Being a designer myself, when I hear the label "designer" attached to a product I get excited yet suspicious at the same time. When it comes to rugs – what is difference between a designer rug and a contemporary rug or traditional rug? Is a designer rug actually unique and of better quality – or just more expensive because of its label?
Having searched on the net, it seems that designer rugs either have a famous artist or designer’s name attached to them or have some strong bold patterns to justify the word "design". Indeed some of them look like they have been designed, but rather badly – in fact some of them verge on the edge of vulgarity.