Child’s play: Barber Osgerby’s new children’s rugs

When it comes to decorating children’s rooms, there’s no need to forego great design and beautiful craftsmanship. Our selection of rugs and wallhangings for children is sure to see them through childhood and beyond.

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Butterfly, Fish, Owl and Snake designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby.

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Barber Osgerby were careful not to over-exaggerate the ‘kid-like’ aspect (as is so often the tendency with children’s products), ensuring the rugs are great for both adults and children.

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Paul Smith’s Ark and Alphabet wallhangings make great christening and birthday presents. Each piece is handmade and unique, designed to be heirlooms, to be passed down for generations.

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Inspired by antique patchwork quilts, Suzanne Sharp’s Blanket rug is a delightful needlepoint, soft enough to be used to upholster an armchair or a headboard. It wears beautifully with age, making a colourful addition to any room.

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2 Comments

Norman on July 2, 2013

It makes me feel a bit queasy that someone would pay £1,500 on a small kids rug. There is no reason why designs such as the butterfly should be hand-knotted when it could be tufted. Companies such as Love-Rugs would create a custom-made design in that size at a fifth of the price.

The Rug Company on July 5, 2013

Dear Norman, Thank you for your comment. Whilst it's true you can buy a tufted rug for less money than a hand-knotted one, it is misleading to suggest that a tufted rug, which will look good at first but deteriorate quickly is comparable to a hand-knotted one, which will last a lifetime. As a company we have decided to focus on quality and exceptional design, both of which are best achieved by hand knotting our rugs. Designers like Barber Osgerby are insistent that the quality of the craftsmanship needs to be exceptional. To put this in context it is like comparing a piece of inexpensive costume jewellery to the real thing hand crafted by an experience jeweller.

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