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Publication Date: 2016-08-10

Behind the Design

16 Rug Brands Every Designer Should Know

As the basis of a room design, the right rug can bring together the different elements of any space. Finding the right sources is key, whether you're looking for an antique flatweave, a colorful contemporary design, or anything in between. Browse our diverse selections for the 16 rug brands you need to know today and discover chic new pieces for your projects. 


Ateliers Pinton

For 150 years, Ateliers Pinton has been renowned for designing and manufacturing exquisitely unique carpets, rugs and tapestries. Their luxurious creations can be found in private residences, boutiques, hotels and cultural institutions around the world.

Doris Leslie Blau

Specializing in antique rugs, the main strength of the Doris Leslie Blau Gallery has been to find world’s best Oriental and European rugs. In the past decade, the firm has also become a leading source of fine new and custom rugs based on patterns by designers like Mariette Himes Gomez and Amy Lau and fashion designers like Nanette Lepore and Tommy Hilfiger.

Kyle Bunting

Kyle Bunting, widely recognized as creator of the decorative hide rug, is an innovator whose work over the past decade has redefined how hide is used in interior applications. Since the beginning, his specification mantra – “any size, any shape, any color”’ – has enabled designers and clients to freely express and indulge their utmost design potential.


NASIRI is inspired by the types of heirloom carpets sold at auction at Christies and Sotheby’s, and the Nasiris themselves are masters of the techniques used in making these rugs. Using hand-carded Persian wool, NASIRI employs a natural dyeing process with colors extracted from plant pigments.

Tim Page Carpets

Founded over a decade ago, Tim Page Carpets sources the finest rugs and carpets from around the world. Working with a wide variety of textures, fabrics, and qualities, the goal is always to enhance all interiors, from residential to commercial and contemporary to classic.

The Moroccan Room

The Moroccan Room is guided by an adventurous spirit in selecting the finest and storied vintage carpets from the Beni Ourain region of the Atlas Mountains. Using the finest organic wool, these one-of-a-kind carpets are especially soft underfoot.

FJ Hakiminian

In business for over 35 years, the Hakimian name has become a hallmark of quality and style. Beginning his career with a focus on Oriental carpets, Mr. Hakimian has since assembled the largest North-American collection of 20th Century Scandinavian carpets and wall hangings.


Merida is an American textile and rug producer leading the design manufacturing revival in the historic mill town of Fall River, Massachusetts. Building on their 30-year heritage as a company of makers, they value the art of craftsmanship, the integrity of materials, and the details of design.


Founded in 1985 by fourth generation rug merchants, Samad has created some of the most beautiful and dynamic rugs available today. Every rug is entirely handmade with hundreds of people involved in production. They stock a wide variety of rugs, ranging from floor mats to mansion-size carpets and everything in between.


Stark’s company portfolio has expanded over its nearly 80-year history to include high-end handmade rugs, fabrics, and furnishings. Stark products can be found on the floors, stairs, walls, and furniture of the most beautiful spaces in the world, including The White House. Through the Stark Home line, a limited selection of products is also available to the retail public.

Odegard Carpets

All Odegard Carpets are unique, starting with carefully selected Himalayan wool, which is hand-carded and hand-spun by Tibetan and Nepalese craftspeople using centuries-old techniques. Odegard Carpets requires strict adherence to social responsibility, raising the standard of living for thousands of artisan weavers.


GRIT & ground was formed by two passionate designers looking to make their mark in the home furnishings industry. The company was created for the purpose of filling the gap between the trade and retail spaces and, therefore, appeal to both the consumer and the trade.

Marc Phillips

From collaborations with modern luminaries such as renowned LA street artist RETNA to trendsetting designs by their own in-house designers, Marc Phillips has built a reputation over 40 years for outstanding detail-oriented custom design and service.

Arzu Studio Hope

Arzu Studio Hope authentically preserves the centuries-old rug-making traditions of graphing, dyeing and hand knotting. Their philosophy is to create the highest quality 100% wool rugs while minimizing environmental impact and maximizing fair labor practices in Afghanistan.

Sylvie & Mira

An artful collection of fabrics, rugs, and wall coverings, Sylvie & Mira is based on the original watercolors of designer Lisa Peck. Every pattern and colorway is created to surprise and delight. Named after Lisa’s daughters, Sylvie & Mira is available through trade showrooms across the country.

Oscar Isberian Rugs

Founded in Illinois in 1920, Oscar Isberian Rugs continues as a third-generation family business, supplying Oriental and area rugs to a wide range of customers. By traveling the world and touring the places where the best rugs are made, the Isberian brothers have unparalleled insights into the industry.


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