SHIIR Thing

SHIIR Rugs—a collaboration between Oscar Isberian Rugs and Souci Horner—rolls out a line of truly artisanal rugs.

By Elise Hofer Shaw

January 29, 2019 12:58 AM

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The right rug can tie a room together, whereas an exceptional rug can serve as inspiration for the design of an entire space. SHIIR Rugs, a collaboration between Chicago design heavies Oscar Isberian Rugs and interior design firm Soucie Horner, Ltd., produces the latter. SHIIR travels the world exploring ancient rug-making techniques alongside artisans who lend generations of craftsmanship to the trade. Their fiber-first approach to design and fabrication celebrates the nuances of knot counts, finishes, shearing, washes, layers, patterns and materials (think cashmere, silk, mohair or wool). The latest collection innovates with leather, exploring unique methods of treating the hides, then cutting and layering them with other fine materials for handcrafted, heirloom-quality rugs that mature over time as the leather naturally wears. The results are both edgy and elegant—and works of art.  

All SHIIR rugs are available custom and to-the-trade-only at Holly Hunt in theMART, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1428, 312.661.1900. shiirrugs.com