Studio Visit: Giles Deacon

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We recently caught up with Giles Deacon at his East London studio, as he prepared for his AW14 show. With a similar commitment to craftsmanship and innovative design, we asked Giles about the journey of translating his forward-thinking designs into the new medium of rugs.…

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Question Time: Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

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London based design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby were awarded an OBE last month in recognition of their services to the design industry, particularly for their ingenious design for the Olympic torch. They recently joined our CEO Christopher Sharp at our King’s Road showroom to discuss the ‘element of surprise’ in rug design, the symbolism behind the Olympic torch and why making mistakes is not such a bad thing.…

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House tour: Jessica Alba

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Actress, mother and author Jessica Alba throws open the doors of her Beverley Hills home, revealing a passion for eco-friendly interiors and antique finds from local flea markets.

Alba uses Jaime Hayon’s Silhouette rug in the main living room, its soft golden palette complementing the similar colours in the room.…

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Question time: Allegra Hicks talks rug design

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Italian designer Allegra Hicks joined us for breakfast and a special Q&A at our King’s Road showroom. Over coffee and croissants, Allegra talked to CEO Christopher Sharp about why rugs are important in a room, her ‘creative vocabulary’, and why luxury is nothing to do with expense.…

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Pattern in Manhattan

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Fashion designer, Rug Company collaborator and all-round grande dame of glamour, Diane von Furstenberg has thrown open the doors of her Manhattan penthouse.

Inside is a veritable treasure trove of collectibles, colour and an undeniable passion for print.

Diane bought the vintage Salvador Dali sofa at auction, and the sconces are by André Dubreuil.…

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Question time: Neisha Crosland

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"Pattern is Neisha Crosland", so said Homes & Gardens recently when awarding her 'Surface Designer of the Year' at their 2013 Designer Awards. We caught up with Neisha to find out more about her inspiration, her design process, and how to use pattern on the floor...

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Question time

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When it came to working with Jonathan Adler, the only question we had was “when can we start?”. Combining his commitment to craft with a joyful cheeky chic, Jonathan has built an empire of acid brights and graphic patterns.

On a recent visit to London, the self-confessed ‘honorary Brit’ gave us his own guide to decorating, and why - when it comes to rugs – bigger and bolder is always better.…

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Studio visit: Committee

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Creative satisfaction comes when “two objects that never knew they were meant to be together find each other,” says Clare Page, one half of the design duo Committee. Together with Harry Richardson, Committee dream up interesting and provocative objects often using junk and unwanted items found in local market stalls and skips near their studio in Deptford, south London.…

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Diary of a Somebody

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This week, The Rug Company CEO Christopher Sharp is blogging daily for the Financial Times website Howtospendit.com

If you’re curious about what he has been up to, click here to read his first instalment.

 

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Creativity takes courage

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At the heart of this Victorian villa belonging to lighting artist Adam Barker-Mill lies a vast atrium that soars from the basement to the top of the house, capped by a glass roof with shards of colour that change at the touch of a button.…

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