Dates & News

Dates & News

September 2017

Water Earth Air
RUG STAR TUFT

Welcome everyone, to the premiere of our first RUG STAR TUFT catalogue „WATER, EARTH & AIR" that shows the great potential and the cutting edge of the finest luxury tuft collections. 3 elements which we have chosen in order to talk about the enormous beauty we can find in our so beloved world.

Saturday, 19th August 2017, 2pm

15/50_ come_ let's celebrate together

We celebrate 15 years of RUG STAR with a long and wild anniversary SALE_ to all the lovely people who supported us_ come_ let's celebrate together. And we celebrate 50 years of me_ to all the lovely people I can call my friends_ partners and family ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️_ come and be with me.

Safe the date:

Saturday, 19th August 2017, 2pm - 10pm

RUG STAR Warehouse Adalbertstrasse 8 10999 Berlin_Kreuzberg 3rd floor

Open up your HEART_ never forget_ Life is GOOD.

28th April - 19th March 2017

Exhibition "EVOLUZIONE" by Rug Star Italia in Montalcino

EVOLUZIONE vernissage_ stunning and magical opening night in Montalcino Tuscany. Mille grazie Michele & Antonella for setting up the beautiful exhibition in the cloister of Montalcino. If you are in Italy, please have a look until 19th March 2017

OCRA Officina Creativa dell'Abitare, Via Boldrini 4, 53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy

April 2017

We love what we do

This is how we make rugs. Our new collection Hummingbird in process.

January 2017

Domotex fair presentation in Hannover

Domotex 2017 was an extraordinary successful JOY. 20.000 KG of goods been packed yesterday and returned home to our beloved RUG STAR Berlin Headquater. Very happy for all our brave traders to support our very individual and emotional way of walking in this industry and I feel blessed for all the support I find with my talented and hard working team in BERLIN. Thanks to Ma Jin and his Jambros team for the best TUFT collection and quality Domotex and the international market has seen this year. Thanks to our manufactures in Nepal (14 years), in India (7 years) and in China (1 year). Thanks to my very close friend and design icon Claudia Skoda for establishing a truly one of a kind and 100% in Berlin produced new product range: THE 120 PILLOW PROJECT, we have already new products coming up soon. And thanks to the Domotex, Stylepark and Cover team, I know it is a hard job_ let's continue to creat beauty with knowledge and passion. Thanks to the RUG STAR teams in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Canada, China and USA.

Winter 2016

COVER Magazin
Carpets & Textiles for Modern Interiors

"TUFT IS THE WORD" Jürgen Dahlmanns is about to lauch his new Rug Star Tuft collection at Domotex Hannover. Thank you Lucy Upward for your great article.

04.December 2016

120 PILLOWS/ 120 FRIENDS

120 PILLOWS Sales Event_manufactured all by hand in Berlin_all knitted by Claudia Skoda herself_all designed and produced in the first execution as truly one of a kind textile sculptures_all exclusively for RUG STAR_all so beautiful that I could eat them. In love with the beautiful people around me_ thank you world_ BLESSED with this soulful event. Thank you Claudia for your stunning spirit_ thank you my hard working RUG STAR team, you made all this happen_ and thank you Jeremy. This was a great day.

Sunday, 4th December 2016, 03- 07 PM

120 Pillows Sales Event

Invitation 120 Pillows Sales Event_For the ones who always wanted an original RUG STAR and an original Claudia Skoda_come and join us on the second advent sales event.120 PILLOWS_manufactured all by hand in Berlin_all knitted by Claudia Skoda herself_all designed and produced in the first execution as truly one of a kind textile sculptures_all exclusively for RUG STAR_all so beautiful that I could eat them.

RUG STAR Warehouse, Adalberstrasse 8, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

18.09. - 23.09.2016

RUG STAR launch by STARK Carpets in London LDF

JUDY AFIA OF STARK CARPET REQUESTS THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY AT THE PRIVATE VIEW OF RUG STAR, AN EXHIBITION OF ART RUGS FOR FLOORS AND WALLS BY BERLIN-BASED ARTIST-DESIGNER JÜRGEN DAHLMANNS. POP-UP GALLERY FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH DOME, DESIGN CENTRE CHELSEA HARBOUR, LONDON SW10 OXE

2016

INTIMACY BERLIN

The Project INTIMACY BERLIN will show our Rug Star creations in lovely homes in Berlin of very close or really addicted friends of Rug Star. Please find here the last 6 shootings.

May 2016

Rug Star Stuttgart
Schillerplatz 4, 71522 Backnang

I met Gerhard 3 years ago and from the beginning we worked on a concept to open a shop for the area Stuttgart in Germany. In the process his son Marc and his daughter Kristina felt in love with my work and joined the company, so now it is family. Six other Rug Star shops to open until the end of the year, so welcome my seven new Rug Star stores_rock this_you are my babies...

January 2016

Carpet Design Award at Domotex Hannover

And the winner is: Rug Star - Best Traditional Collection: PineGarden.

November 2015

Intimacy Berlin | Home 08 | Frank

Preview on Home 08 where we shoot my rugs in Franks home - awesome execution of my ECO project idea - where I use high end left over materials to create truly one of a kind rugs. Design Circle in front of kitchen - Tibetan weave in 100 knot quality in wool and silk - an other beautiful production day with our photographer Michael Tewes and my Rug Star team. Design Mono under the dining table - Tibetan weave in 150 knot - 100% finest Chines silk execution - high low technique - awesome energy of the colors. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!

