Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd is pleased to be appointed PR and Communications agency for The Rug Company South Africa. Founded in London in 1997 by Christopher and Suzanne Sharp, The Rug Company quickly rose to prominence and is now recognized as a leading name in handmade contemporary rugs.
The first South African showroom, located on Bree Street in the heart of Cape Town’s creative hub, recently opened its doors to the public in April and showcases the intricate techniques and dynamic craftsmanship for which The Rug Company is known. The Rug Company brings together traditional weaving techniques with contemporary design, exquisite quality and prides itself on excellent customer service. Producing collectable pieces that are durable, beautiful and unique, The Rug Company has previously worked with some of the world’s most talented international designers including Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Tom Dixon.
Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd provides an integrated communications offering and specialises in the design and décor industry. Owner and Director, Lauren Shantall is an award-winning lifestyle journalist who has over 17 years of design industry experience. As the former editor of Design Indaba magazine and Deputy Editor of Elle Decoration, Lauren Shantall’s extensive knowledge in the design and décor industry make her the perfect fit for The Rug Company South Africa.
Speaking of this exciting partnership, she says,“The Rug Company is known globally for the beauty and quality of their rugs and so I am beyond thrilled to have my company represent their work. I look forward to guiding their success further in South Africa.”