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Coinciding with the long-awaited return of real-life design-world events, COVER Connect New York hosted a select group of dynamic rug companies together from across North America and beyond, at The Altman Building, Manhattan, from September 25-27, 2021. Scheduled to take place the month that the world’s premier buyers traditionally look to source rugs in New York — COVER Connect New York was the first dedicated handmade rug show that many of the exhibitors and visitors had been able to attend in two years.

Capel Rugs will debut major additions to the high-profile Genevieve Gorder and COCOCOZY licensed rug programs at the October 16 - 20 High Point Market, located in Market Square, space 112.

"Talented design partners like COCOCOZY and Genevieve infuse our offerings with unique inspirations," said Cameron Capel, president — sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. "Every year, we're excited to see what brilliant new ideas these creative licensees bring to the floor."

COCOCOZY will be introducing four collections, including the Cobblestone, Escape, Happy Day and Pulse collections. Genevieve Gorder will be showcasing seven collections, including the Arrows, Azteca, Criss-Cross, Deco, La Fete de Dot, Tropical Fete and Vintage Moroc collections.

Tamarian, one of the largest importers of Tibetan hand-knotted rugs in the US, continues expansions and improvements to their High Point showroom in order to offer a more in-depth and enhanced experience with their products and services. The upgraded location, at the Centers of High Point on Russell, offers attendees ease with a street-level entrance complete with parking or easy accessibility from the Green Line bus (Stop 12). The October 16th -20th Fall market will see the debut of a large patio space, the TERRACE @ TAMARIAN, that will serve as a “Market Oasis” for a relaxed respite from the indoor air of closed showrooms. Visitors will also enjoy the expanded rug racks for easy viewing of the many new colors, designs, and qualities that will debut at the show.

Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison is set for High Point Market, October 16-20. The company will launch three bold designs with carved accents from the best-selling Prismatic collection, handmade in a luxurious blend of New Zealand wool and silky Luxcelle. PRS24 Grey/Gold introduces chic hues of grey, golden yellow and ivory, PRS25 Multicolor recreates the look of a beautiful sunset in rich shades of red, golden yellow, orange, pink, purple and blue, and PRS26 Seafoam/Gold features multi-toned blues and splashes of yellow.

Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison launched a new visual search tool on their website, nourison.com. This new tool will help customers easily search Nourison’s extensive collections of over 20,000 products and quickly find the perfect options. The new tool allows customers to upload their own images of patterns, styles or products and search Nourison’s extensive product database to find similar matches. Customers can also start with Nourison products on the site to find similar matches.

For the fall High Point market, Kalaty brings one of the company’s largest and most impressive new product presentations to their High Point showroom (IHFC, G-369). On display this fall, customers will find a broad array of Kalaty’s newest area rug fashions, which includes high-end hand-knotted designs in sophisticated colors and styles as well as recent additions to best-selling collections plus additions to the growing K-TWO series of popular-priced open-distribution collections. Customers looking for something entirely unique will also discover a selection of intriguing one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rugs as well as a few surprises that give customers a glimpse into the future.

T.M. Nuckols, President of TDG Residential, announced the rebranding of the company’s decorative segment product lines. Masland Wool is being rebranded to 1866 by Masland. Fabrica Wool is being rebranded to Décor by Fabrica.

Len Andolino, Vice President, Decorative Division, who joined TDG in February of this year, will lead marketing, merchandising, and product development efforts in each of the new brands. TDG entered the high-end decorative business segment in 2007 with a handful of imports in both broadloom and area rugs plus some internally tufted wool styles. In July 2013 TDG purchased Robertex, a Calhoun, GA-based Wool Manufacturer to grow the business further.

Andolino stated, “We have a great foundation of products to date, the fact that we are the largest American based manufacturer of tufted wool will set us apart from our competition as we start to import heavily from around the world. We will no longer be just offering wool, although wool will continue to be our main fiber, we will now be adding new constructions and fibers to our assortment .through our expanding global supply chain partners”.

“We felt with the additional product content being added to our Decorative assortment that it was time to create new brands to further our commitment to this category. 1866 by Masland was created by using the year C.H. Masland & Sons was founded 155 years ago. This nod to our long heritage will set the stage to showcase our company as the “Founders of Fashion” in the flooring industry. Décor by Fabrica was created to highlight the essence of product excellence with a focus on high fashion for the decorative market. Both Masland and Fabrica are highly respected brands known throughout our industry as fashion leaders, it was important to integrate both names into these 2 new brands,” added Andolino.

Both brands will have distinct product assortments with their own merchandising for the dealer network. The Masland and Fabrica Territory Managers will be showing the newest styles and merchandising options shortly. Surfaces 2022 will be the official launch of both new brands.

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At the upcoming fall High Point Market, Harounian Rugs International (HRI) will grand-open its new High Point Showroom located in the IHFC Design Center, showroom D-431. 

The new showroom, more than double the size of the company’s previous showroom, is the largest in the company’s 60-year history and will allow HRI to show its entire line, as well as waterfalls of sample swatches of HRI’s full assortment. 

Art Resources has moved from its second-floor Market Square showroom to a new space just opposite, in suite 278. The new showroom, which is smaller in order to concentrate the company’s collections, affords Art Resources more visibility for its product programs. The company also plans to introduce two to three new rug designs, as well as new additions to its program rugs at the fall High Point Market.

S & H Rugs will introduce new hand-knotted rug collections as well as many popular handmade rug designs in its Suites at Market Square space M-2048 at the upcoming High Point Market. 

“We look forward to seeing and reconnecting with designers and decorators, showing our latest hand-woven collections, and discussing the development of great new ideas,” says Owner Ori Wilbush. “It’s always exciting to meet new clients and share our knowledge in hand-knotted rugs with them. In addition, we also have a chance to discuss our expertise when it comes to custom orders.”