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The Insiders' Guide to Rugs at Las Vegas Market

RugNews.com's hot-off-the-press Insiders' Guide brings you a curated selection of on-point area rugs heading to the summer edition of Las Vegas Market.

Lisa Vincenti
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Area rug exhibitors at the upcoming Las Vegas summer market showcase trending looks and styles.

LAS VEGAS -- While rug exhibitors expect typical summer traffic at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, running July 30-Aug. 2, they aren't skipping a beat when it comes to introducing scores of fresh area rug designs.

Though colors are trending toward neutrals such as ivory, cream and beige, some new designs offer a counterpoint with rich warm colorations, including pumpkin or rust, and others feature pops of color, both vibrant hues and pastels. Still, plenty of soothing coastal blues and grays will continue to make an appearance.

Style directions, which emerged over the past several seasons continue their momentum and include sought-after looks such as fluid organic geometric designs, ultra-textural abstracts, updated classic Persian motifs, and graphic white and black motifs. Geometric patterns continue to evolve adding faceted designs and Art Deco-inspired looks as well.

Area rug buyers can also expect to see weave and fiber innovations push the envelope as rug makers toy with blending and pairing unexpected fibers for novel applications. In addition, texture is virtually omnipresent as rug manufacturers seek fresh ways to finesse their latest products. 

RugNews.com, in the industry's most comprehensive area rug guide to Las Vegas Market, reviews that latest area rug introductions -- from meticulously hand-knotted to affordable impulse purchase to mid-range tufted -- on show at 20 rug showrooms.

Showroom A133

The Verve collection from Capel Rugs reworks Oushak patterns with playful color pops. Shown, 1220-225

For its Verve collection, Capel underscores the liveliness of Oushak patterns with new, unexpected color accents in the fields of the designs. Hand-knotted of 50 percent New Zealand wool and 50 percent blended wool, the rugs are woven in India. Also among Capel’s introductions is Aria, crafted of natural undyed wool. The line offers organic geometric motifs in a plush high-low profile for a bohemian look. Capel is also rolling out two machine-made collections -- Captiva and Retreat -- both new to West Coast customers. These indoor-outdoor assortments are woven on Wilton looms using weather-durable 100 percent olefin yarns. Capel will also showcase Manhattan, a bold black and white collection of designs that are ultra plush.

Capel introduces the new indoor-outdoor Captiva collection. Shown, Zuo 5103-975

Showroom C354

The micro-hooked wool Elm Patchwork rug from Annie Selke is patchwork inspired. Shown, Elm Patchwork multi

Exhibiting in the Codarus showroom at Las Vegas Market, Annie Selke introduces several new rugs including Elm Patchwork using a micro-hooked construction in 100 percent wool. Pops of fuchsia and cinnabar accent this patchwork-inspired, low-maintenance rug. With a lively artistic mix of patterns. Also new is the Conall collection, available in three colors: slate, gray and natural. Designed for high-traffic areas where durability is key, this rug features a micro-hook weave in wool. Finally, the Field of Dreams hand-tufted wool rug, inspired by an original painting, boasts corduroy-like ribs and softness underfoot.

The Conall collection, micro-hooked of wool, is available in three colorways. Shown, slate

Showroom B360

Couristan expands its successful million point Easton collection with new styles. Shown, 6389-5782

Couristan is adding several fresh looks to its area rug lineup including new styles in some its best-selling collections. For West Coast buyers, the company features easy-going natural looks, soothing blue palettes, as well as its cabin-friendly Chalet collection of cowhide leather rugs. The indoor-outdoor Naturalistic collection is expanded with durable fringed tribal patterns in a seagrass-inspired construction. These rugs are made of 90 percent Courtron and 10 percent polyester. The popular Easton collection, a face-to-face Wilton weave offering, adds a soothing blue toned abstract geometric motif. Easton rugs are made with an ultra fine polypropylene with one million points for a dense soft hand. Finally, the company's top-selling Chalet series of cowhide leather area rugs --  including stripe, abstract and geometric patterns -- adds a contemporary trellis design in chocolate brown tones.

Couristan's cowhide leather Chalet rug collection sees a line extension for summer Las Vegas Market. Shown, 9212-031

Showroom C712, C796, C788

Creative Co-ops Bloomingville label adds a playful cotton-tufted spiral design for summer shoppers. Shown, AH3159

Creative Co-op's Bloomingville brand rolls out the new whimsical cotton-tufted rug with varying pile and a spiral design in tonal tan and beige. The the eye-catching uniquely shaped design is 3x4.5 in size with a suggested retail of $68.99. Creative-co-op is also growing its Rustic Country collection, introducing DF8092, a cotton-tufted floor runner with colorful floral motif.

