Seen from the street, our homes may resemble others. Within, they express our style and uniqueness. Unlike rugs mass-produced by others, Lapchi rugs are designed and produced one at a time for people with passion for design.
The story begins...
In 1997, drawing on years of experience with antique rugs, Salman Khan (left) began making new rugs in Pakistan. In Boston, Kerry Smith (right) was designing and selling “custom made bread.”
The story unfolds...
Three years later, they teamed up to create a company that would revolutionize the hand-made rug industry.
Quality at the Source
Lapchi created the infrastructure in Nepal to make rugs to exact specifications. Today Salman Khan and a staff of 20 closely monitor the production of every Lapchi custom rug. Click here for more production photos.
Creative adventure, Collaborative effort
Lapchi also created the tools to enable design professionals and their clients to “create” rugs to fit perfectly in their interior spaces.
Lapchi Rug DEsign Studio
In 2004, rug maker Lapchi opened a Rug Design Studio called Atelier Lapchi in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Today, Lapchi rugs are sold through Lapchi Rug Design Studios and wholesale client showrooms through the US and Canada.
One Rug at a Time to Exact Specifications
Since 2001, Lapchi has produced thousands of custom rugs, and the Lapchi approach has become the model for high-end rug companies world-wide.