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The Ultimate Rug Guide to High Point Market, Part 1

In this industry exclusive, RugNews.com showcases dozens and dozens of new area rugs making their market debuts at 20 plus showrooms across High Point.

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Fashion and technology collide in the latest area rugs heading to the fall High Point Market.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Fashion and technology blend artfully in the newest area rug collections debuting across the High Point Market campus for the fall 2022 edition of the international show.

What’s more, the excitement is palpable as rug buyers will be scoping out myriad new showrooms in the area rug category, taking time out to enjoy a full roster of rug showroom events, as well as browse the hottest new designs and colors.

On the showroom front, there are plenty of relocations – and a few newcomers – including Feizy for example, which moves from Market Square to a two story space in a building owned by Wendover Art on North Hamilton. Also, Showplace rug exhibitors previously occupying the third floor, now taken over by Hooker Furniture, have relocated to new spaces, including Jaipur Living to Commerce & Design, and LR Home, Rizzy Home, and more to IHFC.

Trending looks abound in this exclusive Ultimate Rug Guide to High Point Market, with black and white designs in ascendency (again) reworking the classic high-contrast duo into contemporary looks across design categories from abstract brushstroke patterns to updated iconic Persian styles. Geometrics are hot – from free-form to literal – and watercolor effects are more sophisticated than ever before.

Finally, area rug buyers, who have become inured to constant innovations in the category, won’t be disappointed with plenty of cutting-edge rug designs executed in unexpected fibers or fiber combinations, fresh textural wallops and techniques that continue to bring once-only high-end looks to a broader audience.

In this exclusive two-part guide to the latest rugs at High Point Market, RugNews.com showcases the top looks rolling out at 20-plus area rug showrooms. Part 1 kicks off the series with company’s from A to K, while Part 2, continues the coverage with rug exhibitors from L to U.

IHFC, H-407

Amer introduces its new Jaigarh collection of hand-knotted wool rugs at its new IHFC space. Shown, AI22

Amer Rugs debuts in a new permanent HPMKT showroom located in IHFC, H-407, and will showcase its latest handmade area rugs. Among the featured debuts will be two collections (Jaigarh and Milano) crafted of 100 percent raw hand-spun New Zealand wool. Jaigarh offers classic rug patterns reworked in modern palettes with colorful accents. These fringed rugs are hand-finished and offer a medium profile (0.40") and are available in 2x3, 8x10, 9x12, and 10x14. The Milano lineup also hand-finished, fringed and available in the same sizes, reworks traditional motifs in trending colorways including amber, coral, dark blue and stone white. However Milano area rugs offer a low profile with a pile height of 0.02.

Amer will present its hand-knotted Milano collection of updated classic motifs. Shown, MIL-30

Market Square, 294

Art Resources's flat woven Soumak collection of wool rugs feature natural, undyed wool. Shown, 86210

Among the dozens of new area rugs on display at the Art Resources will be the company's first machine-made designs, available in two qualities: 2 million point and 760,000 point. In addition, rug dealer, with showrooms in New Jersey and California, will introduce a new lineup of of hand-crafted area rugs made of natural fibers and at a more attainable price point compared to its hand-knotted rugs, including a new abstracted mountain and sun motif, crafted of undyed wool, from the Soumak collection. The Uzbek Kilim collection of flat-woven rugs produced in Afghanistan adds colorful geometrics and graphic black and white styles for fall. And the company's popular Atlas collection introduces simple charcoal gray geometric pattern and a textural striped soft blue style. Also buyers will see the company's new abstract Mamluk designs, hand-knotted in Pakistan of wool, from the Indigo collection, as well.

Art Resources grows its Uzbek Kilim collection of flat-woven rugs produced in Afghanistan with fresh styles for fall
shoppers. Shown, 76879

Market Square, 112

Capel introduces the Azari collection, hand-tufted of wool. Shown, Azari Keshan in Terra Cotta

Capel Rugs is expanding its assortment of promotionally priced machine-made rugs as well as more upscale hand-tufted models in new transitional and traditional designs. Leading off the slate of introductions is Azari, a nine-rug collection that is hand-tufted in India of 100 percent wool. Inspired by vintage Persian designs, the collection’s two patterns, Isfahan and Keshan, are offered in a range of rich colors and fresh accents.

