Ziga Rugs also offers personalised custom-made rugs. You can either create your own design or we can modify an existing Ziga Rug design to suit the colour, size or fibre you require.
With an extensive range of colour swatches in our library, as well as colour matching facilities, we can help you find the colour you have in mind. Additionally, our computer assisted design (CAD) renderings and sample strike offs will provide you with complete confidence in the rug outcome before you place your final order.
The process of desiging a custom rug:
Creating a custom made rug has never been more exciting!
With advancements in rug design programs, we can now create more sophisticated designs by adding layers of complexity which was previously thought impossible. These advancements now also allow us to create more accurate renditions of our final rug before we produce it, creating a whole new world of possibilities when working with different designs and colours. Designing a custom made rug has never been easier. Below are the basic steps involved in creating a custom rug.
Design: Like any art-form, inspiration is the first thing you need in creating a custom made rug. Inspiration can come from anything – from fine art pieces, design patterns from soft furnishings, or even abstract designs seen in nature. Literally, anything! Translating the inspiration into a sketch can be the tricky part. Once we have the design, the rest is easy.
Colours: Choosing the colours for the custom rug is the most exciting step of designing the rug. The great thing is, that now with rug design software, we can experiment with as many colours as possible, without committing to anything. It is as simple as the click of a mouse button. With over 2000 yarn colours in wool, silk, and natural fibres (in our library), finding the right colour isn’t difficult.
Rug rendering: The rug design software also helps us envision what the final product will look like prior to production. Different materials like wool, silk, nettle and hemp will also affect the final colours and aesthetics, so choosing the materials is as important as choosing the colours. The CAD program allows us to render the look with different pile heights, and materials like wool and silk. This is very helpful since it helps us envision our designs prior to production, giving us more confidence on the final rug. We can even place the rug in situ with the CAD program to help visualise the rug on site. When we are happy with the yarn colours and the artwork, the design is then approved for sample production.
Strike-off sample: A strike-off is usually a small sample of the custom rug which includes all the colours used in the custom rug. This gives us a sense of how the materials and colours look and feel on an actual rug. In some cases, it also provides us with a sense of the scale of the design. If you are happy with the sample, the custom rug is then approved for rug production; otherwise it’s back to the drawing boards. At this stage, the colours or materials for the custom rug can be changed and a new strike-off sample can be approved for production if required. It is only when you are completely satisfied with the sample, that the custom rug order is approved for production.
Rug production: Once the sample is approved for production, the production team in Nepal begin the lengthy process of producing a custom-made Tibetan rug. The yarn is all hand dyed specifically for the custom order and the rug is hand-woven to the specified design and size. The production time for a custom-rug (in size: 200x300 cm) is usually 12-14 weeks and may vary depending on quality and size. But they all follow the same process of production. Please see here for full video illustrating the rug making process.
Final custom rug: The complete rug is finally shipped by air from Kathmandu, Nepal to Sydney, Australia where it is thoroughly checked for design accuracy and quality. Your custom rug is now ready to be delivered and installed.