PHOENIX

Original inspiration: wallpaper, China, 1860s © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

Inspired by a fragile, yet beautiful piece of Chinese wallpaper from the 1860s, this rug features a majestic phoenix surrounded by blooming peonies. Specific animals suggest hidden meanings in Chinese decorative art, and the mythical bird depicted in this rug is an emblem of prosperity.

Made in India by skilled craftsmen, this beautiful rug is hand-tufted in pure viscose which brings exceptional softness and lustre to its elegant design. Looped yarns are then hand “sheared” to produce areas of light and shade to further enhance the finish.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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MODERNE

Original inspiration: hand-knotted carpet, England, 1930s © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

Drawing inspiration from a 1930s textile, this rug demonstrates the popularity of bold geometric forms that characterised the exhilarating years of the Art Deco Movement. The pivotal style of the early 20th century, Art Deco evolved from industrial design and influenced jewellery, fashion, furniture, posters and architecture.

The style remains a timeless favourite in modern homes and this rug captures the movement’s spirit in hand-tufted wool, blended with viscose for a luxurious depth of colour, sheen and softness. Dark chocolate and rich ochre accents complement the bold lines and masculine style perfectly.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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ROSA

Original inspiration: bookplate from Variations, Edouard Benedictus, France, 1924 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

French artist Edouard Benedictus (1879–1930) created beautiful albums of textile and wallpaper designs in the Art Deco style, using a simple and vibrant colour replication process called Pochoir. This rug is inspired by a detail of a plate from his 1924 portfolio, Variations, housed in the V&A’s National Art Library.

Benedictus’ original illustration has been captured in a vivid palette of bold colours, and its magnified scale gives the classic floral theme a very modern twist. Rosa has been crafted and carved by hand in India, and its rich pure wool cut pile will bring colour and impact to every room.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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RHYTHM

Original inspiration: furnishing fabric by Allan Walton Textiles, England, 1932 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

The bold ellipses and waves of Rhythm have a pleasingly Art Deco feel. This rug draws inspiration from a furnishing fabric by Allan Walton Textiles, a company that commissioned some of the most enterprising artist-designed fabrics of the 1930s. Featuring gold and slate hues, this rug echoes the excitement and optimism of the 20th century, a time of innovation in industry and manufacture.

Hand-woven by Indian craftsmen in pure wool, skilful cut-and-loop techniques cleverly accentuate this stunning design.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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OMEGA

Original inspiration: Amenophis furnishing fabric, Roger Fry (1866–1934), Omega Workshops, England, made in aromme, France, 1913 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This Omega rug reproduces a striking design by the iconic Bloomsbury-based graphic workshop of the early 1900s, digitally printed on to a new craft of woven PET yarn made from recycled plastic bottles.

The Omega Workshops was a group of artists, including Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who were ahead of their time and set a fashion for abstract and geometric patterns. The original design, Amenophis, has been linked to the workshop’s founder, the British designer and painter Roger Fry.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230cm

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SALON

Original inspiration: Book plate from Inspirations: 80 Motifs en Couleur, Adrien Jacques Garcelon, France, 1928 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Salon’s striking geometric design is taken from a detail in a beautiful album of designs by French artist, Adrien Jacques Garcelon. French pattern books of this period featured floral and geometric forms created using a stencil-based technique called pochoir and theirpurpose was to inspire textile and wallpaper designers.

Salon takes Garcelon’s chevron pattern and updates it in a lustrous palette of pewter and rose. Handcrafted in pure wool, its cut and loop panels and high/low effect pile accentuate the bold Art Deco pattern which looks as fresh and modern as ever.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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HERON

Original inspiration: The Heron textile design, C.F.A. Voysey (1857–1941), England, 1919 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Based on an original textile designed by C.F.A. Voysey in 1918, Heron captures the Arts and Crafts principles of combining thoughtful design with high quality craftsmanship.

These elements have been translated into this beautiful rug, skilfully hand-tufted in India in incredibly soft viscose, blended with a touch of wool. Remaining faithful to his original design, the asymmetric composition illustrates Voysey’s distinctive personal ;style of simple elegance and natural motifs.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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JAZZ

Original inspiration: Textile design, F. Gregory Brown, England, 1922 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The term Art Deco takes its name from the Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, and conjures up ocean liners, cocktail bars and skyscrapers. Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s world-renowned textile collection, Jazz is based on F. Gregory Brown’s furnishing fabric for William Foxton, which won a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition.

Made in India by artisan craftsmen, this rich wool and silky viscose rug is skilfully hand-tufted and finished by hand. The mixed-height pile and silvery sheen of the yarn cleverly accentuate the striking design.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, new 200 x 290cm

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HONEYSUCKLE

Original inspiration: Honeysuckle furnishing fabric, William Morris, 1876 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Morris (1834–96), designer, artist and writer, was one of the 19th century’s most famous names and the central figure in the British Arts and Crafts Movement.Morris drew on nature for inspiration, incorporating natural forms into furnishings and decorations. This beautiful rug features a detail from Honeysuckle, one of Morris’s furnishing fabric designs from the 1870s. The original design is a rambling arrangement of poppies, tulips and honeysuckle.

Made in India by artisan craftsmen, this rich wool and silky viscose rug is skilfully hand-tufted and finished by hand. The dense 8mm pile brings warmth to the touch and the beauty of nature into the home.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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FANFARE

Original inspiration: textile design, England, 1930s © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The 1920s and 30s were an extraordinary blend of tradition and progress. Bold, geometric forms encapsulated the complex, modern sensibilities of the early 20th century, reflected in architecture, fashion, film and cocktail bars. The Fanfare rug draws inspiration from a 1930s fabric and its vibrant, angular pattern evokes the mood of Art Deco interiors with their statement design.

Jacquard loomed in Turkey, this soft touch acrylic chenille rug showcases the rich colour and design. It comes with the latest stain resistant technology which is OEKO-TEX certified and environmentally friendly.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230, 200 x 290cm

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RHAPSODY

Original inspiration: The Grammar of Ornament, Owen ones, England, 19th century © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Rhapsody’s striking Deco design is based on a palmetteshaped motif, or Greek anthemion, drawn by the author of The Grammar of Ornament, Owen Jones (1809–74) in the 1850s. Jones trained as an architect and was one of the most influential design theorists of the 19th century. Through his work at the 1851 Great Exhibition, he was also a key figure in the foundation of the V&A.

Jacquard-loomed in Turkey, this soft-touch flatweave ;acrylic chenille rug showcases the rich colour and design. It comes with the latest stain resistant technology which is OEKO-TEX certified and environmentally friendly.

Sizes: 120 x 170, 160 x 230cm, 200 x 290cm

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