Fresh resources on view during High Point Market, which runs from Oct. 14 to 18, 2017, in High Point, NC
From the DOH Collection, this 20- by 20-inch cotton pillow features a chevron motif embellished with well-placed blue embroidery. Rizzy Home, 877-499-7841, rizzyhome.com
From the Soho Collection, the Light design is hand-tufted in India with wool pile and silk-like viscose accents for a sophisticated, abstract modern effect. Jaunty, Co., Inc., 800-323-3342, jauntyinc.com
Delicately distressed in all the right places, Capel Rugs’ Astbury Collection features calming, cool colorways, including blue multi (shown), gray multi and beige/slate. Hand-knotted in India with 100 percent New Zealand wool, rugs are offered in 5- by 8-, 8- by 11- and 9- by 13-foot sizes. Capel Inc., 800-334-3711, capelrugs.com
The Granite Rope indoor/outdoor pillow features hand-twisted rope carefully braided by experts.The outdoor-safe embellishment adds dimension and texture. Elaine Smith, 561-863-3333, elainesmith.com
Handmade in India with 100 percent wool, this intricate suzani gray rug design is available in 8- by 10-, 9- by 12- and 10 by 14-foot sizes. F..J. Kashanian, 201-330-0072, fjkashanian.com
Textillery Weavers has the exclusive license to weave throws with Sunbrella yarns. The indoor/outdoor throws are woven to order in Bloomington, IN, and carry the Made In USA label in addition to the Sunbrella label. The soft throws are typically 44 by 72 inches and are fade resistant, machine washable, and will not mold or mildew if left outside. Shown are designs created with Sunbrella recycled yarns that offer bright, intense color. Textillery, 812-334-1555, textillery.com
This 18-inch square PIL L335/Spice Playa design is made with 100 percent wool in an intricate, multi-textured combination weave. Kas Rugs, Inc., 800-967-4254, kasrugs.com
From the Lavato Collection, this cotton bed throw is enzyme washed and laundered for a luxurious hand, and features a triple-knotted trellis fringe that offers sumptuous appeal. The throw is available in fog, dove, agate and rosewood. ELISABETH YORK, 888-889-9868, elisabethyork.com
Machine made in Egypt with 100 percent polypropylene, the ten selections in the Barbados Collection of indoor/outdoor rugs feature a cut-and-loop construction. The grouping presents globally inspired tile patterns and simple geometric designs, along with the oversized leaf motif shown. Fun new colors incorporated include: light strawberry, sage and atmospheric blues, such as washed denim and light sky blue. Oriental Weavers USA, 800-832-8020, owrugs.com
High & Low
The Prince rug for the Erin Gates by Momeni Collection is handmade with 100 percent wool and features high-to-low texture that accentuates the detailed design. Momeni, 800-536-6778, momeni.com
The Fluers hand-knotted rug is made with New Zealand wool and silk, and shown in Mediterranean sand/storm. It is part of the Christopher Guy lifestyle collection that is based on the designer’s interpretation of how Coco Chanel’s Paris
apartment may have looked in today’s world. This particular rug showcases Chanel’s signature flower, the camellia. Nourison, 800-223-1110, nourison.com
The Mystique Collection features transitional hand-carved abstract designs highlighted with bright hues. Hand-knotted by craftsmen in India, the rugs are made with raw hand-spun virgin New Zealand wool and fine raw silk. Amer Rugs, 770-300-0900, amerrugs.com
KAS Rugs Celebrates Partnership With Libby Langdon
KAS Rugs is building on its “Live in Style” marketing approach by incorporating the “easy, elegant, everyday style” of interior and product designer Libby Langdon. The manufacturer of rugs, pillows and poufs is unveiling Langdon’s new licensed collection of transitional hand- and machine-made rugs and pillows at the High Point Market and celebrating with a pair of special events in the KAS showroom in IHFC, main building, Green wing #G-270.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, the “Redesign All Day With Rugs And Rosé” cocktail party from 4 to 6 p.m. features Langdon as well as surprises for attendees. On Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Langdon presents “The Genesis Of A Licensed Collection: The Process Of Bringing A Designer Line To Market,” an informative, fast-paced seminar focused on the strategies she employs to raise brand awareness, identify licensing opportunities and broaden outreach.
