The rugs of Ralph Lauren Home reflect the designer’s abiding focus on authenticity and quality. These are timeless designs that add character to a home and only improve with age.
“I design for the home the way I design for a man or woman,” says Ralph Lauren, “with the same attention to detail, the same eye for what is beautiful and unique.”
Lauren’s rug collections, like all of his designs, are true to his underlying principle: “Quality improves with age and use.” This quality depends on exquisite materials, authenticity in the design process and a high level of craftsmanship. To produce rugs that are faithful to the designer’s vision, Ralph Lauren Home chose Safavieh, a world leader in the creation of fine rugs using traditional techniques. For example, Ralph Lauren’s Richmond rug is inspired by a 19th century Farahan Sarouk antique. To produce the Richmond rug, Safavieh’s artisans use vegetable dyes to color premium wool and cotton yarns in the traditional manner. The yarns are then hand-knotted with 160 to 170 knots per inch for rich detail.
These signature rugs showcase some of Ralph Lauren’s most recognizable influences, from the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age, to the modern urban penthouse, to the grandeur of the English estate. True to the principle that quality improves with use, all of these rugs are objects of great beauty that will last indefinitely and take on a soft patina with the passage of time.
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