Browsing articles in "Carpets"

Gandia Blasco –

Apr 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Contemporary carpets seem to be losing their straight perimeters with increasing frequency…

Above, the Mangas carpet by Gandia Blasco. Via Materialicious.

Loom –

Apr 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The Australian company Loom has great rugs displayed on a great looking website — here.

Above, a Turkish carpet from their vintage collection. (Shown cropped.)

Union 18, Raw –

Apr 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The husband and wife duo behind Union 18 piece together carpet cast-offs to create area carpets that represent the essence of recycling’s three R’s.

Via Shelterrific.

Rya Rugs –

Apr 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

This post marks my first – apparently much belated – introduction to rya, “a traditional Scandinavian rug with a long pile” according to Wikipedia.  There are lots of rya images floating around the web but this one from Mod Livin’ wins the prize for vibrancy.

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec –

Apr 1, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Here’s a new carpet with a funny shape and a warm, old-world feeling by designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Via Yatzer.

Knotisse –

Mar 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With their two Old Yarn collections Knotisse gives the gift of reincarnation to vintage Antaolian carpets, first by deconstructing the rugs and then by using the remaining yarn to create an entirely new carpet (with an old soul).

Via Cover.

Blazek –

Feb 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Gebhart Blazek, an expert in boucherite rag rugs, has just added over ninety new offerings to the website of his eponymous Austrian gallery. These Moroccan carpets have garnered much enthusiasm for their vibrant color, inviting texture and contemporary feel.

Rahmanan Deco –

Feb 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

This carpet (shown in cropped form above) could easily pass as the creation of some hip new carpet company;  in truth it’s performed the amazing trick of being over 80 years old.

For sale at Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs. Read more about its Chinese Art Deco history here.

Suki Cheema –

Feb 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

While Suki Cheema claims India as the source of his artistic inspiration the designs for his eponymous home collection are clearly of his own invention, perhaps with a little 1980’s verve mixed in. Above, his City Gate pillow in green.

Via the current issue of Dwell.

Nilufar –

Jan 12, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Italian architects Caturegli and Formica have collaborated with the rug company Nilufar to create a series of limited edition carpets inspired by the duo’s interest in travel, both spatial and subjective. The carpet above portrays the design of a village in Mali.

– All via The Autumn 2010 edition of Cover magazine and the article “Architect of the Floor” by Natasha Randall.