Ilse Crawford’s Nature-Inspired Grönska Collection for Kasthall

The English designer's first collaboration with the Swedish carpet producer

Ilse Crawford‘s work is known all over the world for its assemblage of style and comfort. In her design projects for clubs, shops, interiors and objects, the English designer continuously merges an intimate dimension with an international and recognizable touch. In the spaces (both public and private) that are drawn from her vision, it always feels like home. This is what we found at the …

Marc Janssen and ICE International

From the Baccarat Hotel to generational family partnerships, how one Dutch company is redefining floor coverings, one carpet at a time

Oftentimes called “the fifth wall,” carpets play a hugely important role in interior decorating. Marc Janssen, one of the world’s foremost rug-makers, puts it simply when he says he loves “reading a newspaper and just sitting on it.” But, as an object that straddles the intimacy of furniture, the beauty of artwork and the defining role of walls, floor coverings also must withstand heaps of …

Sunclipse by ABC Carpet & Home

The new winter 2015 collection of silk rugs woven in India focuses on a subdued chaos of colors

To fully exhibit the multidimensional beauty of their new Sunclipse silk rugs—a collection inspired by the “convergence of the sun and the horizon”—ABC Carpet & Home placed the rugs and runners in the historic Fort Totten for an advertising campaign. The former Civil War-era fort in Queens, NY provided an atypical backdrop for the shimmering rugs that seem as if they are interacting with natural …

“Colouring Book” by Deirdre Dyson

The London-based carpet designer embarks on a playful marketing approach

This finely crafted coloring book is the work of carpet designer Deirdre Dyson and we’re big fans of her playful, but sophisticated, approach to marketing. Because sketching and coloring carpet and textile design is intrinsic to the preliminary product development, Dyson has extended the fruits of the process into a byproduct for a younger audience. Though the coloring book doesn’t capture her knack for fusions …

PHUNK + 1956 by Tai Ping Carpets

Singapore-based art and design collective launches a series of carpets inspired by "rule breakers and nonconformists"

Founded in 1956 to preserve the historical craft of handmade carpets, Hong Kong’s Tai Ping has grown into a global leader in quality carpeting. In recent years the renowned maker of woven Axminster, hand-tufted, machine-tufted, printed carpet and Axminster carpet tile designs introduced 1956 by Tai Ping—a branch to address their newfound presence in commercial and hospitality markets. And now, to keep the company culturally …