Atlanta Rug Market Opens



ATLANTA–The International Atlanta Area Rug Market opens today at AmericasMart, and attendees will be able to see both new designs and collections, as well as showrooms.

The Rug Collection debuts at the market as a new exhibitor, showing in Building 1, Floor 3. Other companies in Building 1 expanded or relocated their showrooms, and they include Azra Imports, Banilivy Rug Corporation and Liberty Oriental Rugs, Inc., all on Floor 4, and Anadol and Jaipur Rugs, both on Floor 3.

In addition, events today include AmericasMart’s Fire and Ice Party & Giveaway (Building 1, Floor 3), where attendees can cool off with a complimentary ice cream and enter to win a Kindle Fire. The drawing will take place at 2 p.m.; drop off business cards into the raffle beginning at 9 a.m. daily.

Then from 3-6 p.m., Orian Rugs (Building 1, 6-F-1) will host an event featuring local artists, including live music by local Atlanta band, The Deadfields. The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary bracelet inspired by Orian Rug’s Gallery collection, crafted by local South Carolina artist Nikki Caldwell. Cocktails will be served.

Jaipur will debut its newly expanded showroom (Building 1, 3-C-15) with a party from 4-6 p.m.

Kas continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and will offer attendees champagne and sweet treats from 4:30-6 p.m. in Building 1, 4-D-2.

Linon will debut the Geo collection, a flatweave group that is wool hooked in nine geometric designs and in nine colorways. In addition, the company is expanding its Trio collection with 20 news designs,
including florals, abstracts and traditional. The company shows in Building 1, showroom 6-G-6.