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The RugNews.com Guide to Rugs at HPMKT

RugNews.com showcases 20 top area rug showrooms to bring you the industry’s most comprehensive lineup of area rugs making their market debut at the upcoming High Point Market.

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Rug makers roll out an on-point lineup of trend-driven area rugs for the spring edition of High Point Market. 

HIGH POINT. N.C. -- Rug Buyers heading to the spring edition of High Point Market, April 22-26, will have plenty of fashion-forward area rugs to shop.

Key trends they will find on display at area rug showrooms throughout the High Point campus include natural looks, ranging from jute styles to grass-inspired easy-care alternatives. Shaggy undyed wool rugs, with a Moroccan feel also fall into this category, and are on the rise again, though this time in fresh natural palettes or offering multi-level designs, which are also major buzz words for the latest crop of rug debuts. Textural patterns continue to push the envelop to achieve new looks and price-points, such as hand-knotted pieces constructed with various yarn thicknesses to make the category more affordable.

From a pattern point of view, traditional looks continue to be a favorite and while vintage or subtle looks remain a popular choice, classic crisp patterns in jewel tones are ascending. Contemporary abstract and painterly motifs remain top sellers, but the latest renditions render these looks in fresh colorations, often in warmer tones, or high contrast styles.

In the industry's most comprehensive lineup of area rug introductions heading to High Point, RugNews.com features the latest looks from  20 of your favorite rug showrooms.

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Amer debuts 10 new collections at spring market, including Craft, hand-knotted of New Zealand wool. Shown, CRA4

Amer returns to its new showroom featuring 100 new area rug designs and 10 debuting collections for spring High Point marketgoers. The latest rollouts include a range of power-loomed and hand-knotted rugs, including performance styles and heirloom-quality hand-knotteds. Among the highlights is the hand-knotted Anna, which offers a range of global motifs, hand-made of raw hand-spun New Zealand wool for stability and viscose for added shine. Another hand-knotted introduction is Craft, which offers oriental patterns made of 100 percent raw hand-spun New Zealand wool with a soft, plush hand. In the performance rug category, Amer debuts Maryland, a range of geometric designs in neutral colorways. See more Amer introductions here.

The indoor-outdoor Maryland collection grows Amer's performance lineup. Shown, MRY3

Market Square, 112

Capel's Aria collection is hand-woven of natural undyed wool for earthy colorations with plenty of texture.

Capel will spotlight a new hand-woven rug collection, Aria, featuring natural undyed wool colorations. And a new indoor-outdoor braid will be in the spotlight as well in Capel Rugs’ Market Square space. Aria is hand-woven in India and offers geometric yet organic bohemian-influenced patterns. The collection is crafted of natural undyed wool that is hand-carded, with a lush, high-low profile. Capel also expands its popular domestically made braided rugs with the introduction of Down East. These indoor/outdoor braided rugs in coastal styles are made of 100 percent texturized polypropylene. Finally, the company's popular Zenith collection adds fresh styles for spring. See more debuts here.

Capel continues to expand its popular Zenith collection. Shown, 3806-940

SAMS, G-6055

Couristan adds to some of its most popular collections, including the in-out Dolce. Shown, 7515-1103

Couristan grows some of its best-selling lines and rolls out several new area rug collections at its Suites at Market Square space (G-6055). Constructions range from performance indoor-outdoor rugs to cowhide geometrics to updated classic indoor weaves. Among the highlights are Couristan's indoor-outdoor Dolce collection, which gets a line extension. Dolce is crafted of 100 percent fiber-enhanced Courtron polypropylene with durable polyester in a structured tapestry construction for long-lasting performance. Also adding new patterns is Couristan's top-selling Easton collection, which is face-to-face Wilton-woven of 100 percent heat-set Courtron ultra-fine polypropylene. Designs are created using a multi-point and loom-carved technique for a soft, luxurious finish in excess of a million points of yarn per square meter. See more introductions here.

Couristan expands its Easton collection of luxurious multi-dimensional area rugs. Shown, 6390-4848

309 N. Hamilton

Feizy introduces the hand-knotted Killian collection of detailed Art Nouveau inspired rugs. Shown, 6970L

Feizy, in addition to a full roster of events including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and three designer panel discussions (learn more and how to RSVP), is rolling out a broad range of new area rugs in constructions ranging from premium hand-knotted to machine-made rugs. Highlights include new additions to its popular collaboration with Thom Filicia (read more). Filicia's Dering is hand-knotted with fibers spun from a combination of hand-spun and hand-carded yarn. These rugs are lightly washed to maintain the quality of the yarn and finished with hand-shearing to offer a natural look and plenty of texture.

