11052017 Nourison Celebrates Launch of Christopher Guy Collection Rugs at High Point Market
NOURISON CELEBRATES LAUNCH OF CHRISTOPHER GUY COLLECTION AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Christopher Guy Harrison discusses his new Christopher Guy Collection of area rugs with VIPs and media at Nourison's High Point showroom.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Nourison and Christopher Guy Harrison, CEO of Christopher Guy, introduced the Christopher Guy Collection to media and VIP guests at a celebration on Oct. 15 at the Nourison showroom during last month's High Point Market.
The collection of area rugs, handmade of New Zealand wool, silk and mohair, was also prominently featured in lifestyle vignettes and rooms at the new Christopher Guy High Point showroom (read exclusive story).
Christopher Guy Harrison, Lauren Stone, and Jonathan Spurlock (far right) of Christopher Guy flank Mina Peykar and Alex Pekar of Nourison at the rug maker's High Point showroom.
"This collection could never have happened without Nourison," Harrison said at the Nourison event. "It is really an incredible collaboration. Partnerships are about a shared vision and a respect for what the other person does, and I have an incredible respect for what Nourison has achieved."
Added Nourison's Julie Rosenblum, executive director of licensing, "The best compliment we could possibly have from Chris to our team is that the rug collection is a direct translation of his vision of beauty for the floor, art for the floor."
The Nourison and Christopher Guy teams raise mimosas in a toast to the exciting launch of the Christopher Guy Collection at High Point Market.
The new collection received rave reviews from members of the audience and Harrison went on to explain his creative process, and thoughts on the rug weaving techniques used in his collection. "To enhance the CG lifestyle collection there was a need for me to design beautiful rugs based on my own personal interpretation of how Coco Chanel's home may have looked if she were with us today," Harrison noted.
Jon Spurlock and Christopher Guy Harrison of Christopher Guy pose with Andrew Peykar and Jonathan Peykar in front of the debuting Fleurs rug at the Christopher Guy collection VIP preview.
HIGH POINT BEST SELLERS
The most popular designs from the Christopher Guy Collection launch at High Point Market include Chemin in two colorways (egg shell/misted morning and silver), the starburst Cosmopolite design in chic gray, and L'Artist, also in chic gray. "The Starburst design certainly created a lot of excitement. While our one-off video promotion [created] for the rugs is flying beautifully on our showroom screens, the collection is flying high around the world," said Harrison, referring to the video's dramatic presentation of his area rugs flying over exotic global destinations.
In tandem with current trends, all three best sellers in the Christopher Guy Collection featured tones of gray, including L'Artist in chic gray, above.
Harrison continued, "The reaction from customers towards our partnership was fabulous and very well received. It showed that our two brands, Christopher Guy and Nourison, go together like strawberries and cream. We are delighted with the response from designers and customers too, who have embraced our unique designs. The Nourison collection added so much to our flagship showroom, and the reaction from those attending market could have not been better," he explained.
Also top sellers at High Point Market were Cosmopolite in chic gray, a starburst design. and Chemin in two colorways (silver, shown below).