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BIID Breakfast Networking at The Rug Company

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The British Institute of Interior Design is delighted to invite interior designers and suppliers who are considering joining the Institute to our breakfast networking event to be held at The Rug Company in their Chelsea showroom on Monday 18th September 2017 between 8.30am to 10.30am. This will be an opportunity for you to meet existing members and staff who will be available to speak with you about the Institute and the benefits of being a member.

We would like to thank our Industry Partner The Rug Company for generously hosting and sponsoring this event for the Institute.

The Rug Company

The Rug Company, founded in 1997 by Christopher and Suzanne Sharp in London, was born out of a passion for quality, design, craftsmanship and service, credentials which have enabled it to transform an industry and establish itself as the leading name for handmade contemporary rugs.

The uniqueness of The Rug Company lies in its dedication to innovative and original design, while maintaining the exceptional quality achievable only by using the best traditional rug making skills. Each rug is made by hand by highly skilled artisans using the finest natural yarns; each rug is a precious and unique work of art.

The instant success of the London flagship showroom quickly led to expansion in the US, as The Rug Company opened its first showroom in New York’s Soho in 2002, followed by Los Angeles in 2005, Miami in 2008, Chicago in 2010, Dallas in 2011 and a second showroom in New York in 2012. There are now 24 The Rug Company showrooms worldwide, including the recently opened showroom in Munich and The Rug Company’s 4,500 sq ft concession in Harrods, London.

Renowned for its forward thinking and imaginative designs, The Rug Company’s in-house experts have developed their own enviable array of rug designs in myriad colours and textures that are already becoming design classics of the future.

In 2000, The Rug Company established its Designer Collection: a collaboration with 10 leading designers including Nina Campbell, Nicky Haslam and Cath Kidston. As its reputation grew, some of the world’s leading design talent joined the Designer Collection, including Paul Smith, Marni, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg and Tom Dixon. Harnessing the unique vision of these world class designers, The Rug Company works closely with each one to create timeless, collectable pieces.

Service is paramount to the company, and as such every customer can expect a consultation on how to choose the best rug for their home. The welcoming, intimate stores are a source of inspiration, however the expert sales team are happy to bring the rugs to a client’s house to live with them before making a decision. The Rug Company encourages its customers to explore the endless boundaries of rug design with its Bespoke Service. The size, shape, pattern, yarn and colour of any design can be easily customised, or The Rug Company Studio is happy to design a rug from scratch for any special commissions.

The Rug Company’s collection of exquisite and entirely handmade cushions and wallhangings was launched in 2009. The collection continues The Rug Company’s philosophy of meticulous craftsmanship, original design and the highest quality; each piece is lovingly made by hand, taking up to 14 weeks to make. Exclusively designed for The Rug Company by designers including Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Alice Temperley, the accessories are distinctive, precious and collectable.

Each piece is entirely handmade, from the spinning of the wool to the weaving on the loom. It is unique, and has been crafted by weavers in the Kathmandu area, whose skills have been passed down through many generations. The Rug Company is proud to support the local skills and traditional craftsmanship, and to make a vital contribution to the economy of Nepal. As well as being a member of GoodWeave, it continually strives to improve the rug making process both environmentally and ethically.

The prestigious awards which have been won by The Rug Company are testament to its credentials. These include the Luxury Briefing Award for Excellence, the Wallpaper* Best Domestic Design Award, the Homes & Gardens Best Design Award, the Veranda Art of Design Award and the Elle Decoration British Design Brand of the Year at the British Design Awards.

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