For High-End Rug Market, Metro Market Delivers

Handknotted rug design from Wool & Silk, New York creates dramatic effects using silk highlights. woolandsilkrugs.comHandknotted rug design from Wool & Silk, New York creates dramatic effects using silk highlights.

It will be a busy month for the imported area rug industry this month, as the ninth annual Metro Market Week is set to run Sept. 10-13. Taking place in showrooms and buildings throughout the New York metropolitan area, the show will offer complimentary transportation to and from participating Metro Market Week showrooms, including the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) and the Oriental Rug Industry Center of America (ORICA). In addition, several companies offer complimentary transportation directly to their showrooms; visit for those showrooms and the shuttle schedule.

Based in Secaucus, N.J., ORICA ( offers rugs from about 40 wholesalers, with lines ranging from promotional items to high-end handmades.

"Basically it's a one-stop shop for everyone who wants to buy floor coverings," said Sanjay Purohit, CEO, Zollanvari, and member of the ORICA marketing and promotion committee. "You can find anything from the lowest to the highest end of the spectrum. Some tenants offer handmade, but some of them offer machine made."

Now in its eighth year, the NYICS ( currently has 32 companies slated to exhibit, including 11 first-timers: Amici, Aminco, Concepts International, Endless Knot, Gary Cruz Studio, Kalaty, Obeetee, Revita Rugs, Sultanhan, Sahar and Tissage. The show features high-end, handmade Oriental carpets.

Located at 7 W New York, NYICS will be open Sept. 9-11. There will be a sponsored reception at the show on Monday, Sept. 10, from 3-5 p.m.


"Beautiful carpets are an essential foundation in high-end residential, office and hospitality interiors," said Dennis Dodds, founder and owner of the show. "They establish a 'signature' look and are basic tools in the hands of creative consumers, designers and architects."


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