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The Ultimate Rug Buyers' Guide to Spring HPMKT

Spring High Point Market buyers will see a significant rollout of new area rugs, across a sweeping range of weaves, yarns, interior design styles and fashion color combinations.

Lisa Vincenti
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From innovative performance rugs to exquisite hand-knots, HPMKT rug debuts tick all the right boxes.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Set for April 2-6 this spring, High Point Market will see a large rollout of new area rugs, across a sweeping range of weaves, yarns, interior design styles and fashion color combinations.

Several rug companies have expanded their showrooms this market, and others are beefing up one-of-a-kind offerings for shoppers eager to offer their own customers unique high-end looks in tandem with timely deliveries. In-stock is the magic buzzword in every quality from hand-knotted to performance as tumultuous geo-political events and rising inflation are top-of-mind.

In this exclusive pre-market roundup, RugNews.com talks with top vendors to preview some of their expected hits, market events and celebrations.

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Amer Rugs debuts Vermont, a super-soft power-loomed collection, at its SAMS booth. Shown, VRM-7

Amer Rugs returns to High Point Market this spring in a new space at Suites at Market Square, M-3037. The company, which hasn't shown its rugs at an in-person event since the pandemic shutdowns of 2020, re-enters the home furnishings show circuit this spring to showcase its latest area rug debuts live. Among the new collections will be Dune, hand-woven in India of 100 percent cotton, with geometric designs and a short fringe. Two eye-catching power-loomed collections are also among the highlights. The debuting Montana and Vermont assortments include abstract designs and updated classic motifs, both with colorful accents. 

Amer's new hand-woven Dune collection is crafted of cotton and features geometric motifs. Shown, DUN-6
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Feizy debuts Leylan, an updated Oushak range in an all wool Soumak weave. Shown, LEY-0563FT

Feizy, which will introduce eight new collections, plus line extensions for its program with designer Thom Filicia and other popular assortments, predicts that clients will continue to shop High Point for in-stock product, according to Justin Yeck, vice president, omnichannel sales, marketing, product development & design.

"Because we carry such a breadth of product, it’s been a focus to fill our white spaces and continue to introduce product that is on-trend and more importantly IN STOCK," he said, noting that Feizy will introduce more than 60 designs in constructions ranging from digitally printed machine-mades to hand-knotted rugs. In addition, High Point marketgoers will get a first look at the company's new designer-drive Revolution by Feizy collection of fine hand-knotted rugs.

Feizy grows its program with designer Thom Filicia, adding several new lines including the abstract linear Altman.
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HRI presents fresh Charlotte collection debuts, hand-knotted in wool with viscose highlights. Shown, CA66

HRI is expanding two of its new best-selling hand-knotted collections, introduced in High Point last October, Charlotte and Platinum Oushak. The luxe Platinum Oushak range, one of three Oushak-inspired collections in a good, better, best selection, is hand knotted in a Turkish weave in Pakistan add new design. These pure wool rugs are available in sizes ranging from 6x9 to12x18.

Charlotte, another recent rollout that is earning kudos, gets a line extension as well with fresh looks for spring High Point shoppers. The line of abstracted geometric designs is hand-knotted of wool with viscose highlights in India. Sizes range from 6x9 to 10x14.

HRI adds new designs and colorways to its popular, recently released Oushak series. including the finely crafted,
hand-knotted Platinum Oushak (above, PL-28).

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Jaipur Living adds to its Designer Edit program, geared toward interior designs, with the wool and silk Amoret.
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Jaipur Living introduces a range of rugs from power-loomed digitally printed styles to fine hand-knotted rugs. Among the debuts are the first collections with Los Angeles designer Kate Lester, including the digitally printed Harman collection of power-loomed rugs, and Harman Natural, a lineup of handwoven designs made of wool and jute.

The rug maker also expands its Designer Edit program, which is made with the interior designer in mind, adding the wool and silk Amoret collection and Seora, crafted of a textural, wool pile that contains no dye. Jaipur's Designer Edit collection is available only to Jaipur Living Design Partners.

