The event will be held from 3:00 - 600 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the company's Market Square showroom. "This will be a great chance for everyone to meet Anthony, one of America's highest-profile and highest-energy designers," said Cameron Capel, vice president of national accounts. Baratta will be attending the meet and greet event.
"We are so thrilled to work with this great American company to see our vision through," said Baratta. "It's been wonderful working with Cameron and her team, and we're already looking forward to the next collection."
Known for a uniquely American design aesthetic distinguished by bold colors, ingenious mixes of patterns and scale, and relaxed forms, Baratta founded the award winning interior design firm of Diamond Baratta Design in 1994 with partner Bill Diamond. In 2012, when Diamond retired, Baratta renamed the firm Anthony Baratta LLC. The next year, he opened Anthony Baratta The Shop in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. The shop features one-of-a-kind furnishings, antiques and accessories as well as custom couture for homes.
Baratta's initial line for Capel includes several collections covering a range of styles, constructions and price points, including some patriotic-themed braids.
"Tony loves America, and America loves him," said Capel. "He has a bigger-than-life , contagious enthusiasm that fills any room he enters. We can't wait to share his creative vision with our dealers and with our consumers. He's the perfect designer to escort our company into its 101st year."
The party festivities will include complimentary wine, ice cream, a cheese platter and cake pops in honor of Capel Rugs' 100th anniversary year.
With the purchase of three or more new rugs sized 5' x 8' or larger during the October market, retailers, designers and other buyers will receive a 20 percent discount. In addition, customers placing a qualifying order on any rug in Capel's line (including new and existing models) will have an opportunity to pop a balloon for a cash reward of up to $100.