The London Design Festival is fast approaching. Interiors fair Decorex on 25-28 September, is one of the major events happening over the nine days. Exhibitors Capitol Carpets of Chelsea have showrooms in London’s Notting Hill, Tetbury and Knutsford and with a collective experience of over 100 years their floor coverings have long adorned some of… Read more »
French graffiti artist Kongo is co-founder of the International Festival of Graffiti and the graffitit artist collective Kosmopolis. He has designed eight silk scarves for luxury brand Hermès. The proceeds will go to the non-profit organisation Kosmopolis.
Abigail Brown is a London-based textile artist who will be showing work at the contemporary craft fair Origin during the London Design Festival. She makes textile birds, which are hand sewn from fabrics that Brown collects and are incredibly life-like. She learned sewing from her grandmother who was a seamstress.
Alpha Custom Rugs from New Jersey have some exciting new rug and flatweave designs from their Alessandra Design range. The rugs feature Alpaca wool with baby alpaca fur inserts, handtufted in Peru. The flatweaves are reversible and handwoven in Peru.
For Maison et Objet in September carpet brand Stepevi will be launching two new rugs designed in collaboration with Austrian design trio Pudelskern. Fragment is inspired by the patina of antique objects found in a ruined castle and has an oversized classical rug pattern illustrated in varying shades of the same colour. The cracks in… Read more »
Maison et Objet‘s Fall/Winter show returns on 9-13 September 2011 at the Paris Nord Villepinte. Among the vast number of exhibitors there will be textiles from Donna Wilson, Melin Tregwynt, Charlene Mullen and Edinburgh Weavers, all from the UK, Jenifer Shorto and Marimekko, plus rugs from Mischioff, Serge Lesage, Grancasa, Ebru, Chevalier-Masson, Moyse International, Chuk Palu,… Read more »
Philadelphia-based Proper Rugs have some lovely designs, some of which the company showed off at ICFF earlier this year. If you are in Philadelphia do walk passed the window of the former Petulia’s Folly on Sansom Street, near Rittenhouse Square, where Mossy Rocks, Jungle Floral and Marbleized Knots will be on show.
Following on from COVER’s recent article on modular rugs in the last Summer 2011 issue, Portuguese product designer Luís Porém has created a range of modular rugs called Platonic Rugs which he describes as “a bridge between the three-dimensional and two-dimensional world”. The 5 designs provide a multitude of shape possibilities.
Google Earth comes to the floor in the form of German designer David Hanauer’s WorldWide carpets, which take images from Google Earth and manipulate them to echo the designs from antique Persian rugs – repeat patterns, a central medallion and borders. These designs are then printed onto durable fabric to make mats for the floor.
New York state-based Custom Cool, as its website states, is “is a luxury design company that produces bespoke, custom rugs and decorative accessories for the interior design market. The company recently updated its website, which clearly shows off the companies vast range of designs, which are made in Nepal and India.