Under the Feizy label, the spotlight will be on the Killian collection of six designs made from hand-spun wool using a Turkish-style knot. The yarn is all vegetable dyed naturally on a slow fire and in small quantities, giving each rug a unique character. See more Feizy introductions here.

Designer Thom Filicia adds to his Feizy rug program with several new collections including Dering. Shown, T6042

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HRI will spotlight the new Horizon collection of abstracted linear motifs, crafted of wool and viscose. Shown, 10507

Harounian Rugs International (HRI) has plenty of fresh hand-crafted area rugs for spring buyers and designers to browse (read more). Among the highlights are the Splendid collection of hand-knotted classic floral motif rugs with striking color combinations and asymmetrical designs. Also rolling out are the subtle pastels of the Oushak-inspired Lola collection, which offers high-low designs full of texture at a more attainable price point. Finally, seekers of more contemporary styles will appreciate Horizon, which offers vibrant abstract linear motifs, crafted of wool and viscose, and the flatwoven Aba, featuring minimalist block and grid patterns, loomed of wool and viscose.

Featuring soft pastel colorations and full of texture, Lola by HRI strikes a balance between hand-knotted construction
and affordability. LO-23017

IHFC, G369

Kalaty introduces Moonglow, a luxurious shaggy textured hand-knotted collection. Shown, MW-1244

For High Point Market Kalaty introduces not only line extensions to best-selling collections but will also feature its latest rug collection debuts. Among the highlights: boldly colored tribal and southwestern patterns added to the reversible hand-knotted flatweave Soumak Chroma collection; additions to the high-end power-loomed Celeste collection of contemporary geometric and abstract designs; fresh modern abstract expressions added to the hand-knotted Tibetan-weave Orion collection; additions to the Oushak-inspired softly colored hand-knotted Magnolia collection; the Oushak influences and modern colorways of the hand-knotted zero-pile Amalfi collection; and finally, the new hand-knotted Moonglow collection of luxurious shaggy-textured contemporary abstract designs in softly tonal color palettes mixed with creamy shades of white. In addition, Kalaty will spotlight additions to its growing partnership with Brooklyn muralist and visual artist Katie Merz, adding two new machine-made collections to the program (read more).

The high-end power-loomed Celeste collection offers fresh geometric and abstract styles. Shown, CS1025-A

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Kaleen continues to grow its LUXE lineup rolling out the textural hand-knotted Jara collection.

Kaleen spotlights the newest additions to its LUXE lineup of hand-knotted area rugs and also gives plenty of play to its popular collaboration alongside celebrity designer Tamara Day, who hosts a special event in the Kaleen showroom. LUXE rugs are hand-crafted and today the assortment includes a range of bespoke broadloom options. The series adds 30 versatile designs for spring shoppers, many focused on organic, natural looks. Focused on upscale brick-and-mortar retailers as well as interior designers and decorators, Luxe products are made of 100 percent premium wool and hand-knotted by Kaleen’s team of highly trained artisan weavers. See more introductions and learn about the special event with Tamara Day here

TV celebrity Tamara Day hosts a special event in the Kaleen showroom to showcase her rugs. Shown, TDW02-10

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Karastan's Pandora continues to gain ground and will be showcased at the Karastan showroom. Shown, Fury

Karastan's first new SmartStrand collection in more than four years, Pandora remains in the spotlight for its instant popularity upon its debut last fall. A big hit with buyers for its classic Persian designs and its space-dyed effect finish, the designs are rendered in rich jewel tones. Pandora is crafted from Karastan’s exclusive triexta SmartStrand Silk yarn. 

Also noteworthy is the growth of Rendition, created in collaboration with lifestyle designer Stacy Garcia, under her residential consumer brand Stacy Garcia Home, which sees a line extension this spring. These rugs offer a modern-eclectic design aesthetic made with a blend of the finest quality yarns, designed to wear gracefully overtime. Garcia will be in the Karastan showroom hosting a special event Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Karastan expands its collaboration with designer Stacy Garcia adding fresh styles to Rendition. 
Shown, Cadelia

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Loloi introduces its latest licensing partner, designer Jean Stoffer, and her new rugs at spring market. Shown, BRU-06

In addition to several fresh Loloi-label area rug introductions, Loloi is focusing on its licensing partners for the spring High Point Market. Among the big news is its latest collaborator, Jean Stoffer, known for her classic design and her hit TV show, The Established Home. Stoffer introduces four inaugural area rug collections including Bradbury which recasts traditional patterns but in modern palettes. Bradbury's use of drop-stitching throughout the pile adds texture to the designs, which are finished with fringe on both edges. Power-loomed of polypropylene and polyester in Egypt these rugs are Oeko-Tex certified, ensuring its materials don’t contain harmful substances.

