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Rug Buyers' Guide to What's New & Next at Las Vegas Market

RugNews.com surveys a dozen rug industry execs to pin down the winter season's most exciting area rug debuts, including must-see hand-knots, high-end machine-mades, washable and performance rugs.

Lisa Vincenti
collage of various style area rugs
The hottest area rug debuts at Las Vegas winter market include meticulous hand-knotted designs,
contemporary hand-tufted styles, high-quality machine-made rugs and more.

LAS VEGAS -- With yet another COVID variant effecting the travel decisions of home furnishings market attendees, many area rug players heading to Las Vegas Market expect that there will be serious buyers placing orders, similar to the experience of many at the August 2021 event.

Even with major retailers expected to bow out of the upcoming show, brick and mortar retailers that are booked will get to see firsthand the latest area rug introductions, including innovative constructions and qualities.

Buyers can expect a range of designs, from meticulous hand-knotted area rugs to increasingly important high-end machine-made collections. Another growth sector that will be highlighted at market includes the latest performance rugs, with plenty of sought-after machine-washable designs in the spotlight as well.

What's more, the debuting area rugs are featuring trending color palettes that often include both warm and cool tones, a playful pop of color, or earthy combinations of ivories and browns. The top styles for the winter 2022 season are updated classic rug motifs, easy to decorate with transitional designs, and plenty of abstracts, from bold to subtle.

RugNews.com surveys a dozen rug industry executives to discover what's new and next at their showrooms for the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Jan. 23-27.

Showroom B360

Couristan debuts the two-million-point machine-made Siena. Shown, 3228

Couristan will showcase a range of its top-selling area rug categories at the winter Vegas show. This includes outdoor designs, promotionally priced machine-machine made rugs, and higher-end machine-mades, a category of growing importance. "Rugs continue to grow within online business, furniture store and big box operations," noted Larry Mahurter, vice president of marketing and advertising. "Our outdoor segment remains strong as well as promotion price points for machine-made products. Also, there has been a callout for more higher-end machine-made traditional looks within the brick-and-mortar channel.

"Better goods in machine-made wools or synthetics, traditional and transitional looks have become an intriguing segment, one for which we have developed product. Million-point polypropylenes in traditional looks and colors seem to be working within the brick-and-mortar segment. "Among the new releases from Couristan are the two-million-point Siena collection crafted of 85 percent viscose and 15 percent shrink acrylic, hand-washed for a soft finish. For buyers shopping for indoor-outdoor rugs, the new Dolce range, made of 100 percent fiber enhanced Courtron polypropylene with durable polyester, offers a structured tapestry construction. In addition, the new all-wool tufted Silverthorne collection debuts and offers a loop pile.

Couristan introduces the hand-tufted loop pile Silverthorne, which includes ogee pattern 5102/0002.

Showroom A432

The new Cullen range from Dynamic Rugs features traditional designs. Shown, 5704-280

Dynamic Rugs is rolling out 17 new area rug collections for market shoppers showcasing some of the top trends in 2022.  
Among the new collections is Jazz, including both modern and traditional patterns with tones of blue and brown, combined with more neutral shades of gray and ivory. In addition, the company is adding to its higher quality assortment of rugs, with an MSRP of $599.99, in new collections such as Carson and Cullen.

"Carson is a collection full of eye-catching modern designs. Cullen is a more traditional collection, filled with beautiful colors," said Matthew Rouhanian, founder. “We have a little bit of everything for everyone."

Dynamic Rugs' Carson collection includes modernized subtle designs in a trending palette. Shown, 5229-10


Showroom C180

Feizy introduces the Indio collection, woven with high-grade shrink polyester and polypropylene fibers 
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"We have embraced our new go-to market strategy of only debuting new collections when they are in-stock or on the water to ensure our clients can get these items into their designs and stores as quickly as possible. This continued approach allows us to consistently be an industry leader of in-stock product,” said Justin Yeck, vice president of sales, marketing, development & design.

