A rug is a symbiosis of functionality and aesthetics. Although it certainly can be almost entirely functional – green indoor/outdoor carpeting comes to mind – it has the potential to be so much more. The essentialism of a rug is not merely the warmth and sound softening, it also is a rich opportunity to express ones creativity and personality. It is a large two dimensional surface, making it an easily transformed blank canvas full of potential. Are you an oriental rug person? Perhaps a rustic dhurrie person? Or, someone who likes a cool minimalist geometric carpet tile. It’s very two-dimensionality enables so many possibilities. People since the bronze age have gathered on rugs to conduct the business of life because they offer warmth, status, and personal expression.