In addition, Loloi's wildly popular Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines adds its first washable rugs with the introduction of Banks and Sinclair. Gaines joins Stoffer and several other Loloi licensing stars to host the HPMKT keynote address, organized by Loloi. Learn more about the event here.

Loloi also showcases its latest hand-knotted rug collections, including Daphne, at spring HPMKT. Shown, DAP-03AQBB

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Designer and lifestyle guru Evette Ríos hosts a special event at LR Home debuting her first rugs. Shown, Tribu-1

LR Home hosts its newest licensing partner, interior designer and lifestyle expert Evette Ríos, as they officially launch her licensed area rug collection at the LR Home High Point showroom at a meet and greet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. Market shoppers will see two premier collections by Ríos: Tribu and Mapa. Tribu is a heritage-inspired range with traditional Latin American weaves reinterpreted to be modern and fresh, and Mapa is a series of bold modern designs in fresh colors. Evette Ríos rugs debut with 12-16 designs in two constructions: woven polyester and washable indoor-outdoor polyester.

Also on deck at LR Home is licensing partner Stacy Garcia, who will be at the showroom on April 24 to launch her newest collection of pillows.

The Mapa collection from the Evette Ríos lineup offers bold modern designs in fresh colors. Shown, Mapa-1

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Momeni debuts 10 new collections, including Bristol, hand-woven of wool and cotton. Shown, BRS-9

Momeni, which launches 10 new collections for spring, turns the spotlight on its popular The Novogratz collaboration alongside designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz. The duo stops by the Momeni showroom for a special event and to roll out their latest rug collections (read more). In addition, Momeni will showcase its newest additions to its Momeni Basics program, which launched in late 2020. Neo, a Moroccan shag collection, is hand-knotted of the softest and thickest New Zealand wool fibers and offered in warm earthy colors. Momeni Basics also adds Milford, which boasts yarn designed to look like natural jute fibers, and made to feel like the softest wool but crafted from easy-care polypropylene. The company will also feature a large assortment of vintage designs in a second temporary showroom located in IHFC, W-542.

Among the HPMKT debuts is the indoor-outdoor Vines, with high-pile motifs. Shown, VN-03

Nourison adds fresh designs to its high-end Christopher Guy Area Rug program. Shown, CGSW-CGS37

Nourison heads to High Point with a fresh lineup of hand-knotted rugs growing some of its most popular collections, and also showcases its expanded assortment of washable designs at the spring edition of market. Among the popular hand-knotted collections seeing spring line extensions are Aldora, Divine and Silk Shadows. Nourison’s luxe Christopher Guy Area Rug collection also adds two statement-making styles with dramatic motifs hand-knotted of wool and silk in earth tones. For shoppers seeking more affordable, easy-care styles, Nourison expands its lineup of machine-washable rugs not only adding to Grand Washables, but also rolling out the new Washable Solutions, which is comprised of six styles in rich colors and subtle texture. See more Nourison introductions here.

Nourison expands several of its best-selling hand-knotted collections, including Silk Shadows. Shown, SHA23

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OW's top-selling Andorra collection adds a dozen new designs for spring High Point Market. Shown, 2451b

Oriental Weavers heads to High Point with two brand new collections and also a major line extension for its top selling Andorra collection, which adds a dozen fresh styles. The debuting Raylan collection of 12 high-low designs -- from timeless Persian motifs to global and geometric patterns -- is power-loomed with a blend of multi-tonal, textured, soft polypropylene and twisted polyester shrink yarns. The new Tangier collection showcases 10 global patterns in on-trend neutral tones. These rugs are power-loomed of 100 percent polypropylene with textured and multi-tonal lustrous yarn, in a multi-level construction of plush cut pile, textured loop and flatwoven areas. See more OW introductions here.

Oriental Weavers debuts the Raylan collection, offering a blend of multi-tonal, textured, soft polypropylene and twisted
polyester shrink yarns. Shown, RAY01

SAMS, G-7055

Rug & Kilim continues to grow its Art Deco series with new French Deco additions. Shown, 27929

Rug & Kilim returns to SAMS with a growing lineup of Art Deco influenced area rug patterns, including new designs added to its hand-knotted Chinese Deco and French Deco collections. Also on display will be the latest additions to the company's popular Scandinavian collection, in its High, Nu and Flatweave lines. The New York area rug wholesaler will also feature its 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.

Rug & Kilim's popular Moroccan collection sees a line extension with several fresh styles. Shown, 26912

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Safavieh showcases its trend-right debuts at spring market including Trends, a range of tonal, textural motifs. Shown, TRD120B

Safavieh's fashion-driven High Point debuts include several fresh area rug collections. The aptly named Trends collection re-imagines classic flatweave qualities for modern lifestyles. Offering the tonal and textural looks that are so on-point with rug buyers, Trends includes a range of geometric designs with plush raised textures counterpoised with a woven pile. These rugs are durable and pet- and family-friendly. Likewise, the new Urban collection offers a range of raised geometric designs rendered in neutral palettes. Urban rugs are machine-made using a blend of soft cotton and synthetic yarns.

