After a year of mostly non-existent in-person markets, Kalaty eagerly anticipates welcoming both old and new customers to their High Point showroom, IHFC G-369, to experience first-hand the company’s vast array of new products. Among the products making their High Point debut are hand-knotted heirloom-quality collections, additions to existing best-selling high-end collections plus a wide range of new rugs across all style categories, constructions, textures, weaves and price ranges.
Also debuting at High Point are new products that haven’t yet been announced, so, quite literally, there is something new for every customer.
Particularly noteworthy are two fashionably updated classic hand-knotted collections – Kensington and Canyons – both of which are ideal for homes, condos and apartments of all décor types from casual to formal. The Kensington collection features a number of classic Heriz, Mahal and Oushak inspirations in a range of chic designer colors. Canyons, a collection of Kasak-inspired rugs with broad appeal, includes geometric tribal motifs and patterns in modern colorways. More examples of Kalaty’s signature attention to color fashion are found in the vibrant hand-knotted Adana collection and the muted pastel tones of the luxe wool and natural silk yarns of the hand-knotted Privé collection.
The much-anticipated licensed N Natori series of power-loomed collections is also ready for its High Point debut. Inspired by the textile artistry of internationally renowned fashion designer Josie Natori, the N Natori series represents an extension of Kalaty’s ongoing association with Mrs. Natori and currently comprises three high-fashion collections – Serengeti, Bliss and 24-SEVEN. Designed and marketed under the N Natori fashion brand, the three collections are showcased together for the first time at High Point. Made of weather-and-stain-resistant 100% polypropylene, the eclectic 24-SEVEN collection is the first N Natori indoor-outdoor collection.
Seven new K-TWO collections – Aurora, Citadel, Denali, Ethos, Lumina, Omnia and Sonoma – are being shown for the first time at High Point. K-TWO, a series of open-distribution collections at popular price points ranges in style from casual contemporary to transitional to traditional and in weave from hand knotted to hand tufted to hand loomed to power-loomed and currently includes 20+ collections with more new collections coming soon.
“Despite the seemingly endless challenges the industry faced over the past year, we are optimistic about the future and anticipate that things will improve as 2021 progresses,” says Kamran Kalaty, a company spokesperson. “Consumer demand during the pandemic was unusually strong and drove an unprecedented number of online sales. As stores and businesses reopen and return to a semblance of whatever the ‘new normal’ is going to be, we feel that the return to a cycle of in-person markets will help to increase business growth across the board for the rest of this year. We are excited to be back at the High Point market and are eager to see existing as well as potential customers face to face. We want to assure market customers that Kalaty will be following all recommended health guidelines at all of our market showrooms. Meanwhile, we plan to continue offering by-appointment virtual showroom tours for those not attending markets.”
Newest hand-knotted collections:
Vibrant pops of energetic colors provide a stylish update to the patterns and motifs of this heirloom-worthy collection of trendy oushak designs. Meticulously hand knotted using a blend of premium hand-spun wool and luxurious Silkette™ yarns, this perennially classic rug genre is elevated to a newly refreshed level of fashion chic.
A bold modern palette of colors gives this collection of classic hand-knotted oushak patterns a stylish update. Meticulously handcrafted using a blend of premium wool and Silkette™ yarns, these exceptional rugs capture the essence and unique character of the timeless, popular oushak style genre.
Kensington Collection (pictured above)
Inspired by Heriz, Mahal and Oushak designs rendered in some of today’s most popular fashion colors, these highly decorative rugs are at home in most any setting from casual to formal. Meticulously hand knotted using 100% premium hand-spun wool yarns, each rug features a desirable abrash and the appeal of a fine antique.
Canyons Collection (lede image)
Classic Kazak geometric patterns and characteristic tribal motifs are incorporated into these handsome antique-inspired designs. Each rug is meticulously hand knotted using premium hand-spun wool yarns with an appealing abrash for a distinctive vintage look.
A traditional oushak collection that incorporates classic patterns and designs in updated colorways ranging from tone-on-tone neutrals to many of the trendy colors embraced by designers. Carefully hand knotted using fine hand-spun wool yarns in a special Turkish knot style.
A high fashion collection of modern designs awash in soft muted colors. Meticulously hand knotted in a Tibetan weave using premium hand-spun wool and natural silk yarns, each of these ultra-luxe rugs is carefully carved by hand to enhance its textural look and luxurious feel.
Crafted by hand in a Lori-Loom™ weave using a combination of wool and Silkette™ yarns, this elegant collection of “erased” vintage traditional and transitional designs replicates the look and feel of fine hand knotted styles.
Heirloom hand-knotted collections with new additions:
Traditional with a modern vibe is just part of the story in this collection which features meticulously hand-knotted borderless patterns made of 100% Silkette™. Collection highlights include a variety of popular “broken” designs and patterns with casual-yet-sophisticated marbled effects.
Modern colors and “broken” transitional motifs fuse together in this artistic collection. Hand knotted in a Tibetan knot weave using a combination of wool and Silkette™, selected rugs feature the added dimension of hand carving.
An eye-catching collection of contemporary abstract rug designs perfect for anyone looking for just the right touch of modern flair. Hand knotted using 100% premium hand-spun wool.
