COVER Connect New York 2023 will be taking place on 9-11 September at The Metropolitan Pavilion and next-door at The Altman Building. This is our fifth preview, introducing our 37 high-end exhibitors that will be on show in September and here we give a warm welcome to four brands that are new to the CCNY event.
— Innovative production — Empowering weavers —
Since 1990, Ariana Rugs Inc. has grown into an empowering company best known for its innovative techniques. As an Afghan-American company, the brand feels a responsibility to do far more than make and sell rugs. It has worked hard to ensure child-labour free environments, and has established a foundation where women feel safe to work and become independent.
— Art and craft meet — Exacting standards —
Asha Carpets creates its original floor coverings acknowledging the styles and patterns of world cultures, as well as those born of the personal contemporary vision of the brand’s artist collaborators. Using the finest hand-spun wool, dyed to exacting standards, Asha Carpets are handwoven in China and Nepal by skilled artisans, resulting in a product that represents the perfect synthesis of functionality and sumptuous beauty, art and craft.
Knot & Co
— Outstanding custom service — Unlimited designs —
Knot & Co. specialise in creating handmade rugs customised to fit the specific needs of clients in various types of patterns, designs, sizes, qualities, materials and weaves. The company’s connections with top weavers, combined with a proper manufacturing infrastructure, a hands-on approach and an appreciation of the unique nature of each order, means it can offer an outstanding rug customisation program.
Wendy Morrison Design
— Outstanding quality — Sumptuous design —
In 2004 freelance fashion designer Wendy Morrison accepted a commission to design a rug collection. It was a turning point; the perfect match for her love of colour and pattern, combined with storytelling. Since 2012, the brand have worked with the same Indian manufacturer and artisans who share the desire to create rugs of outstanding quality. Originally based in Edinburgh, the company moved to the prestigious Design Centre Chelsea Harbour in London earlier this year.
Don’t forget to register for the event on the COVER Connect website. There are still 10 days left to register and be entered into a free prize draw to win a two-night stay at the Dream Downtown Hotel in Manhattan during CCNY (ends 9 August).
See you in September!