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ICFF Lines Up 5 Rug Newcomers Joining a Roster of 13 Returning Exhibitors

Five fresh area rug studios make an ICFF debut and join 13 returning exhibitors, which include a handful that come back after a hiatus, at the upcoming fair.

Lisa Vincenti
contemporary moroccan crafted area rug with modern geometric high low design
Swiss-based rug atelier My Moroccan Rug showcases its luxurious Maaj rug, handcrafted in Morocco of 100 percent
high-quality natural local sheep wool.

NEW YORK -- Nearly 20 area rug studios head to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), a leading platform for international design, which returns to the Javits Center from May 18-25.

With originality and sustainability as the show's two guiding pillars, the latest fair is curated with brands and products that represent the future of design. In the area rug category, five area rug ateliers join 13 returning area rug exhibitors, with several making a comeback after a hiatus from the event.

ICFF will be co-located with WantedDesign Manhattan and its signature programs like Look Book and Launch Pad featuring what’s new, fresh and upcoming in design. It will also be co-located with LightFair 2023, providing even more opportunity for design exploration. To learn more about ICFF, or to register, click here.


Booth 657

Pacific Northwest rug weaving studio Auda Sinda will highlight its locally crafted Lacamas pattern in evergreen.

Artisan design studio Auda Sinda, based in the Pacific Northwest, operates a production studio employing local artisans to meticulously hand-weave each rug on traditional American made looms. The company offers a range of flatwoven patterns made primarily from New Zealand wool and domestic cotton. It also creates a handful of leather woven rug designs. Auda Sinda offers an extensive library of made-to-order designs ranging from classic geometric patterns to global motifs to transitional styles.

Booth W42

Black Oveja showcases its domestically crafted felted wool rugs and wall coverings at its ICFF debut.

Based in Argentina, Black Oveja creates wall coverings, accents and area rugs crafted entirely of wool felt, which is 100 percent biodegradable. These hand-made design are an effective insulator against the transmission of sound and temperature and are also non-flammable. Pieces are cut and dyed by hand, which create varying color tones.

Booth 1440

Mantara debuts its Argentinian made wool rugs, hand-crafted with traditional weaving techniques at ICFF. Shown, Rayos

Mantara, an Argentinian rug studio, makes its debut at the 2023 ICFF showcasing its all-natural handmade wool rugs which recast traditional weaving techniques in contemporary designs. Rugs are manufactured by artisans of Santiago del Estero and the entire chain of production is as respectful as possible to the environment. Mantara's area rugs are made using ancestral techniques: spindle spinning, weaving with a spinning wheel and the creole loom.

Booth 1347

My Moroccan Rug's contemporary Moroccan pieces are crafted by women of the Moroccan Berber tribes. Shown, Kaal

Swiss-based contemporary Moroccan rugs My Moroccan Rug created by designer Khalida Toukkani, debuts her fresh Moroccan crafted offering at ICFF. A bridge between the past and the present, designs rework the genre for contemporary tastes. Each rug is entirely handmade, from fiber to finished product, by one or more women of the Moroccan Berber tribes with whom the brand collaborates.Their ancestral knowledge of weaving, combined with some of the finest wools available, ensure each rug will stand the test of time.

Booth 1557

Slow Tiger developed a unique Tibetan Tiger rug design, including this playful facial expression paired with unexpected colors.

Japanese rug studio Slow Tiger exclusively creates Tibetan Tiger area rugs hand-woven of wool and silk in Nepal. Each piece is GoodWeave certified and available in numerous sizes and colorways. Slow Tiger donates a portion of rug sales to GoodWeave and to individual weavers as well. Facial expression, body balance, and color schemes of the Slow Tiger Tibetan rug are unique to the company.


• Apadana Rugs and Carpets, booth 615
• Armadillo, booth 1003
• Bespoke Tibetan Carpets, booth 537 (returns after hiatus)
• Chilewich 270 (returns after hiatus)
• Heymat AS, booth 1019
• JD Staron, booth 761
• Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs, booth 1143
• Mastour Fine Rugs, booth 1735
• Nasiri Carpets, booth 1125 (returns after hiatus)
• Scandecor Rugs, booth 625
• Shore, booth 1210
• Tibetano, booth, 1425
• Warp & Weft 1107

Other Rugs Must-See Rugs

Scottish textile designer Wendy Morrison will showcase her award-winning Talisman area rug.

Also offering rugs as part of their overall product assortment are several exhibitors featuring must-see designs. Designer Abigail Edwards (booth 1536), whose hand-drawn designs are featured in her collection of wallpaper, fabric and accents, expands her offering to include area rugs and tiles. Argentinian and Miami-based Berry Design (booth 1436), a pattern design printing company, which includes stamped loom woven rugs and vinyl rugs, offers a range of styles from updated florals to geometric tiles. Finally Scottish textile designer Wendy Morrison Design (booth 1435), known for her creative rugs, wall coverings and fabrics, will showcase her distinctive designs. Area rugs are hand-crafted in Nepal of wool and silk.

U.K. textile and wall coverings artist Abigail Edwards introduces her first area rugs, featuring her best-selling designs.
Shown, Seascape
trans-ocean ad spot hri rugs