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High Point Market: Highlights

Posted on June 11, 2012 by HFN Staff

Rizzy Home

The Arts and Crafts movement was back at Rizzy Home, which debuted Century, a handtufted group of nine designs. The designs are hand drawn, not CAD drawings, to "get the nuance the designer wanted," said Al Mortensen, director of creative and design. The designs are more traditionally colored for an Arts and Crafts design, "but still very vibrant and fresh," he said. Customers said that the designs were true to the style but still had an updated feel, and one said the designs had "the best parts of traditional and contemporary mixed in together," he added. Overall, "the response was very positive." Shown here in design #CY2872, Century is handtufted of wool in India. rizzyhome.com

Nourison

Equestrian, shown here in design EQU01, was one of the hits of Nourison's new Barclay Butera collection at market. Evoking refined English country living, Equestrian is handmade of 100 percent antique leather with felt backing. Other hits included Maze, a group of geometric flatweaves; Oxford, with Butera's signature stripes in varying widths; and Medley, a modern, hide-hair collection in vivid, over-dyed hues. Partnering with Butera "will open doors for us," said Julie Rosenblum, brand manager, Nourison. "His name means something to the designer community." And the line of 32 SKUs in six collections contains "looks we didn't have in Nourison before." nourison.com

Millennium Weavers

With a wrought iron look, Tendril, here in crimson, was one of two new designs Millennium Weavers launched in its Arabesque collection, one of its "great selling" lines, said Mike Thompson, vice president, area rug division. Tendril is available in three colors and "adds to the transitional appeal of the collection," he said. "Dealers like the simplicity of the designs and the colors available  for coordination with the other rugs in each collection." The company also added three designs to its Millennium collection. millenniumweavers.com

Oriental Weavers

Woven on an Axminster loom, the Ensley collection from Oriental Weavers blends wool yarns with synthetic fibers for a softer hand, as well as easier maintenance and increased durability. A range of 117 variations of trend-forward shades are used for endless color options, including cool mineral gray, teal blue, spicy saffron and warm coriander. Here in design #8021R, the collection includes modern ikat patterns and updated tribal looks. owrugs.com

Capel Rugs

Worldwide influences played a part in the additional designs celebrity designer Genevieve Gorder created for her flatweave collection with Capel. A needlework pattern she saw in Norway led to the Sn? design, in three colors and shown here in Peony. Dot takes its inspiration from the subway tiles in the New York transit system, and is in six colors and two sizes of dots. From the Southwest comes the Tribe pattern and from Morocco, Moor, in three and six colors, respectively. In addition, black is a new color throughout the collection. "Genevieve's new designs were very well received," said Tami Watras, vice president--product and creative director. "Retailers commented that the designs were unique, even a bit girlie, with unexpected playful pops of color. We had so many new designers and dealers come in requesting the line--it's exceeded our expectations." capelrugs.com