News & Events: Artist designed rugs

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    New Designers: An Interview with Marleen V Haaften

    Marleen V Haaften is a young Dutch textile designer who works with a variety of raw materials to create very tactile rugs and textiles. In June, she will be showing work at London’s New Designers, as part of the Week 1, ‘One Year In’ display.

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    Preview: ICFF 2018

    The main attraction at New York’s annual citywide celebration of design, NYCxDesign (11-23 May 2018), is the 30th edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 20-23 May 2018. Expect plenty of new material from the fifteen or so specialist rug brands exhibiting amongst 800 representatives of global design.

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    From COVER 50: Brilliant Irreverent Deviant

    Artist Bjarne Melgaard’s subversive vulgarity of rebellious energy have been applied to rugs by Henzel Studio. COVER Assistant Editor Rachel Meek takes a look.

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    COVER’s 50 Best Rugs: Faig Ahmed chosen by Tammy Kanat

    For the 50th edition of COVER, we asked influential people in the world of handmade carpets to without prejudice name the best rug since the first issue 13 years ago.The fibre artist, Tammy Kant, chose Speech of Birds by Faig Ahmed.

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    Generation Next

    Cyrus Nazmiyal from Rug&Kilim asked his colleagues to share their vision of where we think the industry is going, how it continues to evolve, and their goals.

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    COVER’s 50 best rugs: Jan Kath chosen by Jim Ffrench

    We asked influential people in the world of handmade carpets to without prejudice name the best rug since the first issue of COVER, 13 years ago. Jim Ffrench from Beauvais Carpets chose ‘Make Rugs Not War’ by Jan Kath.

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    Eight Great Rugs from London Design Festival 2017

    Held between 16 and 24 September 2017, the London Design Festival hosted a number of events, from colourful public playgrounds to textiles exhibitions. Here are eight of COVER’s favourite rugs, picked directly from some of the major fairs.

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    London Design Fair, 21-24 September 2017

    The London Design Fair (known as Tent and Superbrands until last year) is fast becoming London’s most exciting design event, based at the Old Truman Brewery. It takes place 21-24 September this year.


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