The Chromologist: the art of making rugs by hand

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We have always revered the age-old skills of our weavers, without whom we could not create what we believe are the most beautiful rugs in the world. Few people get to witness this wonderful craft first hand, so our thanks go to The Chromologist for this great post chronicling the journey of a rug.

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Prince of Pattern: Jonathan Saunders’ colourful new rugs

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Since exploding onto the international fashion scene, Jonathan Saunders has been revered for his graphic prints and vibrant colour combinations. Now he lends his prodigious talent as a print maker to rugs with four new designs, showcasing his masterful understanding of pattern and flair for clashing incongruous colours, creating visual harmony in discord.

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California Dreaming: Kelly Wearstler talks rugs

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Ever wondered what Kelly Wearstler's rug tips might be? During our trip to Los Angeles, we caught up with Kelly in her LA studio to discover her design inspirations and advice on how to use rugs.

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Legends of Los Angeles

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To celebrate La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual Legends event, we invited Diane von Furstenberg to interpret this year’s theme of ‘Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design’ with an installation in our showroom.

Taking Karen Blixen’s ‘Out of Africa’ as her inspiration, DVF brought her exotic glamour to our showroom with her safari scheme, including a sneak preview of her latest animal-inspired rug designs.…

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How to use rugs: Suzanne Sharp talks to the Wall Street Journal

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Ever wondered how to choose the right size rug for your home? Whether to place the rug under the furniture or up against it? Which colours work best together, or how to mix patterns and styles in an interior scheme? The Wall Street Journal visited our Creative Director Suzanne Sharp at home, asking her to reveal some of her tricks of the trade.…

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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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