Archive for the ‘Rugs’ Category

The Elle Decoration Design Competition – Runners up board

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

We had so many great designs sent in to our competition in partnership with Elle Decoration we feel obliged to show you all our great runners up too.  Here’s some of our top short listed designs and we hope you like them as much as we do.

Bethania Lima Bethania Lima
Miranda Mol Simon Reeves
Genevieve Wray Kirath Ghundoo
Liz Smith Imelda Gozali

We’ve opened up the comments on this post and would love to hear what you think of our talented budding rug designers. We’ll keep you posted on new and up-coming competitions and events.

Elle Decoration Design Competition Winner – Veena Solanki

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

We are very proud to announce the winner of the Elle decoration and Rug Designer competition. We would like to congratulate our winner from Ruislip, London, UK, Veena Solanki.

Well done Veena we love your design and can’t wait to see it turned into a lovely tactile Rug, many congratulations :-)

Elle Decoration Design Competition Winner

Elle Decoration and Rug Designer Competition

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Rug Designer has teamed up with Elle Decoration to run a design competition aimed at supporting designers and artists who have an interest in promoting themselves by creating a bespoke rug which will be featured on the Elle Decoration site and facebook page, and on the Rug Designer website.

This is a fantastic opportunity for fabric designers, interior designers, artists and anyone with a keen eye for design who wants to make a name for them selves.

Elle Decoration and Rug Designer Competition

We’d love to see any designs you’d like entered in this competition and to support you through the design process, helping with any technical, quality, and colour related questions you might have. Please feel free to email us at

To formally submit an entry to the Elle Decoration competition for the chance to win a bespoke rug with your design worth up to £500, please send us your design, name and contact details to
Elle Competition Entry Email

All entries should be sent to us by the end of the month and the ideal size would be 1.2 x 1.8 meters

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The things we put on the floor

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

So I went to a dance show recently which feature lecturers at my University in London. They were pretty contemporary dances. Some of them were quite boring and went on for too long. One of the solos was about “the things we walk on and sit on”. These “things” were rugs mainly, sheep skins, and hippy rugs. When I walked into the performance space, which is a dance studio with the windows covered so the space was dark, although the space was darkened there was no atmosphere.

The floor was covered in rugs, some of them were not very nice. They smelt like incense and had holes in, most of the rugs were borrowed from friends and students, so it was expected that some of them had holes in. Some of the rugs were sheep skin, some were thin and some were thick and shaggy.

The piece featured multimedia with a film being played at the beginning, the dancer was lying in the position that she was in wen we all walked into the space. I thought she would do the movements on the screen at the same time as being played. She didn’t which was a shame because this would have had a nice continuation between media and live action.

Wooly Shaggy Rugs

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Thick pile shaggy rugs are fashionable, comfortable and beautiful. They keep floors warm and bring great accents to the room. Try a contrasting colour and bring something modern to your rooms. Or if you already have a colour theme or a distinct colour in mind we can do colour matching to get an exact colour swatch if you provide us with a pantone colour or even a sample of the colour you want us to match.

The shaggy rugs that we make are luxurious and will last forever! Our rugs are made to order so all of our rugs are limited edition and if you choose a bespoke shape or cut out then your rug will be completely unique. Here at RugDesigner our rugs start at £99 per square metre so there is no excuse not to have a fabulous rug in your home!

Rug Sculpturing

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Can rug hooking be used to make anything other than flat rugs? Well I never thought it was possible but as I was browsing through Etsy- a online folk art shopping website, I stubbled upon a woman who makes sculptures out of wool using the rug hooking technique. If a giant pineapple is not your idea of a centre piece for your dining room table, never fear as there are a lot of other designs to choose for as well as flat penny rugs that she has also made by hand. All of her products are 100% wool and naturally dyed.

I thought that her modern and contemporary take on the old technique is ingenious and I would very much like to get my hands on one of her cool creations, if only I had around $300 lying around.

A really old Oriental rug

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

The oldest oriental rug found is a Pazyryk carpet, encased in a solid block of ice, the rug was melted out of a burial tomb of a Scythian Royal. Carbon dating has shown that the the rug is over 2000 years old.

Little known factual evidence  can show rug weaving existed in Pazyryk in the 14th century, albeit some small remains and fragments of different rugs can be dated to be from around the 3rd, 6th and 11th century.

Western nations have taken interest in oriental carpets for several hundred years, there is very good evidence to suggest popular Western interest in oriental rugs for example, one early painting from 15th century depicts the Virgin Mary seated upon a throne above a rug. Several other paintings, particularly of royalty from this period onwards show a similar use of rugs.

Wool rugs are pretty cool

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Wool is one of the heaviest fibres in use meaning that rugs that are primarily wool are non slip. This is why we advise that an non-slip sheet underneath our rugs is unnecessary. If you have laminate flooring then a non-slip sheet can be used and probably should be used if you have a small rug.

Woollen rugs are also non allergenic so you have no need to worry about your family or pets having an adverse reaction to it. If you do however have a skin problem like eczema then it is advised not to spend too much time near wool as in some cases it makes the inflammation worse.

Wool is a very durable fabric and can last for many, many years. It is used in persian rugs and there is prove that these rugs last for hundreds of years. Soon we will have our own range of persian rugs for sale.

Rugs to clear and new designer rugs

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Her at rug designer we have some beautifully designed rugs to clear. They are all rather nicely sized rugs that can fit in to most living rooms. If you are looking for a cool and fashionable rug at a discounted price then click on our clearance rug section of our website.

We are very lucky to have new rugs on offer designed by the people over at Etoile home and Mini Moderns. All of the rugs have been designed especially for rug designer and will look awesome on any bedroom, living room or dining room floor. They come in standard sizes as the designs could stretch at different lengths and potentially spoil the effect.

So if you are looking for an original christmas idea, look no further than rug designer.

Blog about Rugs

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

There isn’t much to say about rugs, believe me it is a limited subject. After you have written about where the rugs come from and how the are made it can get hard to come up with something original.

I have been writing this blog for a while now and I have to write about 3 a week which is hard because I can’t find something new each time I write a blog. There are certain things even I find is uninspiring,  like how expensive a persian rug is. I don’t even understand why… is it because they are so prestigious, or maybe their beauty? Some of them are blatantly not very well made either, like cheap copies.

As I have now taken over the company (for a bit) the pressure is on for me to get things done. I can’t be slacking off because I have a lot more responsibilities, like writing this blog for example now feels like a waste of time when I should be taking payments or sorting deliveries, but instead I buckle down and find some new material to write about.

Shaggy rugs are probably my favourite type of rug that we supply. I like the feel of them and there dense pile.

Well I have to go and take a payment so this is the end of this.

Until Friday, bye for now.