New rugs for Summer 2020

July 17, 2020

We select new rugs for Summer 2020 that represent the best in contemporary design

Flourish, designed by Ellinor Eliasson at the Kasthall Design Studio, is made using residual yarn from the production of other hand-tufted rugs. The colour combinations cannot be predetermined, so the rug can be as free and manifold as nature.

In the new rug Skyscrapers, Bazaar Velvet references the iconic skyline of San Francisco. The design is hand-knotted in 80% Himalayan hand-spun wool and 20% Chinese silk and available in four colourways.

Using a vintage Iwan Maktabi carpet as her canvas, Dubai-based artist Janane Shehahdeh has painted Paradise Lost to raise awareness about the strains human activity is putting on our planet.

The work of artist Alexandra Roussopoulos gave Pinton the idea of installing a painting on the ground. The two have collaborated to create two rugs, Plaisio (above) and Kinisi, based on the artist’s Mobile Castles series.

The rugs in French Accents’ Highland collection combine tartan patterns with plaid designs. The Scottish-inspired designs are hand-knotted in wool and available in both standard and custom sizes. MR621F (above) has a mid-century palette.

Leading Danish designer Cecilie Manz has launched four rug designs for heritage brand Fritz Hansen in collaboration with cc-tapis. ‘It was important to me that the rugs could go with Fritz Hansen’s more classic pieces as well as the contemporary collection,’ comments Manz.

Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, the founders of Dinosaur Designs, have collaborated with Australian company Designer Rugs to create a collection of six hand-knotted wool and silk rugs. Olsen got her inspiration from nature while Ormandy channelled the subconscious mind. Illustrated here is Twilight by Ormandy.

Zollanvari Studio has added new designs to the popular Kyoto collection, which looks to Japan, meisen kimonos and the cross-cultural flows of inspiration during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. Above is Art Deco Kyoto Shibori.

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