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COVER’s favourite rug designs of 2022

December 21, 2022

The COVER team have selected their favourite rugs from the last four issues 

The COVER team have made up their minds: their favourite rugs from the last four issues of COVER have been selected. As always, the eight designs have been chosen for a variety of reasons. For our head of design Kanittha Mairaing Maarten De Ceulaer’s Feathers Round rug for cc-tapis is simply ‘spectacular’, while for COVER’s assistant editor Rachel Meek, nanimarquina’s Re-rug collection design ‘epitomises the adage the greatest ideas are the simplest’. When explaining his choice of the Wool & Silk Strawberry Moon rug, director of sales David Young said ‘Somehow it is a design that makes me happy.’ Sales executive Raquel Diaz-Downey selected Utopia by Ico Parisi for Amini, commenting, ‘I find the ochre colour very uplifting, and the simple ray design highlights that overall feeling. I think it would be a great rug to pull a room together while remaining understated and elegant.’ Sometimes no reason is needed, it’s just an emotional response to artistic expression and colour. Thank you rug designers for delivering inspiring design for us to enjoy this year.

Lucy Upward, COVER Editor

<em>Strawberry Moon<em> After Hours collection Wool Silk Rugs

Strawberry Moon, After Hours collection, Wool & Silk Rugs, chosen by David Young, Sales & Marketing Director ‘Somehow it is a design that makes me happy. Maybe it reminds me of how positive its designer, Erbil is.’

<em>Fluidity 3<em> Traces Collection Zollanvari

Fluidity 3, Traces Collection, Zollanvari, chosen by Malin Lonnberg, Senior Editor 

<em>Re Rug 3<em> Re Rug collection nanimarquina

Re-Rug 3, Re-Rug collection, nanimarquina, chosen by Rachel Meek, Assistant Editor ‘This design epitomises the adage the greatest ideas are the simplest.’

<em>Jungle Rug<em> Jonas Wood x BravinLee Editions

Jungle Rug, Jonas Wood x BravinLee Editions, chosen by Elena Wyszynski, Digital and Social Media Editor  ‘I love how this lively and exciting design is perfectly counterbalanced with an understated monochromatic colour palette.’

<em>Feathers Round<em> Maarten De Ceulaer x cc tapis

Feathers Round, Maarten De Ceulaer x cc-tapis, chosen by Kanittha Mairaing, Design & Production ‘For me this design is simply spectacular.’

<em>Zagreb Mountain Runner<em> Liz Collins x Emma Gardner Design

Zagreb Mountain Runner, Liz Collins x Emma Gardner Design, chosen by Radostina Dobreva, Design & Production ‘I really like the combination of geometric shapes. It’s refreshing and cheerful.’

Rug from <em>the Brahmaand Collection<em> Ashiesh Shah x Jaipur Rugs

Rug from the Brahmaand Collection, Ashiesh Shah x Jaipur Rugs, chosen by Ben Evans, Executive Editor 

<em>Utopia<em> Ico Parisi x Amini

Utopia, Ico Parisi x Amini, chosen by Raquel DiazDowney, Advertising Sales ‘I find the ochre colour very uplifting, and the simple ray design highlights that overall feeling. I think it would be a great rug to pull a room together while remaining understated and elegant.’

<em>Awaken the Spirits Part 2<em> Stefan Heyer x Knots Rugs

Awaken the Spirits Part 2, Stefan Heyer x Knots Rugs, chosen by David Phillips, International Sales 

<em>P Blue Rugs for Water collection<em> Anabelle von Georg x M2Rugs

P-Blue, Rugs for Water collection, Anabelle von Georg x M2Rugs, chosen by Lucy Upward, Editor ‘I like the spontaneity of the brush stroke in this design. Even though it is made of painstaking knots, it still manages to exude a great sense of enjoyment and artistic freedom. I also love this colour blue. For me it is about a real emotional response to the colour selected. The added bonus is that part of the sales of the Rugs for Water Collection will go to NPO Viva con Agua, who are dedicated to providing clean drinking water for people worldwide.’

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