Kalaty Rug Corp. to debut Newport Mansions Collection at Atlanta Market
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, July 9, 2012
Kalaty will debut these two designs from its new Newport Mansions Collection at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- Kalaty Rug Corporation has partnered with the Preservation Society of Newport County to create a new collection of area rugs based on designs from the historic homes of Newport, Rhode Island.
The iconic American summer homes and estates on Newport, Rhode Island, were built by some of the country's wealthiest industrialist families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, according to a press release from Kalaty.
The Newport Mansions Collection will draw design inspiration from these mansions.
"We were given access to a treasure trove of design elements to draw from - rugs, furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, ceiling designs and hundreds of other elements," said Mike Kalaty, a company spokesperson. "Although our Newport Mansions rug designs are inspired by the decorative history of these glorious estates, we feel we have captured patterns, motifs and colors that are relevant to today's homes and lifestyles."
Kalaty will debut the collection at this week's Atlanta International Area Rug Market, July 12-15, held in conjunction with the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 11-18. The initial launch will include eight hand-tufted rugs made of 100% wool featuring a dense weave.