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The final rug, of which only one will likely ever be made. “I have a new friend who is a well-respected rug dealer in Milan encouraging me to try two-color rugs in a few different sizes and to get some samples and maybe try to approach a showroom,” Helfand says. “But to be honest, I enjoy working on commission. I don’t want to just run a business because then I won’t be interested in what I’m doing.”