by Dennis R. Dodds 26 June 2006
Mark the dates now! The next New York International Carpet Show will be held at the historic Armory on Lexington Avenue and 26th Street, near the heart of the Oriental carpet district in the center of Manhattan. This venue is home to prestigious fashion and antiques shows throughout the year.
The dates for NYICS 2006 are Sunday, September 17th through Wednesday, September 20th. This Special Sunday Preview Opening is sure to draw early buyers who come into New York on the weekend for Market Week that follows. Retailers requested a Sunday date and later hours so they could attend the show after closing their own showrooms The hours on Sunday are 12 noon — 6pm. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the hours are 10am — 6pm.
There is a reception planned on Sunday, September 17th, from 12 noon to 2pm, to welcome buyers to New York and the New York International Carpet Show. Go to www.NYICS.com to get additional information. You can also find a page to search for reasonably priced hotels in the lower midtown Manhattan neighborhood of the Armory. For those wanting to visit Metro Rug Alliance showrooms during the rest of Market Week, the shuttle to ORICA is conveniently located just a few blocks away.
Exhibitor and buyer interest is running ahead of last year’s pace. Top international carpetmakers are lining up to show their best goods, including Miri Creations Iranian Rugs who will show their meticulously crafted award-winning carpets at NYICS for the first time. They will join last year’s top exhibitors and new companies who are expected to participate in NYICS 2006, including Woven Legends, Abadjian Collection, Haynes Robinson, Stile BK Italia, Sartori, Tamarian, Lapchi, Asia Minor Carpets, New Moon Rugs, Pacific Collection, Amadi Carpets, Tibetano, Caravan Rug Company, Farmon Farhodov, Creative Touch, Caravan Classics, JD Staron, Alpine Nepal, Ltd. and Asha Carpets, as well as other notable importers.
An enticing and diverse range of top goods, new collections of both contemporary and fresh traditional interpretations, extraordinary one-of-a-kind rugs and custom weaving capability will be available for the picking by astute and opportunistic buyers looking for profitable purchases. A special exhibition of antique Oriental carpets is another draw that makes this NYICS show appeal to trade buyers of upscale goods.
The show will draw international home furnishings and floor covering buyers with decorative and Oriental carpet departments and independent rug retailers, as well as architects and interior designers who are influential decision-makers in the high-end market.
Visit the official show website at www.NYICS.com.
Dennis R. Dodds, Founder and President
New York International Carpet Show