News & Events: Design

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    Originators: James Tufenkian

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

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    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

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    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.

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    COVER’s 50 Best Rugs: Santa Cruz River by Alexandra Kehayoglou

    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. Art historian and curator, Cornelia Lauf chose Santa Cruz River by Alexandra Kehayoglou.

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    Preview: ICFF 2018

    The main attraction at New York’s annual citywide celebration of design, NYCxDesign (11-23 May 2018), is the 30th edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 20-23 May 2018. Expect plenty of new material from the fifteen or so specialist rug brands exhibiting amongst 800 representatives of global design.

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    COVER’s 50 Best Rugs: Scarpa Gelim by Ptolemy Mann

    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. The assistant editor of COVER, Rachel Meek chose Scarpa Gelim by Ptolemy Mann. ‘I’m a fan of flatweaves. I like how the limitations of the technique can inform… Read more »

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    Thinking Space

    New Yorker Catherine Weinstock takes on international interior design projects for clients who dare to be different. Rachel Meek discusses her sophisticated artisanal aesthetic.


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