The champion of eclectic British fashion Paul Smith describes his unique and much-coveted style as 'classic with a twist'.
He has the unique ability to anticipate, and even spark off trends not only in fashion but in the wider context of popular culture. His creations are infused with a genuine sense of humour and mischief which is beautifully married with his love of tradition and the classics; his unmistakable Englishness is augmented by the unexpected and the eccentric.
Paul Smith was invited by Christopher and Suzanne Sharp to bring his inspirational and powerful designs to The Rug Company as one of the first fashion designers to join the Designer Collection. Paul Smith’s confident, bright rug designs can transform a room. They are an extension of his clothes designs, and many have enjoyed such perennial success that they have become undoubted icons of design. Paul Smith extended his collection for The Rug Company with sophisticated yet playful hand-woven wallhangings and cushions. Each creation encapsulates his classically English inspiration imbued with a unique Paul Smith aesthetic, as he puts it, ‘classic with a twist’.
“I met the owners of The Rug Company at Westbourne House, my Notting Hill shop. We started to talk and they asked if I would be interested in designing a collection of rugs. I very much enjoyed talking to them and having had the opportunity to visit them in their shop, I knew immediately that we could work together. My designs have been a progression of my clothes, shirts and knitwear. My rugs are strong in pattern and form. They fit into today’s interiors adding fun and colour.” Sir Paul Smith
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 are not entirely delighted with the products that you have chosen you may return them to us within 14 days of receipt. We will be happy to offer you a full refund or exchange provided that the products are returned complete, in perfect condition with the original packaging. Items can be returned outside this 14 day period if they are found to be faulty but please take extra care to read our care and cleaning page or any specific care instructions provided with your purchase. We cannot accept an item returned as faulty if the appropriate product care instructions have not been followed and the damage caused to the product is clearly due to wear and tear or misuse. We may require evidence - e.g. photographs of the rug to validate that a product is faulty.
If you wish to return an item for any reason, you must contact us first on +1 212 274 0444 to obtain a returns authorisation. Once authorised, we will then arrange for a carrier to collect the item(s) from you. If your return is not covered by the terms above, then we may require payment to cover the cost of shipping.
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