THE BEGINNING OF THE ORIENTAL RUG CENTRE
The beginning of Ahwazian, The Oriental Rug Centre was prompted after 20 years trading at the well-established Oriental Carpet Centre in Eade Road, N4, Jalil Ahwazian sensed major changes in the industry, many other carpet dealers had moved on, some had retired, others relocated.
There was a time when the OCC had been the ideal space for a business based in North London, but then, like so much else, the carpet trade was changing and retailers and shoppers were doing things differently.
This was exactly the right moment for us to set up our very own Rug Centre. So we made the move, the Oriental Rug Centre Waterloo Road, NW2 was launched in August 2015.
As Jalil says: “It took me over 2 years to find the right place, but when I walked in I just knew this was the perfect warehouse to showcase our amazing rugs and develop the largest Oriental Rug Centre in North London.”
It’s a great location, with easy access from the A406, M1, and plenty of on-site parking – a convenient one-stop shop for both trade and retail customers.
As specialists in Persian, Afghan, Pakistan, Indian, Moroccan and Oversize rugs, we have a vast selection of beautifully crafted rugs to choose from.
We also have on site expert weavers and repairers to help with the many cleaning and restoration project we receive.
The Oriental Rug Centre is almost 2 years old and business is always growing. Whether it’s trade customers, interior designers or people just looking for a beautiful rug or carpet for their home, they all love the location and are delighted with the service we provide.
Dan Kitwood from Getty Images decided to take a tour of our Warehouse to have a look and photograph our rug and carpet collections, some of the images that were taken you can see below.
You can now take a virtual tour of our warehouse on our website, come and take a look and see inside