Rugs in situ. Events, new designs, & shipments.

New Rug Collection | Danube July 03 2019

Discover our new transitional rug collection Danube. Hand knotted in India, Daube is available in standard and custom sizes.


Neocon 2019 | Recap June 25 2019

NeoCon is renowned for showcasing the cream of the crop in commercial design, and the show’s 51st year was no different. Refreshed Mid-Century and booth offices are just the tip of the iceberg - check out Kush’s recap of NeoCon 2019!

COLOR BLOCKING

A vast range of colors made an appearance, but there’s a very clear trend in accent colors - royal blue and gold, emerald or teal, and the ubiquitous clay-coral.

Commercial design

BAUHAS OR MID-CENTURY MODERN? BOTH, PLEASE.

Mid-Century design is as prevalent as ever, but there is a newfound focus on the early 20th century design movement Bauhaus.

OPEN WORKSPACE? NO, THANKS.

With open-concept workspaces still going strong, the introverts among us need a place to go to get some work done in peace and style. Pod offices and privacy seating create the perfect spot to focus or have a quick chat, along with curtain partitions and sound absorbing panels.

OPEN WORKPLACE CONCEPTS open concept office

Open office

EVERYONE GETS AN OTTOMAN!

Ottomans are big big big - in all shapes and sizes. Mostly on wheels, many with storage, mobile ottomans are a great way to provide versatile accent seating.

modern ottomans

Furniture Ottoman pdx

THE CONTINUED RISE OF "RESIMERCIA" DESIGN

Boucle, plaid, metallic, and fuzzy textiles were all over. Most vendors presented a strong resimercial vibe - a living room feel in the workplace - to mix it up and throw in some unusual texture. 

Furry modern lounge chair

Fuzzy footstool


Kush Commercial | 9North and Hacker Architects June 10 2019

When the design team at Hacker Architects approached us to produce rugs for the 9North building in Portland's Pearl District they had some clear ideas about what would work. They loved our Soho design for the way it mimicked the wood ceilings in the new construction, and they knew they needed some texture to compete with the volume of the space. Our Thai tufted production provided just the right level of precision and durability for this project. We were able to make rounds, rectangles, and a super long inset for the elevator lobby.

An absolutely stunning installation!

 


Monday Muse | To pose, or not to pose? That is the question May 20 2019

For those familiar with Kush Rugs and our outreach, you might be a little bemused to find out that my partner Rebecca and I are introverts. Despite our natural tendency to be demure, we are often the focal point of Kush’s visuals. Why?

In the infancy of our business, we made a conscious decision to connect with clients by putting ourselves front and center in our media. At first, it made us very uncomfortable, but we learned to love it. We wanted clients to walk through the door and feel like they knew us and our personal style a bit. We became known for creative photo shoots that were high end, but also had a sense of humor. It’s been a successful strategy for us and has been a mark of differentiation between Kush and brands that focus on sterile product shots. Our visual point of view, which often includes us and sometimes our staff and shop dog, attracts the kind of clients that we want to serve.

Business and life, is an opportunity to stretch beyond one’s natural limitations in pursuit of a larger goal.

(The rugs pictured are from our Atlas Collection.)


Installation | The Cosmopolitan May 10 2019

Jigsaw wool rugOur Jigsaw rug anchoring a Cosmopolitan Condo in Portland's Pearl District. Photography by Ruum Media and Blake Ellis.


Designer Event May 9th | Antioxidant Happy Hour April 24 2019

Team Kush is looking forward to hosting designers, architects, and our friends in the trade community for a relaxing happy hour. Wine provided by Corridor 5 and Craft Chocolate made by Portland's Ranger Chocolate.


Event | Design Week Portland April 15 2019

 Interior Design in Portland ORThanks to the fabulous panel for lending their insight and expertise at our event for Design Week Portland. Rebecca Lurie, the co-owner of Kush was honored to mediate a talented panel consisting of Kali Lewis at Rapt Studios, Eliza Balen of GBD, Stephaie Willemsen of Geremia Design, and Courtney Laird of Sera Architects.

Thank you for making Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design a fun and educational program. We hope to see you at Design Week Portland next year!

Area rugs Portland


Commercial Installation | RH Construction April 12 2019

Modern area rug in a commercial settingThank you to RH Construction for selecting a gorgeous Kush rug for their seating space. RH's new Portland office is beautiful.


BIG CANVAS: THE ART OF COMMERCIAL DESIGN. A Design Week Portland Event. April 9th, 6-8:00 PM March 12 2019

We are excited to announce our next event-- Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design, a Design Week Portland event at our beautiful Pearl District gallery on April 9th, from 6-8:00 PM. 

Panelists will include creatives from GBD, SERA, Geremia Design, and Rapt Studios, and represent an impressive collective resume including projects such as Autocamp (Custom Airstream Suites throughout California), Vans Headquarters, Modera buildings, and Hyatt Hotels.

We look forward to hosting you!

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Contact us for complimentary tickets.


Jigsaw Brooks | New Rug Shipment February 26 2019

Owner Rebecca wearing one of our new Jigsaw Brooks rugs. The rug hanging in the background is Stone Wash Silk in Denim. A cozy pic for a rainy Portland winter day. 

Both designs may be specified in custom colors and sizes.