Tag: custom rugs
One of my favorite moments when collaborating with a client and creating a custom rug, is that the whole process brings a fresh perspective on my own designs. A well known TV personality (which I cannot reveal his name), chose my Silhouette rug, one of our latest designs, but asked to change the colors. Coincidentally, I’ve created drawings of other colorway for this particular rug, but kept it in a drawer and left Silhouette in its original rich tones. Until this client showed up.
We went on with drawings of the new colors, then sample, approval, then to actual execution of the rug. Everything looked good on paper especially the colors, but when we got pictures of the rug itself completed and ready to ship from Nepal, we were like wow! it made me drool. It is absolutely a stunner. Rich wool in the background shows off a gorgeous layer of bright silk pattern, oh this rug is delicious I want it.
Actually, I would love to sit in this client’s home with the rug in the room (and the client too). I can only imagine how he feels and what the room’s going to look like.
In reference, I’m working on Silhouette rug in its new colorway (slightly different), for our inventory and can’t wait to see it in the coming months. Nothing gets more attention, or expresses sensuality, shows presence and says “here I come” than a pop of color. It’s the ultimate in personalization.
The magic of hand made rug making
The process – ever wondered how our hand made rugs “get in shape” after being removed from the loom? well, this is only one of many steps in the ancient process of making hand made rugs in Nepal. Some of the steps are fascinating to me and the one below is one of them.
I remember when we first started this company i’ve always wondered about the process of creating what we have passion for, but never had the opportunity to go to Nepal to see this magic with my own eyes, only the Mr. would go at that time (you know, kids, school, work). He would bring pictures to show me and i would “gobble” every pixel in every photo and ask lots of questions to satisfy my growing curiosity.
When time comes and I plan a trip to Nepal i arm myself with two cameras (in case one brakes or lost) and i take as many pictures of the process as i can. Last time was when our new collection happened to hang on stretchers and i had a chance to really take it all in. When the rugs are removed from the loom they get washed, lay to dry in the hot sun then they must hang face down while stretched on a metal stretcher on rooftops in Nepal, until all edges are uniform and straight.
Our rugs at the stretch zone. Isn’t that something.
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The Art of Customized living
This is when i get this happy feeling…a moment that never cease to amaze me when i see an installation of our rugs, whether i’m present in the location or viewing a picture sent to me, i just love seeing how these rugs transform rooms.
One of the things i’m most passionate about is interior decorating and design and if i’m not involved in the interior design process i am involved in the rug design and everything around it while collaborating with very talented interior designers and architects. It’s inspiring to watch how the rug starts from scratch especially when a challenging floor plan is involved and the rug has to be cut to shape to accommodate a specific arrangement, as you can see.
And finally, watching how the finished hand-made product placed on the floor surrounded by furniture and art – a whole transformation occurs right in front of you – it’s not only a visual delight, but also an expression of ideas and emotions at a moment of creation and how they transform a room and effect those who live in it.
These days it’s not hard to achieve individual stylish look. Our design and custom rug options are endless and we at RUG ART are able to customize what will fit your needs and desires and, as you’ve seen here, help you turn your vision into a reality.
”Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”.
I love to travel, as you already know, especially for work. I get to see my designs how, step by step, everything comes together and the amount of people who help us make it all happen. This past trip though I couldn’t leave to Nepal but husband (Vidal) did and he came back with lots of goodies for me: news, pictures, ideas and anything creative that feeds my soul.
This collection of images of our latest designs, still at hard work, is a true reminder of the effort, commitment and all the hard work put together to make a true passion happen.
On the same note, every day I learn something new be it about myself or about work. Along the way one realizes that things don’t always come right the first time. Or one must adjust to the changes occurring in the field of choice. Or being able to recognize an opportunity even in tough times and discover joy even when you work hard.
That being said, we really have some amazing people as artisans working with us abroad. With every new collection production they never cease to amaze us with their commitment and enthusiasm, which make our mission so much more special.
I thought I’d share this with you:
all made by hand for RUG ART INTERNATIONAL