NEW YORK–RH (formerly called Restoration Hardware) is set to release its first rug-only catalog, an almost 300-page source book offering more than 3,500 handcrafted designs in a number of colorways and sizes. RH Rugs is part of a larger release of 13 source books—eight of which are inspirational and five categorical—which are being mailed to consumers in May.
The release is RH’s most comprehensive rug collection produced by the partnership between RH and Ben Soleimani, which began in 2011, when Soleimani was head designer of Mansour and Mansour Modern. Soleimani joined RH late last year as designer and collector. The source book’s collections focus on seven categories—Moroccan, traditional, textured, flatweave, contemporary, vintage and natural—and include several constructions, including handknotted, flatweave, shag and braided, and such fibers as wool, hemp, viscose, cotton and jute.