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Las Vegas, Previews

The Ultimate Rug Buyers' Guide to Las Vegas Market, Part 1

RugNews.com surveys 20-plus top names in the field to offer a rug buyers' preview of what's in store at the upcoming edition of Las Vegas Market.

Carol Tisch, Lisa Vincenti
collage of area rugs
Area rug exhibitors at Las Vegas Market's summer 2022 event offer a broad range of styles and qualities in
fresh colorations.

LAS VEGAS -- Area rug designs continue to warm up with vendors re-issuing classic looks in a wave of earthy hues. Ivories, browns and rusts counterbalance cooler palettes of omni-present blue and gray looks. Rug buyers can expect these tones in everything from handmade hide designs and pure wool hand-knotted rugs to high-quality machine-mades and more budget friendly performance introductions.

But there are still plenty of options for those seeking more colorful options, from soft pinks, organic greens, bold blues among a few, to choose from. Motifs re-interpret everything from iconic Berber styles, classic Persian motifs, tribal looks and modern geometrics in color combinations that inspire re-assurance and comfort.

In this two-part guide to what's new and next at Las Vegas summer market, RugNews.com surveys 20-plus top names in the field to offer a rug buyers' preview of what's in store. Below we showcase the latest designs from companies A to L -- and be sure not to miss Part 2 of our comprehensive compendium, click here.

Temporaries, E-1719

Australian rug brand Ground Control, a sister label to Art Hide, returns to Vegas showcasing its indoor-outdoor
Ashes, woven of PET. 

After a two-year-plus hiatus due to the pandemic, two Australian customizable rug brands Art Hide and Ground Control will return to summer Vegas market in the Expo center. The two brands, which launched in the U.S. in January 2016, both will showcase new collections. Ground Control debuts a Palm Springs-inspired customizable rug collection. The Ground Control collection features textured jutes and wools in raw tones, mixed with earthy and marbled hues. Designs include both organic and geometric shapes, a nod to the vintage heyday of Palm Springs design.

Highlights of Art Hide's latest introductions include premium cowhides in bold patterns featuring glamorous and retro tones of shrimp, cognac and swimming pool jades alongside muted tones such as dry moss, sand and charcoal. In addition to custom dyeing, the company’s signature laser burning technique has also been deployed to create elegant curves and geometric finesse.

Art Hides debuts its handmade hair-on-hide Faceta geometric in caramel colorway.

Showroom A133

Capel's Verve, a hand-knot range of wool rugs, debuts in new color combinations including silver multi, above.

An eclectic mix of introductions by Capel Rugs includes high-value machine-made designs, hand knots, new braids, and updated Oushak and Gabbeh patterns. Most of the introductions lean traditional in their styling, but all of them have a fresh twist.

Capel showcases Verve, a new hand-knotted collection from India made of 100 percent wool. The initial introduction features two colors -- silver multi and ecru multi. Six sizes are available, including 2'6" x 9', 3x5, 5x8, 9x12 and 10x14, and a 5x8 model may retail for under $1,299.

A new braided design being introduced by Capel is Bambini, a super-soft, 3/8"-pile cotton chenille rug crafted for children's rooms. Bambini comes in six colorways -- aquamarine, cloud blue, cool grey, periwinkle, pretty in pink and sunshine and is offered in a wide range of sizes and shapes, including ovals, rounds, squares and runners. A 5x8 rug may retail for under $649.

A cheery addition to children's rooms,vCapel's Bambi offers a super-soft pile of cotton chenille.

Showroom B360

Couristan introduces the two-million-point Siena collection, crafted of viscose and shrink acrylic. Shown, design 3226

Couristan will showcase its latest additions in middle-higher price points at Las Vegas Market. The company has focused on its million-point plus products in traditional and contemporary designs (the Siena collection); its latest 100 percent wool rugs in traditional looks, and pure wool textured hand-loomed designs in simple stripe and Ogee patterns.

Couristan's two-million-point Siena collection, made of 85 percent viscose and 15 percent shrink acrylic, is hand-washed for a soft finish. Cross-woven on Wilton looms, the company's Halli collection features a 500,000-point construction.

