Shanghai—The Luxury Brands curated rug exhibition returns to Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor (DACF), taking place at on March 26-28, with nine exhibitors. Luxury Brands brings some of the most sought after international high-end interior design brands to Shanghai. Organized by COVER magazine and DACF, the luxury hand-knotted rug display highlights the relevance of luxury handmade rugs within the international flooring market.

Exhibitors will include:

Shahdad by Ashkiyoun: With a focus on superior quality, the Iran- and German-based firm Shahdad by Ashkiyoun, is the latest brand by the Ashkiyoun Group, which has 140 years of carpet production experience. Shahdad’s designs combine innovation with the ancient art of Persian weaving.

Creative Matters: Interior and architectural firm Creative Matters from Toronto, Canada, is internationally respected for their impressive custom capabilities and excellent in-house design team. The company is an expert at exceptional, original, high quality and ethically produced floor coverings.

Firesun: Australian rug firm Firesun by Dena Lawrence is all about creativity. Company-owner Dena Lawrence is an acclaimed artist and art psychotherapist, who converts her dynamic, semi-abstract paintings into beautiful artworks for the floor.

Battilossi: A great amount of knowledge, skill and inspiration goes into the intricately designed rugs of Italian rug company Battilossi. Known for their impressive textures and stylish designs, Battilossi rugs have become a necessary addition to retail stores and interiors across the globe.

New Moon: Committed to making high-quality carpets using the best materials, U.S. rug company New Moon produce rugs with a very individual and artistic aesthetic. The designs excel because they are easy to use within interior spaces but also stand out from the crowd.

Oritop: As the longest established wholesaler of rugs in Europe, Austrian brand Oritop has the experience to offer customers the best quality rugs with strikingly unique designs.

Rug Star: Innovation is key for the German rug brand Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns. This cutting-edge company from Berlin offers a diverse and exciting range of designs which sees every design era as inspiration.

Sahar: Elegant design and technical perfection are the hallmarks of Swiss-based rug company Sahar, and those qualities are the reason the firm is one of the most in-demand brands today. Sahar designs are all about enhancing interior spaces, a function the rugs fulfil effortlessly.

Zollanvari: Embodying the spirit of Persian carpet design and weaving, the beautifully produced rugs by Iranian rug brand Zollanvari combine the best of the tradition with an innovative contemporary aesthetic. Here top-quality meets high design principles.

As part of the Luxury Brands show for 2019, there will be a series of talks by exhibitors and COVER magazine, on the subject of rugs and their importance for interiors and future rug trends. Carol Siebert, president of Creative Matters, will talk about personalizing rug production in her presentation, an increasingly important focus for rugs. Owner of Italian rug company Battilossi, Maurizio Battilossi, will talk about Italian design in the contemporary carpet culture. New Moon’s COO, Erika Kurtz, will discuss the need for rugs in luxury interiors. COVER editor Lucy Upward will provide information on rug trends for 2019 and beyond in her talk Design for the Future: Rug Trends 2019.

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