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The Rug Show New York, 7-10 September 2019

Back to school and back to work means one thing: it’s time for The Rug Show New York, America’s dedicated rug event which offers a comprehensive summary of the best high-end handmade rugs being offered in the US and beyond today.

Polonaise No. 09, 17th Century Modern Collection, Knots Rugs

Polonaise No. 09, 17th Century Modern Collection, Knots Rugs

Over fifty companies will be on show this September, including new exhibitor Knots Rugs. The London-based firm is branching out to the American market and will be showing new and classic designs with their US agent Sara Bopp.

Union Jade (detail), Jessie & Katey

Union Jade (detail), Jessie & Katey for Tamarian

Tamarian will be bringing the first rugs from two collaborative projects with fellow Baltimore-based artists Annie Howe­—who creates beautiful handmade papercuts—and Jessie & Katey, purveyors of colourful art experiences in public spaces.

Gilded Cabernet (detail), Cubiste Collection, Tufenkian

Gilded Cabernet (detail), Cubiste Collection, Tufenkian

Also full of colour, look out for Tufenkian’s Cubiste Collection, plus the new distressed-effect Silk Traditional Collection from Sahar, the Tinley Collection from Stark Studio Rugs and New Moon’s new Faroe Collection, which mixes a Pacific Northwest feel with Scandinavian influence. Scandi flatweaves can always be found with Rug & Kilim while Wool & Silk’s latest collection is a new generation of the firm’s Carpet Design Award winning rug Reggae.

New Wave (detail), Wool & Silk Rugs

New Wave (detail), Wool & Silk Rugs

Newcomers to The Rug Show New York include Thirty Six Knots, who join key players Zollanvari and Jaipur Living in offering luxury hand-knotted and handmade rugs in the latest looks for all interiors.

Norm, Thirty Six Knots

Norm, Thirty Six Knots

COVER’s Designers’ Series will see two CEU-accredited talks, moderated by COVER Editor Lucy Upward, on Monday 9 September. For ‘The Power of the Rug’ she will be joined by Charles Pavarini III, Rachel Fasciani from Momeni, Bonnie Sutton from Knots Rugs, Taylor van der Mandele from Stark Studio Rugs, interior designer Keith Baltimore and Drew McGukin, the principal of Drew McGukin Design Group.

COVER Talks

COVER Talks

The second talk ‘Who made it? The real makers in design’ will include Matthew Bourne from Christopher Farr, Jim Ffrench of Beauvais Carpets, Susan Inglis, Executive Director at the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Reto Aschwanden of Label STEP and Sanjay Purohit, the new Director of Carpet Sales at Turquoise Mountain. Join us in The COVER Lounge for complimentary drinks after the discussion.

Intimacy Berlin, Home 02. Interior featuring rug by Rug Star

Intimacy Berlin, Home 02. Interior featuring rug by Rug Star

Jürgen Dahlmanns of Rug Star will be part of another COVER Talk on Sunday at 3.30pm, discussing his Intimacy campaign with Lucy Upward and project collaborators Oscar Tatosian and Christiane Millinger.

COVER Lounge

COVER Lounge

Please join COVER at the show to watch the panel discussions, pick up a free issue or just relax in the COVER Lounge.

The HALI Pavilion

The HALI Pavilion

New for The Rug Show New York 2019 is The HALI Pavilion by COVER’s sister publication HALI Magazine and The Rug Show, a space to find superb antique rugs and textiles from expert dealers in the field. Confirmed exhibitors include Gallery AydinLooms of PersiaKrikor MarkarianNazmiyal Collection and Fazli Solak. With The HALI Pavilion, The Rug Show New York now truly covers the whole spectrum of fine handmade rugs.

Register for free to attend The Rug Show New York.

COVER’s Head of Sales & Marketing, David Young, Editor Lucy Upward and Social Media Editor Katie Welch will be in New York to meet you at the show!

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