Coinciding with the long-awaited return of real-life design-world events, this hotly anticipated fair brings a select group of dynamic rug companies together from across North America and beyond. Scheduled to take place September 25-27, at The Altman Building, in Manhattan,  the month that the world’s premier buyers traditionally look to source rugs in New York, COVER Connect New York is the first show dedicated to handmade rugs the city has seen for some time!

Exhibitors are

  • Anadol Rugs
  • Battilossi
  • Caravan Rugs
  • Creative Matters Inc.
  • French Accents
  • Knots Rugs
  • Lapchi
  • New Moon
  • Rug & Kilim
  • Samad
  • Sumaq Alpaca
  • Tamarian

Curated and hosted by COVER magazine, the exhibitors have been carefully selected to ensure a wide variety of production and styles will be available to buyers under one roof. COVER Connect New York will bring to Manhattan premier production from Nepal, India, Turkey and Afghanistan: the most sought-after traditional, transitional and contemporary rugs in an exclusive, intimate setting. Visitors can expect to discover the latest design developments, be the first to see a fantastic range of brand-new collections, and be able to source a rug for every requirement. Plus, with so many of us operating remotely for too long, it offers an excellent opportunity to revive business ideas, connect with colleagues and network with peers, as well as being the ideal place to make brilliant and beneficial new contacts in-person.

“We very much miss the intimacy of finely curated shows in New York. The ability to reconvene with our clients in this setting is super welcome, and COVER’s central relationship to our industry truly enhances this connection.” — Lapchi

“We look forward to meeting our existing client base to show them our newest developments and would also love to meet new clients who have never had the chance to touch our super soft alpaca rugs.” — Sumaq Alpaca

“New York City is arguably the epicenter of the North American rug industry and also the world of design, fashion, art, and a lot of the other worlds that function alongside rugs and interiors. This makes the city an ideal setting and the Fall is a great time to be merchandising and making plans for the closing of one year and the starting of another.” — Tamarian

12 exhibitors — 3 days — unlimited style

Registration to visit COVER Connect New York is free and open now. Register at

Exhibitor and New Jersey-based Samad has been busy preparing for the event. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we are expecting to see customers from all over the States coming to visit COVER Connect New York this September. For many of our clients this may be their very first buying trip in over 18 months. We have been working on several new highly decorative, yet highly affordable hand-knotted collections and we foresee a pent-up demand for new styles and colors.”


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