The creation of an ERDEN rug is the marriage of artistry and technology. To ensure the highest quality and consistency, ERDEN utilizes a data-driven system to manage and track the production process shared between ERDEN’s Chicago and Nepal offices in real-time. Working in a queue, every step is documented to ensure exact coordination throughout the production process at all times.
Looms are checked bi-weekly, for the entire duration of the rug’s production. Photos and notes are taken to carefully document progress, which is available to designers and showrooms.
Every rug or strike off has two corresponding control samples produced, one being sent to the Chicago office and the other kept at the Nepal compound, ensuring accurate archival reference for subsequent needs.
The merging of metal and fiber is strategically designed as a study of an antonym of materials, using the fiber as a barrier for comfort and the metal as an anchoring design detail. ERDEN continues to experiment with new processes in technically exciting and intellectually informed ways. All metal inlays are fabricated and embedded by craftsmen in Chicago.