7 Top Rug Makers Whose Designs We’re Dying to Bring Home
These designs make us want to cut a rug.
Every once in a while, you see a rug that is
the rug—the rug that not only ties the room together, but amplifies what the room was trying to say in the first place. The brands and retailers below have been making waves in textile design, and for good reason—check out our favorite rug makers below, and the high-brow designs that we’re currently coveting.
Soleimani’s designs use unique and innovative weaves and textures to transform textiles.
Ben Soleimani comes from a family with generations’ worth experience designing textiles, and has own CV, which includes Mansour, Mansour Modern, and Restoration Hardware, is vastly impressive. His personal brand stands for making luxury rugs accessible to everyone.
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Large sketched diamonds lend this rug a bold, expressionistic appeal. hand-knotted from pure New Zealand wool by master artisans, the Iona pairs a sumptuous feel with durable performance. The wool’s natural shading creates endless variations in color. Ben is inspired by the natural variations within fibers, textures and weaves; each one of our handcrafted rugs is slightly unique. This proprietary design and style was part of our collection featured at Restoration Hardware (RH) Photo Courtesy of Ben Soleimani
Next-level artistry. Inspired by an abstract painting, our rug is hand-knotted by master artisans from silky yarns on a rich matte background. Soft and sophisticated, the look is almost indistinguishable from wool, yet the high-performance pile resists stains, spills and moisture. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, including dining areas, the rug is easy to clean and maintain. Ben is inspired by the natural variations within fibers, textures and weaves; each one of our handcrafted rugs is slightly unique. This proprietary design and style was part of our collection featured at Restoration Hardware (RH) Photo Courtesy of Ben Soleimani
Expertly hand-woven by master artisans from soft, luscious wool, the Alterno is artfully distressed to adopt the look of a treasured heirloom. The beautifully textured yarn adds depth and dimension, along with a luxurious feeling underfoot. Ben is inspired by the natural variations within fibers, textures and weaves; each one of our handcrafted rugs is slightly unique Photo Courtesy of Ben Soleimani
Coda fabric by Kvadrat with new coloring by Anderssen & Voll (2013)
Kvadarat have been leading innovators in textile design since the birth of their brand in 1968. Their handmade designs play with bold colors and classic details in a cool, contemporary way.
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Kvadrat’s Fringe wool rug was named after its most prominent feature, the long fringes that run along its sides. Designed by Daniel Costa, the rug is woven by hand by skilled Indian weavers from blue, smoky grey and charcoal grey wool yarns that blend into beautiful blocks of colour. The vibrant blue ends add to the fun, contemporary look. According to Costa, Fringe makes a happy addition to any home due to its fringes and fresh colours. Photo Courtesy of Finnish Design Shop
Bold, designed by Hella Jongerius for Kvadrat, is a warm wool rug full of character. Since Bold rug is woven of both machine and hand-spun threads, it has an irregular and bulky texture that translates into a tactile surface – the most important feature of rugs, according to Jongerius. The monochrome rug comes with thick and curly fringes with a stripe of contrasting colour at their base. Bold is woven by skilled weavers in India from New Zealand wool. Photo Courtesy of Finnish Design Shop
Duotone, designed by Hella Jongerius for Kvadrat, is a collection of beautiful basket-weave wool rugs that are woven by skilled artisans in India. As the name Duotone suggests, their charm lies in the chequered appearance that is the result of using different-coloured warp and weft yarns. What’s more, there is a stripe of bright contrasting colour at the base of the fringes. Photo Courtesy of Kvadarat
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