OUR STORY

With 60 years of uninterrupted presence, the PENGA name holds a special place in the rug and carpet market in Thessaloniki and in Greece.

In recent years, the company has specialised in handmade oriental rugs, and today it stands out for the high quality and authenticity of the pieces it sells.

logo 60 years

1960

Commencement of commercial activity by Christos Pengas, at no. 6, Agiou Mina St. in Thessaloniki, Greece

1960-1970

Wholesale of plastic flooring, fiberglass, fitted carpets and wallpaper.

1974

Establishment of Christos S. Pengas & Co General Partnership, headquartered at no. 44, Ermou St.; specialisation in wholesale/retail of plastic flooring, fitted carpets and wallpapers.

1980

Construction of central warehouse in Thermi, Thessaloniki.

1983-1984

Headquarters move to the company’s privately owned facilities at no. 13, Fragkon St.; wholesale of machine-made Belgian carpets; commencement of retail of handmade oriental rugs, under the Tabriz brand; commencement of independent professional activity by Mrs. Dora Penga.

1990

Opening of Galerie Dora Penga at no. 19, Proxenou Koromila Street, exclusively devoted to the sale of handmade rugs.

1993

Spiros Pengas, Mrs Dora’s son, becomes actively involved in the family business. Opening of Galerie Penga at no. 279, Vas. Olgas Ave. Exclusive wholesale and retail of handmade oriental rugs, professional flooring and fitted carpets.

1994

Establishment of branch in Athens, at no. 7, Pindarou St., Kolonaki.

1997-2000

Closer collaborations in the East (Pengas & Hadi). Publication of Dora Penga’s scientific book, Rugs of the Orient, an impressive edition, unique in the Greek language (University Studio Press).

1999

Establishment of the “Friends of Oriental Rugs Club”.

2000

Acquisition of G. Hatzopoulos General Partnership (Orient Carpet). Operation of the central warehouse in Thermi as a retail outlet.

2001

Branch opening on the island of Mykonos.

2003

Establishment of the non-profit “Paths of the Orient” (travels to the Orient; cultural events and exhibitions; tai-chi and shiatsu seminars), towards the goal of creating developmental programmes in the countries where oriental handmade rugs are produced.

2004

Introduction the “Home Bazaar” event with the participation of other businesses, at the facilities of the Pengas Outlet; the 8thHome Bazaar was held in September 2008.

2005

“Guerrilla Shop” during the opening of the Mediterranean Cosmos shopping mall in Thessaloniki.

2008

Opening of the DORA PENGA store in Athens, at no. 194, Kifisias Ave., Halandri, with a new logo and an exclusive partnership with the Tufenkian Company (of London, UK).

2009

Launching of Corporate Social Responsibility programme in association with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Greek Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage.

2010

TEMES, the company behind the Costa Navarino resort, awards to our company the largest contract ever concluded in Greece for the supply of handmade rugs.

2019

Following a successful nine-year term as Deputy Mayor for Tourism in the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Spiros Pengas returns to the family business and re-joins its leadership team.

TODAY

DORA PENGA Rugs & Carpets offers its customers a vast range of handmade rugs and kilims of all kinds. Our company can meet the most demanding, luxurious, and elegant trends, and at the same time make available to devotees of authentic handmade rugs, pieces that live up to their love for the oriental tradition or the modern aesthetic and the art of rug weaving and carpet making.

 

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