The Rug Company was founded in 1997 with the aim of creating the most beautiful rugs in the world. The concept was simple, but pioneering: to combine the ancient craft of rug-making with dazzling contemporary designs.
The Rug Company truly understand the unique heritage and significance of traditional rug artisanship. The weavers craft the rugs entirely by hand, using the very same techniques as their ancestors.
There are many ways to make a rug by hand and many materials to choose from. Different yarns display different properties of strength, softness and lustre. Some are smooth and cool to the touch while others are sumptuously soft and warm. Beyond the more obvious charms of wool, silk and cotton The Rug Company has explored the merits of such diverse fibres as bamboo, banana leaf, mohair, merino and alpaca. Their raw materials are naturally luxurious and are handled with such care that they lose none of their extraordinary properties throughout the production process.
Once a yarn is chosen there are myriad ways in which it can be knotted and woven, twisted and looped to produce a handmade rug. These differing techniques produce a range of textural surfaces, from fine and flat to chunky and shaggy. This ensures that every handmade piece is entirely individual.
The Rug Company is the leading British design brand that producing the finest designer and contemporary rugs in the world.