From graphic pattern to lighting bolt thunderstorms, this season's latest rug collections pack a punch.
Fans of clean, mid-century lines should check out The Rug Company’s Endurance collection. Taking its inspiration from Palm Springs’ Fifties architecture, its 12 flatweave rugs feature interlocking grid patterns, understated stripes and abstract graphics. Unique manufacturing techniques mean they’re fade- and stain-resistant and suitable for indoor and outdoor use. High style whatever the weather.
Good news for those who like their furnishings to come with the gravitas of a Caravaggio painting. Rug master Jan Kath’s Cloud series draws inspiration from Baroque skyscapes, spanning biblical lightning bolts and painterly skies.
Considering each is hand-spun from Tibetan wool and silk, this collection is set to cause quite the storm…
Think of Patricia Urquiola’s Garden Layers as a collection that fuses the designer’s uniquely colourful Spanish eye with the Indian tradition of kicking back and relaxing on the floor. Designed for textile brand Gan and dropping at Woven just in time for summer, its 15 outdoor rugs fuse earthy palettes in terracotta, blue and moss green across checks, tartans and dogtooth-style prints that look best layered.
Queen of carpets Deirdre Dyson has launched her 2018 Horizons collection and, boy, does it go big. The five designs – depicting sea and skyscapes, with colour grading techniques that capture natural light – are hand-knotted and tufted in Chinese silk and Tibetan wool and they measure up to seven metres wide.
Livingetc saw them pinned up as wall hangings, which looked every bit as chic.
A carpet with just the right look and feel for summer? Kersaint Cobb’s Pampas Nordic Stripe. Its Scandinavian palette of soft taupes and greys (in shades Denmark, Sweden and Osterøy) keeps floors light and airy, with a smart stripe and linear loop weave adding texture. It’s the kind of floor you don’t feel too put out about having to vacuum every day.
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First impressions count, which means style statements should start in the hallway. Carpetright’s Columbus Greek Key design goes brave and bold – nodding to the geometric/monochrome/world-traveller trends all at once. Team with neutral shades and simple furniture for full-on impact.