Jaipur Living introduces its new collaboration with SOCAL designer Kate Lester with the printed Harman range.
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Kalaty rolls out its first rugs inspired by the work of muralist and visual artist Katie Merz. Shown, AW1071

The big news at the Kalaty IHFC showroom is its first licensed rugs with muralist and visual artist Katie Merz. The two inaugural collections include artwrks and colorwrks, inspired by Merz's abstract ink-and-watercolor works on paper. The easy-care artwrks collection features a distinctive high-low textural weave power-loomed of polypropylene and polyester. The power-loomed easy-care colorwrks is crafted of 100 percent polypropylene.

The new Colorwrks collection from the Katie Merz x Kalaty collection is power-loomed of polypropylene. Shown,


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Stacy Garcia Home's Crescendo design in oyster is softly distressed and features a watercolor style in neutral tones.

Karastan continues to focus markets on its recently introduced licensed programs with Stacy Garcia Home and Bobby Berk for the upcoming HPMKT. The Rendition collection by Stacy Garcia is woven in a mixture of EverStrand and SmartStrand fibers. The New York designer will be in the Karastan showroom hosting a cocktail hour on Sunday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In addition, the Bobby Berk lineup, which includes constructions such as hand-woven wool printed designs and machine-woven rugs in a range of fibers including polyester or polyester and Triexta, will also be highlighted at spring market.

From the Bobby Berk collection comes Khamal, machine-woven of SmartStrand fibers (MSRP, $919 in 8x11) with
motifs of red, rust, beige, grey and orange.

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Kaleen adds a new Southwestern-inspired design to the popular Natural Jute collection by Hilary Farr.
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Kaleen, which will show off an expanded and remodeled High Point Market showroom, will roll out eight new area rug collections and a line extension, plus feature its recently introduced Tamara Day licensed rugs, at spring market. "We are launching eight new collections and one line extension," said COO Monty Rathi. "We are showcasing Tamara Day, which was a success at the winter Vegas show, and we are going to take that success to High Point."

In addition, the Hilary Farr licensed program is grown with additions to the Natural Jute and Sterling Impressions collections. The company's Luxe by Kaleen, a line of high-end hand-knotted area rugs available to its brick-and-mortar clients, continues to resonate with market-goers, and the company will focus this market on introducing furniture stores and designers to new Luxe POS display system.

HGTV's Bargain Mansion host Tamara Day's rug program with Kaleen will be showcased at spring market.
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Loloi, which tweaks its showroom for spring, grows its Rifle Paper Company assortment with Maison (MAO-05CR00).

Loloi heads to spring High Point Market with 17 rug collections making their market debut. The company will also introduce new pillows, throws, wall art and one-of-a-kind products.

"High Point has always been a great show for Loloi, and part of the reason is the variety we offer our dealers," said Austin Craley, VP, sales. "We have become known for one-of-a-kind rugs, pillows and wall art at the show. In addition we expanded our licensed brands as well as our offerings from high-end hand-knotted rugs through lower-end value-priced assortments -- and everything in-between.

"Our clients need us to continue offering fresh, new, exciting products that turn quickly! It's really that simple," Craley told RugNews.com. "Some of the most exciting intros include additions to licensed lines like Magnolia Home, Rifle Paper Company, Justina Blakeney and more. Specific new Loloi introductions include Emilia and Anissa, two wool hand-knotted collections from India in Oushak and Moroccan designs, as well as several beautiful new polyester space-dyed collections from Turkey, plus two new outdoor-friendly rug collections too."

Loloi, which recently expanded its High Point footprint, has carved out two new entrances to its showroom, and has expanded and relocated its one-of-a-kind offering and pillow assortments.

Finally, the principals from Chris Loves Julia, one of Loloi's newer licensees, will be in the showroom on Monday, April 4, for a meet and greet with market attendees.

