Designer Rugs has, for the first time, released a collection by one of its own, LØCAL by Christine McDonald.
November 9th, 2015
Available in three designs, LØCAL’s four colours serve as constants; the whites of the broken waves, blues of the sea and sky, the pinks of galahs and parrots, and the greens of the bushland. These colours represent the Australian area they are inspired by.
The aesthetic of the LØCAL collection is enhanced by the use of traditional Nepalese hand knotting techniques – fusing the local and the international, and ultimately being sympathetic to the Australian interior.
“It was a difficult process narrowing the designs to just three, but I felt it important to have a small yet cohesive collection that represents the wonderful memories of my upbringing,” says Christine “I’m very proud to be able to showcase these personal designs and have the opportunity to put my unique stamp on a collection for Designer Rugs”
The Coal Cost range is named after the area that Christine grew up, from Stanwell Park to Port Kembla, south of Sydney and has been inspired by seagull footprints on the sand, with a shibori twist. While the Hargrave collection is named after local aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrace, and is based on triangles forming diamonds strung together.
The Stanwell range is is named after the specific Stanwell Tops area Christine grew up in, and where she spent much of her youth – the beach. The design uses double triangles, and recalls a beach towel for long summer days at the beach.
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