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I took a look at Christopher Farr’s most recent catalog this afternoon and was re-inspired by the range, and overall cool-ness, of this carpet company. I especially admire their commitment to represent – in carpet form – artists rooted in other mediums. It’s a tricky thing but I think they successfully elevate the world of contemporary carpets without (overly) commercializing artists who would otherwise be bound to one-of-a-kind works. The carpet above is a limited edition by the artist Gillian Ayres. At 8′ diameter it’s quite an alluring statement. (An interesting side note: they also have a Timorous Beasties carpet in the same “Thistle” design featured on my 1/15/08 post.)