Also on tap for High Point is Zenith, a machine-made collection featuring a plush high-low texture and a lively blending of natural colors. The Zenith collection is machine made in Turkey on Wilton looms using a mix of 90 percent polyester and 10 percent olefin yarns. Also debuting is the machine-made Bosphorus collection, made in the US of space-dyed polyester on Wilton power looms to create deep and rich tones with a soft hand. The Bosphorus collection includes three patterns and nine colorways: Bahktiar in navy, chocolate and terra cotta; Heriz in ivory, natural and rust; Ispahan in aqua; and Keshan in blue and stone.

The Bosphorus collection from Capel is Wilton woven of space-dyed polyester. Shown, Heriz in Ivory

300 W. Broad Ave.

Annie Selke grows its popular Paint Chip motif with new color combinations including stone, above.

Annie Selke, represented by CODARUS, features its Paint Chip micro-hooked rugs at the fall market, introducing new palettes for market-goers. Paint Chip features an abstract broken brushstroke motif in a range of colors such as clay, rust, blush, jade and sky. These low-maintenance wool rugs are designed for high-traffic. Sizes range from 2x3 up to 10x14 with a MSRP of $848 for 5x8. With a pure wool pile and cotton reverse, rugs are crafted in India and can be custom cut in the U.S.

SAMS, G6055

Couristan introduces the Nostalgia lineup of cross-woven on Wilton looms with a dense pile. Shown, Garden Palace

Several new collections will launch in the Couristan showroom at the Suites at Market Square. In the indoor-outdoor category, the company introduces: Dolce collection, made of Courtron polypropylene with a structured tapestry construction, and Everhome collection, which is a structured flatwoven construction in Courtron polypropylene. For the indoors, Dreamscapes collection debuts and this lineup is made of 100 percent polyester in a fiber that has a soft hand reminiscent of rabbit fur. These digitally printed abstract designs have a watercolor-like appearance. Rounding out the introductions is Nostalgia, also cross-woven on Wilton looms, with a dense pile of over 500,000 points of yarn per square meter, and an incorporated fringe.

Couristan's Dreamscape offers an ultra-soft rabbit-fur like pile with abstract printed motifs. 

309 N. Hamilton

Feizy introduces the hand-tufted wool and viscose Anya collection at its new permanent HPMKT space. Shown, ANY-8886F

This market marks the premiere of Feizy’s new permanent showroom located at 309 N. Hamilton, where the rug company will occupy the first two floors of Wendover Art Group’s new 34,000-square-foot building. Celebrity designer and Feizy licensing partner Thom Filicia will host a progressive lunch at the rug maker’s showroom on Sunday Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon (read more).

Among the collections that will be introduced in the new space are Anya, a tufted wool and viscose collection featuring contemporary, watercolor-inspired designs, and Ashby, hand-woven of undyed wool in abstract, organic geometric patterns. The Maguire collection, featuring a loop and cut wool pile construction, has a bold, graphic look, and the Whitton collection has a sophisticated color palette and a linear styling. Also new are the hand-knotted wool Ronin collection with unique Persian-inspired designs, and Zarah, a hand-tufted blend of wool and viscose in sophisticated abstract designs.

Feizy introduces Ashby, a range of hand-woven of undyed wool  rugs in geometric patterns. Shown, 8908F

IHFC, D431

HRI offers a range of fresh contemporary handmade rugs including the doodle-like Spiral collection. Shown, SP-01

Harounian Rugs International (HRI) showcases several new handmade collections. Among the top looks are Fusion, handmade in India, featuring a unique crosshatch design in colorways of ivory and gray or slate and blue, made of plush wool and viscose pile. Another collection, Spiral, is comprised of bold, abstract designs with a hand-knotted, Tibetan weave construction in wool with viscose highlights. And, Fern is made of 100 percent undyed wool with a unique, highly textured high-low-construction that includes shaggy details. Another lineup that buyers can view is the recently rolled out abstract textural Twilight collection, inspired by impasto painting, and hand-knotted in wool and silk.

