Warp & Weft: High-End Rugs on Madison Avenue

Warp & Weft: High-End Rugs on Madison Avenue

Sarah Coffey
Feb 16, 2011

Store History

  • Founded: 2001
  • Founded by: Michael Mandapati
  • Headquarters: New York, NY

There's a section of Madison Avenue in Midtown lined with high-end carpet showrooms. It's beautiful to walk through at night, when the shops are lit from within — huge antique rugs fill plate glass display windows, and if you squint, the building facades look like giant patterned lanterns. Warp and Weft is one of the best of these Mad-Ave shops.

Storeowner Michael Mandapati founded Warp and Weft in 2001. The space itself is a spare, loft-like showroom that feels more like a gallery than a shop. Patterned rugs from around the world hang from the walls like medieval tapestries in a museum.

They carry a mix of antique and contemporary carpets of very high quality — this is the kind of place where fictional Wall Street mogul Gordon Gekko would send his decorator. Actually, Warp & Weft supplied the carpets for Gordon Gekko's movie apartment, so...there you go.

Any first-hand reviews of Warp & Weft? Add them in the comments.

Riviera Aqua Rug, price on request
Yarlong Rug, price on request
Riviera Champagne Carpet, price on request
Kia Sar, price on request
Angora Shag in Ivory, price on request
Tabriz Rug, price on request
Ikat Rug, price on request
Antique Aubusson Carpet, price on request
Retro Woolen Flatweave, price on request

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