INTRODUCING TRENDCAST BY RUGNEWS.COM: "DESIGN INTELLIGENCE FOR
THE RUG INDUSTRY"
RugNews.com announces TRENDCAST, a new trend forecasting and
intelligence editorial service with analysis gleaned from our exclusive
coverage of important trade shows, markets and showrooms at home and
Click here for the series debut edition: 2015 Trendcast 01: Cubist
Angles, a direction that has been building momentum in Europe and made a
bold statement at ICFF in May.
designers are playing with angles in exciting new pattern layouts and
textures. A range of influences from art to architecture to origami (the
Japanese art of paper folding) is inspiring a look that can be bold and
modern or softened and contemporary.
Jan Kath Design
prominent at ICFF was the U.S. debut of the striking Angles collection
by German rug studio Jan Kath Design. Hand-crafted in Nepal, with 100
knots per square inch, the made-to-order range is made from hand-combed
and spun Tibetan highland wool, Chinese silk, and Himalayan nettle yarn.
Origami by cc-Tapis
color explode off an undyed background creating movement and dynamism in
this further exploration of angles (which began with cc-Tapis' Dipped
Ribbon. Movement exists not only in the design but in the natural hues
of the undyed aloe, silk, and Himalayan wool.
LAKE by Raw Edges for Golran
Milan-based rug manufacturer Golran is now represented exclusively in
North America by Moroso, and their LAKE collection is based on the
op-art lenticular technique. Woven of wool and bamboo silk, the rugs
designs are based on traditional kilim, but woven in Nepal in a
technique using varying pile heights. The collection won the Wallpaper*
Design Award 2015 for the best optical illusion and it has been selected
additional awards, including the Elle Deco International Design Awards
2015, the Architizer A+ Awards 2015 and the Dulux Let's Colour Awards
Korgamy by Karim for Lindstrom
At ICFF 2015,
RugNews.com spotted new rugs from the new Korgamy by Karim line hanging on the
exterior walls of the Lindstrom Rugs booth. Designed by Karim Rashid the
hand-tufted wool rugs use sculpting to define prismatic motifs, and the
collection name Korgamy implies the influence of origami. Retail $4590 in 6x9.