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Issue 41



With so much openplan living, rugs have become an integral part of defining zones for each function, such as dining, entertaining and relaxing. This is further defined by the texture and pattern of the rugs for the spaces specified Dr Vanessa Brady OBE President of the Society of British & International Design

66  Home of Vlisco: A stunning selection of Vlisco patterned fabrics in an impressive display at Museum Helmond in The Netherlands

68  Fantasy worlds: The ’Woven Worlds’ exhibition of art carpets set up by Italian carpet firm Amini and New York-based R & Company showing in Venice

72  Anatolian purity: An exhibition of vintage Anatolian plant-fibre flatweaves at the Altai Gallery in Milan was a revelation

74  Rugs from above: A new carpet collection from Thibault Van Renne and interior design firm Brown Davis Interiors

76  Coveted design: Kuala Lumpurbased designer Omar Khan’s carpet collection for Lane Crawford

78  Can you imagine?: Eyeopening insight into the Italian fabric brand Alcantara

80  Elemental origins:A round-up of the best Latin American rug and textile design on the market

84  Future visualised: Simone Post from Dutch design collective Envisions discusses the group’s focus on process and materials

86  Putting on a show: Italian rug brand Karpeta took this year’s Milan Design Week by storm

88  Tarsila by Kamy: By Kamy’s tapestries based on paintings by Tarsila do Amaral

90  Carpet Kartell: Collaborative rug show by Equator Production and Henzel Studio

Neptune, Piscine Collection, Malak Mebkhout


09  Contextualising carpets


NEWS, EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS 25  New rugs, filmmakers focus on wool, weaving holidays and more

34  Trends: Metallic rugs and textiles; as seen at High Point

38  The COVER Hotlist

40  The all-new COVER Calendar

49  Design notes: Angie Parker, Studio Plott, Lucy Tupu, Kinder Modern, Formabesta, Ruohong Wu, Robin Pleun Maas, Kufri


MARKET REPORT 94  Spaces: London’s Devonshire Club, cc-tapis’ stunning new Milan showroom and from New York India Mahdavi at Ralph Pucci, The Kips Bay Decorator Show House and Firmdale’s new Whitby Hotel

100  President of the Society of British & International Design Dr Vanessa Brady OBE talks interiors

104  A guide to the best rooms with rugs in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase

108  New York rug brand French Accents guides us through a recent interior project

EVENTS 110  Reviews: Milan Design Week, NYCxDesign, Domotex asia/CHINAFLOOR and Luxury Brands, High Point and The Rug Show Los Angeles

120  ‘Fringes of Beauty’ at TextielMuseum Tilburg

121  ‘Eduardo Paolozzi’ at London’s Whitechapel Gallery

123  Rug Star in Italy; Craft at the Aram Gallery in London; the carpet art of Noémi Kiss

LAST PAGE 128  Taught tight tender sway by Jesse Harrod at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, NY

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