Studio Seven: Rugs

By Matt Balmer
February 20, 2019

From hand knotted, woven and felted, we’ve picked seven unique rugs from the latest collections

Roger Oates Design

Fitzroy, one of the most popular designs in the Roger Oates Design portfolio, has a new colourway. Midnight combines indigo with neutral grey for a bold but liveable stripe. The border stripe has been designed to create a single broadband when the runner lengths are joined to create distinctive rugs which can be made to any size with the stripes running horizontally or vertically.

Christopher Farr

Collett-Zarzycki introduces a custom-made rug design in collaboration with Christopher Farr. The pattern has been developed from a series of works on paper created by Georgia Collett, Senior Designer and graduate of both Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art. The broad sweeping brush strokes, are translated into fine, hand knotted wool and measures 3 x 4m.

Riviere rugs

Riviere rugs presents the Rothko Jade rug – featuring their signature Rothko Border design with Jade silk details. Inspired by the outer edge of a Rothko painting, the design is created with subtle layering of shades to create the border with a striking jewel palette featuring jade and amber hues. Hand knotted in 100-110 knots per sq/inch in their workshop in Nepal it’s made using the finest high grade Tibetan wool and Botanic silk.


During the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Kasthall launched the first rug from their 2019 collection. Designed by Ellinor Eliasson, the rug is inspired by the changing landscapes and colours of nature. Produced using natural materials from Kasthall’s factory in Kinna, Sweden, Eliasson has created this hand-tufted rug in wool and linen bouclé with two different pile heights. It’s available in four colour scales, inspired by four birds, the peacock, flamingo, rhea and the heron.

Penny Morrison

Renowned interior designer, Penny Morrison has released a new collection of limited edition vintage woven rugs, inspired by her travels in India, Eastern Europe and Asia. The rugs are made from 100% wool and measure approximately 10’ x 6’. Morrison’s textiles are available from her London Chelsea showroom and distributed worldwide.

Knots Rugs

Knots Rugs presents two new carpets in collaboration with Blackpop. Using a multitude of colours, the hand knotted rugs, Fresco and Capriccio are produced in Nepal and are made from a mixture of Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. The rugs are licensed with the Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

Claire Gaudion

The new Reef and Islands Rhythms collection are designed by Claire Gaudion in collaboration with Momo Rugs. The rugs feature innovative juxtapositions of colour, pattern and texture and are hand woven in Portugal using traditional shuttle looms. Wool and viscose linen yarns are interlaced across length and width of the rug to create a decorative pattern.