Among the new rug collections, Vegas market-goers can expect are the machine-made Indio collection, woven with high-grade shrink polyester and polypropylene fibers, featuring abstract patterns that include geometric lines and marble-like designs in blue tones. In addition to the tufted Dafney collection of watercolor-inspired motifs in blues, pinks, greens and sandy browns, Feizy also introduces the hand-knotted Harmon collection of updated tribal geometric motifs in palettes including grays, blues and tan, accented with shades such as rusts or gold.

Feizy's tufted Dafney collection features watercolor-like floral motifs. Shown, DFY-8866F

Showroom B433

HRI introduces several hand-knotted Oushak-inspired collections in a range of price points. Shown,
Platinum Oushak PL-19

HRI will be showcasing more than 10 new collections at winter Las Vegas Market with highlights including transitional textured performance rugs, and classic Oushak designs hand-knotted in 100 percent wool that are colored in unexpected sherbet tones with soft grays and blues. The company's new Brooks collection will be on display and that range is hand-loomed of PET yarn.

"Las Vegas Market has grown to become a very important major market for HRI," Greg Jordt, EVP sales and marketing, HRI, said. "2021 was another growth year for HRI. Our core collections, as well as our new introductions of transitional and contemporary performance rugs have really taken our business to yet again another level and we continue to focus on servicing our primary distribution channels of rug specialty stores, design firms, to-the-trade showrooms and furniture stores."

The hand-loomed PET Brooks collection by HRI debuts at Vegas. Shown, NC-755F

Showroom B455

The handmade Polaris K-TWO collection, featuring plush pile, adds new designs for winter 2022 shoppers
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Kalaty heads to Vegas showcasing one of its largest new product roll outs in company history. The newcomer collections include both high-energy contemporary abstracts, classic traditional motifs and transitional designs featuring tone-on-tone neutrals. Among the new Kalaty hand-knotted collections are the updated Oushak-style Ambrose collection, the hand-knotted Atelier range, Orian, an assortment of expressive looks, and Solano, a collection of textural eclectic styles -- all are in stock and ready to ship.

The Oushak-inspired Ambrose assortment from Kalaty is hand-knotted and makes its market debut. Shown, AM-1005

Showroom C407

Tamara Day by Kaleen introduces Warwick, hand-tufted with a low pile base and over-tufted or high pile details.
Shown, TDW03-92

Kaleen launches its new collection with HGTV Bargain Mansions star Tamara Day, who will stop by the Kaleen showroom to introduce her line. And, fans of Kaleen's Hilary Farr program won't be disappointed -- they will get to check out two new collections as well. "Customers are looking for better-end quality rugs in machine-made and hand-knotted rugs," Monty Rathi, COO, Kaleen said. "We have expanded our top collections like Chancellor and Marble, which are high-quality hand-tufted rugs. Also, we have dramatically expanded our assortment of outdoor rugs, which Kaleen has always been known for and continue to see double-digit growth." The new Day introductions include a range of constructions and both indoor and outdoor designs.

The popular Hilary Farr collection by Kaleen rolls out two new collections including Natural Jute, a wool and jute range.
Shown, HJT03-02

Showroom C312

Karastan will highlight its recently introduced Stacy Garcia Home program. Shown, Rayas in rosewater

Karastan will introduce Las Vegas shoppers to its recently launched Stacy Garcia Home collection of rugs. Among the highlights on display are the Mythos collection, an assortment of 12 styles in various sizes in a mix of Garcia's signature motifs and modern colors. Also on show will be Rendition, an assortment of modern-eclectic designs. Karastan and Garcia are hosting a special preview event on Monday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., with complimentary food, music and cocktails.

Stacy Garcia Home by Karastan includes the ogee-like Lynx design in frost gray.

Showroom A224, B462

Loloi rolls out the new hand-knotted Marco assortment of traditional designs. Shown, MCO-02GNTA

Loloi debuted 28 brand-new area rug collections for winter markets in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas, in addition to new pillows, throws, wall art and one-of-a-kind products.

