Back in 1990 when Christopher and Suzanne Sharp were contemplating a life as proprietors of the chicest Hotel in the Tuscan countryside, bad weather, a broken boiler, and dodgy estate agents sent them packing south to Malta to seek refuge with Suzanne’s family.
They stayed on the island for seven years, expanded their family and set up a shop selling oriental rugs. Eventually they sold up and moved to London in 1997 to establish The Rug Company, with their unique idea of bringing together the ancient craft of rug making with innovative contemporary design.
14 years and 18 shops later, the Sharps have returned to Suzanne’s homeland to open The Rug Company’s long-awaited showroom in Malta.
That Tuscan hotel would have undoubtedly been exquisite, but we have Malta to thank for twisting fate.
The Rug Company
Blue Harbour Business Centre