striking rug collabs
Swirl rug by Paul Smith
Fashion comes into the home in many different ways, whether it's in the form of a new tassled throw or an Aztec-style cushion, but there's no place where fashion can play quite as effectively as on the floor.
Creating a design for a rug means the creator can play freely with colour, pattern and texture to craft a statement piece that any home would be proud to wear.
Here are three fashion-floor collaborations we love.
Akira Isogawa x Designer Rugs
One of Australia's most lauded designers, Akira Isogawa is originally from Kyoto. His designs use traditional Japanese motifs and patterns and he uses raw and natural textiles to achieve his aesthetic.
Akira's collaboration with Designer Rugs started in 2005, and since he's created over 20 designs for the company. We love the Bansyu design from the Kisetsu collection.
Paul Smith x The Rug Company
This British fashion designer has been lending his signature stripe to The Rug Company for over 15 years. While his stripe and swirl designs are possibly the most coveted of the range, his softer designs, such as Cube, offer subtle elegance underfoot. See other results of the Paul Smith x The Rug Company collaboration.
House of Holland x Habitat
This year Henry Holland announced a fashion and homeware collaboration with British design house Habitat. The prints from his SS16 collection have been turned into a range of furniture and decor, including rugs. The Paradise Leaf rug is hand tufted in luxurious 100% wool yarn.
See the remarkable results of the rug collaboration between local fashion brand KLuK CGDT and Mae Artisan Rugs in our July 2016 issue.