October 2015

Intimacy Berlin | Home 04 | Birk and Jochem

I truly love my new project Intimacy Berlin and everybody who got involved so far - this is an amazing experience for me - to show with room sets how my work looks in interior - my heart beats - I am very happy and excited. Only 4 days ago we had this amazing day in the home of Jochem & Birk and we finalized the pictures already today - more than happy to see that all the joy converted into beauty. Thanks again to the brilliant photographer Michael Tewes, he is not only talented, but a super fine and and smart cool person. To Jochem and Birk, amazing how they helped me to make this day in their home to a very special experience - to our model: their dog Richard. And of course to my beloved Rug Star team.

September 2015

Intimacy Berlin | Home 03 | Paul and Stephen

My project Intimacy Berlin is expanding - due to the help of all my friends! I am very grateful for the patience I received when I come into my friends homes to put everything upside-down for a full day - ahyyyyyyy - but the result is stunning and my heart is jumping due to the joy I have with my friends and the chance to use their intimacy to show my work. My special thanks for the shooting "Home 03" goes to Paul and Stephen - you been awesome to me and my team - thank you for your hospitality - it was a remarkable day. And of course to the talented photographer Michael Tewes - so happy he joins the full circle of 36 homes in 12 month. Next two homes are already in preparation and will be shoot after my return form Vancouver at the beginning of October - yeahhhhhhh.

Spring 2015

Skin of Light

finest Persian weave in pure silk or with the execution of oxidization in wool and silk.

Spring 2015

Pine Garden

I welcome you to my Paradise - welcome to Pine Garden - my new interpretation of an old traditional Persian pattern. Executed with a high/low effect as Persian weave in finest silk and wool. Welcome to tradition - welcome to heritage - welcome to movement - welcome to transition.

April 2015

Nepal Earthquake

We are extremely grateful, all our colleagues and friends in Nepal are not harmed. Our producers are in contact with the workers and their families. They are all not harmed as well. The situation is pressured, but we are extremely grateful for these first information we received by now. The next step is to see if the factories are still intact, it will take a while to understand everything, but we take step by step. I am sure, with solidarity, we can manage a lot. As a producer of hand knotted rugs, my team and I, we make the promise that we will use all our abilities and we will work harder to bring more production to the Nepali people. They need the work more than ever and we want to support them in their rebuild.

24.04.-18.05.2015

"emotionen knüpfen"

Pictures of my latest exhibition "emotionen knüpfen" in Munich. Thanks to the best host Marina Woschni and Johann Klopsch (Neue Werkstätten) with their amazing team. Special thanks to Regine Geibel (Münchenarchitektur) for the soulful talk and to Hannes Magerstaedt for the beautiful pictures. And of course to Simone Nickl for the professional press work. Exhibition is running until 18th of May.

May/April 2015

Namaste

Namaste from India and Nepal. We are working on our new RUG STAR collection. Very exciting time !

January 2015

Carpet Design Award at Domotex Hannover, we won twice : )

Yeahhhhhhhh, thanks to my amazing Rug Star team and my wonderful producers from Rajasthan and Nepal ! I feel very blessed that we won the Carpet Design Award @ Domotex in two categories for Best Modern Design Deluxe and Best Traditional Collection. All pictures are found at the official press server Domotex.

17.-20. January 2015

RUG STAR @Domotex
Hall 17, D 54

Rock and Roll, setting up the RUG STAR fair presentation with my marvelous team @ Domotex Hall 17, D 54. Happy to see all our partners and friends there in the next days :)

ZEITmagazin 02/2015, 08. January 2015

Stillleben No. 06
Design Rajasthan Supreme

January 2015

Carpet Design Award 2015

We are 4 times nominated for the most popular Carpet Design Award 2015:

Best Modern Collection, Best Modern Design, Best Traditional Collection and
Best Innovation

What a brilliant start for the fair season 2015 :)

ZEITmagazin 51/2014, 11. December 2014

Stillleben No. 05
Design Deer, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

ZEITmagazin 49/2014, 27. November 2014

Stillleben No. 04
Design 1956 Bondage, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

ZEITmagazin 47/2014, 13. November 2014

Stillleben No. 03
Design Albert, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

ZEITmagazin 45/2014, 30. Oktober 2014

Stillleben No. 02
Design Ikat Dragon, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

October 2014

Design Parrot No. 02, PorcelainBlue

We love our new Design "Parrot No. 02, PorcelainBlue". The rug is now available in our showroom in Berlin. Tibetan weave in 150 knot quality and 35 % Chinese silk and 65 % Tibetan wool.

ZEITmagazin 40/2014, 25. September 2014

Stillleben No. 01

Design Crystal Supreme, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

28. August - 30. August 2014

sizes

Unser Event - sizes -, war ein voller Erfolg ! Das gesamte Rug Star Team möchte sich von Herzen bei allen bedanken, die vorbeigeschaut haben.

28. August - 30. August 2014

sizes

Das Rug Star Outlet zeigt - sizes - , Entwicklungen in Sondergrössen aus 12 Jahren Projektgeschäft. Wir laden Sie von Herzen zu der Verkaufsausstellung in unserem frisch renovierten Outlet -Showroom auf ein Glas Crémant in der Mulackstraße 4 ein. Alle Ausstellungs- exponate sind in diesem Zeitraum bis zu 60 % reduziert.

Ort:
RUG STAR OUTLET
Mulackstraße 4
10119 Berlin

Datum:
Donnerstag, 28. August - Samstag, 30. August 2014

Uhrzeit:
Donnerstag - Freitag 10 - 19 Uhr Samstag 12 - 19 Uhr

August 2014

Collection Crystal

We are happy to present our very tender collection Crystal in our Rug Star Showroom in Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 27. Back to geometric in Tibetan weave with wool and silk or 100% silk. Please come and visit us.

ZEITmagazin 15/2014, 03. April 2014

Episode 26/26
The Beginning, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

For us, an exciting year with the ZEIT Magazine is drawing to a close. I would like to thank you, my dear readers, for all those wonderful reactions we have received and shall remain cordially yours with the following words of Blaise Pascal:"The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed."

