Blog: Rugs & Carpets

Kiki van Eijk in ’s-Hertogenbosch

Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk graduated from the acclaimed Design Academy Eindhoven and since 2001 have shared a workshop in Eindhoven, working as independent designers. To mark the re-opening of The Het Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch the duo have been invited to exhibit an overview of their work. The exhibition comprises 80 masterpieces… Read more »

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Cockpit Arts Open Studios

London is full to brimming with talented artists and designers and there are few better places to view (and perhaps purchase) some of their brilliant designs than Cockpit Arts Studio, which has two venues – Holborn and the newer studios in Deptford. No doubt at least one of your favourite designers will be based in… Read more »

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Events, Homewares, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles

Glass Collection by Tania Johnson

British rug designer Tania Johnson revealed her first carpet collection back in 2010 while she was residing in New York. Having returned to the UK in 2011 Johnson continues to create some of the most magical rug designs around today. Her latest series entitled the Glass Collection and comprises eight different carpets showing beautiful patterns… Read more »

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New Collections, Rugs & Carpets

From The Fringe

New collaborative team BKS is a group of three industrial and product designers – Dimitri Bähler, Linn Kandel, Ismaël Studer – who graduated from ECAL in 2010 and work between Neuchâtel, Stockholm and Paris. The group’s first project is Fanion rugs, made of thick wool felt. The design has a three-dimnesional effect created by what… Read more »

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Rugs & Carpets

A Rug to Remember

The design of Lukas Scherrer’s Memory rug is reminiscent of oriental rug patterns, with a sense of border and a field with a central element. Here the elements are not medallions and other traditional motifs but represent conductors, chips and plugs found in any computer. The rug is made of  wool felt and has raised and carved… Read more »

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Events, Fairs, Rugs & Carpets

CC Tapis rug homage to Pompeii House of the Faun mosaic floor

Vitruvius disliked unreality. The ancient Roman architect, engineer and town planner promoted firmitas, utilitas, venustas – solid, useful, beautiful architecture. And the decorative arts, he argued, must follow realism. In his seventh book Vitruvius rails against the stage designs of Apaturius which displayed what Vitruvius saw as illogical architecture. Fantasy was forbidden. No vine tendrils… Read more »

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Mad Men series 6: luxe moderne or pop art modernity?

It’s 1968 in the world of Mad Men. Or so say pundits speculating on the time jump for series six which debuts with a two hour special 7 April (US) and 10 April (UK). Your scribe is unable to watch since cable poached MM from BBC4, so no plot spoilers please. Nevertheless it’s hard to… Read more »

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Vive la révolution! (Forza Tappeti rug revolution that is)

Just weeks to wait until the Salone Internazionale del Mobile welcomes the world to the annual design exposition. Spread across the city but centred in the Brera district, one of the focal points is La Pelota where the UK’s designjunction will present EDIT. Rather like the anticipation created by a nested set of Russian Matryoshka… Read more »

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Christopher Farr brings Bauhaus and a mythical maze to Forza Tappeti

Woven in linen and cotton Red Meander was designed by Anni Albers, famed alumnus of the Bauhaus in Germany and founding faculty member at the legendary Black Mountain College in North Carolina. It was she who can be credited with developing and disseminating a revolution in 20th century contemporary textile design and production. But is… Read more »

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Ring, ring, ring. FilzFelt? It’s Facebook.

Baby it’s cold outside. Named after the Roman god of war, the month of March made its namesake proud this week with an unexpected catapult of siege snow across southern Britain. But icy temperatures aren’t just for outside. If you work at Facebook HQ it’s “wintry” inside too. FB’s founding father keeps the office thermostat… Read more »

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