Showroom A432

Dynamic Rugs' debuting Monroe collection offers high-low abstract and modern patterns. Shown, 9801-890

Dynamic Rugs is debuting several collections featuring new construction methods for Las Vegas Market shoppers this summer. Among the introductions are qualities that take the latest design trends to the next level. The new hand-tufted Echo collection, for instance, is crafted of a blend of PET and wool yarns and offers textural active solid patterns in neutral colorations. Also, debuting is IVY, hand-crafted and offering a raised woven pile overtop paired with a flatwoven contrast border for textural patterns.

Finally, the
Monroe assortment offers textural modern and abstract patterns, crafted from a mixture of frieze polypropylene and polyester; while Whistler injects a rich luster into its soft modern and abstract looks.

Featuring natural hued designs, Dynamic Rugs' Whistler lineup features an ultra-soft hand and lustrous finish. Shown, 7120-910

Showroom C180

Feizy introduces the hand-knotted Kessler collection of high-contrast geometric designs. Shown, KSL-69BXF

Feizy introduces eight new collections at its World Market Center showroom in a range of constructions, including several hand-knotted assortments, a tufted one and machine-made collections as well. Among the hand-knotted debuts are the modern geometric contrast designs from the Kessler collection. Crafted in India using high-quality fibers of wool, viscose and linen, these rugs feature subtle sheen and are designed for durability. Feizy also adds to its tufted offering with the new Pollock series, which includes fluid geometric forms with multi-textural elements, such as the loop pile, in earthy-tones.

The debuting multi-textural Pollack collection features soft organic geometric motifs. Shown, PLK-8954F

Showroom B433

HRI debuts the new Viceroy collection of hand-knotted rugs, crafted of PET yarns, and offering subtle classic floral
motifs. Shown, 5031

HRI will continue to showcase a range of its latest area rug introductions in transitional / contemporary looks as well as a few surprises in some unique traditional designs. To that end the company adds Viceroy, hand-knotted of PET yarn and offering classic floral motifs in versatile color palettes. The hand-knotted Chelsea collection of bordered floral designs, crafted of all wool, also debuts. For shoppers looking for bold modern styles, the new Coco collection of Art Deco-inspired geometrics in black, white and gray will hit the spot. These rugs are crafted of wool and viscose with high-low details.

HRI introduces the textural Art Deco inflected Coco collection of hand-knotted rugs. Shown, 11825G

Showroom A455

Jaunty unveils the wool Paxton collection in an updated Oushak motif. Shown, Paxton in sand.

With 23 new patterns and colorways set to launch in Las Vegas, Jaunty’s Kami Navid is expecting a good turnout and uptick in sales. “Summer markets are usually slow; but talking to our reps who will be attending, their appointments seem to be decent given the circumstances. We are excited about our new introductions, product development, stock availability; and hopefully we will be having a better second half of the year.” Among the Vegas intros are the Paradise and Paxton collections, both hand-tufted of wool in India.

A new neutral transitional, this Paradise collection design debuts in Vegas. Shown Paradise Haze

Showroom B455

Kalaty expands its popular Magnolia collection of hand-knotted designs adding fresh whimsical patterns and
colorations. Shown, MG-185

Vegas shoppers will be the first to review Kalaty's new Quick Custom dealer program, which debuts three inaugural handmade collections. Among the new custom options is Bowery, a versatile hi-low strike pattern of wool and Silkette. Another focal point at the Kalaty showroom will be its latest hand-knotted area rugs. The Magnolia collection, a customer favorite, receives a line extension with several softly colored “new-traditional” intros inspired by classic Oushak and Persian motifs. These rugs are hand-knotted using 100 percent premium hand-spun wool yarns and sheared to a low pile for vintage effect.

Vegas shoppers will get a first look at Kalaty's new quick-ship custom rug program. Shown, Bowery BW-1216

Showroom C407

From Kaleen's LUXE program, Jara, hand-woven of wool, features a textural global diamond-style pattern.
Shown, JAR03-27

Kaleen, in addition to showcasing its latest broadloom additions, will spotlight its growing high-end LUXE lineup of hand-knotted area rugs. LUXE rugs are hand-crafted and today the assortment also includes a range of bespoke broadloom options. The series adds 30 versatile designs, many focused on organic, natural looks. The Jara collection's newest styles include a global diamond motif hand-woven of undyed wool, available in stocked sizes, plus custom sizes within the parameters of 15 feet wide and 50 feet long. The Keros collection also grows Kaleen's LUXE lineup offering a minimalist Moroccan-influenced linear motif hand-woven of 90 percent wool and 10 percent cotton. Focused on upscale brick-and-mortar retailers as well as interior designers and decorators, Luxe products are available in customizable sizes within weeks.

