When it comes to variety, it’s hard to beat High Point Market. Every possible quality and style of object is available across the 2,000 exhibitors. In terms of handmade rugs, that means that every price point on the spectrum is represented, from hand-loomed stylish simplicity to intricate hand-knotted offerings. At the next show on 22-26 October, we look forward to some high-quality hand-knotted designs with unbeatable texture from the likes of Art Resources, Creative Accents, Rug & Kilim, Creative Touch and Stark Studio Rugs among many others.
Outdoor rugs are now a given part of most companies’ inventories, further adding to the range available to wholesalers, interior designers and architects. One impressive example from the last year is the Mirasol collection by New Moon Rugs.
The US market typically favours the subtle when choosing floor coverings, a trend which looks set to continue based on the sneak peeks we present here ahead of this autumn’s market. Jaipur Living’s Ammil rug is a monochrome creation hand-knotted in natural wool. It forms part of the Alpine collection, which is inspired by Moroccan textiles.
The company will also be launching the new Honeycomb collection with Los Angeles-based art house Zoe Bios Creative.
Jute is everywhere at the moment and is used to great effect in Unique Loom’s Lariat collection, where it is combined with wool in a hand-braided technique. Available colourways go from natural and ivory to grey, navy and even sunshine yellow.
Shades of blue and green are still proving popular, as evidenced in Kas Rugs’s handtufted Serenity rug. Meanwhile, California company Exquisite Rugs is playing to its strengths and perfecting and exhibiting the painterly hand-knotted looks coveted by interior designers.
If you are looking for neutral tones, there will be plenty to choose from. Samad‘s popular Bohemian and Nordic rugs feature natural earth tones and un-dyed wool, while Linie Design will also offer some minimal, textural Scandi cool.
Among the new designs by French Accents expect to see the brand’s new Aubussons Reimagined collection while the Tamarian showroom and Terrace space will be home to new designs from the main collections and from the company’s new brand HABIT, featuring rugs made in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.