East London based design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are celebrated for their ground breaking interior and industrial designs.
Having studied architecture together at The Royal College of Art in London, they established BarberOsgerby in 1996. Since then they have designed collections for design greats such as Giulio Cappellini, Magis, Benini, Swarovski, Flos and Vitra, they’ve collaborated with Levis and Coca Cola, designed Stella McCartney’s first store in New York, and have been showered with a number of prestigious awards including the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Furniture, The ‘Designers of the Future’ by Design Miami 2006, and most recently they were awarded the title of Royal Designers for Industry by the royal Society of Arts. BarberOsgerby’s rugs epitomize the duo’s forward-thinking approach to design. In 2010, The Rug Company launched its first collection of children’s rugs; Owl, Snake, Butterfly and Fishes are masterfully designed, with an enduring appeal for children and adults alike.
BarberOsgerby’s work is found in many permanent collections including the V&A Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Design Museum in London. BarberOsgerby were recently commissioned to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch.
This rug 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. We use only the highest quality wool for our rugs, that of the Tibetan sheep, for its durability, rich texture and subtle colour variation. To this we have added the vision of a world class designer, and the result is a hand knotted contemporary rug of extraordinary beauty, which will itself become an heirloom to be treasured for years to come.
Standard deliveries to mainland UK addresses are free of charge and normally made within 2 working days – Monday to Friday. Deliveries to all international addresses (except the USA, South America and the Caribbean) will take longer, but we endeavour to send all orders by the quickest route. For orders delivered outside the UK, we will confirm the anticipated delivery date to you.
Delivery charges for outside the UK are calculated by volumetric weight, and are shown at the time of order.
If you are not entirely delighted with the products that you have chosen you may return them to us within 14 days of receipt. We only ask that you contact us to arrange shipping and ensure the goods are returned as new in the original packaging for a full refund or exchange. The Rug Company will cover the cost of shipping within the UK, but charges may be incurred for shipping outside of the UK. Items can be returned outside this 14 day period if they are found to be faulty but please take extra care to read our care and cleaning page or any specific care instructions provided with your purchase. We cannot accept an item returned as faulty if the appropriate product care instructions have not been followed and the damage caused to the product is clearly due to wear and tear or misuse. We may require evidence - e.g. photographs of the rug to validate that a product is faulty.
If you wish to return an item for any reason, you must contact us first on +44 (0)20 7243 7342 to obtain a returns authorisation. Once authorised, we will then arrange for a carrier to collect the item(s) from you. If your return is not covered by the terms above, then we may require payment to cover the cost of shipping.
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