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Editor’s Picks: May 2022

May 11, 2022

This month’s newly released rug highlights chosen by COVER Editor Lucy Upward

Here COVER presents five favourites from the recent rug releases of international brands.

Set to launch by Jaipur at Milan Design Week in June, the Brahmaand Collection (meaning universe or cosmos in Hindi) is designed by the architect and designer Ashiesh Shah, an eclectic collector and craft revivalist whose practice is rooted in the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. See COVER 67 for more about the collection.

Trails is Sebastian Herkner’s collaborative collection with new Hamburg-based brand M2Rugs. Hand-knotted in Tibetan wool, nettle and silk, the focus is on craftsmanship and materials, as well as beautiful and usable designs. The designs are about walking on different paths through natural expressed in a sensorial way through colour and materiality. Read about M2Rugs in COVER 67, which is out at the end of May.

One particular rug highlight for the visitors to Tamarian’s new showroom space in High Point was the beautiful Bauhaus-inspired Haus design in the Vibrant colourway—a pleasing balance of colour and texture.

Available in an edition of thirty, the Jungle Rug (detail shown above) is the latest addition to BravinLee’s Artist Rug Program and artist Jonas Wood’s third rug for BravinLee editions. The pattern, which has appeared in a large-scale painting, drawing and etching by Jonas, is based on a shower curtain that the artist grew up with. Here the mark making used in the etching process is translated into hemp for the background and black wool and silk for the pattern. With sustainability in mind, BravinLee carpets are made with environmentally friendly dyes and washed with soap and water.

Spotted at High Point Market in April, this new rug from the Highland Plaid Collection by French Accents was a real highlight of the show. Made in 100% wool and available in standard and custom sizes, the clever design is detailed yet subtle and the pared back colour scheme hits the spot.

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