HIGH POINT, N.C.–Bright colors and new licenses are on tap at High Point Market, which runs until Thursday. Rug vendors are using the last trade show of the year to expand into new categories, as well as bring out new constructions and additions.
With the launch of its Spring 2014 collection, Company C kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration at High Point, with more events coming over the next year. In its new larger showroom in High Point, the company showed its new items, including Sarrouk, one of the company’s original rug designs now brought back as an indoor/outdoor hook accent rug; Hayden, a traditional look in Company C’s signature colors; and Sumiko, a design of oversized glazed pots.
Surya unveiled several new licensed lines, including ones from designers Lotta Jansdotter and Brian Gluckstein. In addition, it showed five collections from Belgium-based company Papilio, where each collection has a personality, including the youthful Pepper, the refined Poem and the bohemian Planet lines. The company also added its new lighting line, which includes mercury glass, wrought iron and ceramic.
Safavieh debuted its Vineyard Vine collection, a cut and loop handknotted group with a worn, vintage look, as well as the Splatter line in its Isaac Mizrahi collection, handtufted of wool and viscose, among other introductions.
Capel debuted its new licensed line with Hable Construction at the show, which include wool loop-hook constructions and U.S.-made braided collections .
Now in its 3,500 square-foot showroom in Showplace, Amer Rugs launched several collections. Madison was a new line of 10 handtufted floral designs each in four colorways, and is made of wool in India. Made of a New Zealand wool blend, Studio is an embossed viscose handtufted collection, with such designs as scrolls, damask and trellis.
Among AMS Imports’ introductions were contemporary tartan patterns from Scotland, which could be bound in wool or leather. The company also added to its Watercolors line of flatweaves and debuted Plantation, which featured traditional styles in contemporary colors. In addition, it showed rugs from Ariana for the first time, along with ones from Lavender and Inner Asia.
Dreamweavers debuted its Executive Ties collection, which uses recycled ties and comes in two styles and three colorways. It also showed its faux fur rug, made of a synthetic fiber.