Our homes tell a story of who we are, but the objects we
fill them with have tales of their own – of materials, of craftsmen, of
designers and of history.
Designer Rugs gives Australian designers and artists the opportunity to impart their own narrative, weaving stories into unique rug creations. With designers such as Catherine Martin, Akira Isogawa and Dinosaur Designs putting their hand to signature collections, the creativity is boundless.
The company has now launched their latest collaboration with world-renowned fashion designer Alex Perry. His designs, inspired by Grecian imagery, aim to take us on a journey through Athens, from the city’s luscious gardens to the deep blue of Aegean Sea.
Perry, whose parents immigrated to Australia from Greece, explains his inspiration: “I wanted to pay homage to my Greek heritage, striving to create something timeless and striking. Each Design tells a different story, revealing a distinct aspect of Greece and myself.”
This vision is clear in designs like ‘Palati’, inspired by intricate gate-work at the National Gardens in Athens, and ‘Psaraki’, which explores the underwater world. Employing weaving and carving techniques, the pieces offer unique accents and definition, with selected designs such as 'Anthi' and ‘Bibelo’ featuring pure silk and viscose.
Hand-made from 100% New Zealand wool and available in the standard size of 200 x 300 cm, the collection can be custom-coloured and sized to suit.
“Alex has a certain Jois de vivre and approach to life that is incredibly positive and this reflects in his design ethos,” says Yosi Tal, Managing Director of Designer Rugs. “We are very excited to collaborate with another of Australia’s leading designers.”
Visit the Designer Rugs website today to view the collection, their other collaborations and in-house designs.