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WHO IS OLIVER YAPHE?

WE’RE OFTEN ASKED ABOUT OLIVER.

Who is he? Where’s he from? What’s he like? Dare we admit our namesake was actually the dog of founder, Katherine Yaphe? A beautiful grey and white Bearded Collie with a big bark and a gentle soul.

SOMETHING ABOUT THE NAME FIT.

So did rugs. Katherine comes from a long line of family in the carpet business. But it took well over a decade of working in corporate strategy and business development roles, for her to realize rugs were in her DNA. As was living a creative life.

SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL.

Oliver Yaphe is an extension of Katherine’s Design Philosophy. She’s a minimalist at heart with a love of colour. She believes simple is beautiful. She values craft and following one’s creative intuition. She’s a sucker for clean, contemporary design and finds beauty in the most basic forms.

MAKING IT PERSONAL.

Everything on the site is hand-selected or designed and approved by Katherine – whether its one of the company’s own hand-made modern rugs or a curated item from our online boutique. If she’d love it in her own home, it fits.

WE ENJOY COMPANY.

To see it all in action, shop rugs, prints and boutique, visit our blog, or send a note to let us know what you think. While we’ll keep posting and doing our thing, it’s always nice to stay in touch. Roam around and enjoy.