ZEITmagazin 13/2014, 20. March 2014

Episode 25/26
Paradise, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

The leitmotif common to all of my design drafts is the depiction of motion. Numerous of Rug Star's themes provide a stage to a host of charmingly expressive thespians - animals. Those large insects remind me of illustrations found inside the textbooks of my childhood. In those days, everything seemed enormous in size and I felt so small. This collection bears the title "Eden".

January 2014

At DOMOTEX HANNOVER we achieved the Carpet Design Award in two categories

Very happy, we won twice the Carpet Design Award 2014 at Domotex fair for Best Traditional Design & Most Liked by Domotex Visitors, thank you so much to my wonderful team joining me here.

January 2014

Rug Star at Domotex Hannover 2014

This year we arrived with 15.000 KG of new developments and with our very beautiful hard cover coffee table book at the Domotex in Hannover. We had again an amazing time with all our old and new traders and friends. Thank you so much for your trust and support in our new collection Belle Époque. We promise to keep you surprised for 2015 : ))

January 2014

imm cologne 2014

The show must go on:), after our fair presentation at Domotex we went for the first time to Cologne at the imm. The fair in cologne was a great pleasure. We are so happy about the enthusiasm and the popularity for our Rug Star Innovations.

ZEITmagazin 11/2014, 06. March 2014

Episode 24/26
The Circle, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Sigmund Freud's analytic couch, the most renowned daybed of modern day culture, was canopied with oriental carpets. Twelve years ago, this very sofa inspired my first collection of rugs. All those coloured plaques accompanying this advertising campaign's cycle of themes date back to this first project, which bore the title ES FREUD. A perfect circle is now complete for me personally and, within the scope of Rug Star's campaign, the narrative also nears its conclusion.

ZEITmagazin 09/2014, 20. February 2014

Episode 23/26
The Motto, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Welcome to Ocean Drive, main boulevard of Miami Beach. Art Deco's tropical offshoot began to flourish here in the 1930s. This takes us directly to the heart of the matter where it's not always a case of "less is more" and the charm of interior design is not defined by reduction alone. So let this zest for life also be our guide to interior design.

ZEITmagazin 07/2014, 06. February 2014

Episode 22/26
Role Model, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

This episode is dedicated to the wonderful fashion designer and now close friend, Claudia Skoda. About eleven years ago, we met by chance when our dogs took an instant liking to each other in the street after we had just opened our stores at Hackescher Markt in central Berlin. Claudia has designed and beautifully hand-crafted every single outfit that is worn by Miss Happy throughout the episodes of this book. What's more, she has become somewhat of a role model to me, as there was plenty she taught me, most notably to always remain curious in life.

ZEITmagazin 05/2014, 23. January 2014

Episode 20/26
The Origin, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

My passion for hand-knotted rugs took off when I began collecting old Tibetan rugs. Eventually, this fad led to the establishment of my first production facility in Nepal, a step that was followed by the subsequent employment of Tibetans living in exile. Several years later, the opportunity arose to expand my acquired expertise and start working with Persian rugs. My first design consisted of Tibetan dragon fragments. These patterns were emphasized by Ikat, a traditional Uzbek weaving technique that uses a process referred to as resist dyeing - for it was a union of Persians and Uzbek people that, 500 years ago, introduced the art of making Persian rugs to Rajasthan in India, the place where these days Rug Star's Persian rugs are made.

ZEITmagazin 03/2014, 09. January 2014

Episode 20/26
Zeitgeist, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

The end of World War II saw the sudden demise of Art Déco. Neither shapely elegance nor precious materials any longer complied with the general mood of immediate post-war times. Still, changes were ringing in, albeit unnoticed. The kind of transition that Goethe, in his day, had referred to as the spirit of the times. The new Belle Epoque collection is Rug Star's renewed avowal of luxurious detail, our commitment to sensuality in floral and organic design.

ZEITmagazin 01/2014, 27. December 2013

Episode 19/26
Partners, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

I am deeply concerned about being held accountable for our corporate as well as personal activities and believe everything we do has an impact on a global level. As a company we are responsible for keeping detriment from the world and the people in it. This is why Rug Star supports GoodWeave, a non-profit organization that randomly inspects production facilities across Asia to prevent child labour and improve local working conditions. Rug Star and GoodWeave have been partners since 2007.

ZEITmagazin 51/2013, 12. December 2013

Episode 18/26
The Tree of Life, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

The tree of life is a motif that alludes to the interconnection of all life on earth. Everything has a common descent and is linked to everything else. Its concept is found in many different religions, in mythology and in philosophy. In our culture, it is Christmas that reminds us to take the time and honour this metaphor. This design is my personal reinterpretation of an ancient Persian tree of life. One that I have chosen to wish you a Merry Christmas.

ZEITmagazin 49/2013, 28. November 2013

Episode 17/26
Fine Detail, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Long ago, when Holland took to speculation during Tulip mania and further north a man named Shakespeare dreamt of Midsummer Nights, a particular type of caftan emerged in the Ottoman Empire - a robe noble in design, with a pattern so inspiring we could not help but base this magical Persian rug on it. A pastel coloured silk ornament, ever so slightly raised against a brick-red foundation and tenderly entwined by twinkles of tulips ever so petite.

ZEITmagazin 47/2013, 14. November 2013

Episode 16/26
The Photographer, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

This episode is in honour of our wonderful photographer, Ivo von Renner. Ivo and I met in 2013. We clicked right away and agreed to join forces to produce this wonderful series of images for Rugstar's ZEITmagazine advertising campaign in the ensuing months. His Hamburg photography studio has become our second home and, after the initial project was finished, we simply carried on working together. We now illustrate new stories surrounding our rugs together and I hope, dear Ivo, we will continue to collaborate for a long, long time. For Ivo, I have selected a Persian rug with a desized fresco - the Rajasthan No 10.

