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The Capel Rugs Story
With 100 years of heritage in every rug, Capel Rugs’ designs are unsurpassed and uncompromised in quality. Started in 1917 by A. Leon Capel, a 17-year old from North Carolina, Capel created the very first reversible braided rug, calling it “New Departure”. Capel has since manufactured rugs that have been sold in stores like JC Penny, Sears and LL Bean. They even designed rugs for President Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park home. More than 100 years later, Capel and their weaving partners worldwide continue to enhance their reputation as the leader in braided and handwoven rugs.
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Capel’s design partners infuse the company’s offerings with unique inspiration- through color, pattern and texture. Genevieve Gorder, award-winning interior designer and television host offers Capel Rugs colorful and trend-setting designs inspired by indigenous patterns where old meets new and masculine meets feminine. Anthony Baratta, one of the most celebrated and respected interior designers of today, offers his bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability. As a testament to their quality and outstanding design, Capel’s rugs appeared in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic, E.T. and in Netflix’s original series, Grace and Frankie, truly making a name for themselves among designers and entertainers alike.
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