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Mischioff inspirations

Our collections are very versatile and offer the right carpet for every taste. In our Inspirations section we extensively present special carpets from the various collections. And we also highlight the advantages and significant differences of the individual carpets in the collection.

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About the Mischioff inspirations

This section offers an interesting insight into the unique world of Mischioff carpets:

  • What are the special properties of the carpet?
  • What materials and knotting techniques are used?
  • How did the idea for the carpet design come about and what does it express?
  • What is important when it comes to color design?
  • In short: What characterizes the individual designer carpets?

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You can find numerous inspirations in our current catalog, which we will send to you free of charge within a few working days. To help you choosing the ideal carpet, we support you with samples or our virtual sampling to illustrate our modern carpets directly in your facility.

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The Berber tradition

Marouk MK50

The Berber tribes once populated the northern coast of Africa. Continuous conquests by Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines and Arabs forced the Berbers to retreat into the hinterland and mountains. Today the Berbers live in numerous North African countries. A lot was lost. Their former language, Berber, is now rarely spoken, their religion has become Islam, but what the Berbers have retained over the centuries is their distinctive culture, which is repeatedly expressed in handicrafts. Carpet weaving is probably the world's most famous craft.

With the Marouk MK50 we are expanding our Marouk Collection with an expressive carpet that is entirely in the tradition of Berber carpets. Pure highland wool and a typical Berber diamond pattern give the Marouk MK50 a timeless naturalness that enhances every room and every ambience visually and sensually.

Detail Marouk MK50

A people with a carpet history

The nomadic lifestyle of the Berbers was based not least on the fact that they were either merchants or lived from animal husbandry. On the one hand, new markets had to be found for the trade goods and new pastureland had to be found for the animals, both of which made moving around necessary.

Since this was not possible with heavy furniture, carpets became almost the only furnishing item. The Berbers sat on them, slept on them or under them and the tent walls were also hung with carpets to protect against the cold. The carpets were made from what was plentiful: sheep's wool.

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Since the Berber carpets were in many cases purely utilitarian objects, dyeing the wool or detailed patterning of the carpets was largely avoided. And our Marouk MK50 follows exactly this tradition. Pure virgin wool from highland sheep gives this carpet longevity and robustness that will delight for decades. Even busy walkways do not affect the carpet. The stable carpet structure goes hand in hand with a soft feel that makes walking barefoot a pleasure.

Wool white as the background color and the black diamonds make the carpet expressive and exciting in its spatial effect. The natural color gradients, so-called abrashes, which are created by using pure natural wool, ensure liveliness and movement in the design. With the Marouk MK50, the carpet manufacturer Mischioff bridges the gap between traditional carpet art and modern carpet design and is thus following the unbroken call for modern Berber carpets, which is now being pushed even by star architects.

Imagebild Berberteppich Marouk Collection, Design MK50

Berber carpets from Nepal made by hand

Even though the stronghold for the creation of Berber carpets today is Morocco, we have our Marouk MK50, like all Mischioff carpets, weaving . The carpet manufactory in Nepal is the only Mischioff Manufactory in the world. This is the only way we can best fulfill our responsibility towards the people who are involved in the production of our fair trade carpets.

Numerous hours of pure handwork ensure the best workmanship and highest quality. Together with the Swiss fair trade label STEP, we ensure fair working conditions and respectful treatment of all employees.

Detail Marouk MK50

Responsibility towards people and history

Among the Berbers it was customary for women to weave the carpets. And even today, the majority of people employed in carpet manufactory are women. Supporting the social and family environment is one of the tasks we feel committed to.

We participate in the construction of schools and kindergartens, thus ensuring the education and care of the children, we control the working hours and overall we want to make the lives and work of our carpet weavers social and worth living. This is the only way we can convey a real feeling of well-being with our fair trade carpets , which is not only based on the best quality, but also on the highest level of social responsibility.

Detail Marouk MK50
Marouk MK50