MUST-SEE CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS AT THE SUMMER 2018 RUG SHOW NY
NEW YORK -- With 50-plus of the world's top area rug makers on show at the upcoming Rug Show New York, top retailers and designers on the hunt for the latest looks in luxury rugs have plenty of options to choose from.
The annual event, held from Aug. 25-28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, features thousands of the best in handmade rugs in a broad range of popular styles from modernized Persians to painterly motifs. Abstract area rugs, available in varied mix of styles and colors from carnation pink and plum to copper and charcoal, prove a visual counterpoint to subdued antiques or tailored geometrics. Often featuring a rich texture and fine materials, such as wool and silk, the latest crop of abstracts prove a showpiece in any interior.
The editors of RugNews.com hand-pick 10 must-see contemporary abstract designs to create a preview guide to the 2018 edition of the Rug Show New York.
Amer Rugs showcases this abstract hand-carved Serena design (SER-19) in carnation pink. Crafted of Virgin New Zealand wool and art silk, the line is hand-made in India.
Art Resources introduces its take on contemporary artful design with this wool and silk design (#61743) from the Emerald collection.
HOC (Hens Oriental Carpet)
Peter Hens' Belgium-based HOC (Hens Oriental Carpet) debuts its new Manhattan collection, shown design #37, which pairs a grid-like design with marble-effect.
Lapchi for the Rug Show New York will highlight its take on the abstract category including its hand-made Playa DTP500 in a rust and gray color play.
Los Angeles-based Mobayen reworks the Soltanabad designs with this layered, tie-dye inspired iteration.
Germany's rug atelier Rug Star expands its popular Waterlily collection and debuts fresh looks for the U.S. Shown, Waterlily 10 in magenta, copper and yellow
S&H debuts a broad range of contemporary designs to Javits shoppers, including the abstracted Wall (sh40586), hand-knotted of sari silk in a palette of ivory, ultra violet, pink and beige.
This playful, impressionist design, called Helen Wild Berry, from Tufenkian is inspired by the bright summer colors of wild berries and crafted from the finest Himalayan wool and silk.
WOOL & SILK
Artist Erbil Tezcan of Wool & Silk carefully reworks a grid design in its Crossroads in smoke for modernist palettes.
The Swiss-based Zollanvari showcases its growing assortment of hand-woven pile rugs with the abstracted design Big Palm Bark from its Gabbehs Abstract & Plain collection.