ZEITmagazin 45/2013, 31. October 2013

Episode 15/26
The Fresco, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Reinventing the Persian rug comes with strict adherence to ancient tradition. The precise shape of its knot remains the key to this rug's legendary diversity in detail and yet, design pattern and surface refining allow us to continually reconfigure its profile. An unremitting sequence of washing and shearing brings us close to a delicate but rugged fresco, - with the quality of reflecting light in all of its infinite variations.

Zeitmagazin 43/2013, 17. October 2013

Episode 14/26
The Persian Rug, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

It is my mission to breathe back life into this centuries-old craftsmanship. I simply love it when my work lends permanently renewed visibility to a tradition so rich in consistency. Just like in the case of this advanced Persian rug. A piece that reigns supreme over the art of weaving and has become my personal favourite from our Rajasthan collection.

ZEITmagazin 41/2013, 02. October 2013

Episode 13/26
The City, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

It was the Mughal that introduced the art of weaving Persian rugs to the North of India 500 years ago. Until this day, their heritage crowns all craftsmanship in Jaipur, the legendary city of hospitality. Having an abundance of buildings of that colour, the Rajasthan capital is also known as Pink City - home of the elephant and the Bengal tiger, and Rug Star.

ZEITmagazin 39/2013, 19. September 2013

Episode 12/26
The Haberdasher, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

This episode is dedicated to man of couture, Bent Angelo Jensen. I have the utmost respect for him as a person, whose work I deeply admire and whom many of you will recognize behind Hamburg based label Herr von Eden. Always conscious of style, his choice of suits has perfectly complemented our entire advertising campaign. Especially for Bent I have chosen this beautiful piece from our Belle Epoque collection, a Persian rug aptly titled Viktoria.

ZEITmagazin 37/2013, 05. September 2013

Episode 11/26
The Theme, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

This magnificent theme of old masters is the result of combining more than one million fibre tips. In loving craftsmanship, every single one of them was spun by hand, dyed in a copper vat and ultimately blended into this harmonious whole. We trust in traditions long past - enabling us to create lasting beauty that will be around for years to come.

ZEITmagazin 35/2013, 22. August 2013

Episode 10/26
The Fringe, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Fringes are essentially the decoratively tied ends of a rug's warp yarns. The warp is what makes up the basic cloth after the weft is threaded and the rug has been cut from the loom. The fringe I'm holding in my right hand is worn by a little lady called Miss Happy. This dog has been with me for almost eleven years now and some say she's the one secretly wearing the trousers in this company.

ZEITmagazin 29/2013, 11. July 2013

Episode 9/26
Monsoon, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

The summer months are spent at the heart of my venture - Rug Star's manufactory in Nepal. This time of year, the annual monsoon limits the amount of sunshine to two hours a day. Although my dog loves to play in the water, I personally have no reason to pack my bathing cap. I sincerely hope your own summer will be blessed with copious amounts of sunshine instead. You'll hear from me again at the end of my summer break on August 22nd - until then, I'll promise to share my Nepalese adventures with you on Facebook under Rug Star.

ZEITmagazin 27/2013, 27. June 2013

Episode 8/26
The Dimension, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Being an architect I tend to view my work as a liberal form of interior design. Rugs are capable of defining space without being restricted by walls. The right choice can turn your table into a dining room or make your sofa stand out from your lounge. Following such architectural dimensions we harmonise our designs with every room situation and create hand-crafted rugs, that are not only unique but also custom made to your needs.

Zeitmagazin 25/2013, 13. June 2013

Episode 7/26
The Knot, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

After ten years our Nepalese manufactory halls remain the realm of my personal dreams and fantasies. For this is the place where we produce hand-crafted rugs abundant in motion and gradients. The magic of each hand-knotted piece comes from the knot as such. Unlike the knots of conventionally made rugs, ours are being interwoven by combining three single threads at a time. This elaborate technique enables us to blend the finest fibres as well as the most colourful of dyes - making every single knot a unique piece of work.

Zeitmagazin 23/2013, 29. May 2013

Episode 6/26
The Garment, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

A lush meadow next to the production hall is where our weavers spend their lunch time. Their sarees feature a multitude of floral patterns and display an extensive array of colour shades that range from magenta over pea green to the deepest blue. It is this love for vivid colours that we so passionately share. I asked for permission to copy those designs and the following day I found a pile of freshly washed and neatly folded up sarees on my doorstep. Those garments became the template for this inimitable piece you see behind me.

ZEITmagazin 19/2013, 02. May 2013

Episode 4/26
The Wool, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Thick fleece is what shields the Bharal from the harsh conditions of its natural habitat - the Himalayas. A long fibre structure ideal in length, tensile in strength and rich in lanolin make this sheep's wool the perfect candidate for our precious yarns. Only once year this unique raw material can be harvested – making it the precious foundation of our dedal rugs hand-knotted in Nepal.

ZEITmagazin 17/2013, 18. April 2013

Episode 3/26
The Arrival, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Our rugs make their journey carefully wrapped in burlap. These days our jute bales are well known to Berlin airport customs officials, for they have continuously been arriving from Nepal every other week for a good decade now. Every single package contains a hand crafted piece of uniqueness made of Tibetan highland wool and the finest Chinese silk – a work of devotion done by 400 craftsmen who adhere to an ancestral tradition.

ZEITmagazin 15/2013, 04. April 2013

Episode 2/26
The Hand, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Many a magnificent rug is shaped by the rhythm of a quartet. The ruckus of different musical styles competing on the factory floors has now turned into my personal joie de vivre of production. It takes four people to create a rug that is rich in natural movement and delicate in tonal range, just like this Splash No. 04, which is the result of 3000 hours of masterly crafted weaving done by hand in our Nepalese manufactories.

