Rugs Are More than Underfoot - They're Works of Art

 Rug designer Jan Kath, getting comfy on one of his creations.

Rug designer Jan Kath, getting comfy on one of his creations.

Irwin Weiner ASID - As part of the handmade and crafts craze sweeping interior design - which only adds much needed personality and high grades of craftsmanship into a predominantly mass-produced product field - we're now seeing a sweeping change in rugs. They're not your gradnmother's Oriental carpets any more! In fact, the phrase "contemporary rug art" is becoming the norm in the flooring category. Visit the websites of contemporary art rug makers to see wonderful examples of this modern take on floor fashions: Jan Kath, Stepevi, and Calle Henzel

 Color splashes with Calle Henzel's dynamic Aldo Taccona Intense rug.

Color splashes with Calle Henzel's dynamic Aldo Taccona Intense rug.

Click on any photo to explore more product information, and open your mind to adding art underfoot. Make your selection based on the colors and textures you'd like to introduce into a room, and of course count on the utility of a rug to provide warmth, comfort, and soundproofing (the latter is particularly important in apartments and condos where your neighbor underneath you can potentially hear every footstep you take, every clack-clack-click of heels or dog paws, and so on).

 Outrageously plush 3D Mienterra rug from Stepevi's Terra collection.

Outrageously plush 3D Mienterra rug from Stepevi's Terra collection.