oscar isberian rugs -Our Story

It all began in 1920 with eight rugs and a wheeled cart.

That’s when Oscar Isberian, a young man from Wilmette, Illinois, co-founded Oscar Isberian Rugs with his brother Megerditch. The brothers traveled the world, discovering towns and villages where rug weaving is a way of life and carpets are a family’s most prized possession. The brothers brought back the best of what they found to sell in a shop that grew into Chicagoland’s premier Oriental Rug retailer, Oscar Isberian Rugs.

Today, the third generation of brothers runs the business for the Family. With over 30 years of experience each, Oscar Tatosian and Sarkis Tatosian have also traveled the world and are considered experts at their craft. The brothers continue the tradition set by their Grandfather and Granduncle of discovering artisan rugs that will be in demand in their Chicagoland showrooms.

Rug Retailer of the Year



Oscar Isberian (bottom row, second from left) with basketball teammates at Central School in Wilmette, IL. Four years later, he co-founded the company that has become Chicagoland’s premier Oriental rug retailer.

Oscar Isberian (at right) and brother Megerditch display one of their prized rugs next to the first company automobile (which replaced the wheeled cart in 1927).

Original showroom built in 1929.

Oscar Isberian (at left) examines Persian rugs from the collection of two eminent merchants in Tehran.

An antique Bidjar Oriental rug from Oscar Isberian Rugs, which was donated to the George Washington National Masonic Building in Alexandria, VA.

President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn greet Oscar Isberian at a White House reception.

Oscar Isberian Rugs Celebrates

100 Years of Service

We are pleased to bring a sampling of our unparalleled selection of exquisite rugs into your life today.

For three generations, our experts have searched the world for the finest rugs available. Our specialists carry on the tradition of exceptional personal service, making them the preferred source for Oriental Rugs and Area Rugs among discerning homeowners, corporate executives and interior designers.  We have assembled what we believe to be the finest selection of handmade area rugs and high-end broadloom carpeting available.