Preserving History:
Oscar Isberian Rugs Creates Custom Carpet for Glessner House

In the heart of Chicago, Glessner House is a recognized National Historic Landmark and museum that stands as a testament to the culture and design revolution of the late 1800s.

As part of their ongoing historic restoration efforts, the museum tapped Oscar Isberian Rugs to create a custom carpet that would serve a unique and significant purpose in the home’s Beidler Room.

Through the clever use of color and pattern, the carpet will create a physical representation of the home’s original floor plan that was altered by demolition in the 1970s.

No small task, the installation required a deep understanding of the home’s architectural nuances, an appreciation for its design, and, most importantly, a commitment to absolute precision.

“Naturally, no rough approximation would do. Bill wanted everything exactly as it was, even down to the size of door openings.”
– Neil Schaye, OIR

Drawing upon decades of experience in the field and a profound respect for historical preservation, our team completed several site visits to check and recheck measurements, ensuring a result that was nothing short of spectacular.

For those looking to step back in time and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Chicago’s cultural heritage, a visit to Glessner House is a must. And now, visitors can connect even more deeply with the power of interior design.

At Oscar Isberian Rugs, we’re honored to have played a part in preserving the legacy of Glessner House. This project serves as a reminder of the beauty of craftsmanship, the importance of cultural preservation, and the endless possibilities that come from combining tradition with innovation.