HELLENIC DOUBLES VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES.
Back in its permanent showroom at 295 Fifth Ave., Hellenic focused on two ends of the design spectrum: new pieces from its Impressions collection, rich designs and colors translated from Italian art; and new, yet old-school, shags created to do justice to the original Scandinavian Ryas that floored homeowners in the 1960s and 1970s.
"You're looking at hand-hooked, just like the real Rya rugs," said Steve Mazarakis, president of Hellenic, who noted "others couldn't get the look right because they aren't hand-hooked and so they're too uniform-looking. I wanted that authentic '60s uneven shag look and feel."
The first five were shown during the textiles market and are headed "straight to High Point, [N.C.]," Mazarakis said.
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|Publication:||HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 12, 2004|
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