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High Point, Show Recap

High Point Market: People & Product Roundup, Part 2

Part 2 continues our 20+ High Point Market area rug showroom tour to meet the latest designers behind licensing kickoffs, find out who shopped High Point Market rugs and discover popular sellers and debuts.

Carol Tisch, Lisa Vincenti
4/19/2022
montage of rug buyers and area rugs at high point market
RugNews.com tours High Point Market rug showrooms. Top, from left: Momeni's Alpine; Patricia Wojtkiewicz,
NFM, at Nourison; Rug & Kilim's Scandinavian design; Del Morales and Ted Evans of Macy's Fine Rug Gallery at
Orian/Palmetto Living. Bottom row, from left: Safavieh's latest Oushaks; Trans-Ocean's Tiles; Surya's Anatolia;
Oriental Weavers' Montecito.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Area rug buyers at the spring 2022 High Point Market had plenty of ground to cover. Not only did several area rug vendors updated their showrooms, rolling out new rug programs geared toward both retail buyers and designers, they also introduced hundreds of trending designs ranging from fine hand-knots to performance styles -- so there certainly was no shortage of freshness for market-goers to browse. In addition, rug exhibitors hosted several events introducing new licensing partners and their rugs.

RugNews.com continues the tour of High Point Market area rug showrooms in Part 2 to discover top-selling area rugs, revamped showroom spaces, witness notable licensing debuts -- and to track down buyers, some returning to the show for the first time in three years. Make sure not to miss Part 1, where the coverage begins.


MOMENI


Momeni introduced market-goers to the intricate designs of the two million point Alpine collection.


Hand-knotted tribal styles resonated with Momeni buyers. Above a hand-knotted Willow collection design features 
chunky braiding and fringe.

NOURISON


Nebraska Furniture Mart's flooring buyer Patricia Wojtkiewicz attended her fist High Point Market, visiting the 
Nourison showroom and getting a tour from Nourison reps. Shown, Prismatic-10

 

Nourison's Julie Rosenbaum and Rehab Addict star Nicole Curtis introduced her new rugs to dozens of buyers stopping
by to meet the HGTV celebrity.

ORIAN/PALMETTO LIVING


At the Orian/Palmetto Home showroom are the company's Dave Matamoros and Maria Metropoulos-Ward with Ted
Evans,
 second from left, and Del Morales, far right, of Macy's Fine Rug Gallery.



Orian/Palmetto Living grows its popular Skins collection with fresh plush animal-inspired designs in new beige 
colorway. Shown, Nairobi

ORIENTAL WEAVERS


Oriental Weavers grows its successful space-dyed wool Lilihan collection, featuring traditional patterns in cross-
woven Axminster construction. 



OW debuts the Montecito assortment of power-loomed rugs, made in both the U.S. and Egypt using a multi-level yarn
system. Shown, 2062h

RUG & KILIM


Rug & Kilim showcased its customizable area rugs in its IHFC showroom, including styles from its popular Scandinavian
collection, such as this hand-knotted high-low geometric design.


Rug & Kilim showed off its new vibrantly colored globally styled area rugs from the hand-knotted Burano series
at its SAMS booth.

SAFAVIEH


Safavieh featured several hand-knotted collections at High Point Market including its popular hand-knotted Oushak
collection (shown, top, rear, OSH-133F) paired with an abstract hand-knotted Samarkand collection design (left, SRK-183F)
and hand-loomed tonal Mirage design.

 

Safavieh showcased the new two million point Vivaldi collection, which offers detailed high-low textural classic motifs.

STARK STUDIO RUGS


Stark debuts the new hand-knotted Glaucia collection of updated classic rug motifs in easy to decorate with palettes.


Moroccan-styled rugs remain popular at Stark Studio Rugs, which rolled out fresh hand-knotted looks for market shoppers. 

SURYA


Surya pumped its offering of hand-knotted rugs for designers showcasing its newest hand-knotted Theodora.


Surya's top-selling Anatolia collection of hand-knotted wool rugs remain a popular choice for High Point shoppers.

TRANS-OCEAN BY LIORA MANNE


Trans-Ocean debuts the new Lotus collection, showcasing the watercolor-like Tiles design.


Trans-Ocean's new Lotus collection includes a blown-up classic motif in a striking charcoal and white palette.

UNIQUE LOOM


Classic hand-knotted looks were in demand at the Unique Loom showroom. Above,  a one-of-a-kind Ariana Zeigler 
collection design, hand-knotted of hand-spun wool.



Unique Looms grows its Leipzig range with fresh abstract looks in warmed up palettes that includes brown, peach
and orange.

-- Don't miss High Point Market: People & Product Roundup, Part 1
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