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Persian Rugs

Enter cave for surprises

In one of Hong Kong's premier furniture malls, often too little attention is paid to carpets - with one major exception.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 11:04am

A fashionable foothold

Almost all the top fashion names have taken their designs to the floor - a logical extension from collaborations on everything from cushions to wallpaper. Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez and Oscar de la Renta are translating their styles to rugs in The Fashion Underfoot collection by Elson & Company.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Rug up your home the right way

The perfect rug can achieve a myriad of objectives - it acts as the missing link needed to pull your look together, it's tactile underfoot and provides a focal point for bare floors. Often, however, it is a last-minute afterthought, leading to costly mistakes.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Vast assortment of styles leaves customers floored

From vibrantly coloured shag carpets to Tibetan rugs and classic Persian designs, CarpetBuyer, on the 17th floor of Horizon Plaza, carries something to suit most tastes.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Best laid plans

Just as the right bracelet or necklace can add that finishing touch to an outfit, a well-chosen rug can mean the difference between a room looking like it was thoughtfully pulled together or a work in progress. Rugs are the crowning jewels of a room - they set the mood and anchor all the elements.

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Choose your weave

Flat-weave rugs have been used for millennia as flooring, wall hangings, saddle pads and prayer rugs. 'Aubussons, dhurries and kelims all use the same technique,' says Christopher Sharp. 'They are a simple weave in which the visible parts of the rug are the weft threads, which are woven under and over the warps and packed together tightly so that the warps are not visible. '

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Persian carpets are a smart investment

A home decoration piece that is tasteful, useful and has investment value is not easy to find.

Antique vases can be used to put flowers in but might be knocked over by children, whereas art pieces only provide visual pleasure.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Floor shows

Just as with furniture, furnishings are subject to fashion. That includes floor coverings and, according to Ross Urwin, Lane Crawford's creative director, home and lifestyle, 'definite trends are happening in the rug world'.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Objects of desire

An aspect of the fair sure to raise plenty of interest is the Iran Pavilion. Organised by the Iran National Carpet Centre, the pavilion presents an opportunity for buyers interested in hand-knitted Persian carpets to meet and deal directly with the companies for the first time.

20 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Magic goes out of the Persian carpet business

Hong Kong is set to lose three of its most exclusive carpet shops over coming months as the world's supply of handwoven Persian rugs dries up.

Rehman Mir will be closing the doors of Mir Oriental Carpets in Wyndham Street for the last time early next year after selling carpets to the rich and famous for nearly 40 years.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Trade's flying thanks to rising demand

The carpet retail industry is rising steadily. More than just a home or office accessory, carpets have long been considered an art form, and the rising appreciation for creating beautiful, comfortable and distinctive interiors has fuelled demand.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Floor skin

The odd names of Danskina's new rugs provide clues as to what they're made of. The hand-tufted Papyra (below; HK$7,000 a square metre) mixes pure wool and paper and is available in 12 natural tones. Even better, the paper yarn (below right) has been treated to make it dirt, water and flame resistant.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

The Rug Merchant

The Rug Merchant

by Meg Mullins

Penguin, HK$112

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Weaving a spell

The design and crafting of Persian carpets or rugs follow principles that run from Turkey to India. When shopping for a Persian carpet you will probably be attracted to a piece from Lahore or Kabul.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Carpet shop rolls up after 20 years

After 20 years at the same address, Oriental Carpets in Wyndham Street is having its first sale. Then, the iconic shop will fold up its 3,000 carpets and shut its doors.

One of the first carpet retailers to open in what later became the focal point for the trade in fine rugs and carpets, the shop has to close because its lease has run out.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

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