ICFF: Modern Medley

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair takes place this month in New York, and area rugs will be among the categories on view. The usual focus on the unusual will be on tap, as these manufacturers create sophisticated looks and playful interpretations to create statement pieces for the floor.


  • Nanimarquina
    The Ghost design from Nanimarquina was designed by Martí Guixé, who has taken the classic Kerman design and recreated the mythical pictorial motifs of ghost-like birds, flowers, horses and deer. nanimarquina.com
  • kinderGround
    A new line of modular flooring for children, kinderGround includes triangles and hexagon floor shapes that can build customized rug sizes and designs. Here, Circle Dot triangles create a hexagon-shaped rug. kinderground.net
  • emma gardner
    Returning to ICFF for the ninth time, emma gardner design will launch Metamorphosis, which is handknotted of Tibetan wool and Chinese mulberry silk. Designs include Rainy Day, here, and each has a corresponding haiku written by Gardner. emmagardnerdesign.com
  • Jan Kath
    Jan Kath takes traditional looks and “erases” parts of them for the Erased Heritage collection, handknotted in Turkey of wool and silk (the erased areas are silk). The line has 50 designs, including Tabriz Canal Rocked, here. jan-kath.de
  • notNeutral
    GoodWeave certified, notNeutral’s Eccentric design was partly conceived as a metaphor for a basket, with the banding and radiating linear elements evoking the basket weave. Handtufted of wool, it is available in four colors and four sizes. notneutral.com
  • Warp & Weft
    Inspired by early 19th century Persian Kia Sar kilims, Warp & Weft’s Kia Sar flatweaves are handwoven, one-of-a-kind designs in limited quantity. Made of 100 percent artisan wool, they are ideal for modern and eclectic interiors. warpandweft.com