The Urban collection offers raised geometric designs in neutral palettes with fringed ends. Shown, URB202F-5

SAMS, G1042

Southwest Looms introduces a line of rugs inspired by classic Pendleton wool blankets. Shown, Wyeth Trail PT

Southwest Looms debuts a brand-new collection for southwestern design purists at this week’s High Point Market. Called Pendleton Tierra, the bold, freshly designed collection of flatweave carpets gets its 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.” Among the designs is Salt Creek, in six colorways (blue, turquoise, aqua, brown, tan, cream), and Wyeth Trail, offered in seven colorways (cream, blue, aqua, soft blue, brown, burnt red, cream). The collection is hand-woven of New Zealand wool and retails at $1,020 in 5x7. Other sizes are 6x9, 8x10, 9x12.

Flatwoven of New Zealand wool, the Salt Creek design features an iconic Pendleton motif.

Showplace, 4100

Surya introduces the hand-knotted global-inspired Riviera collection, which offers a natural, warm palette. Shown, riv2300-810

In addition to rolling out several hand-knotted rug collections, Surya celebrates the expansion of its collaboration alongside SoCal designer and influencer Becki Owens, who stops by the Surya showroom to host an event (read more). The licensing program adds three new collections for spring shoppers featuring Owens' signature clean, livable and curated style. Market-goers can expect more versatile vintage-inspired rugs vis-a-vis the Marlene collection and Margaret, the program's first outdoor-safe collection.

Among the Surya label introductions are Epic, hand-knotted from New Zealand wool in 15 vibrant colors with fringe detailing; Amina, hand-knotted from wool with viscose accents for a blend of texture and dimensional sheen; and the luxurious global-inspired Riviera collection, which features fine details and a natural, warm palette.

SoCal designer Becki Owens hosts a special event to launch her latest Surya Rugs. Shown, bomg2302-71010


Tempaper introduces its first rugs inspired by the company's best-selling wallpaper designs. Shown, RU2098

Peel and stick wallpaper manufacturer Tempaper & Co. extends the brand into the area rug category with its debut lineup rolling out at the spring High Point Market. Launched in 2008 by co-founders Julia Au and Jennifer Matthews, Tempaper became known for its domestically made, easy to apply and remove peel and stick wallpapers. The company now introduces its inaugural area rug collection, Craft Settings, inspired by the New York studio's best-selling designs. Craft Settings includes seven designs in four qualities from tufted wool to indoor-outdoor designs. The hand-crafted flatweave Swell rug offers abstract arches in a neutral palette. The hand-tufted Peppered Dots, made of 100 percent New Zealand wool, reworks the company's Moire Dots wallpaper. Read more about the debut here.

Tempaper introduces the hand-tufted Peppered Dots crafted of New Zealand wool.

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Collage from the Carmel collection by Liora Manné features a whimsical assortment of botanical leaves and ocean life.

Liora Manné designs on-point new looks exclusively for Trans-Ocean, and spring market debuts bring fashion, texture and weave innovation to everything from entry mats to performance sisal looks. Best-selling collections Capri, Marina, Carmel and Monterey get line extensions, and the popular Esencia adds two elaborately detailed mats: Flora Fauna featuring birds perched on a branch with large; and Secret Garden in two dramatic colorways evoking vintage tapestries.

Look for the distressed abstract Mystic design in the Ariana collection, power-loomed in Egypt of 100 percent polypropylene, On Holiday from the hand-tufted Capri collection in a soft polyester/acrylic blend, and the Monterey collection’s new Diamond Border sisal-style power-loomed design among myriad new intros.

Cirque, a multi-color abstract splatter pattern, is a new addition to Trans-Ocean’s indoor-outdoor Marina collection by Liora Manné.

Market Square, 190

Unique Loom debuts Larsa, hand-made of jute and cotton in six color choices, shown, hunter green.

Unique Loom showcases scores of new area rug collections and one-of-a-kind pieces at its relocated Market Square showroom, which doubles the company's footprint. In addition to adding the new in-out Caribbean collection to its popular Jill Zarin program, Unique Loom introduces Dunes, a lineup that brings a grass-inspired look to an easy-care construction. Patterns range from classic geometrics to global styles, animal prints and more. Also making its market debut is the handmade Larsa collection, crafted of 80 percent jute and 20 percent cotton. The flatweave of the jute is complemented by a loop pile with raised global-styled motif. Color options including pink, navy, gray, hunter green, natural and ivory.

The Dunes collection offers popular grass-like styling in easy-care construction. Shown, 3195980
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