News & Events: Artist designed textiles

  1. Christopher Farr x Irene Infantes

    The cover rug from our last issue came about as a result of premier rug brand Christopher Farr spotting the work of talented Spanish textile designer Irene Infantes at her graduate show at Central Saint Martins in 2016. Now the two have released a rug collection based on Infantes’ textile series The Social Life of a Material.

  2. Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

    Clothing and intimate objects belonging to Frida Kahlo—one of the world’s most recognised and significant artists—were sealed for fifty years in trunks and hidden storage spaces in Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo), her childhood home in a leafy suburb of Mexico City. In this exclusive review for COVER, Denna Jones explores objects from this stash on view in the V&A exhibition ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’.

  3. New Designers: An Interview with Cerys Lau

    Central Saint Martins, UAL has always been known for pushing boundaries. The halls are sanctified, and each year’s BA graduate show is closely watched by industry professionals. In this exclusive interview with COVER, recent CSM graduate Cerys Lau talks about her creative process, influences and passion for textile design.

  4. Originators: James Tufenkian

    Founder and head of US brand Tufenkian, James was instrumental in changing the rug industry in the 1980s

  5. Irene Infantes rugs for Christopher Farr

    Irene Infantes was born in Seville, southern Spain, where she finished the European Baccalaureatte
    in Arts. Infantes defines herself as someone curious who is inspired by anything that is intriguing; ancestry, the meaning of colours and symbolism in all their obscure and apparent nature. In this interview with COVER she talks about her collaboration with Christopher Farr, inspirations and many more

  6. New Designers: An Interview with Marleen V Haaften

    Marleen V Haaften is a young Dutch textile designer who works with a variety of raw materials to create very tactile rugs and textiles. In June, she will be showing work at London’s New Designers, as part of the Week 1, ‘One Year In’ display.

  7. COVER’s 50 Best Rugs: Rae by Joseph Carini Carpets

    For the 50th edition of COVER, we asked influential people in the world of handmade carpets to without prejudice name the best rug since the first issue 13 years ago. Interior designer Catherine Weinstock of CW Design, chose Rae by Joseph Carini Carpets.

  8. Generation Next

    Cyrus Nazmiyal from Rug&Kilim asked his colleagues to share their vision of where we think the industry is going, how it continues to evolve, and their goals.

  9. Entangled in Margate

    The current show ‘Entangled: Threads & Making’ at the Turner Contemporary in Margate UK, until 7 May has a great deal to say about women’s art and textiles.


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