Indo Designer Rugs on 17th ave


Anchal Mehrota grew up hearing about rug weaving in the cultural capital of India, Varanasi. Alongside her husband, Rana, they noticed a gap in the marketplace for rugs in Calgary which, at the time, was a much smaller city. After selling samples to friends, friends of friends, and interior designers, they decided to open up a showroom with their growing success. In 1988, Indo Designer Rugs opened a showroom just off of 17th ave, since then they have moved to a central location right 17th ave between 5th st – 6th st and have been a proud 17th ave business since 1996!


Indo Designer Rugs partners with international non-profit They are the only rug store in Western Canada where every time you purchase from us, a portion goes toward the education and rehabilitation of the children of those who weaved the rugs back in India and Nepal. So whenever you purchase from Indo Designer Rugs, you’re supporting the workers who actually hand-weaved the product so you can be comfortable knowing that your rug is beautiful, inside and out! This business exudes a calm and elegant energy, the shopping experience here is fantastic, it feels more like an art museum than a store. All rugs in the store are handmade – there is nothing made from machines which is abundantly clear in the quality you see when you walk through the showroom.

What Makes Them Special

Indo Designer Rugs is your one stop shop for all things textile and rug related. They don’t just source incredible products, they clean rugs for those tough red wine spills and make repairs, for example if you have a hungry dog chewing on your rugs. They also offer custom rug designs and sizes, so you are sure to get exactly what you’re looking for if you can’t find your perfect fit in store. Their passion for style, quality, and design is clear with their selection of rugs (over 1500 rugs in the store alone). At the moment, Indo Designer Rugs carries the best quality designer contemporary rugs in the world, their exclusive supplier even won Best Collection at the Carpet Design Awards in 2018 in January 2018.

Indo Designer Rugs offers FREE in-home previews of their rugs. That means that you can choose a handmade rug to spend 48 hours in your home to see how it fits and makes the room feel. There is also a limited item sale section for lower prices on incredible quality. The doors are open for you to walk through the showroom and get the true feel of these rugs! Indo’s products have a unique texture, creating a depth of experience when touched, so they’re best to see and feel in person to truly understand the quality of these incredible rugs. Plus when you visit you’ll get a peek inside the rug making process and how each rug is carefully made to perfection.


What They Love About 17th Ave

As a long standing 17th ave business, we wanted to know – what are some of their favourite spots on the ave? Nishant Mehrotra (whose parents brought Indo Designer Rugs to fruition) told us for men’s clothing he loves gravitypope and Less 17 for their uniqueness. Being close to the high school, he told us the energy coming from Western High School creates a vibrant mix of ages and professionals which is something he loves as well. Another stand out for Nishant is Los Chilitos for the best Mexican food and unexpected dance parties!


Indo Designer Rugs will sometimes host tapestry workshops and rug weaving events! For upcoming events, sales, and new products stay connected with Indo Designer Rugs on social media, their newsletter, or give them a call with further inquiries!


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Indo Designer Rugs has the largest selection of premium rugs in Calgary! Their commitment to excellence and donating proceeds back to those who handcraft their rugs is inspiring!
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