Loloi adds Anissa, a hand-knotted Moroccan-inspired collection, for spring market buyers. Shown, ANI-01IVML

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LR Home debuts Iris, a hand-tufted assortment, made of 80 percent wool and 20 percent cotton. Shown, VCT-31915.

LR Home, which recently grew its High Point Market presence, will focus spring and summer markets on its Natural Fiber rugs, introducing more complex designs and constructions. Market-goers will get to browse 56 new area rug designs, in addition to about 250 new products across its other home categories: art, home textiles, pillows and furniture. The new Congo collection of hand-woven jute area rugs makes its market debut at market, as does the hand-tufted Iris collection, crafted of 80 percent wool and 20 percent cotton.

Also of note, LR Home is rolling out its first licensed pillow collection with New York designer Stacy Garcia. Garcia will be in the LR Home showroom on Monday, April 4, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., to meet with marketgoers.

LR Home is focusing on "wow" factor with many of its new rug introductions. Shown, VCT-31847

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Momeni's Izmir collection features Turkish-inspired designs in soft colorations. Shown, IZ-10GRY

Momeni will introduce about 12 new rug collections with a focus on machine-made designs for High Point Market shoppers this spring. It also showcases a dramatically expanded one of a kind lineup with a new showroom on the 6th floor of IHFC (#H621) dedicated to OAKs, in addition to its main showroom's OAK offering. "We are focusing on expanding Momeni Basics with new collections, as well as adding colorways to our best-selling Charles and James lines," Reza Momeni told RugNews.com. "We are expanding our performance rugs and growing our machine-made catalog with five new collections spanning styles from bright traditional to neutral modern." He noted that Momeni will shift the focus for fall markets to higher-end qualities, such as handmade and hand-knotted.

Among the debuts buyers can anticipate at spring market is the Anatolia collection, a machine-printed pile range made of a blend of 50 percent nylon and 50 percent wool. In addition, Momeni will feature its Izmir collection of Turkish-inspired designs in subtle colorations. Finally, buyers will get to see a new colorway, slate, added to Momeni's best-selling Erin Gates Orchard collection, handwoven of jute and wool.

Fans of Erin Gates' Orchard collection, handwoven of jute and wool, will cheer the new slate colorway.


Nourison adds new looks to its successful Silk Shadows collection (SHA20, shown), hand-knotted of wool with
silk-like bamboo fiber accents.

Nourison will showcase a range of price points for rug shoppers at its High Point showroom, in addition to revamping its showroom to highlighting its new Reserve Custom Sudio rug program and setting up a "vault" on the sixth floor to showcase a curated selection of one of a kind rugs. Among the showcased collections will be the popular, recently debuted machine-washable rugs from the 57 Grand by Nicole Curtis Series 1 collection and fresh luxe Christopher Guy designs, plus the latest updates -- added in January -- to Nourison's best-selling collection, Prismatic. In addition, the company's successful Silk Shadows sees a line extension this spring with fresh styles. Hand-knotted from a premium blend of New Zealand wool and silk-like bamboo fibers, Silk Shadows has carved accents and a velvety soft hand.

Christopher Guy by Nourison adds a graphic brush-strokes-like design to its Wool & Silk collection, hand-knotted
from a blend of silk and New Zealand wool. Shown, CGS36 Black Gold

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Oriental Weavers adds six traditional designs to its successful space-dyed wool Lilihan assortment. Shown, 8022r

Oriental Weavers heads to the spring 2022 edition of High Point Market with a range of fashion debuts in a variety of qualities. The brand-new Montecito collection, launches with eight designs, is power-loomed of soft polyester at OW's domestic facility and also in Egypt. Offering a range of styles from geometric to classic, these high-low rugs are crafted with multi-level yarn system and feature simple, yet on-point ivory and gray coloration.

OW also grows two popular collections for High Point. Lilihan, a rich assortment featuring space-dyed wool woven on an Axminister loom, premieres six additional traditional designs. Lilihan rugs are power-loomed in Egypt. Finally, Verona gains four new plush looks ranging from simple geometrics to graphic textures and globally-inspired patterns. Machine-woven of 100 percent polyester microfiber in Egypt, the super-soft line includes a classic palette of neutrals with ivory and cool grays.

