Trans Ocean Area Rug
Trans Ocean Area Rug designed by Textile Icon, Liora Manne
Have you looked a Trans Ocean area rug lately? Trans Ocean has been a rug importer for 30 over 30 years, with most of their rugs selling in the 5 x 7 for under $200 category. Things changed dramatically about ten years ago when Trans Ocean was able to get Liora Manne to come in and help them with their designs. Manne would design and come up with the color schemes for the area rugs. She would also travel with Trans Ocean management to the factories to see if they could do anything else to make the rugs more attractive. With Manne on board, Trans Ocean Area Rugs really do have a designer look to them.
Trans Ocean began a partnership with area rug powerhouse, Stanton, to help them get their rugs before consumers' eyes. Hooray for us!
Stanton/Trans Ocean for the most part has focused on providing value to the buyer. Using the same designs that might be made with high-end silks for their high-end clientele, Trans Ocean would go about making a more affordable version of the same design for the rest of us. Most of their hand made area rugs are made in China or India. Factories in France and Brussels make the bulk of their machine made rugs.
Wool is a mainstay of Trans Ocean rugs but you'll also find high quality man made materials such as nylon, polypropylene, viscose, and olefin.
Trans Ocean has rugs with styles on both ends of the continuum. On the modern end, they have area rugs in contemporary, transitional and modern styles. On the more traditional end, they import rugs with Persian, Tibetan, and Oriental.
About the Author
Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.