New York Rug Show Projected To Be Largest Ever

With sixty-nine confirmed exhibitors and counting, the prospects of over seventy are all but assured as the 2016 New York Edition of The Rug Show is poised to be the largest most diverse North American showing of handmade carpets in recent memory. With an unbeatable breadth of selection across the middle and high end of the hand-knotted, tufted, and machine-woven market The Rug Show has become an undeniable ‘must’ for serious rug and carpet showroom owners and buyers. Join The Rug Show at the Javits Center in New York City from September 10-13, 2016.

‘We seem to have a bit of buzz about the show this year.’ says Ramin Mobayen, principal organizer of The Rug Show. ‘There is a level of excitement brewing that I’ve not felt since rug shows in the late 90s or early 2000s. It’s going to be big.’

This year’s show will see the North American show debut of highly Awarded German brand Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns for their global introduction of ‘Rug Star Tuft’; a tufted quality made in China with dazzling color and striking clarity. First time exhibitor and relative newcomer Atlas Showroom’s personally sourced Moroccan carpets bring a new perspective to the hot trend and appeal strongly to culturally sophisticated consumers and buyers alike, whereas Lapchi will continue to impress with their annual ‘New Work | New York’ showing of always noteworthy introductions. Loloi is also making their Rug Show debut with a showing of their fashion forward designer collections.

Buyers will also be treated to an impressive selection of new and fresh Iranian goods due to the lifting of the Embargo earlier this year. Widely known for essentially inventing the modern Gabbeh market, Zollanvari will be exhibiting, as will be Werner Weber and Edelgrund both showing deftly colored contemporary Iranian kelims. Nasiri will present their collection of award winning ‘Mid-Century Modern’ Iranian Kelims while more of the Mid-Century aesthetic can be found at Rug & Kilim who will be showing their Carpet Design Award winning collection inspired by Swedish masters.

Praise for both Mid-Century design in rugs and the end of the Iranian Embargo has appeared widely in industry press including a veritable monograph on Iran in the current issue of Hali. And, as Michael Christie, (a.k.a The Ruggist) said in his article ‘Iranian Carpet Embargo – The End!’ which appears on and ‘The end of the Iranian carpet embargo is good not only for Iran and the people thereof, but also for American consumers of quality carpets and design…’ The Rug Show is pleased to welcome exhibitors and buyers alike as they once again have an opportunity to purchase quality Iranian goods.

The Rug Show is North America’s premier biannual rug and carpet show and caters to a diverse community of showroom buyers across the middle and high-end of the rug market. With Los Angeles in the spring and New York in the fall, buyers and exhibitors are never far away from the best the industry has to offer. For more information about The Rug Show visit: or contact Ramin Mobayen at: (310) 701-1590.

Author: Sally James

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