The signature rug print is a bold splatter, inspired by abstract expressionism and representational of action and freedom available in both white on black and black on white.
LOS ANGELES – California designer Ryan Saghian has introduced his first rug collection in partnership with Caravan Modern, a maker of luxury handmade rugs.
“For me, designing rugs feels a little bit like coming full circle,” said Saghian, who is of Iranian descent and grew up in Los Angeles. “My grandfather was in the Persian rug business and left Tehran to open a rug showroom in Milan, and my father almost went into the rug business, too, but then he became an architect in the U.S. instead. These rugs are crafted in Nepal as part of a long family tradition by artisans working there.”
Saghian has been successful with several previous project launches, including his furniture line, launched in 2014; his wallcoverings, in 2018; and his tableware, which was introduced in mid-2020. He originally founded his first interior design firm at the age of 21.
The Ryan Saghian Home rug collection features hand-knotted silk rugs, crafted in Nepal and available in several patterns:
- SoHo White on Black and SoHo Black on White — Saghian’s signature print is a bold splatter, inspired by abstract expressionism and representational of action and freedom.
- Miracles — This rug design suggests looking within yourself for the answers you need. “That is what a miracle is; it’s a shift in your perception,” said Saghian. “It’s not about fear or insecurity. This rug is inspired by looking inside yourself.”
- McCadden — With its frame, the McCadden is evocative of classic Hollywood style, conjuring glittering L.A. history, yet still refined. “McCadden is a street in the Hancock Park neighborhood,” Saghian said. “When I drive around there, all I think about is stars like Jayne Mansfield.”
The rugs are available at Saghian’s flagship showroom on Robertson and Third in Los Angeles and retail for $4,500 to $11,000. Available sizes include 8×10, 9×12, 10×14 and 12×15.