COVER Connect New York preview part 2

The boutique show for leading high-end rug brands—hosted by COVER magazine—returns at a larger Manhattan venue for 2022, offering an even greater range of handmade rugs to discerning retailers and professionals. Happening at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 11-13 September, registration is open now. We will be highlighting some of the exciting launches and developments to expect from the 22 dynamic brands that have been selected to exhibit in this series of online previews. 

COVER Connect New York will open at 9am on Sunday 11 September at Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan with the opening party taking place that evening (venue TBC). Opening hours for the event are 9am-5pm on the first two days and on Tuesday 13 CCNY will close at 1pm.

Register before 10 August for COVER Connect New York 2022 to enter into a prize draw for 2 free hotel nights during the show.


— Design Artistry — Customisation Experts —

‘Skilfully handwoven by artisans in various intriguing techniques, the versatile designs of the Macrame rugs seduce and reassure with a return to the basics of tone and texture. The Sonance collection is contemporary and asks (and answers) the question: can sound be reflected and reimagined through art?

Creative Matters Inc

Toronto’s Creative Matters Inc had a great show at CCNY last year and return in 2022 with fantastic new designs in the Sonance, Halcyon and Macrame collections. Creative Matters has more than 30 years of experience in creating high quality, art-led, ethical rugs with customised design being a speciality. 


— Unique Design — Artist Collaboration —

‘Our message is to convey the artistry and skill of rug making, the attention to detail and the sheer possibility that exists within the form. We love to create the most beautiful collections and not compromise on the pursuit of excellence, whilst always supporting the amazing weavers in our community and the producers in Nepal.’

Knots Rugs

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, London-based brand Knots Rugs cannot wait to meet up with its American dealers and new potential customers at CCNY 2022. Bridging the gap between rugs and art, Knots Rugs release new artist collections each year and for CCNY it will be exciting new designs by German abstract artist Stefan Heyer and sculptor Sam Keil.


Unique Cowhides — Premium Quality

‘We are very excited to be part of Cover Connect Show! We have four new designs that will be our show highlights. The collection is based mostly on light earthy colours. We will also be offering a selection of new exciting colours and textures.’

Pampas Leather

Family company Pampas Leather, based in Florida, has been the supplier of the best quality of raw cowhides to all major Argentinean and South American traders for the last 45 years. With stylish and unique design in mind, the brand now offers a wide range of rare and beautiful cowhides from the Argentinean Pampas directly to the buyer.


Inspired Reinvention Pioneering Design

‘Our stand highlights will be from our Homage Collection, well known by now as an encyclopaedia of styles and periods recaptured with a more liveable, distressed texture. We’re very excited with the Scandinavian Nu texture of our award-winning collection, as well as our modern take on French Deco rugs and Chinese Deco rugs both enjoying ample new additions to our inventory.’

Rug & Kilim

Established by Jahanshah ‘Josh’ Nazmiyal 42 years ago, New York brand Rug & Kilim pride itself on design excellence and an ability to provide the customer with every need. A staple for designers, the company has a vast archive of modern and custom in-house designs, complemented by a rich selection in antiques, vintage, and kilim. Firm favourites have been the Scandinavian flat weaves and the Homage collection, both of which will see new additions at CCNY.


— Unlimited Solutions — Market Leader —

‘We provide high design for all spaces and budgets. Our assortment is broad, ranging from elegant traditional rugs to casual, performance rugs. Stark’s product development team has worked hard to create several collections for every type of space, while incorporating forward-thinking design.’

Stark Studio Rugs

Premier design industry partner for luxury residential and hospitality carpeting projects, Stark, have a solution for every rug need. The New York brand will be showcasing numerous new designs for CCNY, including new traditional rugs from the Tinley collection, which is hand-knotted in India with a beautiful distressed finish.  


— Market Leader — Inspirational Design —

‘There is a certain “magic” to the physical interaction of people and rugs, especially considering the high-end nature of our work, which relies on subtlety and sophistication. Our rugs need to be experienced first-hand to be fully appreciated. The COVER Connect show creates a space for this to happen.’


The largest importer of Tibetan rugs to the US, Baltimore brand Tamarian will be building on the success of the past season with its latest designs for CCNY 2022. The range on show will include new programmed stock from Nepal, India, and the company’s newest quality from Afghanistan. Contemporary highlights will push inspirational design aesthetics while new rugs featuring traditional motifs will offer easy, clean looks with updated colours. 

Register to attend COVER Connect New York 2022

COVER’s boutique show for leading high-end rug brands returns to Manhattan from 11-13 September with a larger and more ambitious format. Register here.

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