Meet the founders

Christopher & Suzanne Sharp, co-founders of The Rug Company, share their passion for making iconic rug designs.

Ever since we founded The Rug Company in 1997, we have endeavoured to create the most desirable rugs in the world. Uniquely, we achieve this by combining the ancient craft of rug making with the creative brilliance of some of today’s most talented designers. Our rugs are beautiful, distinctive and original.

We don’t cut corners and truly understand the unique heritage and significance of traditional rug artisanship. Our weavers continue to craft the rugs entirely by hand, using the very same techniques their ancestors did. Our raw materials are naturally luxurious and are handled with such reverence that they lose none of their extraordinary properties during the production process. 

This ensures that every handmade piece is entirely individual. We’re obsessive about good design and are always striving to innovate and inspire. We understand the importance of service and our sales team not only have an expert understanding of the rugs but also how to best use and place them. They will go to great lengths to guide you through the rug buying process, helping you find the perfect piece.

Christopher & Suzanne Sharp