Tuesday, 25 January 2011

carpet diem

“Overleaf yellow”, Nepalese rug by Marni
I must admit I'm not a big fan of carpets and rugs (even 
if I've spent several years in the Arab countries where a 
rug is an eternal must) anyhow I fully agree hand knotting 
is a true art and that a beautifully crafted and originally 
designed rug will surely become a precious 
heirloom to pass on for generations.

“VW flag”, Aubusson wool rug by Vivienne Westwood
When the accurate craftsmanship of entirely handmade rugs 
meets the signature touch of some of the world's prominent 
fashion designers something special happens like in the 
'Designers Collections' woven by The Rug Company.
Founded in London in 1997 by Christopher and Suzanne Sharp, 
the firm creates contemporary high-end rugs by combining 
modern designs with traditional weaving techniques skillfully 
reinvigorating these old-time crafts.

“Rubbish”, Aubusson wool rug by Vivienne Westwood
“We make rugs in exactly the same way as they were made 
400 years ago” Mr. Sharp says “... we're passionate about quality,
design, craftsmanship and service...” and the extra value 
of big name designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Marni,
Diane Von Furstenberg, Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen
really makes the difference.

“Military brocade” wool & silk rug by Alexander McQueen
“Hummingbird”, Aubusson wool, pashmina and silk rug by Alexander McQueen
The Rug Company partnered with fashion designers mainly 
to expand their handmade Aubusson tapestry rugs using 
techniques originated in the French namesake town 
centuries ago but even several Tibetan wool made 
Nepalese rugs bear the stylists' distinctive mark. 
“Elementi”, Nepalese rug by Marni
“Climbing leopard”, Nepalese rug by Diane Von Furstenberg
Tragically, McQueen signed off his latest creations a few 
days before he passed away so his rug collection became 
a posthumous one and in all likelihood it would 
increase its value at a brisk pace.
Yet all of these woven masterpieces will certainly
acquire a well-earned long-lasting value.

“Carnival”, Nepalese rug by Paul Smith
>all images by The Rug Company ltd.<


  1. it's pretty and different...
    lovely post =)

  2. i cant imagine a house without a rug, i guess it is an influence of culture that i grow up in where rug is an important part of the home and in most cases passed from generation to generation...

  3. I must admit I'm not particularly a rug person but these are like artwork! What a great collaboration.

  4. Rugs have their disadvantages. But as supplement - accent of interior can work miracles. Especially if the interior is simple and in one color tone. I really like these fashionable pieces. i am fan of green leopard :)

  5. Carpets from Dubai are world-famous for their design & patterns. Special association of cottage industry mirrors its significance in Dubai carpet industry. Finest masterpieces & all types of designer carpets have global buyers. Fine carpet in UAE has some of best showcases in Dubai. The high quality of these high-end carpets has global fan base.