News & Events

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Graduates to watch

    Spanish textile designer Irene Infantes is not the only textile graduate to watch out for. ‘This year’s textiles graduates are a talented lot, but the cream of the crop use their textile training as the base to explore other media,’ says design critic Corinne Julius, as she selects five of London’s best textile graduates, with promising multidisciplinary futures, for COVER magazine.

  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. 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’.

  10. The Rug Show New York 2018

    The adage about quality winning over quantity certainly rang true as I talked to exhibitors from The Rug Show New York (25-28 August 2018).


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