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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Tribal Talent: DvF rugs take centre stage

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Followers of fashion leafing through the latest issue of Vogue will discover some new photography by Diane von Furstenberg. Modelled by Daria Werbowy and some of our DvF rugs, the images epitomize the captivating glamour that DvF has become renowned for.…

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Modern Traditional: our new Ottoman Garden rugs

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A decorative pairing of traditional motifs with contemporary colour palettes, our new Ottoman Garden collection is now in stock.

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Umbra rug by Paul Smith wins Wallpaper* Award

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“We embrace the idea of furniture that redesigns space with black shapes and optical illusion. This is perfectly exemplified by Paul Smith’s hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug for The Rug Company, whose appearance changes with shifting points of view.” So says Wallpaper* magazine of the Umbra rug, which has won an award at this year’s Wallpaper* Design Awards.…

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Kara Walker

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Renouncing the sensitivity that often shrouds the subject, American artist Kara Walker’s work critically and unapologetically interrogates underlying racial and gender tensions. Through characters drawn from American popular literature, culture and history, she exposes the myths that lie beneath cultural archetypes and the darker aspects of human behaviour.…

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Hello, my name is Paul Smith

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A new exhibition at London’s Design Museum is set to give a unique, personal insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith.

Inviting us into Paul’s world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty, the exhibition draws on Paul’s personal archive and celebrates his unique design story.…

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Rugs fit for McQueen: the new Alexander McQueen collection

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The Rug Company has joined forces once again with Alexander McQueen to create a new collection celebrating technical ingenuity and arresting design.

Alive with the theatrical innovation of Alexander McQueen, the new collection is “both bohemian and pagan in spirit” explains Creative Director Sarah Burton, who took inspiration from her inaugural Folklore collection and has deconstructed organic motifs, rebuilding them into mesmerising patterns.…

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Hot off the press: The Rug Company’s new catalogue

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new catalogue. With a bold new design of two separate books contained in one graphic slipcase, our new-look edition is designed to be inspiring as well as useful.

Part inspiration gallery, part invaluable design tool, the catalogue contains a comprehensive design library, helpful guides to our techniques and qualities, an introduction to our Bespoke Service and need-to-know details.…

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Elmgreen & Dragset: our traditional rugs at the V&A

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As part of an ambitious new exhibition by leading contemporary artists Elmgreen & Dragset, some traditional rugs from The Rug Company can currently be found within the former Textile Galleries at the V&A Musuem.

The exhibition, ‘Tomorrow’, transforms these abandoned galleries into an antiquated apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect, Norman Swann. …

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Banners of Persuasion Debuts in Chicago

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To coincide with Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, The Rug Company is currently hosting an exhibition, ‘Demons, Yarns and Tales’ by Banners of Persuasion.

Featuring designs by 15 contemporary artists including Kara Walker, Grayson Perry, Fred Tomaselli and Sir Peter Blake, the exhibition explores the lost art of tapestry.…

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