Walking the Market at AmericasMart Then (2011) and Now (2017)

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Capel Showroom – AmericasMart

Nelly Ortiz asked  70 exhibitors “Show me your favorite new introductions.”    The rugs posted on Walking the Market are picked by the exhibitors.  Since 2011, we have posted more than 3600 “favorites” on Walking the Market.

There have been changes; notably fiber and texture have evolved dramatically  For fun, we have compared some posted pictures taken at Summer AmericasMart and the first ones we can find.Preview (opens in a new window)

2011 – Siam Collection
2017 Aldora Collection

In 2011, Nourison selected the new Siam Collection, hand tufted of 100% wool.   Six years, later they picked the Aldora Collection which is hand knotted of a bamboo fabric giving it a “luxurious pile.”

 

2017 – Legardine Collection
2017 – Palace Collection
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In 2011, Liora Manne favored the Legardine Collection, an indoor/outdoor rug of 100% Acrylic   In 2017, the  Palace Collection made in Turkey of polyester was selected as the most exciting new introduction.

2011 Cicero Collection
2017 Santino Collection

In 2011, Dalyn showed the Cicero Collection of 100% premium Nylon printed/carved in Egypt in 14 designs/colors.  In 2017, they showed the Santino Collection featuring an Indian hand-tufted construction utilizing wool and viscose yarn.

2011 Facsimile of a Traditional Turkish Patchwork
2017 – Turkish – Polyester and Polypropylene

In 2011, Momeni posted a traditional Turkish patchwork rug a few months after the patchworks hit the market.  Momeni’s was a “facsimile” at a fraction of the price.  In 2017 they showed the Monaco collection made in Turkey of Polypropylene and Polyester.

2011 Spinning Wheel Collection
2017 – Laramie Collection

In 2011, Capel posted the New Spinning Wheel collection which is wool/viscose hand tufted.  In 2017 Capel is promoting Laramie which is a 100% leather made in India.

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