Berber rugs have long been a favourite of interior designers and rug buyers. Five years back no dwelling could be without a Beni Ouarain design rug. Whether they are vintage, new production or merely Moroccan-inspired designs, the rugs offer easy to use patterns and colourways plus amazing softness in their long pile. Five years later and the Berber rug is here to stay as a contemporary house staple. Here are nine fabulous examples of what is on offer on the market today.
Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz broke through boundaries throughout the entirety of her career. Yet it was her Abakans, now showing in an exhibition at the Tate, that first prompted her critical and international success as a radical artist.