The Ruggist Presents: For the Love of Carpets!

‘For the Love of Carpets!’ is a photo-illustrated presentation which chronicles the modern decorative carpet revolution from its inception in the later half of the nineteen-eighties up through the present. Spanning approximately thirty (30) years of carpet design and manufacture centred heavily on Nepali-Tibetan weaving, ‘For the Love of Carpets!’ rhetorically asks ‘What makes a great carpet?’ and ‘How do I use modern carpets?’. For audiences less attune to instant gratification and for those more interested in understanding the inherent nature of endurable goods (such as carpets) the answer is apparent: learning to live with and appreciate a collection of quality carpets – and also any combination of family heirlooms, tchotchke, and otherwise – over time.

Another 'Heart' by Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns shown in their one-of-a-kind 'Eco' execution which utilizes surplus yarns from their ordinary production to create these extraordinarily unique versions of the firm's carpets. | Image courtesy of Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns.
Another ‘Heart’ by Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns shown in their one-of-a-kind ‘Eco’ execution which utilizes surplus yarns from their ordinary production to create these extraordinarily unique versions of the firm’s carpets. | Image courtesy of Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns.
'At the End of the Day' by George Morton Clark for Knots Rugs is a faithful duplication of Clark's original painting as a carpet via the use of sixty-five (65) different colours of yarn. | Image courtesy of Knots Rugs.
‘At the End of the Day’ by George Morton Clark for Knots Rugs is a faithful duplication of Clark’s original painting as a carpet via the use of sixty-five (65) different colours of yarn. | Image courtesy of Knots Rugs.

The presentation evolves with each iteration as it must, for this is the core of ‘For the Love of Carpets!’; no collection is ever complete nor is it always en vogue. To purchase quality handcrafted carpets – ones arguably describable as ‘heirloom quality’  – is to either commit a relatively appreciable sum as a lifetime investment or it is to be of such financial means that the sum is negligible when weighed against the whims of fashion. ‘For the Love of Carpets!’ examines both forces as they continue to shape modern carpet design and production of today.

‘For the Love of Carpets!’ brings a biased voice (one leaning toward quality  and suitability) to designer and consumer audiences in rug and carpets showrooms in North America and beyond. If you are interested in hosting The Ruggist to present: ‘For the Love of Carpets!‘ contact inbox@theruggist.com today. Partnership opportunities may be available with Rug Insider Magazine, ask about the possibility.