Bespoke

Vanderhurd floor coverings are all entirely bespoke and made to order, meeting our clients’ requirements in every respect.

Product Offerings

The products described and illustrated here on our website represent the many and varied carpets we have produced for our clients. They exhibit the virtually unlimited range of design, colour, texture and construction, in any combination.

Carpets

The quality of our carpets is reflected in our choice of materials. We source only the finest wool, silk, mohair, linen, hemp and viscose yarns to weave in a wide variety of constructions. Most of our carpets can be ordered as an area rug, fitted carpet or stair runner.

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Dhurries

Vanderhurd dhurrie designs range from plain colours to subtle stripes and bold geometric patterns. They are hand woven by skilled weavers, who are exclusively trained by Vanderhurd, using either silk, wool or hemp yarns.

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Flatweaves

Vanderhurd has a continuously evolving library of flatweave floor coverings, using different yarns to create the textures and designs. Silk, wool, viscose, linen and hemp are all woven singly or in varied twisted yarn combinations depending on the type of texture or pattern required.

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Cushions

Vanderhurd has a continuously evolving library of hand embroidered cushions, using different yarns to create the textures and designs.

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Bespoke Projects

Vanderhurd channels great energy in preserving the art of weaving and celebrates artisanal involvement, producing over the last seven years an exciting body of work that encapsulates this. Explore a small selection of projects here.

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    Our craft is our focus

    Vanderhurd has continued to grow by maintaining an uncompromising standard of quality and respecting the men and women who craft our textiles, rugs and dhurries.

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    We seamlessly integrate technical and creative thinking

    Christine’s in depth understanding of the art of weaving allows her to think creatively and technically at the same time. The challenges of the manufacturing process inspire and drive the evolution of the initial concepts. Her designs are focused on the powerful integration of timeless rhythmic patterns and bold colours and textures.

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    We collaborate with the best artisans and craftsmen

    Vanderhurd has been working in partnership with extremely talented and experienced artisans in India and Nepal for over 30 years. These individuals are master craftsmen from skilled families, performing an ancient art that has been passed down through the generations. The company’s reputation for exceptional quality and craftsmanship is founded on these longstanding relationships.

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    We use only the best materials

    We only work with the finest materials, using special processes to achieve the best results.

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    We believe color should be natural

    One of the greatest differentiators between Vanderhurd and mass produced products is that we do not bleach any of our yarns white before dying them.

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Product Journey
Every step of the process, from the initial conversation to final delivery is carefully overseen by our dedicated team.
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    An order is placed

    The client chooses the design and colourway of the rug. After that we send them a rendering for final approval. The purchase order and rendering are then sent to India.
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    Design

    All designs are by Vanderhurd in house designers with Christine Van Der Hurd leading the team as Creative Director. The design process is research-oriented, including drawing and sampling material studies in collaboration with the weavers to achieve specific quality, construction and colour.
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    Dyeing

    All colours are dyed to order in house on our weaving campus. We dye to any colour and material through our bespoke services, using natural dyes when applicable. Each yarn takes to the dye differently allowing or clients to play with the depth of colour and texture.
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    Weaving

    Every product is hand woven on hand built looms using all natural materials. Over the years we have developed a variety of unique techniques and constructions with our weaver partners, some of which are so intricate that only one to two inches can be woven a day.
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    Washing and Drying

    The craft of washing plays an important role in the creation of each rug. The colour can be adjusted and texture can be detailed depending on the wash. All of our rugs and flat weaves are hand washed with mild soap and water, and dried in the Indian sun.
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    Finishing

    Each piece is finished by hand to the client’s specifications. The finisher hand clips the rugs until every single thread has been taken care of.
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    Packaging and Shipping

    The rugs and flat weaves are then labelled, wrapped and placed on board a truck where they are taken across the Indian country side to port. From there they are either air or sea freighted to New York or London.
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    Inspection

    Upon arrival in New York or London each piece is hand inspected to ensure quality control.
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    Installation

    Vanderhurd has a longstanding relationship with the best carpet installers and carpet craftsmen available. Our team install from the simple - placing a rug - to the complicated – fitting complex stair runners, bindings, etc.
Collaborations
Kit Kemp — Co-Owner and Design Director for Firmdale Hotels

"She is a brilliant colourist so it makes our choice easy. We have good ideas on scale and size and what we wish to achieve, but the rest is left to trust and Christine's infallible eye."

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Ordering Information

It is our hope that by choosing Vanderhurd our clients will enjoy the process of realizing their vision as much as we do.

Please contact our New York or London studio for further information, to request samples or make an appointment.
Contact

USA (New York)
T: +1 212 213 6541

UK (London)
T: +44 207 313 5400

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