Spring is in the air and we are on the look for new rug designs. Here new designs that will debut at Milan Design Week in April are highlighted alongside some rugs with a spring in their step.
The new rug collection by New York-based interior designer Giancarlo Valle for Nordic Knots is inspired by his childhood in Latin America. The four playful designs—All Hands, Buds, Loops Yellow and Loops Green (pictured)—are hand-loomed in New Zealand wool and feature a unique cut-out corner design.
The Shark Bay is a breathtaking new rug designed by German photographer Tom Hegen for Swedish rug company Henzel Studio. The wool-and-silk hand-knotted rug is part of Henzel’s A/C.H. collaboration programme, in which top emerging contemporary artists translate their work through an alternative media..
During Milan Design Week in April, Jaipur Rugs will have a showroom event at the brand’s Piazzale Cadorna space plus a stand at Salone. One highlight for the company’s 2023 Milan appearance will be a beautiful new collection with multidisciplinary designer Pavitra Rajaram, who comments: ‘For my first- ever carpet collection, we explored the history behind some of the more iconic and recognisable carpet traditions and reimagined them in a contemporary idiom.’ The Arjumand design depicts willow trees, a motif often seen in Persian rugs and a central white Poplar tree beloved to the Mughals, who planted them in all their magnificent gardens.
Also showing in Milan Design Week will be the new Doblecara rug design by Ronan Bouroullec for nanimarquina. Made of Afghan wool, the rugs combine hand-looming with hand-knotting to give a unique texture. The designs are double sided, with one side more striking than the other. Nanimarquina will be at Salone del Mobile, 18-23 April, in Pavilion 02, Stand D16.
Sonya Winner’s new Lichen rug is a result of a design collaboration between Sonya and KLC School of Design alumnus Alice Hislop. Inspired by the natural shapes and colours of lichens—which cover 8% of our planet’s surface—the hand-tufted rug design uses different pile heights to create a sense of depth. Lichen is available in Blue Orange and Greige.