An interview with Erika Kurtz
Based in Wilmington, Delaware, the rug company runs alongside high-end furniture showroom The Kurtz Collection, which showcases an impressive range of fine rugs and an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories. Here Erika Kurtz talks about New Moon's signature style and the company's drive for producing unique handmade designs.
Question: Who does the designing and what are the biggest influences on the rug designs?
Erika Kurtz: "I do most of the designing these days, although John still imparts his wisdom on most of what we create and still works on special designs. With my family's long-standing experience and love for antique rugs combined with our passion for modern art, I think we do a good job at offering an eclectic mix of styles and colours to service just about any aesthetic. Our parents have always instilled in us an appreciation of antiques and unique design and I think that is the driving force in our design inspiration. We also gather a lot of inspiration from our global travels and adventures. The world is so full of unique and exciting colours and patterns."
How would you define New Moon's signature style?
"I think our Classic Collection is quintessential New Moon and I would say that it is easily recognisable and distinct. The collection features more transitional motifs, rugs with borders. We have always loved making quirky, one-off pieces as well. Many people don't know that we have also been making very modern and southwest inspired designs since the company's inception. I believe our Mesa Collection is really the first in the industry to make these Southwest-inspired designs in our traditional Tibetan pile weave."