Established in 1920, The Ruggery specializes in creating custom designed hand hooked rugs for people who appreciate superb quality and distinctive design. Our archives span nearly a century, with rug designs ranging from decorative folk art to historical reproductions, traditional Americana to modern classics.
Most of our hooked rugs are commissioned by private homeowners or interior designers and are developed as one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality pieces. Many of these rugs have themes or motifs worked into them that are important to the client. All our rugs are made of 100% New Zealand wool, which is hand dyed and hand hooked by skilled artisans at our New York location. We are the only U.S.-based company that that can produce custom-designed hand-hooked rugs for any size room in the home. Our decorative accent rugs and custom-made area rugs add beauty and comfort to every setting: Our projects include San Francisco townhouses and country estates, luxury condos and beachfront cottages, Midwest country clubs and custom-built yachts. Our purpose is to provide clients with unique, hand hooked rugs that are beautiful and useful: rugs of incomparable workmanship hand made by American artisans and expert craftsmen.
The Ruggery has been featured in numerous books and publications over the years, including The New York Times, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day and House and Garden. Our client list reads like a who’s who of American society, with iconic names such as Kennedy, Kellogg, Morgan, Post, du Pont, Pratt, Hepburn and Bilhuber. Our rugs can be seen in U.S. Senate offices, the Vatican and distinguished residences around the world.
The Ruggery also hopes to enhance the recognition of hand hooked rugs as an authentic American arts tradition by supplying a full line of hook rug kits and materials, including our patented Craftsman punch needle for hooked rugs, rug frames, hand dyed yarn and printed rug patterns on monk’s cloth. Look for us in Amy Oxford’s definitive book on rug hooking Punch Needle Rug Hooking—Techniques and Designs.