Atlanta Rug Market Opens Today

The indoor/outdoor rug category will be a prominent theme at market
July 13, 2016Andrea Lillo

AmericasMartBuilding1ATLANTA—The summer edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market begins today as the rug industry descends here to see the newest rug collections.

The indoor/outdoor rug category continues to grow at this market. Karastan will debut its first U.S.-made collection for this category, called Portico, at market, while Jaipur will add three new collections and 45 additions to its existing lines in indoor/outdoor. Kas will highlight its Retreat collection, and Amer will add to its indoor/outdoor offering with Paramount, a flatwoven group.

United Weavers will debut its licensed line with “Brady Bunch” actor Christopher Knight.

New rug showrooms include Company C and Colorfields, which debut in a shared showroom, 5-E-6, in Building 1. Oriental Designer Rugs opens its first showroom, on the third floor of Building 1. Rug events today include “Walking the Market with Phil Menendian and ORRA Members,” from 2-3 p.m. beginning in Seminar Room 4-B-1 in Building 1.

Other market events today include the Mixology Class with JP Atlanta from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Demonstration Kitchen on Floor 8 of Building 2. Evening events include the Tenant & Exhibitor Appreciation Party, featuring the Yacht Rock Revue, from 6-9 p.m. at The Tabernacle, within walking distance from AmericasMart, as well as AmericasMart Night at the Georgia Aquarium, also 6-9 p.m.

HFN’s exclusive HFN Atlanta market issue focuses on market trends, while the July issue of HFN has additional market coverage. Both will be found throughout market.

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Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Senior Editor

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.


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