Oriental Weavers introduces the power-loomed Montecito collection with eight designs, made domestically and
in Egypt. Shown, 8111w.

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Rug & Kilim will showcase its newest additions to its Art Deco-inspired Deco collection. Shown, 23823

New York rug studio Rug & Kilim returns to High Point with an amped up selection of area rugs. "We will have more inventory, a bigger space, and new merchandise," said Josh Nazmiyal, founder.

The latest design additions to Rug & Kilim's most successful lines will be on display and include its Moroccan, French Deco, Scandinavian and Homage collections. In addition, the area rug company will introduce its City Lights design from its high-end Custom collection in a premier construction. City Lights is hand-knotted of silk in Nepal with high-low motif. Rug & Kilim is stocking this design in full-sized rugs and samples.

Rug & Kilim adds City Lights to its Custom collection in a premier quality of hand-knotted silk, crafted in Nepal.

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Safavieh showcases the Jasmine collection of performance rugs at spring High Point Market. Shown, JSM342F

At the Safavieh showroom rug buyers will find plenty of fashion driven collections, from hand-knotted rugs to performance designs. The Jasmine collection, which includes both abstract looks and updated classic motifs, is power-loomed of soft polyester and shrink poly. These rugs are pet and child friendly, with soft and muted colorations.

The Tucson collection from Safavieh marries high-performance with reworked traditional patterns in both vibrant and subtle colorations. These rugs are machine-washable and made from soft power-loomed polyester.

The machine-washable Tucson collection from Safavieh features traditional rug motifs reworked in fashion color
palettes. Shown,TSN143B

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Surya will debut its new hand-knotted, vintage-style Hamadan collection at spring HPMKT. Shown, ham2303-912

Surya completely revamps its High Point showroom for spring market. Rug displays will get a reboot, as will the company's accent and furnishings assortment, which debuts its first upholstered pieces in April, Satya Tiwari, president, told RugNews.com. Surya is rolling out 50 new rug collections for High Point marketgoers, as well as a large assortment of one-of-a-kind rugs.

The debut collections include luxe hand-knotteds, soft designs, natural fiber and eco-friendly rugs, and plenty of performance options as well. Hamadan is a traditional hand-knotted rug collection featuring rich, faded colors and a luxurious handmade construction. The hand-loomed Hickory collection, offers subtle designs made of 100 percent recycled PET yarn that is easy care and outdoor safe. Regal will also make its debut at High Point, with modern natural fiber rugs hand-woven from a mix of jute and polyester.

And lastly, the vintage-styled Naila collection is machine-woven in Turkey with 100 percent space-dyed polyester yarn. Featuring 12 colors and crafted self-tassels, this construction delivers a hand-knotted look and feel.

The modern natural fiber rugs in Surya's new Regal collection are hand-woven from a mix of jute and polyester.
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Trans-Ocean introduces a new contemporary plaid design by Liora Manne to the hand-tufted wool Tivoli collection.

Trans-Ocean introduces several new performance and indoor-only rugs by New York designer Liora Manne at spring market. The Tivoli range, hand-tufted of wool in India, offers intricate tonal designs and a thick, plush tread underfoot. New looks include a plaid motif in sisal and green colorways; a contemporary boxes style available in three colorways (blue, green and warm); and La Palma, a palm motif in light blue, green, cream and navy on a solid brown background.

Also on show will be additions to the Canyon collection designs, power-loomed of 100 percent polypropylene in Turkey. Among the featured introductions is a modern design, Disco, inspired by the '60s with shaded oversized florals on a tightly woven ivory base. These rugs feature two pile heights with a tightly woven base accented by high piles that are velvety soft.

The Tivoli collection of wool hand-tufted rugs from Trans-Ocean adds a new color combination to its popular La Palma design.
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