The Perlman Project

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Limited edition of 10, nine custom-dyed yarns.

theperlmanproject.com

Story By
Lawrence Perlman
Photos By
Gibeon photography

The Perlman Project is a custom rug studio on the West Bank of Jackson Hole, where Linda Perlman is designing and manufacturing 100 percent Tibetan wool rugs. Her vision was to create a design boutique where she could work directly with clients to produce custom rugs.

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The rugs are designed in her studio and dyed and hand-knotted in Nepal. She creates the designs, determines the size, knots per square inch and pile height and then chooses from 120 custom-dyed yarns as well as 1,400 international yarns—all displayed in her showroom. She collaborates with designers, architects and private clients to produce “art on the floor.” She has also created installations on the walls of corporate spaces, hotels and restaurants. While her studio is located in Jackson Hole, she works with clients all over the world.

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Having been a designer for over 30 years, Perlman was inspired by Native American weavings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where she served as a trustee, and has since been reinterpreting some of these earlier designs with an eye to more contemporary settings.

Her process begins with a meeting with the client. A design is created, yarns are selected and then a rendering is produced. Once the design is approved, she creates a 2-foot-by-3-foot strike-off—which is a hand-knotted section of the rug—for final approval. The rug then goes into production. Depending on the size and complexity of design, a rug can be completed and shipped within approximately three months. To learn more or begin the custom rug process, please call founder and designer Linda Perlman at
(307) 264-4143.