ZEITmagazin 13/2013, 21. March 2013

Episode 1/26
A Warm Welcome, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns

Our manufacture may be in Nepal but the language spoken is Tibetan. Indicating a slight nod to the side the host welcomes the visitor to the sound of a Tashi Delek. These days, with natural affection, my head too tends to tip to one side when welcoming a customer. Our rugs have been produced by Tibetan exiles for more than years now and because a rug is named after its country of origin, the one you see behind me is called Tibetan or Nepalese-Tibetan.

January 2013

Zero_Pile, Rajasthan

We are more than happy to show first time at Domotex 2013 in Hannover our new and amazing innovation Zero_Pile Rajasthan. We love this new exercise, it has the ability to create a fresco like emotion on the surface of the hand knotted rug. In a process of 20 washings we change softly the fiber peak and with this process we take away the pile carefully until it is nearly gone. The effect is an increscent of reflection, even the wool fields start shinning as gold. An extremely high end luxurious and elegant exercise to create low pile rugs with an extraordinary impact of abilities in terms of reflection of light and room atmosphere.

December 2012

10 Years Rug Star, we say thank you : )

October 2012

The new generation of The ECO project

Finally the new generation of The ECO project arrived in Berlin, I created them in April in Nepal with recycled materials and in the background I used a rich and natural Tibetan wool fiber with a sandy tone and mixed some natural silk in the wool, very happy for the next step, each one is a unique one of a kind rug sculpture.

Sonntag, 19. August ab 14 Uhr

10 Years RUG STAR Anniversary, get your own Rug Star Original!

Anlässlich unseres 10-jährigen Jubiläums laden wir dich und euch von Herzen zu uns ein. Der Ort ist das Herz unserer Firma, unser Lager in einem Gewerbehof in Berlin-Kreuzberg, am Kottbusser Tor. Hier werden wir feiern, euch einen Einblick geben und erstmalig unsere Prototypen, also die "Rug Star Originals" zum Kauf anbieten. Die Preise werden dabei zwischen 50-70% zur regulären Preisliste gesenkt. Wer schon immer wollte, findet hier eine gute Gelegenheit, sich einen echten Rug Star mit in seine Wohnung zu holen.

Ort
Rug Star Warehouse
Adalbertstrasse 8
GSG Gewerbehof 3. Stock
10999 Berlin

May 2012

Rug Star opened his second showroom in Beijing

Beijing, thank you so much for loving us and here we come again with our new and second RUG STAR showroom for Beijing city. Thanks to our partner Hugh Zhang for all his innovative and extraordinary work he invests to present our work to the Chinese people. Beside Berlin, Beijing is now the second city where we can welcome you in two showrooms to show all the aspects of our collection.

RUG STAR BEIJING
B-2, Red Star Macalline,
Chaoyang Rd Mall, Beijing,
China
Tel: +0086 010 84474278
Fax: +0086 010 84474278
info@rugstar.cn

April 2012

Rug Star opening night in Beirut at Samovar

Thank you so much Saraj Hindi for the amazing opening event in the heart of Beirut Downtown and for the wonderful time we spent together. Around 600 people came to our opening night to the Park Avenue Building and celebrated with us that RUG STAR is now a part of Beirut. I am very happy that we can share our ideas with this very charming and beautiful and fascinating city.

RUG STAR at Samovar
1330 Park Avenue Building
General Francois El Hajj Avenue
Mina El Hosn - Beirut 2020 4316
LEBANON
Tel: + 961 1 993991
Fax: + 961 1 974970
Cel: + 961 3 871260

March 2012

The China Master Art Project in Beijing

With the China Master Art Project we invite a carefully selected handful of top contemporary Chinese artists to co-operate with Rug Star in making a special collection of rugs. One of the artist is Tan Ping (b.1960), vice-principle of China Central Academic of Fine Arts and a leading figure of Chinese contemporary abstract art. Please have a look at the stunning result which we presented to the artist and to some private collectors in Beijing.

January 2012

The peak of the year begins with Domotex

This year we arrived with 10.000 KG of new developments to the Domotex in Hannover and all was sold again, thank you so much for all the support and trust in our innovations. We also been nominated again with 2 beautiful products as "Best Innovation" at the Carpet Design Awards. We had again an amazing time with all our old and new traders and friends which we made in the last 6 years at this fair event. We hope to astonish you again and again and again, but latest next year at Domotex.

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January 2012

Berlin, my old and new love

Berlin, here we come again with our new and second showroom in the heart of Berlin-Mitte. The new store is located in the Rosa-Luxemburger-Strasse. 27, the hot spot for the socialist movements in Berlin between 1920-1935. We are very proud to be there, it is our new heart facing the city and our new love letter for the city Berlin.

RUG STAR ROSA
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 27
10178 Berlin - Germany
Fon: +49 (0)30 308 75447

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January 2011

At DOMOTEX HANNOVER we achieved the Carpet Design Award in two categories

Thank you so much for the two best awards we achieved this year for the work we invested into our new collection "The_ECO_Project". The presentation of the Carpet Design Awards 2011 (CDA) took place at DOMOTEX HANNOVER in the evening of Sunday the 16th January. The Carpet Design Awards are presented annually to the most original and innovative carpet designers. The hand-made carpets submitted are assessed on the basis of the key criteria of design excellence, product quality and artistic or technical innovation. We won twice: ))

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January 2011

Rug Star fair presentation at Domotex 2011

This year we came with 8000 kilos of rugs and all was sold, wow. Thanks again to all our old and new friends and traders we meet every year at this fair. And thank you so much for supporting our new collection The_ECO_Project. We promise to keep you surprized. We will work very hard on this issue to open up your hearts with the beauty that can be created with this wonderful product. I am sure, there is much more to discover.

