The Claremont Rug Company deals in 19th Century rugs that have become increasingly popular, especially among finance professionals and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.[audio:http://www.artmarketmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Jan-Winitz-No.-1.mp3|titles=Jan Winitz No. 1]
In the interview above, Jan David Winitz describes the growth of this collecting field and its transition from a decorative category to collectors buying to display on walls or simply collect. One remarkable aspect of Winitz’s business is the number of clients who ask him to assemble large whole-home collections at one time. He did 50 of those in 2010 where the client bought up to 75 rugs at one time.
Tomorrow we’ll have another section of the interview where Winitz explains why his rugs are making the transition to works of art.