Commencement of commercial activity by Christos Pengas, at no. 6, Agiou Mina St. in Thessaloniki, Greece
Wholesale of plastic flooring, fiberglass, fitted carpets and wallpaper.
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.
Construction of central warehouse in Thermi, Thessaloniki.
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.
Opening of Galerie Dora Penga at no. 19, Proxenou Koromila Street, exclusively devoted to the sale of handmade rugs.
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.
Establishment of branch in Athens, at no. 7, Pindarou St., Kolonaki.
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).
Establishment of the “Friends of Oriental Rugs Club”.
Acquisition of G. Hatzopoulos General Partnership (Orient Carpet). Operation of the central warehouse in Thermi as a retail outlet.
Branch opening on the island of Mykonos.
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.
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.
“Guerrilla Shop” during the opening of the Mediterranean Cosmos shopping mall in Thessaloniki.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.