Rug & Kilim is an award-winning rug company, established in the heart of New York City’s Design District. For more than 40 years we’ve been a staple for designers with a vast archive of designs, as well as our stand-alone collection of international antiques, vintage Kilims, modern, contemporary, and custom in-house designs.
Founded in 1980 by Jahanshah “Josh” Nazmiyal, Rug & Kilim has come a long way since its beginnings in Short Hills, New Jersey—where he was nationally recognized as a specialist in rare Oriental rugs with one of the largest collections in the United States. Soon after opening a second location in Morristown, Josh’s vast knowledge of antique carpets, coupled with his exemplary collection, laid the groundwork for the next chapter in Rug & Kilim’s journey to New York City. In the decade since, that wealth of experience has flourished with an ever-growing collection, including the largest international collection of Kilim. The family-owned business has since welcomed Josh’s eldest son, Cyrus, to the Manhattan showroom, where the Nazmiyal team collaborates with artists, designers, and international manufacturers in the design capital of the world.
Josh’s lifelong passion for carpets inspired him to create his own iconic designs with the best manufacturers around the world. With his innovative spirit he strives to create new textures and weaves using the finest exotic designs, including the largest collection of yarn in New York. R & K now features designs that can be customized by color, fiber, and pile height, including proud Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian collections. We can proudly say our carpets have graced the most beautiful homes around the world—from the latest contemporary to the most delicate antique, every piece is selected for its rarity, its cultural significance, and its ultimate beauty.
More than storytellers, and even more than historians, we are artists. We are dedicated to providing the very best selection of carpets—from vintage to modern and everything in between.