Belgian firm HOC-Design (pronounced as individual letters) made its North American debut during the Fall 2017 New York The Rug Show. With strong positive response during both that show and at the inaugural The Rug Show at High Point, Peter Hens, principal of the company, told Rug Insider the firm plans on returning to exhibit in the spring and ‘sees a lot of opportunity’ in the United States market.

Carpets have been layered over wall-to-wall sisal, upon one another in aristocratic garden parties, and sprawled in Bedouin tents. They’ve been used as the top—and most beautiful—layer covering beds, laid on tabletops at a time when their rarity all but forbade use on the floor, and have now—though the look is far from de rigueur—been featured layered in countless films, television shows, and noted interiors.

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