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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Art Basel / Miami Beach: Paul Noble Limited Edition rugs

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The British artist Paul Noble has created two new limited edition designs for The Rug Company which will preview at The Rug Company Miami for Art Basel, 2-7 December.

After the success of the Banners of Persuasion exhibition, where Noble’s ‘villa joe’ – a slice of the monumental imaginary city Nobson Newtown – was immortalised in tapestry by The Rug Company, Big Sun and Six Suns are taken from another subject close to Noble’s heart.…

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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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Deco Drama: Tim Gosling’s new Art Deco rugs

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At The Rug Company, we have always seen Tim Gosling as a kindred spirit. Gosling’s commitment to artisanal craft permeates through every aspect of his work, reflecting our own dedication to quality, traditional craftsmanship and longevity, values which are reflected in his new Art Deco collection for The Rug Company.…

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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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Rug Punch: Max Humphrey’s Los Angeles apartment

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When it comes to careers in interiors, Max Humphrey has a more colourful background than most: the former punk rocker spent years on the road before homing in on a career in design. Luckily, he has a mentor in Betsy Burnham, a woman known for blending sophistication with streetwise panache.…

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Modernist Masterpieces: Paul Smith’s new rugs

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“I like opposites – positive and negative, transparency and density, reverse imagery and the overlaying of colours, some washed out some vibrant.” So says Paul Smith of the three new designs he has added to his collection for The Rug Company.…

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