Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company
The Rug Company is internationally acclaimed for the high quality of its handmade rugs, wallhangings and cushions, and its unique collaborations with international design luminaries. The strongest names in fashion, art and design contribute to The Rug Company’s Designer Collection, including Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Marni, Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Dixon, BarberOsgerby, Eva Zeisel and Neisha Crosland. Their latest addition is the collection by Alexander McQueen finalized shortly before he passed away. After three years of design and production, McQueen’s hand-knotted series—four large rugs and two coordinating throw pillows—is considered the Rug Company’s most ambitious project to date reports W Magazine. For one rug, in a military brocade design, McQueen was inspired by a gold bullion–embroidered coat from his fall 2001 runway show; for another, he mined his iconic skull pattern in striking white and silver. The rug above is priced at $18,900.
Tom Dixon remarks, ‘Working as we often do on the computer screen, it’s impossible to predict the effect of light and shade on the pile. The fact that wool is a natural material and ‘softens’ the design is likewise very difficult to anticipate – the great thing about it is the joy and surprise of unrolling the samples for the first time and seeing your idea, which you have previously seen in a 15 inch pixellated screen format transformed into a massive, luminous, soft plane of color.’
The Rug company recently added Dubai to its worldwide boutiques.
“Dubai is an increasingly important market with an exciting retail environment and design savvy customers, who now expect to find the best international brands and products in Dubai,” says The Rug Company’s co-founder Christopher Sharp.
The Rug Company is supposed to open this month in Beirut, Lebanon.
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