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December 2010

Intimacy and Identity
Exhibition at Athinais Center Athens, Greece

Thank you so much my dear Apostolos Petratos, for that amazing exhibition we managed to present at Athinais center 3rd - 5th December 2010, Athens, Greece. I am not sure if it was a wild party or an exhibition, but we all had an amazing time together and as the pictures can tell, an excellent presentation.

Contact:
Apostolos Petratos
Floor Concept
228 Kifissias Avenue
14562 Kifissia Athen
Greece
Tel: +30 210 801 5855
Mobil: +30 694 450 6617
Mail: petratos@otenet.gr

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October 2010

The Russian SOUL
KOVËR BÜRO, Mosow, 28th October 2010

Our event in Moscow was more than an exhibition. I think it was an emotional determination to explain the cutting edge exercise of the hand knotted Tibetan area rug by Rug Star. Aside from that it was an evening filled up with life and extraordinary people, there was so much soul, deep Russian soul! Thank you for such an energetic and emotional night as well. Everybody started drawing at our event at KOVËR BÜRO.

Contact:
KOVËR BÜRO
Кристина Задушко
Фрунзенская наб., д.24,
Москва, 119146, Russia
Tel: +7 926 6353712
www.koverburo.ru

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October 2010

Exhibition "Tales of a rug" in Beijing Art district 798

Together with the curator Song Tao and Rug Star Beijing leader Hugh Zhang we set up an amazing exhibition at T-Art Center at the famous 798 Art district Beijing on the 20th October. We are very happy about the hospitality we always get on our visits in Beijing, China. I would like to share some pictures of the days we set up the exhibition.

Contact:
Rug Star Beijing
Soho Beijing Residence, No.5
Xinyuan Street
Chaoyang District, Beijing
China
tel: +0086 010 84474278
fax: +0086 010 84474278

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Summer 2010

Working with a friend, the artist Johannes Speder

This is my friend Johannes and what you can see on the wall are our 100% pure silk translations of his work into the hand knotted Tibetan rug. He is an amazing person and an amazing artist.

Contact:
Johannes Speder
Innocentiastr. 29
20144 Hamburg
Germany
Fon: +49 40 42935242
Fax: +49 40 42935114
Mail: js@johannes-speder.de

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March 2010

Rug Star Beijing Showroom

In early summer 2009, I received an e-mail from Hugh Zhang, a very emotional request on Rug Star for representing our brand in China and to open the first showroom in Beijing. We invited him to Berlin to see how we work and to spend a full week with us. Nine month later we opened our first Rug Star Beijing showroom at the Soho Beijing Residence. In Chinese tradition we included the park in front of the showroom for our opening event. May be it was very cold, but we all been more than happy about this amazing experience which we will continue. Thank you so much my dear Hugh Zhang and all the great people we've met in China.

Contact:
Rug Star Beijing
Soho Beijing Residence, No.5
Xinyuan Street
Chaoyang District, Beijing
China
Tel: +0086 010 84474278
Fax: +0086 010 84474278

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March 2010

Rug Star in Kuwait
Hello Middle East, here we come

This was the bravest and biggest effort for a Rug Star exhibition I've ever seen in my life and I think it is all because of Haidar Hindi and his two very great brothers Yousef and Hassan. Please check the pictures of the Kuwait exhibition on the front page on our website, the opening event was spectacular and very successful. Amazing how Haidar transformed his showroom into a contemporary rug art gallery. Thank you so much to the whole Hindi family and Hello Middle East, here we come. We will continue in Doha and Beirut soon.

Contact:
Samovar Carpets
Haidar A. Hindi
P.O. Box 36650
Raas, 24757 Kuwait
Tel.: +965 2225 3456/7/8
Fax: +965 2225 3459
www.samovarcarpets.com

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January 2010

Here comes the Sun ...
Domotex 2010 in freezing cold Hannover

Wow, what a fair! With our heart, we like to thank all our new and old friends and clients for the days we spent together at our Domotex presentation. These days been very special for all of us and an enormous success for our new collection "Copper" and "ICE" out of our new theme "Walking_FIELDS".

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October 2009

Arne Jacobsen and Rug Star

Finally, after a period of careful work the event became reality: With the opening of our exhibition at Pfister in Etoy (at the lake of Geneva) our rug collection "Love_Stories" was shown together with originals of Arne Jacobsen. In the following month this exhibition will go on tour and will be shown in some other spaces of the company Pfister all over Switzerland, of course together with the Egg Chairs of Arne Jacobsen. We are really honored and very happy about the beauty of the exhibition.

Contact:
Pfister Filiale Etoy
Centre de l'habitat
Route de l'Industrie
CH-1163 Etoy
Fon +41 21 821 81 11
Fax +41 21 821 80 19

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September 2009

RUG STAR in Melbourne

If you are in Melbourne at the moment, have a look at Behruz Studios: we just arrived with our "Love Story" Collection. And give a hug to Behruz Allgorgi, he is the owner and a very nice man seeing his work with his heart.

Contact:
Behruz Studio
Street address: 1509 Malvern Road
Suburb : Glen Iris
City : Melbourne
Region : Victoria
Post code : 3146
AUSTRALIA
fon + 61 3 9824 8156
fax + 61 3 9824 6853

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Juni 2009

Exhibition "Love_Stories" by Kamy in Sao Paulo/Brasil

The night of the 04th of June was very special, 900 guest came to our opening of the exhibition "Love_Stories by Kamy" in Sao Paulo. My friends and traders Kamy Abrarpour and his beautiful wife Francesca Alzati organized the exhibition which made my stay in Sao Paulo to one of the most beautiful experience I ever made, thank you so much for this.

