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January 26, 2024
Climate Change Museum Rug Rental

Renting Rugs and Kilims for Special Events and More

                    Above, the New York City Climate Change Museum enjoys an antique Persian Tabriz rug from Rug […]
January 26, 2024
Rug & Kilim's Custom-cut Rug Padding

The Importance of Rug Padding and its Benefits to Rug Longevity

          Ensuring the utmost comfort in your home involves making thoughtful choices in home investments, with the selection of padding beneath your […]
January 2, 2024
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André Arbus: A Brief Intro to a Father of French Art Deco

“I come from an old family of cabinetmakers. From father to son for a very long time. In other words, I was born in a cabinet-making […]
December 27, 2023
Rug & Kilim Maldives

Rug & Kilim Returns from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Forum in Maldives

          At the confluence of art, culture and sustainability, the Maldives Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2023 emerges as a beacon of […]
December 20, 2023
Signed Jean Lurcat Vintage Aubusson Tapestry

A Guide to Jean Lurçat: Pioneer of the Mid-20th Century Tapestry Renaissance

          The inauguration of The State Hermitage Museum’s exhibition titled “Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century Tapestries in the Hermitage Collection” marked a significant milestone in […]
December 19, 2023
Flamskväv from Rug & Kilim

A Guide to Traditional Swedish Flamskväv Textiles in Scandinavian Folk Art

          Above, our own Nina Gilden pauses to appreciate a rare Swedish “flamskväv” textile in the Rug & Kilim showroom.      […]
December 8, 2023
Phoebe Howard Scandinavian Rug

What Defines a Scandinavian Rug?

          As the name suggests, Scandinavian rugs hail from Scandinavian countries mainly Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. In the Swedish belt, rug […]
December 5, 2023
Vintage Ege Rya Scandinavian Rug

Ege Rya Rugs & Verner Panton’s Abstract Modernist Style

          Ege Ryas are an important part of Scandinavian design. Like the Rya rugs of the 15th century, Ege ryas carry a […]
November 28, 2023
Sigvard Bernadotte

Sigvard Bernadotte and his Princely Scandinavian Rugs and Tapestries

        Sigvard Bernadote’s designs seamlessly blend traditional elements, simplifying them to the point of geometric abstraction, exemplifying his knack for marrying heritage with […]
November 27, 2023
Ragnar Ostberg's City Hall in Stockholm

Understanding the Swedish Grace Movement of the 1920s: Origins of the “Scandinavian Rug”

          The term “Swedish Grace” was used to define the products of the Swedish applied art industries in the 1920s, highlighting the […]
November 16, 2023
Scandinavian Outdoor (Featured Image)

A Brief Look at Outdoor Scandinavian Rugs: Custom Swedish Rugs and Flatweaves for Exterior Design

          Above, a Palm Beach patio by Kemble Interiors incorporates a custom flatweave from our Scandinavian Outdoor rug collection.       […]
November 2, 2023
Custom Tiger Runner by Rug & Kilim

A Brief History of Tiger Rugs: The Art and Design of an Iconic Class of Animal Pictorials

          2022, as the first year of the tiger rug renaissance, was no less than a metamorphosis in the world of fashion, […]