Four rugs for July

July 12, 2023

COVER editor Lucy Upward selects four exciting rug designs to mark the month of July

Apart from buying more outdoor rugs, I wonder if our rug purchases change in the hotter seasons? Are you drawn to lighter or brighter colour and more texture in the winter? Now Northern Hemisphere countries are enjoying some sun, we look at a selection of rugs that fit the summer mood. 


GAN x Jorge Garaje

Citrus Lemon GAN x Jorge Garaje

Spanish industrial designer, Jorge Garage has created the Citrus rug design to join GAN’s outdoor collections. Made of 100% recycled and reclaimed PET fibres, the kilim design comes in three variations—Lemon, Line and Orange— and can be used indoors or outdoors as a delicious ode to the juicy citrus fruits. 

Odabashian x Aka Pasqual

Locked Down rug Aka Pasqual x Odabashian

The Locked Down rug is one of two new designs by Brazilian tattoo artist Aka Pasqual for Odabashian.  Hand-knotted in a classic Tibetan knot, the New Zealand wool design has a cotton foundation with viscose details in white. Now based in the UK Pasqual comments, ‘I stick to classic designs in my tattooing, particularly American and English traditional styles rooted in the history of sailors and wars, where tattoos were used to symbolise homesickness or love for a partner.’

Designer Rugs x Gavin Harris

Designer Rugs x Gavin Harris

Product and interior designer Gavin Harris has designed his third collection for Designer Rugs. The four designs of Circadian—including Wavelength pictured here—are hand-tufted in New Zealand wool and beautifully capture the essence of how time influences movement and change. Harris comments ‘I love the design process, I mainly draw in markers, starting with maybe a direction of line, and then developing this over several drawings. That journey can be so interesting and surprise you to see where it ends up.’

Knots Rugs

Fleur Blue Knots Rugs

From Floral collection by London-based brand Knots RugsFleur Blue is a new design for Summer 2023. Hand-knotted in Tibetan wool and Chinese silk, the design comes in six different colour variations and has a great texture thanks the cut and loop technique used by the skilled weavers in Nepal. A great rug for a sunny room. 

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