URBAN FABRIC RUGS
Urban fabric rugs are inspired by cities you love and meticulously handmade from wool and silk. Curator and critic Mark Morris describes them as, “soft city models, as instructive to touch as they are to view. While serious in their accuracy, a certain element of fun prevails in their fuzzy tactility.”
Some of the more renown collectors in possession of urban fabric rugs include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, K-11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Like the cities they represent, no two rugs are made identical. There is always an element of personalization that prevails with each rug individually tailored to their clients. The rugs can be found in museums, art galleries, private collections, as well as commercial settings such as hotels, offices and residences. Urban fabric rugs celebrate handcraft and tradition. Skilled weavers painstaking hand-tuft or hand-knot each rug in a family run mill in northern India, now in its 3rd generation of operation.
Limited edition collections have been realized with Oslo artist Magne Furuholmen and Los Angeles based architect Elena Manferdini. Jiminez Lai of visionary Bureau Spectacular is developing a collection to be launched later in 2018. Ekaterina Elizarova will be the first Russian designer to collaborate with Urban Fabric Rugs. Her collection will launch in 2018.