News & Events: Design

  1. New showrooms set to make a mark in 2019

    This year a considerable number of new showrooms showcasing handmade rugs have opened in the US, Europe and the UK. COVER 53 presents a selection of those set to make a mark in 2019.

  2. Carpet Design Awards 2019 Shortlist

    The finalists for the 14th Carpet Design Awards have been chosen. Here we reveal the shortlisted entries that will be on show and compete at Domotex in January 2019. 

  3. Studio Shamshiri for Christopher Farr

    To celebrate thirty years, Christopher Farr have teamed up with LA based interior design practice Studio Shamshiri to create a collection of handmade rugs that reflect the mythology and symbolism of cultures from around the globe. 

  4. Henzel Studio x Paddle8 benefit auction, 3-17 December 2018

    Henzel Studio have organised a charity auction, with Paddle8, of the Studio’s groundbreaking and unprecedented collections of handmade artist-designed carpets from which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).

  5. Design Expedition to Ukraine with FAINA Collection

    Last month, four international design experts, Roberto Baciocchi, Laura Snoad, Anna Lina Leno and Madeleine Asplund, embarked on the first-ever design expedition to Ukraine with FAINA Collection. In the village of Yavoriv, the participants experienced the ancient technique of making Hutsul wool carpets. COVER spoke with Nataliia at FAINA to find out how the designers interacted with the weavers, and what the outcomes were.

  6. 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.

  7. The Rug Show at High Point, 13-17 October

    The Rug Show returns to High Point for a third time, 13-17 October 2018, providing a dedicated rug area for a select gathering of brands without a permanent NC showroom.

  8. 6 reasons to attend Istanbul Carpet Week, 25-29 October 2018

    COVER are looking forward to attending Istanbul Carpet Week, organised by IHIB (Istanbul Carpet Exporters’ Association), as media partners, 25-29 October 2018. Here are 6 reasons why the event should be on your agenda too.

  9. The Best of the London Design Festival 2018

    COVER’s run down of eleven of the best places to go in the English capital during London Design Festival, 15-23 September, to view the best rugs and textiles in town.

  10. New Designers: An Interview with Nedim Eskinazi

    ‘Megacity’ by Nedim Eskinazi is a narrative textile project which proposes a design solution to the challenges societies are facing today in urban spaces that rapidly evolve to accommodate their increasing populations. In this exclusive interview with COVER, the recent CSM graduate talks about the collection plus his creative process and design influences.


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