This was one of the themes touched on by 1508’s Louise Wicksteed in her blog on the ‘Roots of Design’ for Decorex where she says:
Allowing our customers access to bespoke products and service has been the ethos of Rug Couture since we started over eight years ago. The artisan skill of our craftspeople is of the utmost importance to us which is why we are proud partners of GoodWeave and carry the GoodWeave label as we fully support their aim to stop child labour in the carpet industry. (GoodWeave endorsement is the best way to ensure your rug is child labour free.)
Detail from our stand showing an exclusive preview of our new flatweave collection which was launched to terrific feedback at Decorex 2016.
Soon to be available in our online store, each design in the collection can be fully customised in our range of 480 colours and also bespoke shades if required. We are also able to weave additional designs to order. Currently available via our bespoke service. For bespoke rug enquiries please click here
Our bespoke rug created especially for the GoodWeave stand.
As all of our rugs and runners are custom made we can offer you access to a wealth of possibilities which are carried under our dedicated Bespoke Service, all ably supported by our customer service team who are able to offer guidance every step of the way.
Detail of our stand at Decorex showing our brush dyed, hand knotted Argentinian/Sardinian wool and art silk runner with Soumak effect, in honey yellow, deep denim blue and olive yellow. Our hand loomed carpet is shown on the stand floor - all available as rugs or runners via our bespoke service.
Our stunning new range of hand loomed weaves. Please contact us for samples.
Preview of our new range of Jacquard weaves shown at Decorex, available via our Bespoke Service.
Currently our bespoke product range includes:
• matka silk
• pure new zealand wool
• pure wool
• art silk; rayon
• cowhide, leather
• natural fibres - coir, jute, seagrass and sisal
With weaving techniques including:
• hand tufting
• hand knotting
• hand looming
• patchworking in hide
• shaggy styles
Our stand E56 at DECOREX, Syon Park London, 20th - 23rd September 2015
Everyone is saying that Decorex 2015 was the best so far. Visitor numbers were up and the Decorex Twitter feed is full of retweets from delighted visitors and exhibitors. We agree. If you’ve never been before, clear a day or two in your diary for next year.
The large rugs featured on our stand included an abstract design based on leafless tree branches backlit in wintry browns and blues.
On the stand, the rug looked and felt amazing because it contained an incredible 232,500 knots of pure wool per square metre. It’s a remarkable example of rug-making craftsmanship and self-confident design – proof that a rug can be as imaginative and luxurious as you want it to be.
Thank you to everyone who visited us at Decorex 2015. If you missed us, you can call us on 0845 071 9303 or contact us via our online enquiry form.
Our stand in Hall 17 at DOMOTEX, Hannover Exhibition Centre, 17th - 20th January 2015
Held over a period of four days in the world’s largest exhibition centre; The Exhibition Grounds, DOMOTEX Hannover is the flagship trade fair for carpets and floor coverings. Boasting an incredible 466,100 square meters of covered indoor space, 58,000 square meters of open-air space, 26 halls and pavilions and with 38,000 visitors from 96 nations it is a colourful spectacle of floor covering innovation on a truly international scale. We were incredibly proud to join the list of exhibitors in January this year.
Drawing inspiration from the increasingly popular green or living walls; visitors were wowed by the range of options that they could touch and feel on our typographic and textural sample wall. There buyers instantly compared the look and feel of our most popular materials like pure New Zealand wool and pure silk and more exotic materials such as matka silk while also gaining an appreciation for the particular strengths of our materials and production techniques in terms of design realisation at-a-glance.
An edit of twelve carefully selected designs from our online store were showcased in some of our most arresting new colours with details highlighted through the use of different materials and their respective light reflecting properties. Visitors to the stand were also able to see our standard shape options all produced in our popular chevron design ‘ZigZag.’ A firm favourite was our timeless Triform rug which can also be seen in Breuninger’s flagship store in Düsseldorf.
Zigzag, Triform rugs together with our 480 colour Rug Couture Colour Box
Our interactive, oversize display beautifully demonstrated the intersection of technology and fine craft Rug Couture are known for while surprising those unfamiliar with our brand with the quality of our products, project management, turnaround times and quality control. Both Design Directors were on hand to answer any queries and enjoyed meeting many new partners with whom we are very excited to be working with over the coming months.