Blog: Rug News from Vegas

LAS VEGAS-Rug manufacturers are putting their best foot forward here at the Las Vegas Market, showcasing their newest products and partnerships. A few impressions from the first day of Market:

Artist John Beard debuted at market with his line of original acrylics. Showing in Jaipur's showroom, B424/426, Beard's line crosses a number of design styles, from abstract to farm scenes to geometrics

and is made in the U.S.

Dynamic Rugs continued to expand in viscose at market, debuting its Heritage collection. Unlike other companies that focus on traditional looks in viscose, Dynamic offers contemporary and transitional looks in that fiber, said Matthew Rouhanian, president. The process used to make the rugs in Turkey is also peel resistant, a common problem with viscose rugs, he added. In addition, the line offers new color creels, in lavender and reddish tones.

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers focused on tribal and Southwestern looks with the new Marrakesh line. In hues such as off-white, brown and blueish gray, the line has a high pile and is made of polypropylene in Egypt.

The mirror and wall decor categories continue to attract new players, including those from the floor covering category. Safavieh debuted its mirrors and wall candle holders at market, about 100 skus strong, said Jonathan Yaraghi, furniture manager. The addition was due to "customer demands," he said. Overall, the company has 30,000 SKUs, and the new mirrors and wall decor bring "another element to customers."