Rachael Connolly, Clerkenwell Rug Studio

Having 20 years of insightful experience and gaining specialised knowledge of the bespoke rug and carpet industry, from the manufacturing process to working closely with the A&D community, Rachael saw the opportunity for architects and designers to work with the talented homegrown craftspeople of Britain, with a long heritage of producing high quality rugs, that can be completely bespoke and suitable for commercial environments.

In 2014, Clerkenwell Rug Studio was born, and with more architects and creative businesses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, where else but Clerkenwell would we be! Since then, CRS has gone from strength to strength working with Coca Cola, VITRA, KING, Ballymore Properties, Google, Deloitte, Adidas and Spotify.

After studying TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at University in the Netherlands, spending 2 semesters abroad in London and Stirling, and dreaming about living in the UK since she was a child, Tahnee decided to make the big move to London in 2016. Realising that teaching didn’t satisfy her creative interests, Tahnee turned to the world of interior design and architecture. Tahnee started working for Clerkenwell Rug Studio in 2017, as a Sales & Marketing

Representative, and she hasn’t looked back since. Tahnee utilises her teaching skills to guide designers and architects when creating their own unique bespoke rugs and enjoys being fully immersed in the creative design industry. In her spare time, Tahnee loves nothing more than exploring the different cuisines that London has to offer and going on road trips to her favourite part of the UK, Scotland.


Rachael Connolly, Clerkenwell Rug Studio


Rachael Connolly, Clerkenwell Rug Studio

Alice was introduced, and quickly fell in love with the world of interior design and architecture, after graduating from the University of York with a degree in Philosophy. Having always had a creative nature, Alice started working as a Showroom & Events Co-ordinator for a flooring manufacturer, where she gained a wealth of knowledge and had a lot of fun with the A&D community!

Alice recently joined Clerkenwell Rug Studio as a Sales & Marketing Representative, where she can exercise her creativity and feel constantly inspired by the fast-paced industry – there’s never a dull moment in Clerkenwell! On the weekends Alice loves nothing more than going on a long run, having just completed her first marathon earlier this year, she’s already signed up for her next one in October.

Louise & sallie

Sallie and Louise are the cogs that keep the business operations running like clockwork. Both bring with them experience that stems from a background in blue chip, multi-nationals as well as having involvement in small, agile, start-ups and are aware of the challenges each face.

They are sticklers for detail with an approach that keeps the client as their focus: they pride themselves on delivering a first-class service every time an order is placed

Rachael Connolly, Clerkenwell Rug Studio