Loophouse: Plains Collection

Loophouse: Plains Collection

Lorraine Statham launched Loophouse in 1992. The London-based design house specializes in handmade wool rugs and wall coverings with a contemporary aesthetic. The new series, Plains, is further distinguished by rich textures that mix pile heights and natural materials. Shaggy GEM, a Plains collection showstopper, uses Swarovski crystals to suggest a star-strewn sky.

  • For carpeting I love something custom from Martin Patrick Evan with a little bit of silk.

  • My favorite place to shop while in New York City is Elizabeth Eakins. They have wonderful cotton and wool rugs in various weaves.

  • F.J. Hakimian is essential for custom, antique, Oriental and Moroccan area rugs.

  • For over 60 years Stark Carpet has been specializing in custom designed carpet, furniture and wallcovering for both the residential and contract market. Their style ranges from traditional to contemporary.

  • Aerial views of cities, fields, rivers—are a few of the subjects recreated in the luscious chain-stitched carpets of Fedora Design. In 2000, Federica Tondato began producing unique, often customized designs inspired by “the patter... Aerial views of cities, fields, rivers—are a few of the subjects recreated in the luscious chain-stitched carpets of Fedora Design. In 2000, Federica Tondato began producing unique, often customized designs inspired by “the patterns hidden in nature.” One imitates the foam on a wave, another the texture of a lizard’s skin. The vibrantly colored rugs are hand-embroidered in India or woven in Nepal.

  • It may sound like characters from the latest action-adventure film, but we’re actually talking about the staff of the Hokanson custom carpet factory in Waterloo, Canada. Founded in 1992, it is one of only two privately-owned, maj... It may sound like characters from the latest action-adventure film, but we’re actually talking about the staff of the Hokanson custom carpet factory in Waterloo, Canada. Founded in 1992, it is one of only two privately-owned, major factories in North America devoted solely to manufacturing custom rugs and carpets. It is owned by Texas-based Larry Hokanson and managed by Maureen Catherwood. Together, they insure the very best in quality, production time and shipping. With the factory being in North America, staff and clients are always welcome to visit to experience the custom rug industry. Highly trained craftspeople bring their exceptional skills and knowledge to this 27,000 square foot world class facility. There is an on-site dye house and dye master with an exacting eye to provide expert color matching. State-of-the-art technology allows the marking department to take color renderings for each rug and superimpose the full scale design to the cotton backing. Hokanson’s hand tufters, or “gunners”, skillfully hand gun row after row of silk and wool yarn to create the rugs. They go through an extensive apprenticeship program and after 7 years become master tufters creating breathtaking works of art. The final step in creating a Hokanson rug involves the finishers. They meticulously hand-shear, clip and at times carve the rug for a look of perfection. Hokanson’s factory employees come from all over the world, and have helped develop cutting-edge techniques in the hand tufted industry. Hokanson has built their quality process on each individual employee taking personal interest and pride in every rug and carpet they create. The work ethic of this team, and the dedicated sales staff and artists in their showrooms across the United States, ensures the continued excellence and lasting beauty of all Hokanson rugs and carpets.

  • Bahram Shabahang can trace his family heritage back to 16th-century Iran, where his ancestors oversaw the rug weavers in the king’s workshop. Today Orley & Shabahang’s showrooms are one of this country’s foremost sources for carpe... Bahram Shabahang can trace his family heritage back to 16th-century Iran, where his ancestors oversaw the rug weavers in the king’s workshop. Today Orley & Shabahang’s showrooms are one of this country’s foremost sources for carpets from the different regions of Persia, including Bakhtiari, Tabriz and Malayer. The collection of antique Bakhtiari is particularly prized. Orley & Shabahang weavers use original techniques to create traditional and contemporary patterns. Larger pieces take up to six months to weave, but are unequivocally worth the wait. As Shabahang points out, “We are in the business of providing family heirlooms.”