Magdalena Drechsle, the mother of the managing director Stefan Drechsle, founded the company as a family business in 1949 at Lörrach, near the German-Swiss border. What had begun as a furniture business evolved during the late 1960s into a specialist for traditional hand-knotted oriental rugs. These were initially imported from suppliers, but since 1983 DESIGNERCARPETSs own manufacturing facility in Kathmandu has enabled the company to offer unusual and customized items. Once we had established our own manufacturing capabilities, in the late 1990s it was only logical to begin producing carpets based on designs created by renowned designers. This marked the beginning of a new orientation and the birth of DESIGNERCARPETS. We closely collaborate with internationally renowned designers and architects ever since and produce carpets and kilim rugs for private individuals, luxury shipyards and fashion labels. Each rug is exclusively handmade.