Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)

CEO, Rug Ideas

Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

Certified Rug Appraisar (CRA)

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay) is the founder and C.E.O. of Rug Ideas (the parent-company of Los Angeles Rug Cleaning)


1- Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Iran (1975)
2- Master of Business Administration, M.B.A., Northrop University, Los Angeles, California (1978)
3- Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.), University of Southern California, (U.S.C.), Los Angeles, California (1979)
4- Ph.D. in Higher Educational Planning, University of Southern California, (U.S.C.)Los Angeles, California (1982)


1- Managing Director, Sobhe Trading (Rug Export) Tehran-Hamburg 1985-2004.
2- Exemplary Carpet Exporter of the Year 2000, received the Iranian Presidential Award.
3- President, Rug Ideas; Award Winning Producer and Importer of Persian Rugs, Los Angeles, California (July 2004 to the present).
4- Textile Museum Associates of Southern California (TMA/SC) Board Member (2006-2010)
5- Iranian Carpet Exporters’ Association, Board Member & the spokesman (1985-2004).
6- Editor-in-Chief, Iranian Handmade Rugs quarterly 1986 to the present.
7- Textile Group of Los Angeles, member (2004-2008).
8- American Society of Interior Designers, ASID Los Angeles Chapter, Industry Partner
9- Oriental Rug Retailers of America, ORRA, member (2005 to the present)
10- Association of Rug Care Specialist (ARCS) member since it’s inception in 2011
12- President, Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles 2009-2010.
13- Certified Rug Specialist (CRS) & Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA)
14- Frequent speaker on Oriental rugs in different museums, universities and professional conferences.
15- Has done rug appraisals for different law offices, insurance companies, private collectors and has appeared in Judge Judy’s show, the Storage Wars and in other shows/courts as an expert witness.e

Kash Sobhe

Vice President, Rug Ideas

He is the FIRST and ONLY Certified Master Rug Cleaner in the entire greater Los Angeles area. Kash is also a WoolSafe Certified Fiber Care Specialist and a Certified Color Restoration Specialist. He has grown up caring for rugs and will continue the family business. He graduated in Business Marketing from California State University Northridge.

Certified Master Rug Cleaner (CMRC)

Certified Fiber Care Specialist (CFCS)

Certified Color Restoration Specialist (CCRS)