The boutique trade show for high-end rugs, hosted by COVER magazine, is coming to the US West Coast! Building upon the success of the second edition of the annual COVER Connect New York last September, we are pleased to announce the first edition of COVER Connect Las Vegas, which will be hosted as part of the well-established show SURFACES: the largest North American flooring event, with the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) as the official sponsor. It will be held within The International Surface Event (TISE) along with StonExpo and TileExpo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The show offers a new audience of buyers and industry professionals the opportunity to source the most sought-after traditional, transitional and contemporary rugs in an exclusive pavilion. Visit to gain access to all the latest collections, fresh off the loom, from a select group of dynamic brands, at the start of 2023!
With distribution throughout the US plus in Canada and the Netherlands, this brand is all about custom style. As an importer, distributor and workshop focused on flatwoven wool and sisal rugs, DMI works on a ‘Rugs by the Foot’ pricing system and will present the great versatility and texture range of its lines at COVER Connect.
A leader in the hand-knotted rug industry for over two decades, this company has a mission to create meaningful rugs that transcend time and trends. Its commitment to excellence is derived from a deep appreciation for classical aesthetics. And an accumulated knowledge of traditional weaving techniques is drawn upon to create the highest quality hand-knotted rugs.
This company is widely respected for producing some of the most innovative handmade designs to come out of Turkey today. Kirkit Rugs’ owner, Ahmet Diler, is deeply involved in environmental issues and fair-trade business practices. In 2021, he opened a pilot workshop in Ushak, the first of its type in Turkey, where the weavers are paid three times more than the average Turkish weaver and are provided with retirement funds and access to healthcare.
‘We are thrilled to be participating in COVER Connect Las Vegas. After recently returning from a really successful COVER Connect show in New York, we are excited to be heading to Vegas so that we can meet all of our current dealers who couldn’t make it to New York. As a newer brand in the American market, we are always looking to expand and showcase our designs, and COVER Connect Las Vegas gives us the chance to continue doing this on the West Coast! CCLV is the perfect opportunity to build on and increase the visibility of Knots Rugs throughout the US. We work closely with COVER in the UK, and it will be great to re-connect with the rug community in a new location!’ Knots Rugs.
Family company Pampas Leather has been the supplier of the best quality of raw cowhides to all major Argentinian and South American traders for the past forty-five years. With stylish and unique design in mind, the brand now offers a wide range of rare and beautiful cowhides from the Argentinian Pampas directly to the buyer.
Emigrating from London, brothers and business partners David and Malcolm Samad established their business as wholesale rug importers in New York City in 1985. They are now headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The company’s creative process pays homage to the ancient art of rug making, producing decorative carpets defined by exceptional quality and enduring style. Its extensive sophisticated output challenges convention in the pursuit of excellence.
Stark is a premier design industry partner for luxury residential and hospitality projects. A go-to brand for design industry professionals, Stark excels at supporting businesses to preserve craftsmanship and enable unique and specially designed spaces to come to fruition.
Tamarian continues to be the largest importer of Tibetan rugs to the US through maintaining a commitment to integrity and beauty in the high-end market, alongside passion for service to its loyal clientele. A dedicated staff with over two decades of experience work to innovate and lead, with a focus on positive impacts to people and the planet, making meaningful art that comforts and inspires.
Since 1991, Tibet Rug Company has combined the ancient art of Tibetan hand-knotted carpets with original, contemporary design to create an evolving collection of rugs crafted with structural and artistic integrity.
Tuesday 31 January, 9am–4pm
Wednesday 1 February, 9am–4pm
Thursday 2 February, 9am–2pm
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