About Us

GHARA is the new home to some of the most exquisite handmade rugs available in the world today. Founders Karisa Lundberg and Max Rich have joined forces to become the leading global supplier and exclusive UK representatives of multi-award-winning designers, Jan Kath, Lila Valadan, Zoë Luyendijk Studio and Floor to Heaven (by Michaela Schleypen). 

This creative business duo brings a new energy to the industry. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, they are well placed to present the ranges of the world's best rug artists. Ghara gives an exciting stage to their distinctive designs. At the heart of GHARA is a passion for beautifully designed rugs that will become a highlight of any home.

All of our pieces are handcrafted by artisans using the finest New Zealand Highland or Tibetan sheep’s wool and processes of knotting, weaving and tufting that are often 2,000 years old. Our rugs are intended to be forever pieces that can be repaired and reused for generations to come. We are the market leaders in sustainable practices, using natural dyes and materials, wood fuelling and water recycling to keep local sources clean. We hold unparalleled standards for fair working conditions to support the wellbeing and prosperity of our craftspeople and their families. Our designers are certified partners of ethical standard bodies Label STEP and GoodWeave where applicable.

And, in case you’re wondering, Ghara simply means ‘home’ in Nepali.

How would you describe your style?

"We offer both traditional patterns, as well as cutting edge contemporary design. But, where quality is concerned, we are always uncompromisingly conservative. Our rugs are timeless and to be enjoyed for generations."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"We offer made to measure, colour changes, as well as fully custom commissioned designs with the benefit of in-house design support. No minimum or maximum project size is required. We also offer an ample selection of over one thousand immediately available pieces to choose from, in addition to our London stock."

IMAGE 1: SIMONE HAUGE; 2+4: LARS LANGEMEIER; 3: SHIRZ & DARYAN

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