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Oscar Isberian with Brianne Jones

Oscar Isberian Rugs Offers Private Designer Showings 

Award-winning designer Brianne Jones of Brianne Bishop Design recently stopped by our Kinzie St. showroom for a private tour. Based in Chicago, Brianne offers a full menu of services to her clients, including: space planning, finish specifications, furnishing selection, construction documents, product management, color advising and more.     While Brianne knew that Oscar Isberian specialized in high-end handmade rugs, she was surprised at the number of quality affordable designs we offer… More...
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SURFACES 2017

We have just returned from TISE, The International Surface Event in Las Vegas (formerly known as Surfaces). The show features an extensive display of floor coverings, natural and engineered stone and tile products. While it used to be a major hub for carpeting and area rugs, our team noticed that the hard-surface arm at TISE dominated the Jan. 18-20, 2017 event. Still, our carpeting experts, Sally Gordon, Cliff Davis and… More...
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Domotex 2017 Delivers Unrivaled Innovation and Exquisite, Couture Rug Fashions

By Sarkis and Oscar Tatosian We have just returned from a visit to the world’s largest rug fair, Domotex, in Hanover, Germany. The best and most creative weavers in the world put their finest and most innovative handwoven rugs on display, and this year was no disappointment. We were especially thrilled to find exquisite, one-of-a-kind rugs in booth after booth and quickly acquired a selection of the best of them… More...
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Chicago’s Design Industry Opens Doors

Oscar Isberian Rugs was a proud sponsor of last night’s blowout “Another Door Opens,” the much-anticipated, design industry event (Jan. 18, 2017) at Architectural Artifacts, which aims to raise essential funds for Chicago House programs. Last year, the fundraiser welcomed more than 550 people and grossed over $50,000. The stylish crowd at last night’s event, a veritable who’s who of the Chicago design industry, easily could top that. For… More...
Karen Lawrence of Oscar Isberian Rugs

Oscar Isberian Rugs Welcomes Industry Veteran Karen Lawrence

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Karen Lawrence to the Oscar Isberian Rugs/ Pedian Carpets sales team.   Karen has extensive experience in the rug and carpeting industries, spending 33 years as a buyer and sales professional at Village Carpets. Known for her impeccable taste and accommodating approach, Karen says, “Buy what you like is always my rule of thumb.”   Originally from New York City, Karen has lived in Illinois… More...
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In Memoriam of Vahan Pedian

It is with sadness that Oscar Isberian Rugs/Pedian Carpets announces the passing of our uncle and 60-year, esteemed flooring veteran, Mr. Vahan Pedian, a partner in Pedian Rug Company of Chicago, who died Dec. 23, 2016 after a long-fought battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. Vahan Pedian was born in Chicago Oct. 10, 1926. He and his father, Vartan, and brothers Haig and Ara, developed the Gold Standard… More...