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Rugs get graffiti treatment

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Graffiti-inspired design has hit the carpets at The Rug Company with New York-based interior designer Nicole Fuller’s latest collaboration. Taking reference from visionary fashion designer Stephen Sprouse, who found his muse in the graffiti that once covered the New York subway, Fuller has created sinuous lines in silk that meander across a wool background, but where Sprouse used neon, Fuller has toned down the colour for a serene feel.

sprouse1 This dress-coat combination is an example of the work Stephen Sprouse did in collaboration with Keith Haring. Image credit: 1stdibs.com

'The lines move in an organic way and the bold scale is juxtaposed with the simplicity of a pared down colour palette,' notes Fuller of the collection which she has dubbed "Farrah". Her designs are available in two colourways, grey and ruby, both muted tones. If you are after a bolder look, the design is available to be customised be it in size, shape or colour. farrahgreyinsitu As with all of The Rug Company's products, these are handwoven by Nepalese weavers using wool and silk from Tibet. You can expect to pay R140 774 for the 2.74m x 1.83m Farrah, or R28 073 per square metre. For more information, visit therugcompany.com