We are a boutique company that focusses on high quality and unique products that are carefully nurtured throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. We are passionate about what we do and the entire team is committed to achieving the highest standards in everything through every step of the process.
The concept of HANRAD started with a love of handcrafted textiles and art and finding a way to design and manufacture exclusive interior design products that incorporate the amazing talents of the highly skilled artisans and artists we continue to meet through our travels.
In 2006 we started to assemble a collection of hand embroidered antique and vintage textiles we found on our trips around the more remote areas of China. Recognising that the skills of these craftspeople was fast disappearing we decided to develop a collection of textiles that would not only incorporate these traditional skills but also be relevant for today’s interiors. We took elements from the traditional cultural motifs and iconography and developed these into a collection of cushions totally handmade by local artisans, using the highest quality materials. HANRAD Collectibles was the result, promoting both antique and vintage textiles alongside new products ethically sourced and locally handcrafted.
The development of HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS came about through our involvement in Interior Design projects and the desire to create unique and luxurious interior design solutions. What better way is there to create a truly exclusive interior than through incorporating into the design a beautifully handcrafted rug, using unique designs and custom colours to achieve something exceptional and truly exclusive?
Our love of art is the inspiration for many of our custom rug designs. As we identify contemporary artworks that we believe will translate into wonderful handmade rugs the collections continue to grow. Collaborating with the artist we create exceptional rugs that not only replicate the design but endeavor to capture the essence of the original art. We are not limited by the constraints of limited colour use or techniques as we strive to innovate and develop ways to fully embrace the challenges of creating exclusive bespoke rugs.
All of our rugs are truly bespoke. We make each rug specifically for an individual client in any design, colour, size and material that best suit their needs. Commissions for exclusive designs are welcomed and we love working with clients who may want an exclusive one off design for their home.
As the saying goes – A picture is worth a thousand words – so have a look at our Showcases section to see what we have been up to since 2006.
Barry Radford comes from New Zealand and is an Interior Designer, Chinese antique embroidery collector and the Creative Director and Founder of HANRAD. Barry has many years’ experience across a broad range of Interior design disciplines including Interior and Product Design as well as sourcing unique products from around the world. Barry has been involved with many high-end interior design projects in China. He counts among his client’s high nettworth individuals, famous artists and celebrities. Barry was invited to exhibit examples of his Embroidery Collection at ART BEIJING and Art China. He was also invited to work on collaborations with Audi China for Beijing Design Week and Maxmarko a leading furniture brand in China. In 2006, HANRAD INTERIORS Studio was established and at the same time he launched the “HANRAD” brand of exclusive Interior Products.
Han Chao has been an integral part of the HANRAD team from the very beginning. Chao graduated from the School of Art at the University of Auckland in New Zealand where he was awarded a double degree in Asian Studies and Art History. Chao’s broad experience in new media art, public relations, brand development / marketing, project management and interior design has been an integral part of the development of HANRAD. Since joining the HANRAD team, Chao has overseen the production of design concepts, product development projects and the overall management of all our projects.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS is commissioned to design and manufacture another one of China’s most famous artist’s designs. Hiunkin Pang was not only a celebrated artist but also published the first book in China about interior design products in China in the 1940s. These original designs appeared in his book but were never made so it has been a truly exciting project to be involved with. A full set of the rugs will be on permanent display in his Museum.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS dips its toes into the international media market with a full page spread in the prestigious OBJEKT INTERNATIONAL and OBJEKT INTERNATIONAL USA & CANADA magazine.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS is invited to participate in the Art Beijing Fair as part of the “The Modern Scholar’s Studio: Interacting with Space” organized by the Art Trade Journal.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS launches a sub brand of rugs “Tao Tie”. Having been approached by one of the leading furniture brands in China to design and manufacture an exclusive collection of rugs, HANRAD took to the challenge and developed a range of 8 designs that were launched at the prestigious CIFF Fair in Shanghai.
Following the huge success of Wu Da Yu’s “Dancing Flowers” commission HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS is again asked to reinterpret his “Flowers in a vase” artwork that recently had sold at auction for 41.4 million RMB.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS makes a 6 year olds dreams come true by turning her painting into a rug … pure fun to do this for this delightful young girl.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS reputation grows and were asked by on of Chinas leading art institutions, Shi Xiang Space, to reinterpret the artist best known artwork “Dancing Flowers” as a handcrafted bespoke rug.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS take part in the Art Exhibition of Chen Xin at HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS the F-Space Gallery in Beijing where a rug commissioned by the artist is on display, Beijing, China.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS was invited to present o collection of rugs at Design Pop Up! Exhibition in Beijing China.
Grand Opening: HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS’ collaboration with artist Chen Xin Beijing, China.
HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS is commissioned to make a bespoke art rug based on artworks from Miao Xiaochun, a professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Audi + HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS = “Design & Functionality” HANRAD was commissioned to design and manufacture a rug for the Audi exhibition at Beijing Design Week.
The Journey of HANRAD BESPOKE RUGS begins with the design of carpets and rugs for the Lotus Garden Private Hotel in Kunming, China.
HANRAD Collectibles launched their handcrafted cushion collection.
HANRAD opens its Design Studio in Chao Chang Di in Beijing, China.
HANRAD set up a design studio in Kaili, Guizhou which is the heart of the many of the minority cultures in China.
“The Art of The Silken Thread”, HANRAD Collectible exhibition opens in Sydney, Australia at the Everglades Gallery.
HANRAD Collectibles exhibits at Art China in Beijing.
From 1880 to 1960s, HANRAD Collectibles exclusive exhibition opening at LE MAGASIN DE CONNAISSEUR Gallery in Shanghai.
HANRAD Collectibles presented in Iberia, the international Art & Culture Foundation of Spain in Beijing.
Started to collaborate with the internationally recognised La Ran artisan, Mrs. Yang, on the development of a handcrafted range of La Ran cushions based on traditional Miao designs.
Started to develop a network of traditional artisans to design and make new products using all the traditional techniques.
Started to travel throughout the South West of China collecting a broad range of magnificent hand embroidered and woven textiles.