Modern Rugs

A modern rug has a non-traditional design and can range from a plain single monotone rug, perhaps with a varied texture, to highly abstract funky designs with very bright colours.

The pile may be of wool or bamboo silk, viscose or cotton and their construction is either handmade, hand tufted, hand loomed or machine made.

They can be used in any room setting and age of home and often look highly attractive juxtaposed with classic furniture and paintings.

Modern rugs are available in many sizes up to c.4.5×3.5m and are often less expensive than traditional Persian or Oriental rugs.

Abstract

Abstract or funky rugs have highly creative and original designs, often combined with jewel toned colours. They are either handmade or hand tufted and are available in sizes up to c.4.5×3.5m.

Designer

Designer rugs are classified here as being very subtle with muted greys and silvers, charcoals and earth tones and often with a combination of textures or materials. A tone on tone silver rug with a wool pile and silk or viscose highlights would be a prime example.

Moroccan / Berber

Berber rugs are simple Moroccan handmade rugs with lovely long stapled undyed wool from the flocks of the Atlas Mountains. They have very simple designs in geometric shapes, often in a large lattice design. They are highly modern in feel and a very comfortable genuine artisan floor covering which is minimalist yet interesting.

Tribal Contemporary

Tribal rugs and weavings from around the world often have a very modern abstract or pared down minimalist feel. Persian tribal Gabbeh rugs are hand knotted using the local wool to create very heavy, dense rugs with great individuality and playfulness. Ideal for any room, but think bedroom, playroom or den!

Patchwork

Patchwork rugs are interesting rugs that brilliantly make use of old bits of worn out rugs. The unusable parts of old rugs are cut out and the remaining parts from a few different rugs are then re-joined to form a complete re-cycled rug! The effect is that of a mosaic of design and colour on your floor which beautifully bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary aesthetics.

Reloaded / Overdyed

Someone came up with the brilliant idea of reinventing old and worn handmade wool rugs by giving them a complete dye bath to impart a completely new solid block of colour. You can see the original design and the dye is not constant throughout, so you get a traditional rug with a very modern contemporary twist! Reloaded rugs are available between 9′ x 6′ and 14′ x 10’/ 2.74 x 1.83 and 4.27  x3.05