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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Blue sky thinking in London

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We loved these pictures sent to us by Wright & Groom of their latest project in London where blue hues take centre stage.

Neisha Crosland’s Diagonal Bead Blue rug serves as a textural and tonal accent in this overall neutral scheme.…

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A dhurrie flurry: our new cotton flatweave dhurries

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Our new collection of contemporary hand-woven dhurries have arrived. A modern interpretation of the classic dhurrie, these flatweave rugs fuse traditional weaving techniques with The Rug Company’s modern aesthetic.

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Behind The Scenes: our photographic adventure

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Creating the perfect shot for a much-loved rug takes months of research, extensive travel and lots of hard work.

Follow us on our ceaseless quest for inspiring rug backdrops, as we travel to a beautifully remote location to shoot our new collections.…

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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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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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Emerald Cut

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At the centre of this sitting room belonging to former Norwegian model Bodil Blain and her art dealer husband lies a striking bespoke hand knotted rug that complements their collection of modern art and design classics.

The classical trellis motif is given a modern twist with the use of vibrant emerald green on a fresh white background, all hand-knotted with lustrous Tibetan wool.…

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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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Deco Decadence: art deco inspired rugs

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Art Deco was considered the future when it first materialised almost a century ago. Today, its predilection for exquisite detail and craftsmanship are still relevant, and enjoying a renaissance.

Appreciation for exceptional craftsmanship was abundant in the 1920s, with the interiors of Dorothy Draper and Syrie Maugham giving a new-found artistry and luxury to interior design.…

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Designers at Home: head inside with Ronda Carman

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Haven’t you always longed to wander around the homes of the world’s best interior designers? Well, thanks to the eminent interiors writer, self-confessed design devotee and friend of The Rug Company Ronda Carman, now you can. As founder of the uber-chic All the Best blog, known for its stylish features and discerning interviews, Ronda’s life-long dream of writing a book has now been realised and Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living has just been published by Rizzoli.…

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