|MARKET SCOOP: THE LATEST HIGH POINT AREA RUGS , PART 1
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- With the rug industry booming, rug makers are amping up their area rug selection to cash in on a steaming market. And the fall High Point Market is brimming with newsworthy introductions.
Innovation in design, texture, weave and coloration continue to allow High Point exhibitors to offer plenty of fresh styles for shoppers. And new license programs (by Bokara
, Brink & Campman
, HRI, Loloi
, Orientalist Home
) featuring names such as Florence Broadhurst, Madcap Cottage, Rifle Paper Co. and Wesley Mancini, are expected to add to the excitement. And that doesn't include popular, existing licensed programs, such as ED Ellen DeGeneres and Calvin Klein, among others, who are also adding to their lines. Finally, a group of new or expanded area rug showrooms offer market-goers something else to look forward too and includes some newcomers like Kalaty and Unique Loom (read full story
RugNews.com, in Part 1 of this two-piece story, showcases the latest area rug designs and collaborations from Amer to LR Resources. Don't miss Part 2
, where the coverage continues from companies from Momeni to Trans-Ocean by Liora Mana.
Amer debuts two new collections for High Point Market including the Wilton woven, high-low Fairmont range. Above, design 5 in spice
Market Square, 204, 210
Bokara Rug introduces its inaugural licensed area collection with the intro-duction of three collections by Brooklyn designer Jarret Yoshida (read full story
BRINK & CAMPMAN
IH, 004 (in the Selamat showroom)
Brink & Campman introduces the first area rugs based on the designs of Australian artist Florence Broadhurst (read more
). Shown, Japanese Floral
Market Square, Floor, 112
Capel Rugs grows its popular Kevin O'Brien line of licensed rugs with new designs for the October 13-17 High Point Market. Shown, Brushstrokes
Couristan will high light its new fashion driven hand-knotted designs and first hand-loomedand -tufted ones (read full story). Shown, tufted Super Indo Natural
Market Square, 1-143
Feizy Rugs continues its focus on its top 5 design trends for the fall 2018 High Point Market (read full story
). Pictured, Ainsley
HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL
HRI, which opens a second showroom, introduces several new area rug collections and debuts its first licensed program in collaboration with designer Wesley Mancini. Pictured above, a new Metropolis design.
In addition to adding to its popular Nikki Chu license program (read more
), Jaipur Living introduces a range of new collections and add-ons to existing lines for fall market. Shown, Carney from the new Valen collection
Kalaty debuts at High Point with limited gallarry setting that will showcase a sampling of its latest designs, such as Capri, pictured.
KALEEN RUGS, INC.
Kaleen continues to grow its contemporary assortment (read more
) and adds the playful Chaps,which reworks geometric cowhides rug in a faux wool and viscose version.
Karastan will introduce High Point shoppers to its recently introduced celebrity collaboration with Scott Living. Shown, Expressions' Imprinted Bloom
KAS RUGS & HOME
Kas expects a banner High Point and rolls out 14 new collections for fall shoppers (read full story
). Shown, Montreal
Loloi Rugs launches its latest license collection with Rifle Paper Company
(Palais, pictured) and introduces market shoppers to Rifle Paper founder Anna Bond.
LR Resources will introduce the wool hand-tufted Divergence collection, shown, and the value-driven Antiquity collection.