HRI presents its bold abstracted cross-hatch Fusion collection of plush wool and viscose motifs. Shown, US-06

Showplace, 2345

Among the best-sellers from the Tamara Day by Kaleen collection is this geometric from the Jupiter collection.

Kaleen Rugs & Broadloom is celebrating its 25th year anniversary in-person alongside licensed partner Tamara Day at the fall High Point Market on Saturday, October 22, kicking off with an 11 a.m. brunch and Q&A with Day, who is the celebrity star of HGTV's popular Bargain Mansions show (read more). Tamara Day’s inaugural rug collections, which include indoor-only and indoor-outdoor options, will take center stage at Kaleen's recently revamped Showplace showroom. In addition, Kaleen is expanding its high-end LUXE by Kaleen label, adding new styles for High Point market-goers. These hand-crafted rugs feature a custom option with sizing up to 16 feet wide delivered within 120 days.

Kaleen's hand-knotted Sikri collection, part of LUXE by Kaleen, is available in custom sizes up to 16-feet wide in
120 days. Shown, SIR08

IHFC, G369

Kalaty grows some of its best-selling hand-knotted rugs including Orion collection. Shown, ON-1162

Kalaty heads to HPMKT with a fresh lineup of high-end hand-knotted designs, new additions to its best-selling handmade collections, as well as additions to the its popular-priced K-TWO series of open-distribution collections, which debuts its first hair-on-hide rugs. Market buyers can expect high-energy graphic designs and contemporary abstracts to updated-traditional designs and tonal transitional styles. Kalaty will also showcase a selection of one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rug. Among the featured introductions for fall 2022 High Point include: the new Oushak-influenced Amalfi collection; the multi-textural eclectic hand-knotted Kamaria assortment; 11 additions to the Celeste collection of abstract and contemporary geometric motifs, and the Oushak-inspired reversible flatweave designs of the debuting Soumak Chroma collection.

Kalaty introduces the erased-style Oushak-inspired Kandra collection that offers pops of color. Shown, KD-1143

IHFC, D443

Karastan grows its Drew and Jonathan lineup with new Moroccan-styled patterns added to the hand-woven Kasbah
collection. Shown, Agadir

New styles from licensing partners Stacy Garcia and Drew and Jonathan Scott are among the highlights of what’s new from Karastan. From Stacy Garcia, the collection Depiction features Annora and Bancroft, hand-knotted designs made of 100 percent wool with the designer’s signature layering of color and pattern. New products from Drew and Jonathan Scott include the plush handwoven polyester Sirocco collection, three rugs with geometric line work in neutral colors, the Kasbah collection of seven new rugs woven of wool and influenced by the Southwest and other locales, and the textural Paloma collection, five rugs that are hand-loomed in a blend of wool and polyester in lush hues of black, blue, green, gray and pearl.

Karastan and Stacy Garcia showcase her new hand-knotted wool rugs from the Depiction collection. Shown, Bancroft

C&D 4th floor

The Someplace in Time collection from Jaipur Living features authentic timeworn looks. Shown, SPT17

Jaipur Living heads to High Point with a roster of events set for the grand opening of its new permanent showroom, Commerce & Design, 4th floor. The company is introducing more than a dozen new collections, including Someplace in Time, part of the Designer Edit collection for interior designers, and Pathways by Verde Home. Someplace in Time rugs are crafted of handspun wool with an authentic, timeworn look. Pathways by Verde Home, micro-tufted of naturally dyed wool, features contemporary designs.

Harman Hold, a new collection with interior designer Kate Lester, also debuts. It features digitally printed images of vintage rugs with a distressed effect, matched with a special traction backing perfectly suited for heavily trafficked, hard surface spaces such as entryways, bathrooms and kitchens.

Pathways by Verde Home by Jaipur Living is micro-tufted of wool. Shown, PVH13

-- Continue reading The Ultimate Rug Guide to High Point Market, Part 2
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