An eclectic collection of double-sided flatweave designs that includes traditional, updated-traditional, transitional, modern abstracts, boho, tribal and southwestern styles. Hand knotted using 100% premium wool yarns on a cotton foundation, these versatile reversible rugs feature a unique herringbone texture that’s characteristic of the soumak weave.
Modern abstract studies in dimensional texture and high-energy explosions of
color are hand knotted in a Tibetan knot weave using 100% Silkette™ yarns. Specific designs within the collection are hand carved to impart special high-low textural effects.
This chic multi-dimensional Tibetan-weave collection exudes elegance on many levels. Hand knotted in a high-low pile using premium hand-spun wool combined with luxurious natural silk yarns, these softly colored rugs with subtly erased patterns speak to both traditionalists and modernists alike.
N Natori collections:
N Natori Serengeti Collection
Featuring animal-inspired prints that tie back to the World of Natori, the subtle color palette provides expression without overpowering your space. Power-loomed of polyester yarns, the knots-per-square-inch (KPSI- 260) of these fine rugs is equivalent to that of many hand-knotted rugs.
N Natori Bliss Collection
This rug collection features Natori prints reimagined where geometrics blend beautifully to transform any space into pure Bliss. Power-loomed using a combination of viscose and acrylic yarns, these rugs feature a knots-per-square-inch (KPSI- 260) that is equivalent to that of many hand-knotted rugs.
N Natori 24-SEVEN Collection
Inspired by internationally renowned fashion designer Josie Natori’s global textile collection, these versatile indoor-outdoor rugs can bring any room, outdoor deck or patio to life. Power-loomed using fade-and-stain-resistant polypropylene yarns, these high-performance rugs withstand the outdoor rigors of sun and rain as well as the challenges of life indoors with kids and pets. To clean, simply spot-clean with mild soap and water or clean outdoors with a hose.
New K-TWO collections:
Power-loomed of 100% polypropylene in a trendy mix of styles and patterns in a modern fusion of colors and designs that make a bold fashion statement. These chic rugs provide the ideal base to anchor rooms with a range of décor options.
Distinctive global influences and creative artistry are evident throughout this eclectic rug collection with its trendy assortment of motifs, patterns and styles. Handcrafted of polyester yarns in textured Lori-Loom weaves, these fashionable rugs offer trendy good looks plus wearability and cleanability.
Power-loomed of 100% polyester yarns, this collection of printed designs includes an assortment of rugs in styles that range from traditional to modern and in colors that range from soft to bold, offering something for nearly everyone to express their own unique personal style.
An especially chic collection comprising updated-traditional patterns plus patterns of a more transitional genre, which together suit a variety of décor styles. Power-loomed of 70% viscose/30% polyester yarns, these rugs have a knots-per-square-inch equivalent (320 KPSI) similar to many fine hand-knotted styles.
For anyone looking to refresh the look of their rooms, the rugs in this collection are just the ticket. Power-loomed using a combination of polypropylene and polyester yarns, these stylishly simple modern designs and updated-traditional patterns provide an abundance of mood-changing looks to reinvent any space.
Color is key to this collection of printed power-loomed rugs made of 100% polyester yarns. Each of these abstract rug designs features fashion colors fused together in ways uniquely and simultaneously both modern and traditional.
Power-loomed of 100% polyester, this exciting collection of worldly traditional and tribal designs exudes a uniquely global vibe. The various colors, patterns and distinctive motifs found in these bordered and borderless area rug designs will greatly elevate both the look and enjoyment of every room.
K-TWO collections with new additions:
Stylish updated-traditional designs in modern fashion colors have been added to this eclectic indoor-outdoor rug collection, which now includes a mix of contemporary, updated-traditional and tribal/southwestern designs. Power-loomed 0f 100% polypropylene yarns, these versatile rugs add artistic color and pattern to any indoor or outdoor living space.
New designs have been added to this handcrafted collection of 100% wool rugs that feature a thick shag-type of pile. This exuberant collection of delightfully casual modern abstract designs includes a range of fun fashion colors that are an ideal complement for many of today’s popular modern furniture styles.
The high-quality plush pile of these special rugs provides comfort underfoot and an artistic anchor for a variety of today’s trendy furniture styles. Power-loomed of 100% polypropylene, styles range from contemporary abstract designs to transitional to updated-traditional patterns featuring popular “erased” effects.
Headquartered in Hicksville, NY, Kalaty Rug Corporation was established in 1979 in the USA by Mirza Kalaty. Today, Mirza Kalaty’s five sons – Ramin, Mike, Farshad, Ariel and Kamran – run the company along with a new generation that has entered the family business. Kalaty continues to set the gold standard in design, innovative coloring and finishing, as well as through its commitment to provide customers with heirloom-quality products and unparalleled service. Kalaty consistently maintains a vast inventory of area rug collections in all categories and style ranges, while proudly offering same-day shipping on most products.
Showroom locations: Atlanta (AmericasMart, 4-G-14); Las Vegas (World Market Center, B-455); High Point (IHFC, G-369). For dealers and designers not attending in-person markets, the company offers by-appointment virtual showroom tours so that customers are able to remain up to date on all new product introductions.