11.17.2010

How The Rug Company Does Art

We all love the Rug Company for, well, rugs!

They consistently stock beautiful product that is ahead of the current trends.

The home of proprietors Christopher and Suzanne Sharp dazzled in vogue last winter..


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So how do two rugophiles combine their love of textiles and art?

Artist created tapestries were the focus of
 the arts commissioning organization the Sharps set up in 2008,

Here artists were asked to explore the art of tapestry creation..

Caroioca, Beatriz Milhazes


Mappa del Mundo, Gavin Turk


Trump, Francesca Lowe

Incredible, non?
Two of these are on display in the first and last pics of the Sharps home..
These were not available to the public.

But now the Rug Company  has begun offering wallhangings, 
part of a brilliant collaboration with some creative geniuses...



Sports Cars by William Yeoward | Wool Wallhanging

William Yeoard

Sports Cars

We Had Everything by Rob Ryan | Wool Wallhanging
Rob Ryan
Adventure by Vivienne Westwood | Wool Wallhanging
Vivienne Westwood

Adventure

Those rock my socks :)

This one is my favourite..

Love Too by Paul Smith | Wool and Silk Wallhanging

Have you ever used a wallhanging?
I've always considered them a traditional element, reminders of a faded glory,
 but these are so fresh and modern..
I think I may be about to :)

til next time..

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

love the new background !!!!!!

Nattie said...

oh wow! it's looks super cool! thanks for sharing! :)

A Delightful Design said...

I'll take the sports car one, please!!

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