“Cutting edge contemporary art interwoven with ancient Egyptian craft in a collection of rugs by a hand-picked yet eclectic mix of artists and designers” announces the press material, and since we couldn’t have said it better ourselves without considerable effort, we won’t. Congratulations, faceless PR person, consider yourself a professional success, you have been quoted by We Heart.
Those artists and designers having their work transformed into floor coverings are some of the top names in the business, by the way – Anthony Burrill, Pete Fowler, Si Scott… take a look below the photos for a roll-call of artistic luminaries that make up the rest of Foundations‘ hand-picked artists. Mark Hanlon and Nick Hartwright are behind Foundations and the Rug Addicts collection, whisking the guest artist’s designs off to a 19th Century Cairo palace-cum-mill, where a family generations-deep in the weaving business have made them reality on ethically-operated looms.
Artwork, conversation piece, functional floor covering – what more could you want? The limited edition rugs will be on display at the Dray Walk gallery, Brick Lane, London, from today ’til 6th November, or you can buy one of your own for permanent display in your living room.