“I gravitate towards and am most inspired by the integrity and unpretentious style of patterns and designs that are centuries old. These two patterns were inspired by carved stones I found while travelling around India – I was enamoured by the intuitive nature of the carvings and the romantic, soulful and refined qualities that each possess.” Alexandra Champalimaud.
The Gaelic and Stingray designs are each available from stock in a bright and a more muted colourway, and in a range of sizes. Custom colours and sizes can be made to order.
Alexandra Champalimaud is the Founder, President and Principal Designer at Champalimaud, a full service interior design and interior planning firm specializing in bespoke, high-end hospitality and residential design.
Born and raised in Portugal, Alexandra received her early education in Switzerland and England, and later completed her design training at the Espirito Santo Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal- one of the worlds’ last remaining colleges teaching the tradition of European arts, crafts and techniques of historic preservation and restoration.
Nearly 30 years ago, Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates was founded and quickly developed a strong following among Montreal tastemakers. As the company expanded, Alexandra relocated to New York City in 1994 to serve a thriving international client base, and changed its name to Champalimaud in 2008. Since its inception, the firm has been privileged to partner with many landmark hotels and residences globally.
Alexandra brings a dynamic intellectual curiosity and an absence of pretense to her work. Drawing upon a wealth of personal experiences and professional commissions throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, her work is known for subtle references unique to her multi-faceted vantage point. With a unique talent for the application of color, pattern, texture and a seasoned understanding of the foundations and principals of classic design, Alexandra remains an uncompromising aesthetic respectful of the needs of her clients and the time place and cultural context of each project.
Champalimaud’s trained eye and sophisticated aesthetic is reflected in her geometric and linear rug designs for The Rug Company.
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.
Deliveries to US, Caribbean and South American addresses are made by UPS using the quickest route. Shipping charges are calculated by volumetric weight, and are shown at the time of order.
If you wish to place an online order for delivery to a country outside the USA, South America or The Caribbean, please visit our United Kingdom Online Store.
For delivery to any of the following countries, please contact your local showroom directly to make an enquiry or place an order: Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia (Moscow and Saint Petersburg), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), Sweden, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates.
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.
To return an item, you must first contact us (we can be contacted on +1 212 274 0444 from 9:30am - 6pm EST, Monday - Friday). We will then arrange for UPS to collect the item from you. Returns can be collected from your home, work or an alternative address.
It is recommended that you keep the original packaging in order to make returning items easier. If you no longer have the original packaging we can suggest alternatives or send you new packaging free of charge.
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