The regular Spaces feature in COVER magazine shows rugs as they are (generally) made to be seen: on the ground, in a room, interacting with furniture all around. Here’s a selection of public and private COVER featured interiors that recognise the importance of knots found underfoot.
The Devonshire Club, London
The rugs, wallpapers and fabrics in a new private members’ club and hotel in London are taken from the archives of Nattier Fabrics, producers of couture fabrics in the 1960s. Cristina Azario, the daughter of Nattier Fabrics’ founders, worked closely with March and White, the international design house behind the whole scheme whose guiding principle is ‘elegance with an edge’, to adapt the original designs for every space.
Room Mate Milan
Recurrent geometric patterns are intended to reflect the rigour of the city in Room Mate’s third hotel in Italy, designed by Patricia Urquiola. The theme is particularly effective in her bespoke reception-area carpets, produced by Gan Rugs.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House, New York City
The 45th edition of this annual charity fundraiser resulted in eighteen Manhattan townhouse interiors by different designers. Several demonstrated exemplary use of bespoke rugs by Stark. The clean white rug in the Drawing Room by sisters and artistic collaborators Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford of Kirsten Kelli LLC supports bright pops of colour higher up.
South Bank Tower London
Celestial art from the Space Race era informed a bespoke rug, designed by 1508 London and made by The Rug Company, for the 36th floor of a new landmark development.
Private residence, New York
The Sabina Solid rug by New York custom design studio Inigo Elizalde Rugs creates a soothing undercurrent in this bedroom by San Francisco studio Ian Stallings Design. The biomorphic rug design is informed by a stingray’s pattern and subtly relates to the artworks of David King. The etched clouds in the ceiling of Cole & Sons’ Nuvolette wallpaper from the Fornasetti collection completes the all-round feeling of elemental sophistication.
Faena Miami Beach
Creative Matters’ fine loop-pile rug plays off a fishing-lure chandelier, providing depth of colour and softness underfoot in the Terra Santa Spa at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, winner of ‘Best OverThe-Top Luxury’ at the 2016 Best of the Best Hotel Awards.
Avenue Marceau apartment, Paris
Gérard Faivre creates ready-to-live-in Art Homes. The living room of his fourth-floor project, close by the Arc de Triomphe, contains a Sahrai custom-size rug, designed by Gianfranco Ferrè and made in Nepal. Faivre says of his design process: ‘Every detail is important in order to create a perfect harmony. Carpets are very important. The carpet gives warmth to the place and brings comfort.’
Hyatt New Delhi
Dubai-based Ayka Design produced a series of bespoke rugs befitting their five-star location in the city’s Regency Hyatt Hotel. Ayka director and interior designer Michelle Evans was responsible for the complete interior project.