“We first fell in love with the brightly coloured versions of the usually more muted Beni Ourain rugs on a trip to Marrakech. We bought a few home to sell at a pop -up shop we had organised and they sold so well that we went back for more... and more!
We both have backgrounds in design and the decorative arts and we have found that buying and designing rugs satisfies the creative urge in us and fits around our busy family lives.
Rugs have a wonderful way of transforming a room and creating atmosphere. All Tate & Darby Beni Ourain rugs are hand made in 100% wool by womens co-operatives in Morocco. We think they are perhaps the most beautiful, comfortable and practical rugs around. Each tells a story by the person who made it and we still marvel at the work that goes into them. We make every effort to keep our business as sustainable as possible. We don’t want to leave a footprint but we do encourage a hand print.
Feel free to get in touch if you are after something bespoke, would like to collaborate or just can’t find what you’re looking for because we should be able to help and love to chat rugs!”
— KIRSTY DARBY & HENNY TATE