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SPRING 2016 / Issue 42

Issue 42

COVER 42 features the latest work by Milan-based rug brand cc-tapis in collaboration with designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe. COVER highlights Ai Weiwei's latest art installation in Paris, Tom Dixon's new carpet collection for Ege carpets and Iwan Maktabi's fantastic One Carpet for Love collection with Lebanese designers. The new issue also features Jameel Prize 4 nominee Dave Chalmers Alesworth, PORCUPINE ROCKS Ltd, the making of The Afghan History Carpet, innovative Belgian company Papilio and much much more!

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cc-tapis and friends: The Milan-based company’s latest designs with Patricia Urquiola et al

Carte blanche: Ai Weiwei’s dramatic display at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris

One carpet for love: An exclusive look at Iwan Maktabi’s recent collaborative rug project with Lebanese designers

Tom Dixon’s London: The British designer’s new carpet collection for Danish company Ege

Colombian collaboration: The preservation of traditional crafts  in Sebastian Herkner’s new Ames Sala collecti

Robin Gray: The American rug designer discusses creativity and the inspiration behind her work

Designed for life: From the beautiful to the functional – the latest designs for refugee shelters

Blanket coverage: A visually stunning upcycling project by Australian designer Toby Jones

The Afghan History Carpet: The story of Afghan weaving condensed into one rug, currently on show in Washington DC

Material innovation: A report on the diverse and ingenious work of Belgian rug company Papilio

Out of Africa: New fabrics from South Africa sold by London brand Porcupine Rocks

Focus on weavers: Projects by Indian company Jaipur aim to elevate the role of the weaver


Lucy Upward: Investing in tradition


News, events & exhibitions

The latest design news: Floor to Heaven is ten; Karim Rashid and Illulian; Patternity book; the Playtest Carpet

Hotlist: A selection of designs that sizzle

Trends: Animal, tribal, mineral

The COVER calendar

Design Notes: Sagarika Sundaram, Thinkk Studio, GUR, Philomela, Sofia Eremkina, David Chalmers Alesworth


Market report

Spaces: Rugs in interiors for Svensk Filmindustri, Bergdorf Goodman, DNKY and Cherie Lee Interiors

COVER talks to New York-based interiors brand Rug Art International

Amy Helfand’s report from Nepal: a focus on her new collection and how the country is rebuilding after the earthquake


Fair previews: The Rug Show LA, High Point, ICFF in New York, Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week

Fair reviews: Domotex Hannover, the Carpet Design Awards, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Americasmart Atlanta, imm Cologne, Jan Kath’s exhibition in Bochum and Maison et Objet Paris

Exhibitions: ‘Social Fabric: African Textiles Today’ at London’s William Morris Gallery; ‘John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism’ at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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Signe Emdal’s Tapestry Walls

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