As CEO and Co-Founder of The Rug Company, Christopher Sharp’s vision has brought together the craft of rug making with contemporary design.
He established a company which is now represented in twelve countries, and offers a major source of essential employment in Nepal. He has helped to invigorate an ancient craft and triggered a revolution in rugs.
The success of The Rug Company’s collections is grounded not only in Sharp’s passion for rug collecting, which was initially ignited while he was working in film production in the Middle East, but also in a determination to ensure that every aspect of the company meets the highest standards while retaining a strong humanist stance.
Sharp has always put the quality of the product before economic temptation and understands that satisfaction is derived from doing everything well. When he started the company in 1997, the rug industry was in a spiral of decline, reproducing copies of rugs from the glory days of the 18th and 19th centuries but offering little to future generations. This is no longer the case.
Uniquely, Sharp has commissioned some of the world’s most influential and inspirational designers including Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Tom Dixon, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and Marni, and works closely with them to create collectable pieces that capture the spirit of our times.
This rug is entirely handmade, from the spinning of the yarns 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 finest natural yarns; the Tibetan wool is renowned for its softness and durability, while the fine silk brings a delicate lustre that enhances the design of the rug. 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.
Deliveries to US, Caribbean and South American addresses are made by UPS using the quickest route. Shipping charges 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 will be happy to offer you a full refund or exchange provided that the products are returned complete, in perfect condition with the original packaging. 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 +1 212 274 0444 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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