The densely woven Keros collection grows Kaleen's LUXE program adding an understated Moroccan-inspired linear motif.
Shown, KOS01

Showroom C312 

Karastan introduces Coventry, a collection of hand-knotted high-quality wool ornamental designs. Shown, Westwood

The big news in the Karastan showroom will be a major push in the hand-knotted category with three high-quality wool collections making their debut. The debuting collections -- Balboa, Coventry and Mystique -- offer classic designs in contemporary colorations. The Coventry collection offers subtle ornamental designs in neutral color combinations such as soft green, gray, brown and blue. Mystique features neutral grounds amped up with pops of vibrant colors. All three collections are hand-knotted in India with 100 percent wool and feature natural soil and stain protection for durability. Available in 6x9, 8x10 and 9x12.

Showroom B175

The new Avani collection by KAS debuts in both transitional and traditional designs.  Shown, Avani 8407
Among the featured debuts at the KAS showroom will be its new multi-textural Avani collection. These traditional and transitional designs feature vivid earth tones of natural ivory, blues, yellows, and greens. The Avani collection is machine-woven of polyester and shrink polyester, and available in multiple sizes, including 2' 6" x 7' 6" runner and 7'10" round, up to 12x15. KAS will also showcase its Cove collection, which introduces Tropics in a gray and green tropical and floral palm pattern. Cove is hand-tufted of dense fine wool with hand-carved dimensional details. The company will also highlight new indoor-outdoor designs from its Harbor and Sparta collections. Harbor is hand-hooked & UV-treated rugs; Sparta rugs are hand-tufted and finished with a vintage abrash effect.

New indoor-outdoor designs from the hand-hooked Harbor collection include Harbor 4284, shown.

Showroom B462

Loloi introduces several new handmade collections including Raven, hand-woven of fine wool and cotton yarns. Shown, RAV-01

Loloi is introducing several new rug collections within its Loloi and Loloi II lines for the summer 2023 Las Vegas Market. Raven, which adds to Loloi’s handmade offering, is hand-woven with delicate, fine yarns that highlight the rug’s layered and dimensional geometric design. These rugs are handwoven of 70 percent wool and 30 percent cotton in India and are GoodWeave-certified to ensure ethical production and to support weaver communities. The Varena collection, also GoodWeave certified, alternates thick and thin wool yarns for textural motifs. These area rugs are hand-tufted to create a thick, sturdy pile of 100 percent wool.

Loloi introduces the hand-tufted Varena collection, which alternates thick and thin wool yarns for textural motifs.

Showrooms C112, C112A

Nourison continues to expand its high-end hand-knotted Christopher Guy program, adding new designs. Shown, CGS40

Nourison, which recently rebranded to Nourison Home to reflect its growing assortment of home goods, heads to Vegas with plenty of fresh looks for shoppers. In the area rug category, Nourison expands its Christopher Guy collaboration with a contemporary floral motif rendered in subtle warm and cool tones. Also on show will be the new Graceful collection of designs. This lineup includes multi-textural cut-and-loop pile with a marble-like design in tonal colorways such as beige and blue. Nourison also adds to its popular collaborations with new washable collections launching from InspireMe! Home Decor and from celeb designer Nicole Curtis.

Nourison introduces the new Graceful collection, which includes a textural marble-like motif. Shown, GRU01

Showroom C395

OW’s successful Palace collection adds classic designs hand-knotted in pure wool. Shown, Palace 10308

Las Vegas Market shoppers will find four brand-new collections, Aniston II, Chamberlain, Hastings, and Vivian, and two collections, Palace and Sumter, with new line extensions at Oriental Weavers’ Building C showroom. Hasting is power-loomed of space-dyed polyester in Egypt in a 1.4-million-point construction for dense texture underfoot and visual appeal. 14 patterns will debut, in colors ranging from jewel tones to softer hues and earth tones.

Vivian, power-loomed in Egypt in a 1.5 million point construction, will be launched with 10 Persian designs with super-soft hand and ultra dense pile. These rugs are crafted of space-dyed polyester and feature a super-soft hand, ultra-dense pile and an updated traditional color palette. Aniston II is hand-tufted from wool in solid, yet heathered hues for added surface interest. Finally, the Chamberlain collection offers a dense, low profile, million-point construction power-loomed in Egypt of incredibly soft polyester yarns that are space-dyed in a beautiful range of neutral shades from deep charcoal to soft ivory. Accent yarns of multi-level shrink polyester add surface interest to global traditional designs, featuring Persian motifs in allover patterns, center medallions and a vintage stripe in the collection.

