Dare to Rug

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A HUGE Thank you! We know you might not need an awesome rug right now but still want to help support the project. We added this reward just for you!

Delivery date: December 2015
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A digital download! You can have our patterns as wallpaper for your devices as soon as the campaign ends.

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A daring sticker! If you like our project, support us and you'll get a cool sticker to remind you of Dare to Rug.

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Postcards! You’ll get a pack of 10 postcards especially designed for this campaign.

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Early bird price for our first 3 backers 30% OFF! You can choose any rug 1.20*1.70m from our first collection. Regular retail price: 500 euro. Ships to anywhere in the world, but the shipping outside Romania is not included in the special price.

Delivery date: February 2016
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Special price during this campaign 20% OFF! You can choose any rug 1.20*1.70m from our first collection. Regular retail price: 500€. Ships to anywhere in the world, but the shipping outside Romania is not included in the special price.

Delivery date: February 2016
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Early bird price for our first 3 backers 30% OFF! You can choose any square rug 1.70*1.70m from our first collection. Regular retail price: 750 euro. Ships to anywhere in the world, but the shipping outside Romania is not included in the special price.

Delivery date: February 2015
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Special price during this campaign 20% OFF! You can choose any square rug 1.70*1.70m from our first collection. Regular retail price: 750€. Ships to anywhere in the world, but the shipping outside Romania is not included in the special price.

Delivery date: February 2016
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Early bird price for our first 5 backers 30% OFF! You can choose any rug 1.70*2.40m from our first collection. Regular retail price: 1000 euro Ships to anywhere in the world, but the shipping outside Romania is not included in the special price.

Delivery date: February 2016
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Special price during this campaign 20% OFF! You can choose any rug 1.70*2.40m from our first collection. Regular retail price: 1000 euro Ships to anywhere in the world, but the shipping outside Romania is not included in the special price.

Delivery date: February 2015
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Your own unique daring rug! We will design a DARE TO RUG special item only for you. The piece will be customizable in terms of pattern, colors and dimensions (maximum 5 sqm). This offer is available only during this campaign. Ships to anywhere in the world, but the shipping outside Romania is not included in the special price.

Delivery date: March 2016
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DARE TO RUG

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. 

 

 
 

OUR PRODUCT: WHY RUGS?

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.

 
 

ROMANIAN MOODS 

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.

 

Edgy

 
 

Ironic 

 
 

Mellow

 
 

Hyper 

 
 

Puzzled

 
 

Serene 

 
 

Restless 

 
 

Frisky

 
 

Ecstatic

 
 

Intense

 
 

 

NATURAL MATERIALS

 
 

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. 

 

 

 
 

Cotton back

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.

 

MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUE: WHY HAND-TUFTED?

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. 

 

 
 

 

What we’ve done until now

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.

What we need to do from here

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!

The team

 
 

 

 

Flavia

Fluent and ambitious, creative and independent Interior Designer trained at Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milano, with international life and work experience.

https://ro.linkedin.com/in/flavia-scinteanu-22533458

 

 

Andreea

Creative mind with an entrepreneurial spirit , trained as an Architect and Interior Designer, with work experience in Europe and  Asia.

https://ro.linkedin.com/in/andreea-batros-a3850aa9

What can go wrong

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.