Art Deco Resurrection by Catherine Martin
With less than a month to go before the release of Baz Luhrmann's film adaption of The Great Gatsby, the Deco collection from Designer Rugs strikes a chord of glamorous nostalgia.
The ‘Catherine Martin Deco Collection’ is the second range created in collaboration with this Academy Award winning designer and multi-skilled visionary who, on this occasion, has crafted a superb series of five designs, each of which pays homage to the romance of the unique period that is ‘Art Deco’, while remaining imbued with a fantastical quality of their own that is undeniably the signature of Catherine Martin herself.
“This collection is the confluence of the playfulness and romance of the French Art Deco styles that permeated my childhood and the forwardlooking energy of American Art Deco that surrounds me in my second home of New York.” said Martin.
She adds, “I have been tremendously inspired by living in the Deco metropolis that is New York – a city that surrounds me with monuments that encapsulate the miracle of the modern age. I find it absolutely overwhelming and thrilling to see how 20th Century architects have looked to the future while still referencing the past with intense decoration, creating dynamic, sky-scraping forms. It is this characteristic exuberance that I have fallen in love with and looked to in designing these rugs.”
Hand knotted from Tibetan wool and pure silk, the colour palette – which includes exquisite combinations such as steel blue, amethyst and champagne, alongside dark chocolate, topaz and tobacco – are as subtle as they are sumptuous, evoking both magical nostalgia and sophisticated modernism in equal measure.
Catherine Martin’s Deco Collection is available exclusively from Designer Rugs. International delivery is available. All rugs can be custom coloured and sized to suit any interior.
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