We always encourage our clients to explore the boundless possibilities of custom rug design, and this project we recently finished in London is testament to what amazing things can be created from hand-knotted rugs.
It involved creating a beautiful custom runner of Matthew Williamson’s wool and silk Peacock Light design. The runner stretched over 4 flights of stairs and two landings in a London townhouse, the elegant oversize feather design leading you up the winding staircase.
Seven individual pieces were re-designed and drawn up to precise measurements for the staircase. The rugs were then hand-knotted in Nepal to these specific dimensions and eventually hand-fitted in situ over two days (this also involved hand-sewing the winders). The project took 5 months in total.
Creating a hand-knotted stair runner such as this requires much expertise: from the creative minds that conceptualised the idea to the weavers in Nepal to the specialists who fitted it, the project was a collaborative effort of hundreds of highly skilled people.