Contact:
By Kamy
Al. Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 1147
JD. Paulistano- Sao Paulo
Brasil
fon: 11.3081.1266
fax: 11.3062.0276
www.bykamy.com

Since May 2009

"Eden's Paradise", a work of Olaf Hajek presented at Oliv

"Eden's Paradise" is after "Tibetan Pop" the new and second aspects of the Rug Star Classic collection. Four of the designs are based on the work of Olaf Hajek, Germany´s number one illustrator and a friend since nearly 20 years. It took me a long time last year in Nepal to develop the right texture for his work, his colors are much milder, they look like fading away and the process of layering color on paperboard develops his unique surface, very difficult to translate into the Tibetan area rug. Oliver Mahne opened the most beautiful coffee shop in Berlin Mitte so we used the friendship we three have together and show since three month the work of Olaf Hajek in at "Oliv" by Oliver Mahne. And again the question: should they be on the floor or on the wall?

Contact:
Oliv
Münzstraße 8
10178 Berlin (Mitte)
Fon: 030 89 20 65 40

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Easter 2009

Altar rug by the artist John Young for the St. Matthäuskirche

Rug Star translated a work from the artist John Young into a 200 knot silk rug for the exhibition "Bonhoeffer in Harlem", to be seen April 13th- August 2 nd 2009 in the St. Matthäuskirche im Kulturforum Berlin. The exhibition is a project from Alexander Ochs Galleries in cooperation with Stiftung St. Matthäus & supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Contact:
ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING
Sophienstr. 21
D-10178 Berlin
Fon: +49 (0) 30. 283 91 387
www.alexanderochs-galleries.com

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March and April 2009

With "Children Heal Art Project" in Nepal

Oh what a trip, after weeks and weeks of preparations I went together with my good old friend Frank Etxaniz, founder and director of CHAP to Nepal. Since Rug Star translated some of the "CHAP" children drawings into Tibetan area rugs to support the CHAP structure in Portland/USA, the goal was to go together to Nepal and bring back some of this positive energy. Of course our two lovely traders from UK, Bonnie Sutton and Linny Moss couldn´t miss this. With cars full of paint and paper, we went to several hospitals and homes of the handicapped and started to do what we love most, to create with color, paper and emotions.

Contact:
Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP)
25 NW 23rd Place Suite 6
Box 155 Portland, OR 97210 www.chap.name

January 2009

"Tibetan Pop" is the start of our "Rug Star Classic" collection

Beside the nomination (11 in 4 years) for "Best modern Collection", "Best modern Design" and "Best Innovation" at the Carpet Design Award we been very excited about the Domotex 2009. One reason was the launch of our Rug Star Classic collection "Tibetan Pop", a floral collection based on the patterns which we found in the saris of our female workers in the workshop in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. The other reason was to show parts of the "Splash, or Johnny...." collection as ambassador of our modern collection "Love_Stories".

October 2008

First Rug Star "Limited Edition" exhibition in Bergamo/Italy

Our first limited Edition "Splash, or Johnny I am going to Jackson..." was celebrated with an extraordinary opening night in the beautiful cloister di S. Marta in the heart of Bergamo/Italy at the 17th of October. The exhibition was organized with the heart blood of our trader Michele Cobelli and his brother Masimo Cobelli which we have to thanks so much for all the time and profession they invested into this exhibition. Our big goal was to show the moment of movement on the surface of the Tibetan area rug. Each of the 25 motives we shown in the show is limited by 6 only. Of course the title gives a hint, that this is a reverence to action painting and to the work of Jackson Pollock.

Contact:
La Torre Tappeti
Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 6
24122 Bergamo
fon: + 39 035222234
fax + 39 035215016
info@latorretappeti.it

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September 2008

RUG STAR launch in UK at 100% Design and Decorex

Our wonderful traders Bonnie Sutton and Linny Moos launched RUG STAR first time in UK at 100% Design, 18-21 September in London. In April we been already together in Nepal and had a lot of fun and very happy days we will not forget. The presentation was super, thanks a lot for the great show and the beautiful days we had in London.

Contact:
Bonnie Sutton
Knots Rugs
563-565 Battersea Park Road
SW11 3BL London
fon: +44 20 7228 2424
fax: +44 20 7228 4440
bonnie@knotsinteriors.co.uk

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January 2008

Again Domotex
We are again nominated at the Carpet Design Award for "Best Modern Collection", "Best Modern Design" and "Best Modern Innovation"

RUG STAR presented "The_RUG_ADDICT and his good Fellows" anniversary collection at Domotex 2008. Happy Birthday RUG STAR, you became 5 years old, still very young, but I am getting older since the years go by ... So we made a very playfull collection which was directly nominated as the Best Modern Collection at the Carpet Design Award. What a great present. And thanks for all the new traders we found on this fair and the old once which became friends.

Dezember 2007

Nomination for the ELLE DECO INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

The German editorial of Elle Deco nominated Jürgen Dahlmanns as best designer 2007 in the category "Flooring".

Hurray, we are very happy!
Life is great.

19. November - 04. Dezember 2007

With ARTE to the Himalaya

For a documentation about the production of the Tibetan area rug I spent 2 weeks in the Himalaya with the cultural channel ARTE, with two beautiful people, the editor Gesine Enwaldt and the camera man Thomas Hirschmann. Most shoots where taken in our workshop in Bhaktapur. We also invited representatives of the non profit organizations RUG MARK and STEP, to discuss the social and political aspects of carpet production in Nepal. Many of us made many new friends, and at the end the film team and the 400 workers of our workshop joined together for a big pick nick in Nargacot, a hot spot in the east of the Kathmandu valley, with a gigantic view on the Himalaya, from Ganesh-Himal to Gauri-Shankar.

