Driscoll Robbins began his life in the rug business at an early age. His parents, Arky and Ginger Robbins, were highly regarded antique carpet dealers in San Francisco and the family spent years traveling throughout Asia in search of world class antique carpets and textiles. (Family Tradition) In 1997, Driscoll Robbins opened his own store in Seattle with a vision of showcasing the finest modern carpets in a gallery setting. He continues to be inspired by the limitless possibilities of combining modern design with ancient weaving techniques.
Today, Driscoll Robbins carries on this vision by traveling the world and hand-picking each rug based on quality, design, and artistic merit. The business specializes in carpets woven by hand, with the highest quality hand-spun wool and dyes. These are heirloom rugs that can be passed down to future generations. Driscoll pays special attention to the social conditions under which his rugs are woven, and is a proud supporter and sponsor of Goodweave, a non-profit organization working to end child labor in the carpet industry.
Driscoll Robbins caters to both interior designers and discriminating retail customers. We encourage clients to take rugs home on approval at no charge, and also offer a free delivery service to try as many rugs as you like before making a decision. We strive to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
After spending his youth in Asia with parents shopping for antique rugs, Driscoll Robbins began his own career in the business by working for one of the premiere rug companies in the world, Woven Legends. After an invaluable stint in Philadelphia, he worked for James Opie, a well-known rug dealer in Portland, OR. Driscoll eventually realized his own vision, and opened his business in 1997 at the age of 29.
Sarah has been working with Driscoll since 2002, and became showroom manager in 2005. She began her career in interiors after spending much of her 20s traveling through Europe. Sarah was deeply inspired by Spanish and Moroccan tile design, and in 1997 went to work for Norberry Tile. After two years, she moved on to home furnishings and worked for Indonesian importer David Smith & Co. as the wholesale account manager. From there, she joined Driscoll and has been happily ensconsed in the rug world ever since.
Leela has been with Driscoll Robbins as a sales-person since 2006. After attending college with a focus on anthropology, Leela segued her cultural interests into working for David Smith & Co. She enjoyed a seven year career working as a buyer and manager, and traveling numerous times to Indonesia in search of unique home furnishings. Leela and Sarah spent two of those years as colleagues, and formed a professional relationship and lasting friendship.