THE MODERN CANVAS
Artistic expression and comfort combine in the latest designs
Many brands are translating classic and contemporary drawings and paintings into rugs. With ethical rug designer Deirdre Dyson’s training in fine art and painting, her nature-inspired designs have a beautiful painterly quality. As does the new ‘Untitled’ collection by James Tufenkian, which also takes its cue from nature, reimagining materials with loose, abstract brushstrokes. Rug designer Christopher Farr has long embraced the concept of rugs as art, creating pieces designed by renowned artists. We particularly love the Bauhaus-style designs of Josef and Anni Albers.
11 ‘Homage to the Square: New Gate’ by Josef Albers (edition of ten), £6,000, Christopher Farr (christopherfarr.com) 2 ‘Caverns Blue Steel’, £600, Tufenkian (tufenkiancarpets.com) 3 ‘Tree Bark’, £3,715, Deirdre Dyson (deirdredyson.com) 4 ‘Lily Pond’, from £1,020 per square metre, Deirdre Dyson (deirdredyson.com) 5 ‘Red Meander’ by Anni Albers, £9,000, Christopher Farr (christopherfarr.com)