The documentation will be shown on TV in September.

Video Part 1 » / Video Part 2 » / Video Part 3 »

16. Oktober 2007

Hello Australia,
the lounge of RUG STAR in Australia at Cadry´s Contemporary Rugs Gallery in Sydney

Now I know how paradise looks like:

it is a rug gallery in Australia, in the city Sydney,
runs by the the three brothers Eddie, Marc and Bob.

What a great country,
what a great city
and what a great family!

08. September 2007

Rug Star Zürich

The grand opening of RUG STAR ZÜRICH was a big party!

April 2007

Salone di Mobile
Great success for The_RUG_ADDICT Collection

Thank you very much to my trader in Milan, Alberto Levi and his team. This show was a great success during the Salone di Mobile 2007. The exhibition in his gallerie space was build up with love and passion. Thank´s again for all the support I got from you and your team.

Contact:
Alberto Levi Gallery
Via San Maurilio 24
20123 Milano - Italien
www.albertolevi.com
gallery@albertolevi.com

April 2007

On the Cover of Modern Textile

HeyHo, our design NOODLESOUP made it finally on the cover of the magazine Modern Textile. Very cool magazine, best if you want to be informed about modern rugs.

www.moderncarpetsandtextile.com

January 2007

RUG ADDICT Collection at Domotex
"Best Modern Design" & "Best Modern Innovation"

RUG STAR presented first time this RUG ADDICT Collection 2007 at Domotex with great success. Two products were nominated at the Carpet Design Award in the categories "Best Modern Innovation" with the collection TIBET TIGER and "Best Modern Design" with the collection QUICKSILVER. We had fun, please see pictures below.

Find traders now in:
Australia, Brasil, Canada, Corea, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Monaco, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Ukraine and the USA.

September 2006

Anno Zero
Exhibition in the cloister di Santa Maria in Bergamo

Thank you very much to my traders in Bergamo, Massinmo & Michele Cobelli with their company LA TORRE TAPPETI. The show was shown in the old cloister di Santa Maria together with rugs from my good friends Behrouz Kolahi and Jan Kath. What a show! What a night! What a week!

Contact:
La Torre Tappeti
Massinmo & Michele Cobelli
Piazza V. Veneto, 6
24122 Bergamo - Italy
www.latorretappeti.it
info@latorretappeti.it

March 2006

RUG STAR at the International Centre of Design in Berlin

In May RUG STAR can be found at the International Centre of Design in Berlin with an exhibition and a presentation. Exhibition: "ES FREUD" Story-telling patterns and protagonist design from Berlin.

"Anne Lise This" is a simple triple-plug rug that plays the central role in this story. It all began with a dyslectic note scribbled down while listening to a Madonna song. Ever since, she has been the analyst in the world of "Rainer Unsinn" and his friends, a group of adolescent grown-ups in childlike outfits.

Presentation: "Between Tibet, IKEA and Berlin"

For the row "future products," we tell the tale of a journey between Tibet, IKEA and Berlin, the individualisation of markets and globalisation, hand-spun wool and the internet, and what it is like to work at the IKEA creative department as a designer.

Tuesday, 14 March, 6:30 p.m.

International Centre of Design Berlin e.V.
Reinhardstraße 52,
D-10117 Berlin, Germany

January 2006

RUG STAR is "Carpet Design Award" Winner 2006
First prize for "Best Modern Innovation"

At Domtex 2006 three RUG STAR products were nominated in the category "Best Modern Innovation" ­ and thus was the only company that could be voted for by the jury. First prize for our "Individual Product Distribution Concept" with "Like Water" and "Checkerboard". We would like to thank the jury.

January 2006

PASSAGEN Cologne 2006
Floor Buster Show, because the future lies in the carpet

The three most important representatives of Germany join forces to present the couture of their carpet collection 2006 at the Passagen 2006. "Pure Sex" of hand-knotted carpets from the Himalayan with topographic sketches heat the floor. In the heart of the "Belgian Quarter" in Cologne, for years now the centre of the Passagen events, three designers spell out, why the future of interior design lies in the carpet. The designers have chosen the 200 square metre large basement vault of the Stadtrevue for their presentation. The designers: Michaela Schleypen, Jan Kath and Jürgen Dahlmanns.

Basement vaults of the Stadtrevue, Maastrichter Strasse 49, 50672 Cologne, Open house: 16-21.1.2006, Mo - Sa 10 am – 21 pm, Party on Wednesday.

October 2005

LIBRARY
a modular carpet system for a Swiss reading room

"GÄUMANN LÜDI VON DER ROPP," a Swiss group of architects, have added a beautiful calm and modern charm to an old canton library in Frauenfeld, Thurgau, with their modification. The team of architects has created many modern aspects by its conceptual and innovative use of soft furnishing. Its colours and surfaces reflect the scumble of certain woods. RUG STAR developed a modular carpet system for the reading room. The aim was to solve existing problems in the room acoustics and hide the cables leading to the individuals lecterns. These lecterns stand on large carpet islands that consist of 42 hand-knotted carpets. The cables to the lecterns follow the edges of the carpets without being visible.

April 2004

VORK
the first product launch at IKEA's

"Vork" is a modular carpet system, a design tool in which the customer is the co-creator. He can put together his own design in form of a carpet or a textile sculpture. The modules are hand-tafted carpets in sizes 70 cm x 105 cm. In combination, they meet all standard sizes, but can also be placed as pleased following the theme "freestyle your rug," or can catch the eye when hanging on the wall. If the same-design module offers a wealth of variance, the six modules opens a world of variety. It is expanded by the pattern structure. By a rectangular pattern in the background and a second organic pattern in the foreground, it is possible to rotate and adjust the carpets and always create the illusion, that they fit like pieces of a jigsaw.