Issue Date: 2019 AUGUST, Posted On: 8/23/2019

0823019 Momeni Announces Lemieux et Cie Collection for High Point Market

 Christiane Lemieux, founder of Dwell Studio, partners with Momeni on a rug collection to debut at High Point Market under her Lemieux et Cie label, which also launches this fall in the U.S.. 

CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Award-winning designer and founder of Dwell Studio, Christiane Lemieux,and leading floor covering manufacturer Momeni today announced the debut of their partnership. 
Their inaugural area rug collection will be presented at the fall 2019 High Point Market, from Oct. 19-23. Created specifically to be sold through brick and mortar retailers, the premiering line will be made available to consumers in the first quarter of 2020 through individual retailers and furniture stores. 

Lemieux et Cie, the namesake design house created by Lemieux, which is launching in the U.S. in the fall as well, is bringing her signature style to area rugs. The opening line features Lemieux's distinctive aesthetic -- drawn largely on influences from her design education and travels -- and includes inspiration from Coptic textiles, Moroccan Tuareg mats and Berber rugs, and the Nui shibori (a stitched shibori technique). 

Lemieux, who also founded The Inside, commented, "We are so excited to partner with the incredible team at Momeni to bring my namesake brand to rugs in the US. Their ability to translate our archive of design and to help execute on a decade of design was unparalleled. With their long and rich history in the rug world and their commitment to craft and quality, the talented and dedicated Momeni team brought our vision to life with a truly beautiful and very personal collection."

Lemieux et Cie area rugs by Momeni were created specifically to be sold through brick and mortar retailers. Shown, Tugart (TUG2) inspired by a Tuareg mat.

Nine distinct qualities and collections make up the line ranging in price point from $399 to $2,399 for an 8x10. Each piece is handmade from natural materials such as leather and jute in the Tugart collection and undyed wool in the Rafalla collection. Momeni design director Katy Repetto shared, "The entire line is an exposure to many cultures and techniques connected by a common thread. The dusty palette and indigenous-inspired qualities restore and honor the human hand."

Christiane Lemieux and Momeni will roll out nine distinct qualities and collections at the fall 2019 High Point Market. Shown, Metlili (METL2), a handwoven wool Brancusi-inspired design.

Reza Momeni, president of Momeni, said of the company's fourth licensed line, "The Lemieux et Cie collection's design is a result of countless experimental techniques with the goal of conceptualizing a way to curate globally-sourced craftsmanship into an authentic and cohesive line. The result is a line with mood that evokes authenticity through craftsmanship, and part of the value is not only a beautiful rug, but a sense of historical reference and technique." 

Each Lemieux et Cie area rug by Momeni is handmade from natural materials such as undyed wool in the Rafalla collection. Shown, RAF3, a Turkish Tulu-inspired design.

Momeni will host a panel and launch party, featuring Lemieux, Sunday, Oct. 20 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Momeni showroom located in IHFC H-345, with further details to follow. 

In addition to the Momeni showroom, select designs will be displayed in the Sherrill Furniture showroom at Sheraton Place in High Point.

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