Bayliss began in 1938 when Jack Bayliss established a carpet business in Melbourne, importing handmade carpet from northern India and Axminister carpet from England.
Jack's son Alan and his wife, Margaret joined the company in the early 1960's. Alan and Margaret made the decision to introduce hand-made rugs from India and China and as the demand grew so did the business.
In the 1980's Jeff and David came into the business and Daryl in the early 1990's. Using the strengths of a close knit family, the business has expanded by creating new rug trends and a continual focus on being innovative.
The Rug Collection now spans from unique Australian rug designs handmade by artisans, through to a furniture collection curated for style and liveability.
We embrace Fair Trade practices and the premium materials from New Zealand wool, pure wool blends and artsilk to high grade leathers, upholstery fabrics and finishes.
Our team work closely with experienced crafters who have been dying yarns, and expertly weaving handmade rugs for generations. Regular visits to production houses ensure products are made ethically and with integrity. Not one rug is exactly the same and carries its own distinct handmade characteristic.
Designer collaborations are important partnerships that enrich The Rug Collection and we have had the privilege to create collections that support and promote Australian artists, designers and the Indigenous Culture.