Rug Market Preview: Laying it Down in Atlanta
When AmericasMart Atlanta opens its doors for the July 2000 Atlanta International Area Rug Market, visitors and exhibitors alike will be privy to one of the focal points of the area rug industry.
Held twice annually, the Market is internationally recognized as one of the premier venues for unveiling new concepts and designs in the area rug marketplace. The summer event provides visitors with the last large-scale buying opportunity of the year, and allows them to view upwards of 150,000 different designs from more than 70 countries around the world.
In order to make the most of their time in the spotlight, many exhibiting companies choose the Market as the launching pad for their latest area rug innovations. At the July 1999 event, Shaw Rugs presented The Home Collection, a new line developed from a partnership with designer Tracy Porter, and Nourison unveiled its latest offering from its Guggenheim Collection, among others. The January 2000 Market saw renowned designer Bob Mackie introduce his new line for Oriental Weavers.
The Market continues to stand apart from other shows in more than just product offerings. Even with the growing interest and enthusiasm for area rugs, the Market has been able to maintain the relaxed, casual feel for which it is well known. Maintaining that atmosphere, without sacrificing exhibition opportunities, has been a crucial ingredient in the Market’s success through the years.
The Atlanta International Area Rug Market, tentatively scheduled for July 10-14, 2000, at the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta, consistently offers attendees one of the most comprehensive looks at texture, styling and technological innovation in the area rug industry.