The Hastings collection of globally inspired designs debuts at Las Vegas Market. Shown, HA04U

Showroom, E-1519

While Rug & Kilim will feature plenty of understated coastal styles, it will continue to showcase its expanding lineup
of sophisticated Art Deco hand-knotted rugs. Shown, Chinese Deco design 27901

Rug & Kilim returns to the Expo Center at World Market Center with a lineup of rugs geared toward coastal shoppers. The New York rug purveyor will feature more blues, and flatweaves with simpler and cleaner aesthetics. Shoppers can also expect to see the newest additions to its popular Scandinavian collection and its recently introduced Rez kilim collection, a series of all wool panel flatwoven rugs that are customizable, as well as the latest adding to its long-running Moroccan rug series. Finally, the company continues to invest in its Art Deco lines, adding French and Chinese inspired-looks.

Rug & Kilim's Rez Kilim flatweave panel collection is a versatile, customizable range. Shown, 27242


Showroom A101

The Parker collection debuts with shaded colors and raised cut pile for visual interest.Shown, PRK101E-5

Safavieh showcases a curated range of area rugs, furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories for cross-category shoppers at Las Vegas Market. Among the company’s rug collection debuts are two standouts: Parker and Melody. Parker is a modern collection using supple synthetic yarns in a raised cut pile to create shaded colors and rippling textures that are intriguing to look at and soft to the touch. For its Melody collection, Safavieh debuts abstract linear and geometric patterns in ivory and black. Woven of soft synthetic yarns in a medium cut pile for softness underfoot and long-lasting beauty, these rugs offer contemporary sophistication in any room.

The black and white trend is exemplified in Safavieh's sophisticated Melody collection. Shown, MEL120A-50


Showroom B201

Southwest Looms' Pendleton collection adds the Pendleton Reserve Harding Oxford design.

Southwest Looms will introduces Las Vegas Market shoppers to its new Pendleton lineup of flatweave carpets for southwestern design purists. Inspired by iconic Pendleton woolen goods, these flatweave carpets offer a distinctive look by blending wool yarns in both the soft heathered tones and the distinctive vibrant colors found in Pendleton blankets. The unique designs and quality craftsmanship earned the designation “Warranted to be a Pendleton.” The collection is hand-woven of hand-spun New Zealand wool and uses colorfast Swiss Chrome dyes to produce a long lasting, durable rug. Available sizes: 4x6, 5x7, 6x9, 8x10, 9x12 and 10x14. Retail prices start at $1,020

Iconic Pendleton wool blanket patterns get recast for the floor in the Southwest collection. Shown, PT-5A


Showroom C475

The Mercer collection by designer Liora Manne for Trans-Ocean pairs polyester and jute. Shown, Zigzag

Trans-Ocean adds several new area rug designs by Liora Manne for summer market. The company debuts two indoor collections: Mercer and Tulum. Tulum is an eco-chic flatweave rug with a subtle geometric look. It is handmade in India of 100 percent jute, and the Scalloped Edge design has a shaped trim. The Mercer lineup is power-loomed of 50 percent polyester chenille/50 percent jute, reinforced with a latex non-skid backing. These rugs offer intricate designs featuring deep, rich color while maintaining durability with a high-quality finish. The indoor Ariana collection gets a line extension with Ikat Square, which is power-loomed in Egypt. A modern take on the traditional ikat weave, these rugs are soft underfoot and made of low-profile, durable polypropylene. Other newcomers at the Trans-Ocean showroom include new styles in some of Trans-Ocean's most successful Everywhere collections, including Capri and Marina.

Trans-Ocean adds the Tulum collection of hand-crafted jute rugs. Shown, Scalloped Edge

Showroom B424 

The Gabbeh collection's Tree of Life pattern, design 3197739, debuts at the Unique Loom showroom.

Unique Loom, which debuts its new custom rug program at the summer Vegas market, will have a roster of events, including cocktails with TV-celeb and designer Sabrina Soto, for summer market-goers (read more). Among the rug newcomers are Gabbeh, which reworks iconic rug motifs, including a tree of life pattern, in a more affordable machine-made quality. These rugs are made of a polyester pile with jute backing. In addition, Unique Loom adds a bold graphic collection with Milano, a lineup of abstract and geometric patterns machine-made of a polyester and cotton pile with a cotton backing.
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