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Dutch designer Anique Noordman has made a collection of carpets inspired by hair, entitled A Tuft of Hair. She adds “One long braid reveals hundred knots, a braided finished edge, twisted knots pattern design. Dip dying of piles, waxing and modeling. Waffled crimped wig, thick locks, irregular dreadlocks.”
The amazing new issue of COVER is out now! The Winter 2010 edition features rugs by fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Sonia Rykiel and Jean Paul Gaultier plus YBA rugs at Pallant House, Chevalier édition, Tamarian and the fabulous Stamp rugs. Textiles come from Cristian Zuzunaga, Guy Goodfellow, Fischbacher and the wonderful Christo and Jeanne-Caude. We… Read more »
Australian architecture and interior design company Clarke Hopkins Clarke have made a ‘Magic Carp-pet’, which when viewed through the specially designed glass coffee table makes the fish appear to move. Look at it on the You Tube link.
The Ivy Rug by Korean design Heera Jeong is a carpet made up of small fabric pieces connected to a pliable base which gives the rug its flexibility. The design was based on ivy growing up a wall as Jeong explains: “Thus ivy makes a new atmosphere covering the surface of previous spaces and blurs… Read more »
’Snowroll’ is the latest project by Japanese designer Hiroaki Matusyama. The object is a long roll of white carpet which can be rolled and unrolled according to space and the end rolls can be used at seats or backrests.
London-based rug company Top Floor won Best of Year in the rug category of the Interior Design Awards for Esti Barnes’ Emmenthal carpet design, which was launched in Autumn 2010. Top Floor had won the award previously in 2007 for the company’s Esquire rug.
’Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works’ is an exhibition of Borgeois’s textiles art at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, 23 Saville Row, London. Fabric played an important role in Bourgeois’s life as she grew up surrounded by the textiles of her parents’ tapestry restoration workshop, and from the age of twelve helped the business by drawing… Read more »
Paris-based textile designer Luc Druez has a new website, which shows off his beautiful woven metal fabrics perfectly. Druez was profiled in COVER Winter 2009 and the images of his work were stunning. If you don’t yet know his work then please take a look at his website!