RUG VENDORS BREAKING NEWS
AT ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW
A new Sari Silk design
from Creative Touch
NEW YORK - The high end rug
companies exhibiting at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design
Show will be previewing new collections, announcing new collaborations
and increasing in numbers which now include specialty retailers and
international exhibitors. The roster includes established manufacturers
and importers of exclusive carpets, novice as well as seasoned
independent design studios and even a high end rug repair specialist.
Over 40,000 visitors are expected to attend, and 2015 is the biggest
show yet with two locations.
Running from March 19 to 22 at
New York City Piers 92 and 94 (55th Street and 12th Avenue), the AD show
caters to a vast range of discriminating tastes and is open to the
design trade and consumers. This week, it will bring together some top
players at the high end of the rug market, a few new to the show, others
returning after a hiatus, and many repeat exhibitors.
Most companies queried said they
are not going to the show expecting to sell rugs on site. The primary
goal is to meet new designers and reinforce relationships with existing
clients. Visitors to rug booths will find reworked classics, straight-up
traditional and artful contemporary rugs, most made by hand and cast
from luxurious materials.
Following is Part 1 of an exclusive RugNews.com preview of rug exhibitors and trends in advance of this week's 2015 Ad show.
Creative Touch - Collaboration with Ayka Design
Avore from the Textures
collection is made in collaboration with K. Michelle Evans of
studio Ayka Design.
are very excited to unveil a new partnership we have with award-winning
interior designer K. Michelle Evans at the show," said Creative Touch's
Cambria Ildiz of the collaboration with the Dubai- and London-based
Evans of studio Ayka Design. "Her new rug line features an array of
creative masterpieces, capturing her distinct perspective of the world."
the debuting Akya Design rugs, both part of the Textures collection,
include Avore ( 8'3"x9'9"), crafted of wool and silk, and the 8'3"x9'10"
Reflections, made from hand-spun silk. In addition, Creative Touch is
showcasing its Sari Silk and Bamboo Sari Silk collections. "With their
strikingly rich colors combined with creative designs and divine
texture, these collections are always a crowd favorite," she noted.
Jersey-based company, which has participated in the show for the past
two years, says the AD event is a chance to meet with New York-area
designers and rug dealers. "It is a great way for us to showcase our new
products to current clients, as well as well as introduce ourselves to new ones.
The show is a good way to introduce new products to a large audience," Ildiz said.
Lavender Oriental Carpets - New Rugs with Chaman Gallery
From Lavender Oriental's new reproduction Oushak line hand knotted in Turkey.
will be presenting our new reproduction rugs," said Lida Lavender, the founder and
owner of LOC, which mostly deals in antique and vintage rugs. However,
the debuting range is part of a collaboration with Daryoosh & Omid
Chaman (owners of Chaman Antique Rug Gallery), to manufacture a range of
Oushak reproductions, updated in modern colors, Moroccans, flatweaves
and kilims. Lavender says many of the new designs will be on display in
the company's New York showroom. "The Oushaks are made in Turkey using
the same techniques from a hundred years ago, the same type of sheep,
and the same quality, only with today's colors."
anticipates meeting with interior designers at the AD Home Show, because
she says they can appreciate the new rugs and the craftsmanship behind
Lavender Oriental Carpets, 36
East 31st Street, Suite 604,
New York, NY,
Nourison - High Style Rugs; Proprietary Yarn
Nourison's new design NEP07 in Graphite from the
Nourison's second consecutive year at the AD Home Design Show, the
company will spotlight its diverse offerings with a range of samples
including hand-knotted rugs for discriminating designers, a custom
program and newly introduced designs from the power-loomed Nepal
collection. Decorative pillows from the Mina Victory collection will
also be on display.
are showcasing our product to increase our brand awareness among
designers and consumers," said Giovanni Marra, director of marketing.
"We try to tailor to the specific needs of designers who are shopping
for their clients, and to consumers who are shopping for themselves."
of 70% wool and 30% Luxcelle 2, The Nepal collection gets its unique
silk-like sheen from a proprietary Luxcelle yarn developed for Nourison
using cellulose and purified cotton fibers. Designs are made to provide
the texture of a traditional Nepalese rug, with hand-carving to achieve
additional dimension. The company will be targeting commercial as well
as residential designers at the show.
Saddle Brook, NJ,
Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs - A New LA Showroom
From Marc Phillips, the Resurrect Pink Texture by
RETNA - Limited Edition, 9'3"x11'11" $27,500.
break of nearly five years of not exhibiting at the Architectural Design
Home Show, Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs has decided to give the event
another shot. "I walked the show last year and saw that attendance had
really picked up," said company founder Phillips, who attends the show
to meet with designers, and hopefully generate a sale or two. Phillips,
who also plans to exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture
Fair (ICFF), is known for his painterly rugs. "ICFF is the main other
show we do and we just opened a showroom in L.A. (815 North LaCienga
BLVD). "We are still deciding what to showcase," Phillips said. Mark
Phillips Decorative Rugs, 979 Third Avenue, Suite 211,
New York, NY 10022, 212.752.4275, www.marcphillipsrugs.com
RevitaRUGS: Debuts RevitaProtect treatment
An antique Savonnerie in the home of architect
Daniel Romualdez, a rug cleaning client of RevitaRugs.
Photography by John Spinks
are the only rug restoration and cleaning company chosen to exhibit at
the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, and it is the only New York
venue that has the foresight to recognize the benefits of including rug
cleaning and restoration services alongside area rug galleries at a
design show. Our presence benefits the attendees as well as the rug
exhibitors," said Azita Goldman, vice president of revitaRUGS.
is our third time at AD Home show, and this year one of our revitaRUGS'
specialists will be doing an on-site rug repair for the duration of the
show. We believe this in-person demonstration allows for a better
understanding of how rugs are made, repaired, and the artisanship
involved for proper restoration of these works of art," said revitaRUGS
founder, Hamid Zarei.
company will also show videos of its cleaning processes,
before and after photos showcasing artful restoration, rug fiber
protection techniques, and more. "The AD show is tailored to our end
clients, who are designers, architects, builders and consumers searching
for exceptional products and services. We interact with all of them at
the show, and they are hungry for help with advice on placement and
care, especially for rugs made with viscose or sisal and other natural
fibers. We always have new educational information to share with them,"
RevitaRUGS, known for state of the art of cleaning and restoration of
valuable area rugs and antique tapestries in the US market, will introduce a new stain repellent treatment
called Revita Protect at the show.
RevitaRUGS, S. Hackensack, NJ and New York City,
Nasiri Carpets - Unveils Directional Flat Weaves
Nasari's Mid-Century Modern
is our fifth year at the show," said Nader Nasiri, founder and creative
director of the New York family business. "We like it because it
attracts a very cultural audience, and we get exposure with many
important designers. We don't do any business, but we always meet a lot
of new designers that can be developed after the show".
the company is showcasing its newest flat weave collections: Mid-Century
Modern (crafted of fine wool, cotton and goat hair), Mazandaran
(hand-carded using naturally dyed wool, featuring expressive designs
evocative of modernist painting, architecture and music) and Herringbone
(Available in cotton, wool, silk or a combination of fibers.
always personally liked flat-weaves. They were very popular 10 years
ago, but then fell out of favor. Now they are very popular again," he
Carpets, 13 East 30th Street, New York,
212 532 6777
Part 2 coming soon!
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