This year’s edition of Decorex has proven to be a goldmine of inspiration for its visitors, who bore witness to various exciting new rug designs from its exhibitors.
Portuguese brand Ferreira de Sá Rugs boasted a range of designs which attracted a lot of attention from buyers. Its new Filigrana collection comprises hand-woven rugs that are distinctly autumnal, characterised by warm, muted colours. Similar colours were used by A Rum Fellow, which displayed rugs inspired by both aztec and art deco designs.
The Knots Rugs stand was a glorious explosion of colour, exhibiting the continuation of the brand’s collaborations with artists. One of these was Flow 1, a hand-knotted wool and silk rug, with a fascinating abstract design that was created with an anonymous sculptor. The Matthew Wailes stand was also defined by a beautiful array of colour, alongside intricate designs that were evocative of patterns seen in nature.
The natural world was a recurring theme amongst exhibitors. Tania Johnson Design displayed nature-inspired rugs that are part of the brand’s Water collection, all of which effectively capture the various textures that they endeavour to represent. ‘I love translating my photos into rugs and as I have quite a technical weaving background, I love the challenge of retaining the intricacy of the photo while creating a design that can be woven,’ she explains.
The same can be said of Pinton. The brand continued the nature theme with designs inspired by landscapes seen from a birds-eye view. Pinton also encourages consumer creative liberty with its new collection, in which sections of the rug can be pieced together in various ways, depending on individual taste.
Vandra Rugs and Riviere Rugs were also highlights at Decorex. Both brands utilised a range of textures in their new collections, while keeping the majority of their designs elegant and minimal.