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CALHOUN, Ga. — April 9, 2015 — Surya has collaborated with North Carolina-based abstract artist Robert Langford to create a vibrant new collection of hand-knotted wool rugs. Based on Langford’s fluid and expressive painting style, the dynamic designs explore color, movement and composition – and are intended to infuse living spaces with a sense of spontaneity and possibility.

Nature and its evolving stages are a focus for Langford, who transitioned from an early career in commercial real estate to become a painter full time in 2000. His rug designs for Surya reflect the boundless energy, fluidity of form and constant shifting inherent in the natural world.

“I believe that art is discovery, both for the artist and for the person who experiences it,” said Robert Langford, artist. “In my designs, colors come together and move apart, finding shape and pattern in some places, only to challenge that order in others. I seek to create a powerful, visceral reaction in the viewer and like the idea that someone who has one of my rugs in their home will see and feel something new each time they encounter it.”

Equally at home in a residential or commercial setting, the collection, named Brought to Light, features six distinctive options in a mix of warm and cool palettes.

“We were drawn to Robert Langford’s evocative use of color and balance,” said Lynne Meredith, vice president of Product Development, Surya. “His flowing abstract paintings translate beautifully into high-end hand knots skillfully crafted by our Surya artisans. Each transformative design creates an exquisite art piece for the floor.” 

Added Langford, “Surya truly values originality in design, allowing artists to create pieces that are authentically their own. I am honored to have the chance to work alongside Surya’s product development team to interpret my work into rugs that will, hopefully, connect with something deeper within the viewer while also bringing art into the living space in an unexpected way.”

Market attendees are invited to view Langford’s rug collection at Surya’s flagship showroom – Showplace 4100 – which will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Surya is also hosting several educational and social events and will serve a complimentary catered breakfast and lunch each day, along with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails each evening. For a list of events, visit

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About Robert Langford
Carolinas-based artist Robert Langford has been fascinated by the concepts of color field, action and abstract impressionism for most of his adult life. His earliest impressions of color and texture come from his East Texas upbringing, where he learned to appreciate the beauty of wide-open landscapes. Though he spent his early career in commercial real estate, Langford continued to educate himself about art and transitioned to painting full time in 2000. He has an extensive list of group and solo exhibits across the country and has been featured at Pippin Contemporary in Santa Fe and at Alan Simmons Art + Design in Dallas, as well as at the Red Dot Art Fair in Manhattan’s Soho district and Red Dot Art Fair/Art Basel events in Miami. To learn more, visit