The ancient craft of rug making meets the world’s most talented contemporary designers

What do Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg and Paul Smith have in common with Nepalese weavers and spinners? Together they produce some of the world’s most beautiful rugs. Brought together by The Rug Company, these unlikely partners create the world’s finest floor coverings.

Founded in 1997, The Rug Company is the collaborative effort of 1,662 people. From the spinners and weavers, to the people who deliver and lay the finished rug, the result of all these diverse and individual contributions is a hand knotted rug that will last for generations.

By collaborating with the world’s most exciting contemporary designers, The Rug Company is able to blend ancient craftsmanship with striking modern aesthetics. The resulting rugs are as much works of art as they are functional adornments.

The Rug Company has 25 showrooms spread among the world’s major cities, including one in Cape Town. For more information visit The Rug Company’s website.