“Our goal with this new partnership is to broaden our reach with retailers and designers. Not interested in simply adding a celebrity name, we were after a hands-on designer with real credibility on the product side,” explains Santhi Yarlagadda, vice-president of business development and e-commerce, KAS. “[Langdon’s] understanding of how consumers want to live today and her well-established relationships in the trade truly set her apart.”
Comprised of handmade and machine-made rugs and pillows, the new products are designed to cross-merchandise with Langdon’s other licensed products from Crystorama, Bradburn Home and NorthCape.
The Libby Langdon line by KAS includes: the indoor/outdoor Hamptons Collection (shown), the hand-tufted wool Soho Collection, the machine-woven polypropylene Winston Collection, the hand-woven wool Homespun Collection, and the hand-woven Color Pop Pillow Collection.
Kas Rugs, Inc., 800-967-4254, kasrugs.com
Karastan Introduces Patina Vie Designs In The Vintage Tapis Collection
The Vintage Tapis Collection by Karastan expands Karastan’s offering of Patina Vie designs and offers consumers vintage elegance with a one-of-a-kind feel and look.
In January 2017, Karastan unveiled ten licensed Patina Vie designs available in three collections: Titanium, Cosmopolitan and Touchstone. This collaboration with the lifestyle brand, known for combining love of historical beauty with timeless design and contemporary energy, was well received by Karastan’s retail buyers and customers.
Vintage Tapis gives Karastan lovers an entire collection—18 styles in four sizes— exclusively designed by Patina Vie founder Sarah Willett. The rugs feature expressions of vintage and antique style with distressed, contemporary detailing. The color palette ranges from earthy neutrals to blues, metallics and spice tones.
“Karastan and Patina Vie share a similar passion for historical patterning and ornament, while making it modern and palatable for today’s market,” says Brandon Culpepper, vice-president of specialty sales for Mohawk Home and Karastan.
Although machine made in the U.S. with premium EverStrand fiber for durability, this collection employs a new innovative “Persian knot” construction. The EverStrand base yarn and cotton weft allow the rug to look, feel and perform like a hand-knotted style. Because of this construction, each Vintage Tapis rug has a beautiful drape and can be folded.
Karastan, 800-845-8877, karastan.com
High Point Market Offers Keynote & Design Viewpoints Series
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in conjunction with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), presents a celebrity-packed Keynote Series for Fall Market, Oct. 14 to 18, 2017.
• “Transformative Design: The Power Of Design And Preservation To Reshape Communities,” Oct. 14, 12 to 1 p.m. Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) tells the story of SCAD’s award-winning built environment, from its rise as the world’s preeminent art and design university through its preservation and design projects across its global campuses.
• “Big Picture, Small Details: Why We Sweat The Small Stuff,” Oct. 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Drew and Jonathan Scott, co-founders of Scott Living and stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” discuss the critical connection between building a global brand while never losing focus on the details. Book signing to follow.
• “Ashley & India Hicks: Growing Up In The Designed World Of David Hicks; Redesigning The Family Legacy,” Oct. 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Ashley Hicks, architect, interior and furniture designer, and India Hicks, designer, author and founder of India Hicks, Inc., explore the design legacy of their father, legendary decorator David Hicks. They share stories of growing up in the world of their father at home in Oxfordshire, why his trademark use of geometric pattern and color forever changed the English drawing room, and how each has reinterpreted this design legacy through their own unique entrepreneurial vision. Book signing to follow.
Here are highlights of the Design Viewpoints Series of CEU-accredited seminars:
• “Conducting Business In A Global Environment,” Oct. 15, 10 to 11 a.m. Adriana Hoyos, principal, Adriana Design Studio, discusses global expansion and how it differs in places such as the United States, Latin America and South America; and how to draw inspiration from worldwide influences.
• “How To Deliver Luxury Projects In Under 90 Days,” Oct. 16, 2 to 3 p.m. NOTE: This session takes place in the Surya showroom, Showplace 4100. Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors, shares how she developed her trademarked “Designing With A Deadline” business process, and tips on how to implement project management tools and attract the type of clients you want.
Unless otherwise noted above, sessions take place in the High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal.
For a full listing of seminars, social events and activities taking place during High Point Market, visit highpointmarket.org or call 336-869-1000 for information.