That's a Wrap - High Point Furniture Market

High Point Furniture Market Mark Krebs Display

I recently took part in the High Point Furniture Market from October 14th to 17th. The setup was something special, which I dubbed 'the rug cake.' It was an eight-foot-tall free-standing structure with cascading levels showcasing 18 of our wool rugs. We were lucky to be able to show at the Shoppe High Point Show, a new event for High point and a place that focuses on smaller design forward brands.

We debuted some new additions to the rug line: the Chalk Rug and the Jade Rug. These collections focus on adding more strong neutral tones while keeping that Mark Krebs commitment to quality and craftsmanship. The feedback from the design community has been fantastic.

The Chalk Rug collection is a series of hand-woven wool rug strips, roughly the width of the human body. This size is ideal for the rug weaver to work quickly and independently. After weaving, the strips are placed side by side and hand stitched together to make a full-size area rug. The strip lengths are slightly varied, which gives the weavers room for error when weaving and adds a unique edge detail to the rug. The two-tone neutral stripe pattern is also varied, which brings more understated complexity to this otherwise subtle design.

Chalk Rug Detail
The Jade rug has been many months in the making, but the new colourway came out exactly how I hoped. It adds a new look to the growing hand spun wool collection. It was so popular at the show I've already sold out of a few sizes!
Jade runner
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