A carpet doesn’t have to be loud to make a statement. Here are some beautifully understated options.
1 Old meets new
If you want to stick with a neutral colour scheme, but are looking for something a little bit different, check out this grey Persian Cowhide Rug by Young & Battaglia. It’s an unexpected mixture of two very distinct and seemingly incongruous carpet styles – the traditional Persian variety and more modern animal hide rugs. It’s a little surreal, but also hypoallergenic, washable and non-slip.
• Persian Cowhide rug, Dh3,600, www.in-spaces.com
2 Shades of serenity
The Angulo Rectangular Rug by Art Hide is made from cowhide, and features a series of all-natural, tonal hexagons in shades of grey, brown and cream. The piece can be custom-made to any size, and will add an interesting touch of texture to your space.
• Angulo Rectangular Rug, Dh4,140, www.arthide.com.au
3 Masterpiece mat
Tidal is the latest creation by famed architect David Rockwell for The Rug Company. The abstract design takes its inspiration from nature and is hand knotted by artisans in Nepal, using fibres drawn from the bamboo plant. “Tidal is a painterly and rich expression of natural light,” says Rockwell. “Inspired by how sunlight evokes emotions and shapes an environment, Tidal beautifully captures the shimmering reflection across the surface of a bay.”
• Tidal, Dh16,883, The Rug Company, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai
4 Luxe creations
The incredible creations of Jan Katha are now stocked by the Iwan Maktabi store in The Dubai Mall. The brand is a pioneer of high-end, contemporary carpet design, presenting new and intriguing variations on classic iterations, while offering the very highest levels of quality. From the colourful Spacecrafted collection, which recreates stunningly complex scenes from space, to Erased Heritage, where old and new are artfully blended, there’s something here for everyone.
• Tabriz Canal Aerial, price on request, Iwan Maktabi, The Dubai Mall
5 Prized rugs
We’re excited to report that pieces by the acclaimed carpet brand Hossein Rezvani are also now available at Iwan Maktabi. The company’s intelligent melding of age-old Persian carpet-making techniques with contemporary designs has garnered it plenty of recognition. Most recently, the Electric Taupe design, pictured here, was granted the Best Modern Design Deluxe accolade at the Carpet Design Awards in January.
• Electric Taupe, price on request, Iwan Maktabi
Source: art & life