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A Beginner’s Guide to Eco-Friendly Rugs

Understanding Sustainability in High-End Rugs Today   The desire for eco-friendly rugs and natural fibers on the market is becoming more relevant to our industry than ever before. Hand-knotted and handwoven rugs and flat weaves with recycled materials are becoming a more widely recognized alternative in beauty and functionality to non-sustainable styles, with more gorgeous […]

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An Abbreviated Guide to Pictorial Rugs

This week, our showroom floor was lined nearly head to toe in a rainbow of tigers.   The most recent additions from Josh’s passionate search for the most diverse, sought-after tiger rug designs this last year has yielded the most interesting fruit — the exciting beginnings to a new line of pictorial rugs long anticipated by […]

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Understanding the Style and History of Scandinavian Rugs

Rug & Kilim on the Past and Present of Swedish Modernism in Luxury Carpets

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An Abbreviated Guide To Rugs for Varied Rooms

Our Portfolio of Projects and Spaces It’s not overstating to say the concept of home has been more on the mind than ever this year, given the unique circumstances of this year. Home has always been the place we go to seek comfort from the outside world. With a year unlike any most of us […]

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A GUIDE TO HANDMADE CUSTOM RUGS

Collections and Steps in Creating Custom Rugs The decision to create a custom rug comes at the end of a handful of journeys. Some luxury rug connoisseurs find themselves exhausted in limitations when browsing stock, whereas some interior designers find the perfect pattern unlike anything else on the market with the hope of seeing it […]

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AN ABBREVIATED GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE RUGS

Histories of Handmade Rugs in Rug & Kilim’s Collection Antique rugs have been in Josh’s resume since he began in the industry almost 40 years ago when he was already recognized for one of the largest oriental rug collections in the United States. Each piece in the internationally recognized volume was hand picked for rarity, […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE MID-CENTURY MODERN RUG COLLECTION

Rug & Kilim’s New Approach to 1950s Style in Luxury Rugs The Mid-Century Modern Collection by Rug & Kilim represents founder Josh Nazmiyal’s hope to honor the iconic aesthetic pioneered by designers of the 1950s in the limelight of modern design as it’s never been presented in the luxury rug industry before. These newly released […]

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An Abbreviated History of Kilim and Flat Weave Rugs

The Celebrated Weaving Style and Rug & Kilim’s Collection The common denominator of nearly all of our lines, and the passion from which we found our name, lies in our unparalleled Kilim rug collection with selections from all over the world in both the most celebrated and unsung designs. In our antique and vintage collections […]

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An Understanding of Moroccan Rugs and Kilims

The History of Style Leading to Rug & Kilim’s Moroccan Collection From the antique and vintage riches of the Berber weavers to the wider capabilities of newer loom productions, our Moroccan rug and flat weave collection enjoys a diversity of wool and fabric pieces equal to our variations of colors and pile heights—both in classic […]

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Scandinavian

The Scandinavian Collection presents geometric designs delineated with varying pile heights for tactile emphasis, with numerous fresh, refined patterns woven in a unique variety of yarns and classic colorways. Often referred to by Josh Nazmiyal as “a new language in design” the modernist collection celebrates our unprecedented textural diversity, a formidable Kilim line never seen in these spacious sizes, and an exciting departure from traditional geometry that simultaneously embodies the original design.

Some of the most well-received patterns have drawn inspiration from mid-century pioneers of the aesthetic, reimagined with Josh’s deep reverence of the style and his drive to present the vintage style with the utmost quality and possibility. To that end essential functional concerns were innovated, especially in the flat weaves where the original pieces were fewer, smaller and more vulnerable to folding underfoot and we’ve achieved a durable body resistant to buckling or shifting like traditional flat weaves. A number of our Scandinavian Kilim pieces likewise enjoy a subtle, intriguing colorway variation created through the aforementioned blend of undyed, natural yarns, lending to a unique, tasteful sense of movement complementing the classic geometry.

Our goal was to ensure that the soul of Scandinavian design aesthetic in both functionality and minimalism was observed, while durability, beauty and restraint were addressed in kind.
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