Designer, humanitarian, businesswoman: Stephanie Odegard is each of these things and more. Since founding her eponymous carpet company in the late '80s, she's become world-renowned for luxurious, hand-knotted rugs that she creates herself and in partnership with a roster of international talent. Her contemporary designs are inspired by her love of craft and eye for color, and they draw upon her extensive travels as a Peace Corps volunteer and, later, with the United Nations and the World Bank. Adamant that Odegard Rugs be socially and environmentally responsible, she also serves as director of the Rugmark Foundation, which aims to end illegal child labor in South Asia.
Art for your floor, Odegard rugs are made from hand-spun Himalayan wool, which is then colored with vegetable dye and knotted a strand at a time by Nepalese artisans. But topping even that are the carpets' breathtaking designs. Consider Bamboo, which looks like the sky at dusk, or Zinnia, with its stylized, folk-art flowers that alternate against a delicately faded red background.
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Enjoy an exclusive first-look in this Noir sale featuring Odegard rugs, made from hand-spun cotton and wool that is then colored with vegetable dye and knotted a strand at a time according to centuries-old techniques. On offer is the Halil Ibrahim, which is hand-woven in Turkey on vintage kilims, or the Double Medallion, crafted in India and featuring stylized geometrics motifs. Like all Odegard goods, these rugs also are produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way, and without the use of child labor.
Once known to only select interior designers and architects, Odegard is now recognized as the international leader in contemporary carpet design. Since the late `80s, creator and president Stephanie Odegard has been producing hand-knotted carpets of luxury and originality. Each distinctive collection is created in Odegard’s New York studio, and has evolved from Stephanie’s world travels, discerning eye, highly refined sense of style, and partnership with internationally renowned artists and designers. Designed with an eye toward timeless use, the Odegard Collection embodies the idea that beautifully made objects can speak to a higher level of awareness, appreciation and compassion.