Nourison Celebrates Butera Debut
Interior designer Barclay Butera officially made his debut into the Nourison family of licensed collections at market with the release of his line with the company. The line includes flatweaves, woven distressed leather and Barclay’s signature stripes, among other looks. Nourison held a party during the market to celebrate the new line.
Shaw Nearly Doubles HGTV Collection
In concert with HGTV’s furniture launch with Bassett, Shaw expanded its licensed area rug line with HGTV with 85 new styles, all of which coordinate with the new furniture. While the furniture falls into such lifestyle groups as Water’s Edge, an updated cottage feel in lighter tones, and Classic Chic, inspired by 20th century classic modern, Shaw’s rug designs can be used in a variety of HGTV’s design sensibilities, said Kim Barta, brand manager, Shaw Living.
The Grandeur collection debuted with 56 tufted designs, made with Anso nylon, which is recyclable and contains 25 percent recycled content.
The new Intrigue collection of 29 machine-woven designs reflects the cultures of the Mediterranean, and includes Shaw’s new ombré dyeing technique, which allows the company to incorporate rich shadings and offer vast color coordination options. Made of EverTouch nylon, which can be recycled back into new fiber, new designs include the floral Mum’s the Word, the antique damask Venezia and, shown here, the Grand Milano design.
The HGTV line first launched with Shaw in January 2011, and includes carpet, hardwood, laminate and area rugs.
Currey & Company Launches Rug Category
Currey & Company debuted its first area rug collection, after two years of design and development. The eight initial handmade rugs were inspired by historical and tribal designs, and handknotted in India of a high-quality New Zealand wool blend.
“The rug program was well received by our customers during the High Point show,” said Cecil Adams, creative director. “The color palette, size availability and value were all important features mentioned by our customers.” All eight designs will be included on its website, as well as its new catalog, which is going out to customers this month, he said. Come October High Point Market, even more designs will be added.
The rugs will be available in 6-by-9, 8-by-10, 9-by-12 and 10-by-12 sizes.
Foreign Accents Adds Boardwalk Line
Foreign Accents released two new collections, including Boardwalk. Made of handtufted wool in India, Boardwalk is offered in different variations, combined with felted, looped and space-dyed yarns.
“The Boardwalk collection is upscale, full of energy, a celebration of style and life,” said Trish Rempen, president and CEO, Foreign Accents. “There’s a lot happening here. Textures, different weaves, space-dyed yarns, curves, rounded edges—we were looking to develop something that reflects a relaxed energy, away from the metallics, but still exciting.”
The line launched with three designs, one of which is shown here, but more will be added at future markets this year. A new handtufted cotton line called Mosaic also debuted at the show.
In addition, the company recently annointed Worldwide Homefurnishings as its exclusive Canadian distributor, and will create a collection that is tailored to the Canadian marketplace.