Capel To Debut Wide Range Of Fresh Designs At High Point
Capel Rugs is adding a variety of dynamic hand tufted, hand loomed, machine woven and braided designs to its line at the spring market taking place April 14-18 in High Point, N.C. Leading the way will be three new fashion-forward import collections — Banaz, Gallery and Gypsy.
Banaz is a new group of traditional designs with an antique flair that builds on the success of Capel’s Fuego, a high-value, contemporary machine woven design introduced at the October High Point Market. Like Fuego, Banaz is made in Turkey in a 100% olefin construction. The collection includes four patterns and colorways: Adana, in indigo; Ezine, in gypsy red; Kayseri in midnight blue (here); and Manisa, in china blue. Sizes include 3′ x 5′, 5′ x 8′, 8′ x 10′, 9′ x 12′ and a 3′ x 9’10” runner. A 5′ x 8′ rug may retail for $299.
Gallery, a new hand-loomed, 100% New Zealand wool collection produced in India, features five different geometric patterns and colorways. They include Apex, in ink; Circuit, in putty; Key, in seafoam; Parquetry, in charcoal; and Puzzle, in slate blue (here). Each colorway is easy to decorate with, featuring high-low patterning to create additional visual interest. The designs lean contemporary but, because of the neutral tones, are perfect for a wide range of room settings and décor styles. Sizes include 3’6″ x 5’6″, 5′ x 8′, 8′ x 10′ and 9′ x 12′. A 5′ x 8′ rug may retail for $699.
Gypsy is a new group of hand tufted, 100% wool designs made in India. The group features five patterns, including two florals and two medallions. Five colorways are available, in a mix of bright, lively tones: Lonar, in copen blue; Manihari, in sunset multi (here); Padra, in garden; Santo, in multi; and Shaman, in graphite. Each pattern features a finishing touch of long, ponytail-style fringe on the ends. Sizes include 3’6″ x 5’6″, 5′ x 8′, 8′ x 10′ and 9′ x 12′. A 5′ x 8′ rug may retail for $449.
In addition to these new import designs, Capel Rugs also is introducing two exciting new, made in the U.S. braided collections this market. Fusion, an all wool construction, features four colorways in a neutral, more contemporary color palette than is usually associated with braids. Color options include taupe multi, botanical green, blue taupe and desert taupe. Designed with a younger consumer in mind, Fusion takes the braid category to a new, more sophisticated level that’s suitable for a wide variety of design applications. A range of shapes and sizes are available, including ovals and verticals. A 5′ x 8′ oval may retail for $749.
Synergy, a cotton chenille braid, also is designed for wide appeal. Suitable for settings ranging from adult bedrooms to family rooms, Synergy is available in three colorways — silverstone, blue opal (here) and chambray. A wide range of shapes and sizes are available, including ovals and concentrics. A 5′ x 8′ oval may retail for $649.
This market, Capel Rugs also will be making a number of line extensions to popular, in- line collections. They include:
Avanti, a hand tufted, all wool design from India, is adding two new designs in a blend of on-trend colors: Palani, in ivory bloom with a pink center medallion; and Tanda, in chambray.
Bayview, a contemporary, made in the U.S. braided design in wool, nylon and polyester with a luxe texture, is being expanded with two new variations in rich colorways — twilight blue and cinnabar.
Cabin Retreat, a lodge-inspired machine woven olefin design, is being updated with three new colorways — black, mocha and paprika.
Felicity, a hand tufted, highly textural shag design made in India of 100% polyester, is adding three new colors — steel, oatmeal and silver.
Metropolis, a Wilton woven collection of transitional and traditional designs in 100% New Zealand wool, is adding four new colorways to several patterns. Del Mar is being expanded with a new navy tone; Ushak is adding navy and classic red colorways; and Victoria is adding a woodland green version.
“We are looking forward to a strong market,” said Cameron Capel, president — sales and marketing for Capel Rugs. “We’ve received great placements with the new designs we introduced at the winter shows, and our latest round of introductions will build on that positive momentum.”
While consumers have been a bit cautious with their spending so far this year, Capel adds that those retailers who are working hard to keep their store floors fresh with new products and promotions continue to generate good results. “Our goal is to help our retailers generate more business by providing them with high-value, fashion-forward designs that excite and motivate the consumer to shop and buy.”
Capel Rugs shows during the April 14-18 High Point Market in historic Market Square, space 112.