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Rugs of Transient Beauty

From Designer Rugs creative designers Christine McDonald, Lia Pielli and Phillipa Cowdrey, comes the new collection – Transient; a journey through time, materials, pattern and emotion.

  • Eden

  • Current

  • Rift

  • Attic

  • Despatch

  • Archery

  • Zandt


September 22nd, 2017

Christine, Lia and Phillipa have brought collective decades of designer experience to the fore with the Transient collection – a range that sees rugs exploring natural and manmade spaces, the shift and changes of surfaces through time and materials, the building and erosion of structures and patterns both organic and geometric. The result is a playful yet tasteful myriad of textures that convey permanence and impermanence at the same time, moving and shifting underfoot to add an animated energy to any space.

For the range, colours were drawn from current interior trends, transposed to the fresh, luxurious pallet of New Zealand wool and gleaming bamboo silk. Deep emerald and wintergreen tones are contrasted with pops of amber and terracotta, with highlights verging on metallic bronze and white gold.

The Collection…

Current by Lia Pielli: An abstraction of pulsing energy waves and electrical current surging through wire mesh.

Eden by Lia Pielli: Nature at a macro level, inspired by a close up detail of a leaf structure, emphasizing the subtle patterns and shift in light.

Rift by Lia Pielli: The deconstruction and reconstruction of layers and stripes, creating shifts and fault line patterns.

Attic by Phillipa Cowdrey: Inspired by the idea of materials breaking down over time, this design is an exploration of layering by extracting colours and lines with luminescent accents.

Despatch by Phillipa Cowdrey: A fragmentation of repetitive forms and the destabilization of geometric structures

Archery by Christine McDonald: A deep structural design of movement back and forth, inspired by the humble tyre treads

Zandt by Christine McDonald: The exploration of erosion to a painted surface over time in the elements.

Each rug in Designer Rugs’ Transient range is handmade and comes in standard sizes of 200 x 300 cm, and 240 x 300 cm. Naturally, each design can be custom made in any size or colour desired, from hall runners and circular rugs to wall to wall carpet solutions in residential and commercial spaces.

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