The Halli collection from Couristan is cross-woven on Wilton looms with a 500,000 point construction.

Showroom A432

Debuting at the Dynamic Rugs showroom is the new Ella collection of traditional motifs in neutral tones with vibrant
accents. Shown, 3983

Dynamic Rugs will debut five new rug collections for market shoppers. Among the debuts are higher-quality machine-made designs, which have been in demand with clients, updated traditional styles in neutral palettes, and bold classic styles with grounds of red and blue. Featured at Dynamic Rugs' Building A space are the Annalise and Ella collections. Annalise rugs offer traditional motifs in a range of neutral color tones, machine-made of polypropylene and shrink polyester in Turkey. The Ella range, which offers traditional ivory rugs with accent colors of blue and red, is made of polyester.

The high-low traditional patterns of Annalise offer neutral palettes for a contemporary spin. Shown, 7602

Showroom C180

Feizy adds the new high-quality machine-made Celene collection to its summer lineup. Shown, CEL-39KWF

Feizy is debuting five new area rug collections, plus adding fresh designs to its machine-woven Gaspar collection. New designs will be unveiled in both the Fine and Lifestyle assortments. In addition, the company will debut its new Revolution by Feizy, a curated assortment of nine designer-driven area rug collections, which debuted at spring High Point Market. Also new to Vegas shoppers will be new Thom Filicia area rug designs launched at the spring 2022 event. 

Among the Dallas-based company's debuts are two higher-end power-loomed assortments, including Celene and Clio. Celene offers vintage-inspired motifs in a warm, neutral palette. These rugs are made in Turkey of viscose and polyester, and mimic a hand-knotted styling for a finely detailed look. The Clio lineup offers an abstract counterpoint with textured motifs. These area rugs, power-loomed of polypropylene and polyester in Turkey, also are reminiscent of high-end, hand-knotted rugs at an accessible price.

Feizy introduces the Clio collection with lustrous abstract designs that mimic the look of hand-knotted rugs. Shown,

Showroom C589

Fibreworks continues to grow its area rug offering adding the menswear-inspired Gatsby design. Shown, in Tuxedo

Natural floor-coverings brand Fibreworks continues to grow its area rug offering adding the Gatsby collection featuring a 1920s menswear-inspired herringbone design available in six neutral color ways. Gatsby is made of 100 percent New Zealand wool.

Showroom B433

HRI brings its new Glaze collection to Las Vegas. The line is hand-knotted of wool with viscose accents. Shown, GL-13

Harounian Rugs International (HRI) has a new lineup of fresh looks to feature in Vegas this summer. Among the highlights are the hand-knotted Arizona collection, crafted with a thick dense pile of undyed wool made in India. Arizona is stocked in full sizes of 8x10, 9x12 and 10x14, with sample swatches available, as well as custom sizes. In addition, the Glaze assortment, hand-knotted from India of wool with viscose highlights, offers abstract designs and is available in 8x10, 9x12 and 10x14. Finally, HRI continues to grow its best-selling Charlotte collection of texture and abstract designs. Charlotte is hand-knotted in wool with viscose accents. It is available in 6x9, 8x10, 9x12 and 10x14. The company is also expanding its Platinum Oushak collection with new color combinations. These rugs are hand-knotted of Gazni wool in Pakistan in sizes 8x10, 9x12, 10x14 and 12x18.

Featuring a thick dense pile of undyed wool, HRI's new Arizona collection is hand-knotted in India. Shown, AZ-08

Showroom A455

Jaunty's new Webster assortment is hand-woven of a cotton and viscose chenille blend. Shown, WE-61
Jaunty is rolling out several new rug designs for summer market-goers. Among the introductions is the hand-woven Webster collection using cotton and viscose chenille blended yarn. The chenille textured yarn in these rugs offer unique sheen, along with a luxurious soft texture. The Oslo collection is hand-tufted using wool and viscose blended yarn. The hand-woven Roxbury assortment is made of wool and a touch of added viscose and polyester fiber to create a luxurious pile with silk-like touch. Another hand-tufted range, Camden, is crafted using textured wool yarn and a special dyeing technique to create a unique combination of colors with a tone on tone look.

