Following pandemic-related postponements, The Rug Show returns to the East Coast at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on February 16-18, 2022. As a premier industry fair, The Rug Show offers attendees a place to buy new products, meet new rug makers, learn and build connections through networking.

Area Rug exhibitors are moving into new showrooms and displaying tons of fresh product at the fall High Point Market.

The last High Point Market came at the perfect time—right as the CDC lifted mask requirements. But masks or not, everyone knew it would be a successful market.

Even though COVID-19 restrictions are tightening across the country, the rug industry is still looking forward to a stellar fall show. There’s sure to be plenty of introductions on tap, and even new showrooms as rug exhibitors expand their offerings and aim to reach new customers.

After nearly a year without trade shows, rug exhibitors were excited to return to High Point Market and introduce the new product they’ve been working on.

Spirits were high and rug exhibitors had a stellar High Point Market as the industry gathered for the first market since the CDC lifted mask requirements. Everyone was excited to see each other’s whole faces, but above all, business was booming.

In June, Tamarian Rugs left its temporary space at the Suites at Market Square and moved into its new showroom on East Russell Street. At the fall market, Ned Baker, key account manager of Tamarian, says the company will still view it as a grand opening. While no grand opening event is planned at the time of this writing, Baker says to keep an eye out as we get closer to market.

Designers Thom Filicia and Alexa Hampton team up to bring products to designers through a new initiative.

The pandemic has forced the home furnishings industry to get creative and come up with new and different ways to show and sell product to designers.