NEW YORK -- The Rug Show New York, held Aug. 25-28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, attracted dealers and designers in the mood to shop - despite the looming Labor Day weekend.
Join RugNews.com as we follow show attendees on their quest for new designs and deals to help them close 2018 on a high note. In Part 2 of this exclusive two-part photo essay, we cover vendors from Momeni to Zollanvari. And don't miss Part 1, which features exhibitors Amer Rug to Lapchi. In the coming week, look for even more exclusive Rug Show reports - from best sellers to hot introductions and new exhibitors.
Reza Momeni and Aria Momeni of Momeni with Russell Evans of HOM Furniture in Minneapolis and Victor Khalafi of Gabberts in Edina, Minnesota.
Aria Momeni at Momeni's Rug Show New York stand with Hannah Darwazah, Zhaleh Emami and Jalil Pakray all of Rugs by Zhaleh in Coral Gables, Florida, and the DCOTA in Dania.
Keivan Beroukhim of Keivan Woven Arts in Atlanta at the Rug Show New York with Gabriel Nalbandian of Nalbandian in Whittier, California, and Joseph Aziz of J.R. Azizollahoff in Parlin, N.J.
Nader Nasiri of Nasiri Carpets in New York City poses with Josh Kebabian and Peggy Kebabian of Kebabian's Rugs in New Haven, Connecticut.
Iraj Noorollah of Iraj Fine Oriental Rugs and Period Tapestries in Secaucus, N.J., meets with Nader Nasiri of Nasiri Carpets.
Frank Shaia of Shaia Oriental Rugs in Williamsburg, Virginia, with Fred Hazin of Portland, Oregon-based Pacific Collection.
John Mendez, Jaime Crespi and Geraldine Alberdie of Pampas Leather in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with Jamie Jaffe and Darren Jaffe of Jaffe Rug Gallery in Jacksonville.
Edward Verdiev of Pasargad shows the intricately woven Gemstone collection to Rose Shadkam, Jeff Shadkam and Bobby Shadkam of Catalina Rug Gallery in Torrance, California.
RUG & KILIM
Ivana Orlt of Ivana Haus Interiors in Overland Park, Kansas, shops the newest Scandinavian designs with Cyrus Nazmiyal of Rug & Kilim
Josh Nazmiyal of Rug & Kilim at his Rug Show NY stand with Julie Dasher of Julie Dasher Rugs, Cyrus Nazmiyal of Rug & Kilim, and Tom Dashier of Julie Dasher Rugs.
Sevak Alaverdyan of Oscar Isberian Rugs in Chicago poses with Jurgen Dalhmanns and Jeremy Peavler of Rug Star in Berlin, Germany, and Oscar Tatosian of Oscar Isberian.
Avi Erlich and Maria Vasques of S&H Rugs take time out for a photo op with Bob Fritz of Robert Fritz Oriental Rugs in Raleigh, N.C., and Ori Wilbush of S&H Rugs.
David Samad and Malcolm Samad of Samad Bros. flank Michael Andonian of Andonian Rugs in Belleview, Washington, at a Rug Show stand brimming with introductions.
STARK STUDIO RUGS
Mike Massmann of Carpet Source in Winter Park, Florida, poses with Steve Codella of Stark Studio Rugs, and Carpet Source's Louis Tarantino, Catherine Jorge, Juan Jorge and Jeremy White.
Taylor Van Der Mandele and Tyler Rosenblatt of Stark Studio Rugs with Patrice Marie Hill of Hemphill's Rugs & Carpet in Costa Mesa, California.
Buyers visit with Sumaq Alpaca's Sarah Gheisari and Derek Beech (second and third left) and Collis Verdicchio (far right) to check out super soft alpaca designs and the hot new Copa collection.
Tamarian's Chris Saliga poses with Max Pluenneke and Brian Robins of Kush Rugs in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Higgins of Tamarian, Lainey Pizanis of David E. Adler Fine Rugs in Scottsdale, Arizona, Rob Leahy of Kabul Export Carpet Center, Steve Cibor and Shane Cibor of Tamarian.
Several generations from two prominent rug industry family businesses, Tissage/Kapoor Carpets and Boston retailer Landry and Arcari, take time out for a photo op at The Rug Show NY.
WOOL AND SILK
Sarah Nadolny and Driscoll Robbins of Driscoll Robbins Fine Carpet in Seattle and Erbil Tezcan of Wool and Silk at the rug maker's show stand.
Andrea Pahl of Wool and Silk reviews the latest designs, all new for 2018 with Stephen Miller of Stephen Miller Galleries in Menlo Park, California.
Reza Zollanvari with Elizabeth Vehko of Shaver-Ramsey Fine Rugs in Denver, Renee Cocke of Krimsa in San Francisco, and Stephanie Diehl of Zollanvari.