Kalaty unveiling multiple collections at market

Melisa D. Galvin

A rug from Kalaty’s N Natori Serengeti Collection.

HIGH POINT — Kalaty Rug Corp. will introduce numerous new rug collections and extensions to best-selling groups during the Oct. 13-21 High Point Market.

Also among the Hicksville, N.Y.-based company’s newest products is the recently announced N Natori series of power-loomed collections with renowned fashion designer/fashion icon Josie Natori. An extension of Kalaty’s existing partnership with Natori, the N Natori Serengeti and N Natori Bliss are the first in what will be a growing series of N Natori power-loomed rug collections to be marketed under the N Natori by Kalaty label.

“Because the spring 2020 High Point market was canceled due to COVID-19 and because we chose to forego the summer Atlanta and Las Vegas markets due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, we are all the more eager to greet customers in High Point,” said Mike Kalaty, a company spokesperson. “We have something new for every customer with fashion-forward rugs in a variety of designs, textures, weaves and constructions in all styles and at all price points.

“Although our main focus is our hand-knotted styles, we are adding seven collections to our more moderately priced K-Two series of collections. Always a Kalaty specialty, color is at the forefront, and we are emphasizing fashion colors in all of our newest collections and styles – from updated-traditional patterns in modern colorways to new abstract de

signs with innovative color splashes to transitional designs in sophisticated natural hues.”

New hand-knotted Kalaty collections making their market debut include the Adana, Ankara, Lilah, Privé and Rivage collections. Line extensions are coming for the Milano, Equinox, Infinity, Soumak, Juno and Torano collections.

From the N Natori line, new collections include the N Natori Serengeti collection and the N Natori Bliss collection.

Officials say Kalaty’s moderately priced K-Two series of collections, which encompass a wide range of styles, constructions, weaves and colorways, continues to be an important category. And, with the addition this summer of seven new collections – Aurora, Citadel, Denali, Ethos, Lumina, Omnia and Sonoma – the K-Two series has grown to a total of 22 collections that includes power-loomed, hand-knotted and handcrafted designs. The Modena, Polaris and Theory collections in K-Two have extensions set for the market.

“Markets may be slow to coming back, and High Point may be no exception with what will likely be different from past markets with decidedly less traffic than usual,” said Mike Kalaty. “However, we are looking forward to welcoming any and all customers to our showroom to show the full extent of the new designs produced since winter 2020 markets.

“For all customers not attending this market we plan to offer the option to participate in our online ‘virtual’ market.”

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