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Kalaty to Debut Latest Licensed Rug Series with Brooklyn Muralist & Visual Artist Katie Merz

Kalaty Rug Corp. will introduce its latest licensing area rug partnership with renowned Brooklyn-based muralist and visual artist Katie Merz at the upcoming spring High Point Market. 

3/1/2022
Kalaty modern art style rug design by artist Katie Merz
Kalaty debuts two power-loomed collections of modern art rugs featuring the work of Brooklyn-based muralist
and artist Katie Merz. Shown, CW1061


HICKSVILLE, N.Y. – Kalaty Rug Corporation announces that its latest licensed area rug series, katie merz x Kalaty, will launch at the upcoming April High Point Market at the company’s IHFC showroom (G-369). Kalaty is collaborating with Katie Merz, renowned Brooklyn-born-and-based mural artist, to produce what the company states will be a growing series of area rug collections based on her dynamic, innovative artwork, which offers consumers a new way of bringing art into their homes and onto their floors.

“Kalaty is especially pleased to be collaborating on this new rug series with Katie Merz, an artist whose creativity and talent are both unique and boundless. We are honored to be associated with her and to have the opportunity to interpret Katie’s original artwork into a series of truly unique artist-designed rugs,” says Ariel Kalaty, a company spokesman.

Katie Merz’s studio ink-and-watercolor works on paper are the inspiration for artwrks and colorwrks, the first collections in the katie merz x Kalaty series, which are making their debut at the spring High Point Market. Kalaty soon will unveil additional collections that will be derived from Katie’s acclaimed freehand glyph-art exterior and interior murals for which the artist attributes her influences as “Brooklyn, cartoons, architecture, silence and the kinetic structure of things.” Both her works on paper and her murals are described as transformational navigations of space and color using line and continuum.


Brooklyn artist and muralist Katie Merz, in front of her iconic freehand glyph-art.

ARTWRKS COLLECTION


Kalaty will roll out its power-loomed artwrks collection featuring her goauche and ink artwork of Katie Merz. Shown, AW1070

Artist Katie Merz brings her fine art background into today’s homes and lifestyles through this rug collection derived from her contemporary ink-and-watercolor works on paper. Power-loomed using a combination of easy-to-care-for polyester and polypropylene yarns, each rug in this collection features a distinctive high-low textural weave that adds further dimension to both the pattern and background.

COLORWRKS COLLECTION


Kalaty reworks the abstract ink and watercolor drawings of artist Katie Merz in the new abstract power-loomed
colorwrks rug collection. Shown, CW1060

Kalaty recasts the abstract ink-and-watercolor works on paper by noted Brooklyn-based artist Katie Merz for its new colorwrks area rug collection. These pieces, which translates the artist’s distinctive eye for color and composition into modern works for today’s floors, are power-loomed of long-wearing, easy-to-clean and easy-to-maintain 100 percent polypropylene yarns.


Colorwrks by Kalaty will debut at the upcoming High Point Market and are based on the drawings of artist Katie Merz.
Shown, 1062

Katie Merz is the daughter of pioneering architects, a passionate lifelong Brooklyn resident as well as an award-winning artist and professor of drawing at the renowned Cooper Union School of Fine Art. Best known for her contemporary large-scale murals on building exteriors and in public spaces, Katie’s works are found in such diverse locations as New York City, Mexico City, Denver, Austin, Texas, other smaller urban neighborhoods and most recently in a new urban development in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her spontaneous murals comprise densely sandwiched glyphs and words in wild orientations depicting local themes and icons that most often relate to the history and culture of the location and echo traditional graffiti and friezes of classic public buildings. Katie’s iconic work in this style also has been commissioned by such prestigious brands as Starbucks, Union Square Hospitality Group and Chelsea Piers Fitness for walls and spaces in their restaurants, coffee shops, gyms and dance studios and also by Facebook (Meta) to decorate workspaces and a boardroom at the company’s Manhattan headquarters. In addition to her line of area rugs with Kalaty, Katie Merz’s work is licensed to apparel companies, as well as to such home décor and furnishings specialists as John Richards for framed art, Brewster Home Fashions for wall coverings and Design Styles Home for a variety of tabletop products, accessories and homewares.

Kalaty Rug Corporation, which is headquartered in Hicksville, was established in 1979 in the USA by Mirza Kalaty. Today, Mirza Kalaty’s five sons – Ramin, Mike, Farshad, Ariel and Kamran – run the company along with a new generation that has entered the family business. Kalaty continues to set the gold standard in design, innovative coloring and finishing, as well as through the company’s commitment to provide its customers with superior-quality products and unparalleled service. Kalaty consistently maintains a vast inventory of area rug collections in all categories, style ranges, weaves, sizes and shapes, while proudly offering same-day shipping on most products.

Kalaty showroom locations include Las Vegas (World Market Center, B-455) and High Point (IHFC, G-369). For dealers and designers not attending in-person markets, the company offers by-appointment virtual showroom tours to ensure that its customers are able to remain up to date on all new product introductions
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For more information about Kalaty Rug Corporation, its rug collections, marketing tools, services and programs, please visit www.kalaty.com.
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