Inspiration comes from every corner of the world, according to Marlys Giordano, Creative Director at Couristan, the leading importer and manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs and residential broadloom. For 2018, it’s all about incorporating color, global-inspired prints and recycled materials to provide a sense of well-traveled, trend-aligned design for the home.
In the company’s first-ever Trend Report, released in March 2018, Giordano identifies five key trends that have inspired many of Couristan’s new area rug collections, introduced at AmericasMart in Atlanta in early January, and further showcased during the Las Vegas Market. To further support marketing and product development efforts, the company has developed a series of videos including a full version of the Trend Report (click image above to view) as well as individual clips for each of the five trends.
Two area rugs inspired by these trends recently received Magnificent Carpet Awards for Best Design in the Hand Knotted/Flat Weave category (Karuna design from the newly introduced Om Collection), as well as the Outdoor category (Toluca in Iris from the Xanadu Collection). In addition, variations of these trends will be utilized across a newly developed offshoot – Couristan Rug Studio – set to launch later this year.
To view more videos from Couristan, visit couristan.com/video-gallery