Issue Date: 2019 AUGUST, Posted On: 8/7/2019

08082019 The 22+ Hottest Area Rugs at Las Vegas Market, Part 2
By Lisa Vincenti


LAS VEGAS -- In summer's second -- and quite literally hottest -- show of the season, at least to date, Las Vegas Market showcased the red-hot trends area rug shoppers were scooping up.

Without a doubt, texture remains king -- across styles and price points. Market-goers were on the hunt for tactile expressions -- whether in the hand-knot or machine-made categories or for indoors or out. Hence chunky sweater looks where on top of the charts, as were textural cut and loop geometric and global designs with classic tribal looks graced with shaggy motifs. Rugs that embedded a shrink polyester into the design were ubiquitous throughout Buildings A, B and C in the machine-made category, while higher-end goods employed hand carving and hand shearing to achieve that multi-layered look.

If a rug didn't have a literal high-low design, in some cases new collections opted to emulate that depth. This was especially true of some of the latest digital print designs on show, which can now offer such painstakingly detailed patterns as to be indistinguishable from the originals they emulate from a moderate distance.

On the fiber front, innovation abounds, from new constructions that continue to make machine-made rugs look and handle more like hand-knotteds, to PET-crafted rugs that feel soft and wool-like to the touch, to performance rugs that don't give a whiff or feel of being an outdoor appropriate rug -- the area rug bar keeps rising. 

New techniques offered a new dimension to coloration, including adding metallic hues to rugs, and growing the number of colors in one pattern while keeping the cost as low as possible. In addition, fiber advances, and the blending of various yarns, or microfibers in an area rug design lend a heretofore unseen plushness, softness and/or silkiness to machine-made rugs that buyers can't seem to get enough of.

Below, RugNews.com continues its two-part tour of Las Vegas Market showcasing the hottest area rugs and showrooms from L to U. Make sure you didn't miss Part 1, where we covered companies from B-K.


Loloi's new Cole collection of tonal geometric and tribal looks was a hit with summer shoppers.

Loloi's debuting Joaquin machine-made collection was popular for its tonal classic motifs.


LR Resources, and its new home decor brand, Ox Bay Trading, debuted with plenty of buyer interest at the Next Step Rep showroom.

Tonal, multi-level tribal looks from the Oriana collection were top sellers at LR Resources debuting space inside the One Step Reps showroom during Las Vegas Market.


Momeni showcases its interpretation of the trending Desert Chic trend in the main plaza of World Market Center.

Textural tribals in a palette of trending blacks, grays and ivories from the new machine-made Odessa collection proved a hit at Momeni's showroom.


Nourison's new understated Lustrous Weave collection was a must-see for buyers looking for artfully refreshed classic designs at Las Vegas Market.

Nourison's Starry Nights (STN2) assortment of framed Persian style designs features faded, delicate colors and a silky-soft hand that was right on point for buyers at summer market.


Summer shoppers were wowed with Orian's latest plush Illusions construction, which includes shiny and matte yarn elements, and plenty of texture.

Among Orian's best-selling collections, Aria gains a new color creel of muted blues and ivory. Shown, Prometheus.


Oriental Weavers' new Wilton-woven Lilihana collection replicating hand-knotted Persian designs stopped Las Vegas Market shoppers in their tracks.

Buyers loved Oriental Weavers's debuting Capistrano 539 for its high-low texture, watercolor design and mossy hues.


Rizzy Home debuts Connie Post Design, an assortment of four bold styles targeting interior designers.

Sure to be a best seller from the Connie Post for Rizzy Home collection is this textural waterfall-like abstract CNP114.


Safavieh's new million point Dream collection was a hit at summer market with its understated palette of colors, high-low effect and abstract design.

Safavieh introduces Senna, a machine-made collection designed to look and feel like a classic Persian hand-knot.


Tayse's just-introduced Wakefield collection of medallion designs updated in contemporary color combinations caught the eye of buyers.

Tayse offers a fresh range of classic designs in vibrant color combinations for its latest assortment of mats.


Trans-Ocean by Liora Manne's Ravela collection debuted the captivating School of Fish design for summer market-goers.

Trans-Ocean by Liora Manne's new Lotus collection of hand-knot-like rugs got a thumbs-up from buyers for their subtle but intricate motifs.


United Weaver's new Aspen collection showcased a new construction made of 100 percent viscose with a polyester pile, which quickly became the hit of the show. 

The cascade collection by United Weavers, which is made of olefin with a polyester pile, was a hit for its elegant colors and designs.

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