Exhibitors Readying for September NYICS
Thirty-seven top importers and artisan carpetmakers will offer their newest creations at the 7th annual New York International Carpet Show (NYICS), Sunday-Tuesday, September 11-13. Hours are 9am-6pm each day. The show is held at 7 West New York, 7 West 34th Street, just off 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Exhibitor space is sold out for the second consecutive year.
Founder and owner of the high-end show, Dennis Dodds, says “this may be our most exciting and diverse event, with several first time exhibitors and a rich mix of new product launches. There are a lot of design-driven innovations, engaging palettes and intriguing textures that will do well in the marketplace.” For Dodds, who is also an architect, this “latter-day renaissance of artisan carpetweaving and design” is the future of the hand-made carpet industry. Dealers specializing in antique carpets will also exhibit.
In a reluctant economy, vendors have to capture the attention of buyers with value pricing of fresh products that have the “wow” look with top quality craftsmanship.
Dodds gives all the credit to his exhibitors. “Our vendors are leaders in this field. They challenge uncertainty with confidence and a constant flow of creative ideas. Business as usual isn’t enough anymore.”
An informative “Designer Day” panel discussion and free luncheon, sponsored by 7 West New York, will take place at 11.30am on Monday at the show. Retail carpet galleries, home furnishings buyers, interior design showrooms, architects and designers are invited to attend. There is no charge for this trade-only event.
Go to www.NYICS.com to see a preview of these products and a complete list of who is in the show.