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Akira by Designer Rugs – Collection 2008

Following the huge success of the inaugural Akira Isogawa rug collection presented by Designer Rugs in 2005 , the two will once again collaborate on a brand new collection. “Our collaboration with Akira marked our first true foray into the realm of seeking to create true art pieces, and their limited edition quantity – which […]



BY jesse

November 21st, 2008


Following the huge success of the inaugural Akira Isogawa rug collection presented by Designer Rugs in 2005 , the two will once again collaborate on a brand new collection.

“Our collaboration with Akira marked our first true foray into the realm of seeking to create true art pieces, and their limited edition quantity – which saw only 30 of each design – enhanced this positioning in the market place to the point where some designs sold out within the space of a year”, said Yosi Tal, managing director of Designer Rugs.

The Akira collection went on to become the catalyst to further designer collaborations, most notably Dinosaur Designs in 2006, and Cloth by Julie Patterson in 2007. Both the Dinosaur Designs and Cloth rug collections embraced bold patterns and combinations of bright and muted colours that delivered plenty of ‘pop’. The inaugural Akira collection, however, represented a more poetic interpretation where subtle references to Japanese motifs were whimsically applied, and the colour palette embraced a more muted or subtle direction.

Developing along this same path, the Akira rug collection for 2008 likewise reflects Akira’s delicate signature, epitomised by contemporary plays on traditional Japanese icons, patterns and colour ways.

Six new designs make up the Akira 2008 rug collection for Designer Rugs. Each design features 100% New Zealand Wool, some in combination with viscose or pure silk which add a subtle textural highlight. Colour combinations such as cherry and stone, turquoise and charcoal, and chartreuse and eggshell typify the collection.

Dimensions: Standard size 200cm x 300cm

Delivery time: 8 weeks

Variations: All designs can be custom coloured and / or sized

Finish: All rugs are 100% New Zealand wool, with a selection including Pure silk or Viscose

 


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