CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya's Tessera rug (TSE-1000) was among the winning rug designs recognized at the 2017 America's Magnificent Carpets Award gala, held on Friday, Jan. 13 in Atlanta. The rug, which took top honors in the $200 and under price range in the machine-made category, features an updated traditional design and bold color palette.
Held each year during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, America's Magnificent Carpets Award honor the year's best new designs and constructions from the nation's leading rug companies. Prior to the awards ceremony, market attendees were invited to view all of the entries, which were showcased in the Museum of Introductions Gallery located in AmericasMart Building 1.
John Haste (left), senior vice president of business development, Surya, accepts the rug company's America's Magnificent Carpets award from Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart.
Resembling a zero pile hand-knotted rug, Tessera -- constructed of polypropylene and cotton -- artfully merges freshly interpreted traditional and mosaic tile designs with bright, multi-color hues and a relaxed hand for a vivid vintage look. The bold, fresh color palette includes teal, garnet, dark blue, light gray, burnt orange and black.
"We are honored to have been selected for this prestigious award," said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. "Our product development team works each season to create new designs that are ever more relevant and accessible to today's consumers. Our goal with the Tessera collection and other recent machine made collections is to put great design within reach of everyone and allow people with more limited design budgets to express themselves with color. We wanted to design rugs that have a traditional feel but update them to be more daring and fun."
At the America's Magnificent Carpets Award celebration, Surya's machine-made Tessera collection was on display as the winning entry in the $200 and under retail price category.
Market attendees are invited to view the Tessera rug, along with all of Surya's latest product introductions, at Atlanta Market (11-A-1), Dallas Market (WTC 560), and Las Vegas Market (WMC C400) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Market visitors who schedule an appointment with their Surya sales specialist at surya.com/market-registration will receive five free 18" corner rug samples. Surya is also offering up to 20% off any market order with the purchase of accessories from multiple product categories. Surya will serve a complimentary hot catered breakfast and lunch each day, along with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails each evening.