Dare to Rug is the first Romanian designer brand that creates hand-tufted rugs.
Dare to Rug means craft and design put together in order to bring back the Rug as the center piece of decoration in a space.
BECAUSE A RUG IS EMOTION!
Rugs convey emotions. Beyond the impression created by their beauty, colours, textures and design, rugs also affect mood. Architects and interior designers consider rugs an essential part of a room’s decoration.
Rugs define spaces, frame ambiences and give a sensation of warmth that creates a welcoming work or home environment. Moreover, walking barefoot on a rug produces an effect equivalent to a gentle massage.
Rugs suit any space. Their decorative function has reflected and expressed their context’s aesthetic and cultural sensibilities for centuries.
Our first collection, ROMANIAN MOODS, is a moodboard of feelings overlaped with traditional Romanian patterns. Each rug is inspired by the aesthetics of different historical regions in Romania - Oltenia, Maramureș, Transilvania, Moldova, Basarabia, Bucovina, Dobrogea, Muntenia, Banat and Crișana.
All our designs come from a process of reinterpreting the patterns using our creative filter in order to give them a contemporary feel. We used colours to encompass a modern look and powerful emotions.
New Zealand wool
The main material is from the sheep of New Zealand, which offers the best wool for our product, as it is renowned for its beauty, flexibility, bright color and resistant to the passage of time.
Environment friendly dyes
We make sure that only ecologically tested dyes from Switzerland are used for dyeing the yarns.
Breathable, tough and comfortable. Altough there are more possibilities of materials for the back of the rug, we chose to have 100% natural cotton, as it offers a great protection, and therefore longer life to the rug.
Rooms with rugs inside contain up to eight times fewer airborne dust particles, hugely enhancing air quality and helps minimize allergic reactions.
Wool rugs are comfortable, safe and fire resistant — they are non-flammable and inhibit fire propagation.
Wool rugs are recyclable and biodegradable for its natural features, caring for and preserving the environment that surrounds us.
Hand-tufting is a manual process on stretched cotton fabric, using a ‘tufting gun’, which shoots out and cuts the wool to follow the pattern design. The wool is then bonded to the base with a layer of glue.
Once the glue has dried, the carpet is placed on the finishing surface for shearing, carving and beveling. This technique can be used to create different heights of pile, loop finishes and all designs and colours.
Therefore hand-tufted means endless possibilities using the best natural materials. The production process is faster and the result is a resistant great quality rug.
It all started with our love for craft. Having both lived in creative environments in Europe and Asia, we observed the traditional asian rug-making techniques. After a thorough research we found the factory that suited our requirements in terms of materials, craft and ethical working environment. At the moment we have finalised the production of the prototypes and we are ready to enter the global market.
We are here because we wish to continue our mission to promote Romanian design worldwide. We want to raise awareness on Romanian creativity by being the first brand to bring together this type of technique, materials and inspiration.
Your support takes us closer to fulfilling our dream!
Fluent and ambitious, creative and independent Interior Designer trained at Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milano, with international life and work experience.
Creative mind with an entrepreneurial spirit , trained as an Architect and Interior Designer, with work experience in Europe and Asia.
If all goes well with our campaign, we are dedicated to fulfilling our preorders in a timely and professional manner. We spent months lining up manufacturers and ensuring that our logistics are as streamlined as possible. Our production timeline already assumes a small, unavoidable amount of delay due to human error, so we plan to meet or beat our fulfillment goals.
Most importantly, should any unforeseen issues arise, we will handle them with transparency and care, informing you every step of the way.
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