- The fourth edition of the Rug Show at Javits, with nearly triple the
number of exhibitors from its debut in 2012, has expectations soaring
among top-tier rug suppliers, who are showcasing the best of the best
heading into the major fall buying season.
are vendors anticipating meeting high-end dealers, they are counting on
this to be the most productive Rug Show to date, with 58 rug makers
signed up and the largest number of buyers slated to walk the aisles of
this blockbuster fair running from August 30 to September 2, 2015 at New
York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
An Angora Ushak collection rug by Anadol.
are expecting this to be the best show yet," says Andres Emre Serezli,
with the Atlanta-based Anadol Rug Co., which has exhibited at
every Rug Show at Javits. Anadol is showcasing its prized Angora Ushaks,
all hand-crafted at its factories in Turkey. "The show is bigger in
volume this year with many more exhibitors so I am expecting lots of big
players to be there. And, every one of the buyers at this show is
serious. This is one of our biggest wholesale shows."
Art Resources will debut its South West collection.
Ahmad with Art Resources, which has showrooms on both coasts, also is
bullish and plans to debut its South West collection crafted in
Afghanistan of hand-knotted wool and inspired by traditional Navajo
textile designs. "Since the participants at this show are some of the
best in the
industry, we expect
customers will follow and that we will have an excellent year,"
says Adeel Ahmad.
expecting to reach customers from high-end specialty stores."
The delicate Everest in gray and lilac is part of
the Pinnacle collection by Samad.
Jersey-based Samad, which will present a range of its distinctive
designs from transitional to traditional at the Rug Show at Javits,
anticipates a diverse, but consistently high-end audience. "We are
expecting to see many of our stocking dealers who view this as the
premier market for hand knotted products as well as some specialty
overseas buyers," says company co-founder David Samad, a Javits show
An intricate design from Amer Rugs' hand knotted Mount Route
Amer Rugs is presenting its hand knots at the show, including its new
Indo-Tibetan Mount Route collection crafted from New Zealand wool with
raised art silk. "We are only showing our hand knots at the Rug Show at
Javits because of the high-end buyers who will be attending," says vice
president Joe Barkley.
Debuting at Javits is Banu Home's alpaca range, shown in white.
Home's Alex Kimia, "Since this is my very first
show in New York, I am hoping to build strong relationship with the
dealers." Kimia, who left ABC Carpet & Home to found his boutique rug
company two years ago, will be showing off a range of new collections
including Tibetan sheepskin, Australian lamb, and short and long hair
Mongolian goatskins in vibrant colors.
Inspired by lace fabric designs, Elegance rugs
are hot sellers at HRI.
Greg Jordt says Harounian Rugs International is cherry-picking its
assortment for high end dealers, design studios and designers. "There is
not a ton of room at Javits, so we highlight the really strong trends
such as washed faded looks, and we will bring a lot of blues and greys
from our hand knotted collections," he explains.
company is expecting a strong response to its contemporary Sensation
collection rugs, which are very densely knotted in finely spun New
Zealand wool and premium silk. This is a limited production line, so it
is not a programmed with a lot of sizes. There are five designs and each
one is a statement piece. HRI will also its hot selling Elegance
collection, which is hand knotted in 100% New Zealand wool and luster
A rug from the hand-knotted Chaos Theory collection from Jaipur
First-time exhibitor Jaipur will showcase "a carefully edited selection
of our best hand knotted rugs," says Glen Giordano, director of national
accounts. "At Jaipur, we make sure that everything we do is as
meaningful as it is beautiful, and these rugs best capture these values."
rug collections at the Rug Show at Javits will be Chaos Theory and
Project Error by Kavi, in which pattern and color variations are
intentionally random to mimic nature. Also featured will be rugs from
the Jenny Jones Collection in traditional patterns deconstructed for
modern appeal, with sophisticated colors and tone on tone patterns. "We
are excited about the opportunity to participate in this show and look
forward to presenting our products," Giordano says.
An intricate design from the Momeni collection of one of a kind
"We are taking only hand-knotted rugs to the show, and each piece is
going to be unique," says Reza Momeni, a company principal, who says the
company expects to do well with its low-sheared overdyed rugs and
popular one of a kinds. "We expect good activity on bulk stock buying as
opposed to programs for most rug stores, but key retailers attending the
show will want programs too."
is good because the show is right before the main buying season for the
consumer. Retailers can come to the show, select what they want and it
will ship for immediate delivery," says Momeni.
Patina in a slate colorway from New Moon delivers the abstract
first time Rug Show exhibitor, New Moon hopes to make new
connections at the show. "We are expecting it to be more of a dealer
driven show and hope to open some new accounts in markets where we do
not have current representation." says Josephine Kurtz, of the
Delaware-based company. New Moon will be featuring its all-natural rugs
at the Rug Show. "This is something newer we have introduced, mostly by
adding to our Lodge collection - all un-dyed natural vegetal dye blends."
new Tahiti Sativa from Tamarian is crafted in Nepal.
are expecting a great turnout by the majority of our brick and mortar
rug stores, who will be happily taking advantage of the Rug Show at
Javits and the discounted hotel rate to be in New York in the fall,"
says Geoffrey Duckworth, custom rug department/graphics manager with
Tamarian, headquartered in Baltimore. "This is the perfect time of year
to be working on your new selections for the upcoming selling season and
this boutique show just seems to be getting better," Duckworth explains.
plans to highlight three fresh designs, all made in Nepal: the
transitional 70-knot Junova in spruce, made of all wool; the painterly
Tahiti Sativa In 100% Tibetan wool;
and the wool Greige in a Tamarian patented weave, gets added to the
INCLUSIVENESS IS A PLUS
it is a not-for-profit show, many of the rug makers exhibiting aren't
sitting idly by hoping the fair will be a success. They have been busy
calling and inviting other rug suppliers as well as their clients to
experience the camaraderie and inclusiveness of Rug Show at Javits.
A traditional motif updated by Caravan with a fashion palette.
Rug, along with
has been working hard to gather all the best wholesalers in the country
under one roof for the Rug Show at Javits and to attract retailers and
trade from all over the world," says Jay
of the Beverly Hills, CA, Caravan Rug Co.
is presenting its newest collections: Caravan Modern's shimmering
made of hand-knotted from fine bamboo silk, and Caravan Rugâ€™s Reveal, a
range of hand-spun wool rugs featuring traditional motifs.
The new Mesa (BK-1) from Shalom Brothers layers patterns for
"We have called many of our buyers and we are anticipating a strong
turnout of buyers who might have not come to this past Atlanta show and
instead chose NYC," says NY-based Shalom Brothers' Rafi Amirian. Shalom
Brothers will bring transitional designs in the medium to higher end of
the market to Javits and Metro Market Week 2015. It's Chambord
collection's BK-1, which layers two all over patterns on top of one
another and is hand-knotted in India from fine New Zealand worsted wool,
will be on display.