New Genesis collection rugs are hand-tufted using looped wool yarn. And finally, the debuting Zenith collection is hand-woven using a premium polyester and wool blended yarn for long lasting durability and ease of care. 

The Oslo collection by Jaunty is hand-tufted using wool and viscose blended yarns. Shown, OL-77

Showroom B455

Kalaty introduces the high-end power-loomed Celeste collection of abstract designs with a high-low weave. Shown,

Kalaty adds to its high-end lineup with two new ultra-luxe power-loomed collections (Celeste and Kamaria) with knots-per-square-inch counts (KPSI) that would be nearly impossible to achieve by hand. Celeste offers abstract patterns and designs in modern-fashion colors, power-loomed in a multi-textural high-low weave using a combination of Silkette and acrylic yarns. This power-loomed range features a knots-per-square-inch equal to many high-end hand-knotted styles (620 KPSIE). The Kamaria collection features updated-classic and contemporary designs with high-low weaves. Power-loomed using a combination of Silkette and polyester yarns, these rugs offer a 930 knots-per-square-inch equivalent.

In addition, the rug maker, in response to customer requests, adds oversize versions to its most sought-after hand-knotted rugs. The company has assembled a select group of rugs from among its best-selling high-end designs offering them in mansion sizes of 13x18, 14x20, 15x22 and 16x24.

Kalaty amps up its power-loomed rugs with Kamaria, a line of updated-classic and contemporary designs with high-low
weaves. Shown, KM-1042-A

Showroom C407

Kaleen showcases its most successful debuts at spring markets for Vegas shoppers, including its fashion-forward
outdoor assortment. Shown, Elora ELR01-113

Kaleen focuses summer market on its most successful debuts from High Point Market, including the hit program with HGTV celebrity Tamara Day, which launch earlier this year. In addition, the company will spotlight its new Kaleen Custom display unit which includes more than 650 styles that can be fashioned into any size rug (up to 16 feet wide) with a 10-day turnaround. What's more, the company's brick-and-mortar-focused LUXE assortment of high-end hand-knotted rugs will be showcased as well. Finally, Kaleen will showcase the latest designs in its fashion-driven indoor-outdoor program, including Elora, and its easy-care machine-made lineup with assortments such as Eclectic.

HGTV celebrity Tamara Day has been a huge hit with market goers. Shown, Juniper collection, TDJ01-10

Showroom C312

Karastan introduces the new Echo collection of rugs in a subtle color palette and finished with self-fringe.

While Karastan continues to keep the focus on its popular licensed programs with design partners Bobby Berk, Stacy Garcia, and Drew & Johnathan, it also introduces the new Echo collection. In addition, it is adding new looks to its Zephyr, Soiree, and Cosmopolitan collections for spring shoppers. The Echo collection offers a sophisticated and subtle color palette containing shades of cream, gray, steel blue, pomegranate and wheat. Styles in this collection feature a range of patterns that vary from abstract to traditional that are finished with a micro self-fringe construction.

Karastan grows its program in partnership with celebrities Drew & Jonathan Scott with new Moroccan-inspired looks.
Shown, Dervish

Showroom B462

Among the new releases at the Loloi showroom is Soho, a range of power-loomed abstract patterns. Shown, SOH-08

At the Loloi showroom buyers will find not only new area rug collections, but plenty of one-of-a-kind area rugs, pillows and wall art. Among the debuting rug assortments is the romantic and maximalist Botanical collection, a power-loomed range of large-scale flowers with a vintage fabric style and made of mixed materials in Egypt for both indoor and outdoor use. The new Soho lineup features abstract patterns with a distinctly contemporary edge flecked with tones of earth, concrete and pavement. These rugs are power-loomed in Turkey of 100 percent polyester pile and are Oeko-Tex certified, ensuring the rug’s materials don't contain harmful substances. Another introduction at summer market is Padma, hand-hooked by skilled artisans in India with a natural thick pile in bold color combinations and asymmetrical designs.

Loloi's Padma collection is hand-hooked with a natural thick pile and asymmetrical designs. Shown, PMA-03NVML

-- Continue reading Part 2 of our comprehensive two-part series of Las Vegas Market rug debuts.
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