Since UK Heritage Rugs was founded in 2006, the British company has endeavored to offer its customers authentic designs that are true to the original. Company owner Brian Sales has four decades of experience as a freelance designer of rugs and runners and has already designed numerous customized rugs inspired by landscapes at the company's base in the English county of Durham. For example, he created an exquisite rug collection for the Royal Horticultural Society as an exclusive licensee. The products are sold through retail outlets, online and at trade shows and exhibitions. Thanks to the licenses obtained in 2015 for exclusive, hand-made rugs for the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum, UK Heritage Rugs has now been able to announce its intention to launch The British Museum Rug Collection at DOMOTEX 2018 in Hannover.
This wonderful collection of rugs in four different designs is inspired by the work of Japanese woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, whose main claim to fame is his best-known work "The Wave". Sales meticulously transforms Hokusai’s masterful drawings into highly detailed hand-woven rugs that will give any home a wonderful feel of authenticity and tradition. Combining a durable, hand-spun woolen substrate with the finest of designs in soft, shimmering silk, the rugs are only made at GoodWeave-certified companies and boast at least 196 knots per square inch. Each rug is available in two sizes and matches the proportions of the original. Customized versions can also be produced.