‘Reconnect, Converse, Create’ is the title of the 2021 edition of London Design Week (LDW). The title describes how visitors will be able to pivot between IRL visits to 120 showrooms and curated ‘house guest’ stands plus digital events that can be watched from the comfort of home. Visitors to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour will once again enjoy the irreplaceable experience of seeing and touching design with the added bonus of impromptu chats and reconnecting with friends and colleagues.
Visitors can also be assured of a front-row seat at LDW’s virtual and internationally-available programme of masterclasses and events which includes two stars of the British design world: internationally acclaimed Kit Kemp MBE, and rising star Beata Heuman, winner of House & Garden’s 2018 Designer of the Year award.
Luxury rug companies participating in LDW include:
New additions by multi-award nominee for the prestigious Carpet Design Awards including the ‘Innovation’ category, Thibault Van Renne presents the Yogama collection of silk rugs with unique weaves that combine semi-knotted with flatweave to create a uniquely tactile structure. His Pattern collection features flowing lines in symmetrical patterns highlighted by fine hand carving.
Still celebrating the success of the company’s Scallop rugs, Jennifer Manners Design accelerates their commitment to sustainability with new designs for the /re/Purpose collection of rugs woven from yarns created from recycled plastic bottles. Despite the prosaic nature of the yarns, these hand-knotted or flatweave rugs exude a sense of luxury while being hard wearing and stain resistant.
Handwoven on wooden floor looms, Jacaranda celebrates colour with their Almora and Arani rugs woven as two-tone understated yet vibrant rug.
Exclusive to the trade, Stark Carpets features more than 500 rug designs for residential and commercial projects. The Allegro Wilton collection of bold geometric carpets and area rugs in silk, wool, or nylon and available in 100 curated colours is available in their quick ship programme.
A leading handmade rug company founded in 1998, TOPFLOOR by Esti creates rugs as functional art using the highest quality materials and techniques. The company’s award-winning founder and creative director Esti Barnes introduces her latest collection Matrix in collaboration with San Francisco-based artist Gianluca Franzese.
Unsurpassed quality of design, materials, and techniques are the hallmark of Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. The Tessellate collection combines the modernity of pointillism with classic weaving techniques which together create visual and physical tactility and warmth. The company is also introducing its new production technique: high-low hand loomed patterns in neutral palettes and transitional designs. Solid fields of colour woven in bamboo silk are also new for 2021.