Our favourite small rug producers from ICFF 2010 are featured in our fair review in the latest issue of COVER magazine but here is a brief reminder of who they are:
Inigo Elizalde set up his New York company two years ago and was already showing a professional portfolio and handling of materials.
It was also the ﬁrst year for Tania Johnson and Malene B, whose ﬁrst collections were really impressive.
The small stand of Rug Fanatic did not do justice to the company’s colourful designs.
Amy Helfand’s rugs are always great artistic endeavours and this year she worked with furniture designer Palo Samko to make an installation including her wonderful Garland rugs.
Hot property was Dana Barnes, whose compelling felt work had just won her a three page article in the New York Times. Flying high, she also won the ICFF textile award.
New York’s Emma Gardner launched her funky ‘Emma at Home’ range, tufted rugs done with Chandra Rugs and household textiles by EGD.