August 9, 2010

This rug makes me happy.  It’s fresh and fun.  I’m going to work this into a scheme for a client – the one remodeling a small antique house as a summer house – yes it’s all about summer and summer houses right now.  Not into it? check back in September, just kidding… it’s just hard to not think about and celebrate the good things summer brings along with the warm weather.  But back to the rug… internet sleuthing makes me fairly (99%) confident that this rug was made by or bought from Loom, a very chic rug company out of Australia.  Dash and Albert, Company C, Barrier Island Rugs, Elizabeth Eakins and Woodard and Greenstein all make beautiful rugs but the vibrant and unexpected combinations, striking monochrome designs, muted tones brought about only by using aged vintage fibres… and the vast variety of designs all make Loom rugs extra special.  Super traditional to very contemporary, they have something for everyone.

Doan Bilgis (who owns Loom) first moved to Australia in 2004 and says he was immediately taken with Melbourne’s design scene and local architecture. He saw an opportunity to introduce some different rugs to the market – rugs he had always loved and didn’t really see in Australia… and so he opened Loom in November 2006. Truly passionate about his work, Doan and his family in Turkey have a nomadic background, and rugs are very much part of their culture. As a child, Doan’s family and relatives were always making rugs, and he says he was fascinated by the different colours and patterns…

Doan was seduced by the history and stories behind each rug, and the amazing diversity in design – as I am – and I’m guessing you will be to.  Here are a few more images of rugs by Loom.


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