May 3, 2017

Flooring Roundup

Thistle handmade rug by Vivienne Westwood for The Rug Company.

1. Designer: Vivienne Westwood for The Rug Company.

Product: Thistle.

Standout: The punk couturier celebrates Scotland’s spiky national flower in an entirely handmade rug with blooms of fine yarn scattered across a background of pewter or gold Tibetan wool.

Bruce LaBruce hand-knotted rug by Robert Knoke for Henzel Studio.

2. Designer: 
Robert Knoke for Henzel Studio.

Product: Bruce LaBruce.

Standout: In Knoke’s hands, an abstracted portrait of the titular filmmaker and artist–surrounded, aptly, by images of the designer’s fingerprints–becomes a hand-knotted rug of New Zealand wool and silk.

Monegros rug by Arik Levy for Now Carpets.

3. Designer:
Arik Levy for Now Carpets.

Product: Monegros.

Standout: The rich tone-on-tone colorway of Levy’s textured design–which juxtaposes New Zealand wool and shimmery bamboo silks–artfully channels Mother Nature’s lush beauty.

Campo handwoven rug by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini.

4. Designer:
Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini.

Product: Campo.

Standout: On each traditionally loomed handwoven rug, a wide expanse of neutral Himalayan wool meets a bold stripe of green, dark blue, or orange; a fringe border finishes one or both sides.

Cumulae Caractacus hand knotted rug by Luke Irwin of Luke Irwin.

5. Designer: 
Luke Irwin of Luke Irwin.

Product: Cumulae Caractacus.

Standout: An astounding treasure Irwin found in his Wiltshire garden–an ancient Roman mosaic and subsequently a villa–bought to light a pattern the designer translated into a timeless rug, which can be hand knotted to order in wool, silk, or cashmere.

Coronary rug by Erik Lindström of Lindström Rugs.

6. Designer: 
Erik Lindström of Lindström Rugs.

Product: Coronary.

Standout: The human heart in all its complexity throbs in black-and-white 100 percent Tibetan wool–or, since the heart wants what it wants, in custom colors, materials, and sizes.

Cha Cha flatweave rug by Helen Yardley of Helen Yardley.

7. Designer: 
Helen Yardley of Helen Yardley.

Product: Cha Cha.

Standout: The rhythmic path of dancing feet take shape on this handmade cotton flatweave, screenprinted in India, via white lines that cha-cha across fields of gray, Naples yellow, or teal.

Kaibab II rug by Clodagh for Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.

8. Designer:
Clodagh for Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.

Product: Kaibab II. 

Standout: A striated combination of cut and loop knots of minimally processed Tibetan wool interprets the northern Arizona national forest’s famed cliffs and petroglyphs in colorways like peppercorn and Earl Grey.

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