Christina Ruhaak: Super-Saturated Handcrafted Rugs

Designer Profile

Store History

  • Founded by: Christina Ruhaak
  • Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

Christina's textile work has been exhibited throughout the world, including the Lume Gallery in Helsinki, Finland and the Deagu International Design Competition in Korea. Christina has been honored with an Award of Excellence from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and The Mergentime Award for Textile Design Excellence in 1998.

We discovered Christina Ruhaak's rugs in May at ICFF — their super-saturated hues make them hard to forget. Although her designs are simple, Ruhaak demonstrates a mastery of color that comes from many years of training as an artist.

Ruhaak studied art, art history, and textile design at several schools, including Skidmore College, RISD, and the Design Skole in Copenhagen. She now lives in Chicago, where she's worked for LFN Textiles and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Her rugs are currently available in nine distinct styles: Braided (hand-woven rugs made in the US), Tweed (striped wool and silk carpets), Happenstance (rugs made with contrasting pile and flat weaves), Variations (Tibetan wool rugs), Armor (a subtle gray collection of carpets), Lantern (blended wool and silk rugs), Savor (hand-tufted carpets made in Indonesia), Feast (flat weaves made in Guatemala), and Tile (hand-knotted rugs made in Nepal).

Custom rugs are available through her studio — for a price quote and contact information, click here.

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