by lead designer Gilda Kashanian.

Expected to attract designers of both contemporary and traditional interiors are the company's updated classic Persian and Agra rugs on show, all injected with modern colors and liveliness.



Harounian Rugs International Ritz RI-1309

Harounian Rugs International (HRI) anticipates a bustling World Market Center event following a great response at High Point Market, said the company's Greg Jordt.
HRI will be showcasing some of its biggest 2019 hits that have never been seen by Vegas market shoppers including hand-knotted rugs from its recently introduced license program with textiles designer Wesley Mancini, its Premia collection, and new color combinations added to its Intrigue range. In addition, Jordt expects its sweater-like Dorset, a top-seller so far this year, to continue to be a popular seller this summer.



Jaunty Benedict BM20

Jaunty's hand-tufted performance rugs have resonated with market-goers and the company is introducing collections geared toward indoor-outdoor areas: Benedict, crafted of 100 percent pure wool, and Odyssey, made of a wool and viscose blend. 

Also on show will be the Fusion collection, which ups perceived value with high style at an affordable price point. A hit at High Point, the hand-printed Fusion is handwoven in wool and viscose blended yarns for a luxe look and soft hand. 



Kalaty Remy RY-067

Kalaty heads to Vegas showcasing its contemporary hand-knot acumen and also highlights its growing success in its popularly priced machine-made K-Two range (read full story).

The hand-knot Infinity adds new contemporary abstract designs, and new designs debut in in Kalaty's Capri, Equinox, Oberoi, Oushak, Natori Lhasa, and Soumak collections. K-Two rolls out new designs in Remy, and debuts of two collections, the multi-textured Kingsley and Polaris, a long-pile abstract patterned shag.




Kaleen Lustrous LUS-01

Kaleen ups the fashion ante for summer shoppers with two new on point collections. The handwoven Atacama collection is inspired by the art of ancient cultures. Atacama's seven flateweaves blend of 60 percent natural jute, 30 percent wool and 10 percent cotton and feature a low pile and open back construction making them as easy-to-care-for as they are dramatic. 

Debuting in Vegas as well is Lustrous, inspired by runway looks from Milan's 2019 spring fashion shows. Lustrous features edgy metallic elements mixed with high-fashion colors and luxe materials. Hand-tufted and made from 100 percent wool, these rugs are crafted on a silver or gold metallic printed foil base with a low pile. And, each design is then hand carved into the rug and finished with Kaleen's signature cotton canvas backing.



Kas Rugs Willow 1101

Kas Rugs continues to focus on its in-stock and ready-to-ship products at Vegas market and showcases Avery, Dune, and Ria collections in Las Vegas. Avery is hand-loomed in India of polyester in tonal transitional patterns with cut loop embossed motifs. Dune, also hand-loomed in tonal looks, is made of PET yarn with knotted backing in India. Finally, Ria features vintage traditional designs machine-woven of wool in muted colors.

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