These new collections from some of the world’s most coveted fine rugs and carpet makers will lend beauty and character to any space.
From opulent designs and vibrant colours to exploring traditional crafts and innovative materials, Downtown Design’s selection of carpet brands spotlights both creative and technical collaborations between leading contemporary designers and weaving communities around the world.
Milanese brand, Illulian is internationally renowned name in the arena of fine, custom handmade rugs, creating artistic tapestries with a distinct heirloom quality. Their rugs are festooned with vibrant colours, handcrafted using the finest materials and techniques affirming the brands commitment to craftsmanship.
The brand continues to evolve through collaboration with renowned names in the world of architecture, design, and fashion. Their latest, limited-edition collection designed by architect Marco Piva is a hypnotic arrangement of interweaving geometric lines, entwined with an interplay of dark and light hues that generate a boundless imaginary form.
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Creating artistic pieces that reflect their core values of quality and craftsmanship, Hands’ latest collection, One Love is a creative response to the impact of the global pandemic.
This unique 10-piece collection brings together 9 designers from 9 countries in 5 continents, with their distinct local cultures and artistic influences that will be captured in the carpets. The tenth carpet is a juxtaposition of the projections of the designers’ hands as they come together to connect and empower the entire world during these trying times. A portion of the proceeds of the sale will go to Project Mala, a special Program dedicated education of children.
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French-Italian brand, CC-Tapis produces rugs that are anything but rigid or typical. Including designs by Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Malouin studio , Sabine Marcelis, Studio Mae Engelgeer, and Yuri Himuro, their 2020 collection explores the power of spontaneous gesture. The first to be previewed is ‘Lines’ by Philippe Malouin. Through irregular lines, the designer brings out soft and uneven tones to depict colouring with crayons.
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Creating meticulously-crafted products that are admired and celebrated around the world, Tai Ping’s latest edition, Taxonomy, is inspired by the underlying structures and elements of the natural world. Designed by Bec Brittain in collaboration with Tai Ping’s sister-brand, Edward Fields, the new collection overflows with lush textures and layered materials.
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