Issue Date: 2018 AUGUST, Posted On: 8/27/2018

08272018 Strong Opening at the Rug Show NY, Exhibitors Ready for Designer Day

The Rug Show NY kicks off with positive feedback from exhibitors, who are looking forward to upcoming Designer Day events.

NEW YORK -- The Rug Show NY opened Saturday, Aug. 25 with positive feedback from exhibitors, and the momentum continued on Sunday with retailers on the hunt for the newest trends and hottest designs in luxury hand-knotted area rugs offered at a U.S. venue.

Many exhibitors reported selling out of rugs from some of their most popular or newest collections, including Josh Nazmiyal of Rug & Kilim, who told RugNews.com every one of his Scandinavian rugs sold out on the show's first day.

Designers showed up, textile samples and color chips in hand, looking for specific colors and designs, and even more attendees are expected today, August 27, for two special panel discussions moderated by Cover magazine.

A freestanding vignette at the Rug Show New York featured Stark Studio area rugs and furniture by Edtoba, a Brooklyn studio.

Focusing on the topics of Mid-Century Modern and Sustainable Luxury, the talks on Designer Day are set for 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Speakers include interior designer Brock Forsblom, Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems, president of ASID NY Metro Björn Björnsson and Kathleen Jordan from Gensler. Cocktails and snacks will be served between the two-hour-long panel discussions.

The Rug Show New York for the first time created free-standing vignettes, also in collaboration with Cover.  One showcased rugs by Stark Studio with furniture by Brooklyn brand Edtoba; another combined French Accents Rugs with accents by Moooi, a Dutch lifestyle brand with a growing U.S. presence.
RugNews.com will publish extensive show coverage and line reviews, plus interviews with top international designers exhibiting at the show.  Stay tuned for our exclusive Rug Show tours. 

French Accent Rugs' modern plaid designs get paired with Dutch lifestyle brand Moooi for freestanding vignette at the Rug Show NY.

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