Far from ephemeral, these beautiful butterflies will flutter across your floor forever. Hand knotted in softest Tibetan wool, this design is available from stock in a range of smaller sizes.
East London based design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are celebrated for their ground breaking interior and industrial designs.
Having studied architecture together at The Royal College of Art in London, they established BarberOsgerby in 1996. Since then they have designed collections for design greats such as Giulio Cappellini, Magis, Benini, Swarovski, Flos and Vitra, they’ve collaborated with Levis and Coca Cola, designed Stella McCartney’s first store in New York, and have been showered with a number of prestigious awards including the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Furniture, The ‘Designers of the Future’ by Design Miami 2006, and most recently they were awarded the title of Royal Designers for Industry by the royal Society of Arts. BarberOsgerby’s rugs epitomize the duo’s forward-thinking approach to design. In 2010, The Rug Company launched its first collection of children’s rugs; Owl, Snake, Butterfly and Fishes are masterfully designed, with an enduring appeal for children and adults alike.
BarberOsgerby’s work is found in many permanent collections including the V&A Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Design Museum in London. BarberOsgerby were recently commissioned to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch.
This rug is entirely handmade, from the spinning of the wool to the weaving on the loom. It is unique, and has been crafted by weavers in the Kathmandu area, whose skills have been passed down through many generations. We use only the highest quality wool for our rugs, that of the Tibetan sheep, for its durability, rich texture and subtle colour variation. To this we have added the vision of a world class designer, and the result is a hand knotted contemporary rug of extraordinary beauty, which will itself become an heirloom to be treasured for years to come.
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We want you to be delighted with your purchase, so if you are not completely happy, you may return it to us within 21 days of receipt for a full refund (including shipping charge) or exchange - provided that the item is returned complete and in its original condition. The Rug Company will cover the cost of return shipping. Read our Terms & Conditions for more details.
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