"Some of our most exciting intros include our Amber Lewis launch, and additions to other licensed lines like Magnolia Home, Chris Loves Julia and more," said Austin Craley, vice president of sales. Loloi. Important new introductions also include Marco, hand-knotted in traditional designs in 100 percent wool, and Adrian, which offers vintage designs power-loomed of polyester in nine sizes. "The summer 2021 market was strong, and we feel the January market will be too," Craley told RugNews.com. "2021 was an amazing year for home furnishings categories in general. We are so fortunate to have customers that believe in our company. All channels saw growth for us; we have rug categories from value-priced through higher-end and they are all doing well."

Loloi debuts Adrian, which offers vintage designs power-loomed of polyester. Shown, ADR-05SSCC

Showroom A452

Natco Home showcases its new Stonington collection for Vegas market-goers. Shown, SN033COMU58

Natco Home says its biggest introduction for winter market is the new Stonington collection, which is made of 11 colors and soft yarn in a variety of styles. "We were ahead in 2021 a significant amount, despite the variety of challenges in supply chain our industry faced," said Mark Ferullo, EVP, Natco Home. "We experienced a great increase due to our domestic production and faster turnaround time than imports and we expect 'better goods' to continue to gain market share as consumers still like to feather the nest with a nice quality product in fashion-forward designs and colors at a value. We also have a tremendous outdoor rug business and we do not see that slowing down."

The Stonington collection from Natco offers a range of styles in easy-to-decorate with earthy palettes. Shown, SN025SA58

Showroom C112

Nourison adds to its luxe Christopher Guy program with fresh abstract designs. Shown, CGS34

"Our customers are looking for rugs that are readily available and in stock," said Giovanni Marra, director of marketing & digital strategy. "The low- to mid-priced rugs are in demand especially for our e-commerce business, while our dealers and designers are looking for more custom rug options and availability, as well as hand-knotted and one-of-a-kind rugs." So Nourison is featuring a range of constructions and qualities for Vegas shoppers, including three new designs in its best-selling hand-tufted Prismatic collection, a new design in the hand-knotted Divine collection, and fresh looks in its luxe Christopher Guy collection. Several brand-new area rug collections from the company's recently launched program with Nicole Curtis, and the Sahar collection will also make their debuts.

Nourison's ever-popular hand-tufted Prismatic range adds new abstract designs. Shown, PRS28

Showroom C395

Oriental Weavers introduces the Bauer collection of rugs crafted of recycled PET. Shown, 51e

Oriental Weavers comes off a banner 2021 and expects the momentum to continue into 2022. The domestic and overseas rug manufacturer heads to Vegas with three new collections: the family-friendly Bauer collection made of recycled PET on a multi-level yarn system; Cambria, featuring a dense, high-pile construction that is carved; and Gemini, a dense, 2-million-point power-loomed collection featuring intricate designs and a multi-level yarn system.

OW's top winners last year were the company's performance stories -- collections that are stain resistant, durable, and now washable. "Today, family friendly, pet friendly and now Work from Home durability are essential," Jonathan Witt, president OW U.S.A. said, noting that the company's outdoor rugs have seen remarkable growth.

OW grows its range of high-quality machine-made rugs with the new Gemini, shown 20z, a 2-million-point range.

Showroom C475

Designer Liora Manne designs fresh looks for Trans-Ocean's hand-loomed all-wool Aruba collection, Shown, Ombre in denim

Trans-Ocean had a banner year in its indoor and indoor-outdoor area rugs, said Stephen Hoberman, VP of business development, Trans-Ocean Imports. Among the new introductions designed by designer Liora Manne heading to Vegas are line extensions for the Aruba and Carmel collections. Aruba rugs are crafted in India from 100 percent wool, and the range is hand-loomed to create intricate and shaded designs with crisp lines and a high-quality finish. The material is plush and soft underfoot, with a dense heavy loop.

The Carmel collection of indoor-outdoor designs is power-loomed in Turkey of soft touch 100 percent polypropylene and the newest designs include a contemporary overscale sunflower motif.

Crafted of soft touch polypropylene, the indoor-outdoor Carmel collection adds Sunflower-Field design, shown in green.
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