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COVER 33 – A Preview!

COVER 33

 Out in December!

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L to R: Dynasty slate fabric, Eskayel; Made to Measure by Glithero, Photo: Petr KrejciWhale rug, Klaus HaapaniemiSt. Tropez – Shifting Grey rug by Joseph La Piana for Patterson, Flynn & Martin

COVER 33 is your essential guide to the textile world’s major buying events for 2014. The action starts as early as January 2014, so make sure you’re armed with this bumper issue! DOMOTEX HANNOVER, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Maison et Objet in Paris and imm Cologne – we examine each in detail, picking the must-see presentations and spotlighting the very best designs and collections. These are the dazzling events that set the tone for the year to come, so let the brightest and best-informed writers be your expert guides.

We have an exclusive look at Rug Star’s new Belle Epoque Collection, the Characters–Carpets with Soul collection from JAB, plus Hossein Rezvani’s collaborative project with Iranian artist Reza Derakshani. We feature the latest rugs by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company and funky designs by Finnish artist Klaus Happaniemi, whose stunning new shop has set London buzzing. Another new and much-anticipated arrival in London is that of Jan Kath and Michaela Schleypen whose designs will be selling through the new Bruton Place store FRONT from 10 October 2013 – Jan Kath tells us all about his arrival in the city. The tale of rug-making is spun by South African designer Kimberley Gundle and we’ll get you talking with our choice of the ten best rugs designed by artists.

In this issue the featured textiles are wild and wacky and have their own story to tell. We have fabrics and interior products from super-cool New York brand Eskayel and the amazing designs of fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, who recently showed her A/W 2014 collections in London and Paris. We also look at two textile projects that link music and weaving with Nadia-Anne Rickkets’ BeatWoven work and design studio Glithero’s Made to Measure fabrics, which are currently on show at the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

You’ll find reviews of the London Design Festival and other international exhibitions and shows, while our new calendar pages will make sure you don’t miss any forthcoming events that matter. And for solid, practical help for industry professionals, how about our feature unravelling the intricacies of copyright? Plus a report on weaving in Afghanistan, the inspiring work of Design Network Africa, predictions for 2014 trends and so much more you’re guaranteed to be entertained and informed until the arrival of the next issue!

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