The London-based rug company celebrates its 20th birthday with a stunning capsule collection in collaboration with leading British and American designers
To mark its 20th anniversary last year, London-based The Rug Company unveiled the TRC20 capsule collection of handmade rugs featuring creations from Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Kelly Wearstler as well as company co-founder Suzanne Sharp.
TRC20’s Chiaroscuro, created in collaboration with Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, is limited to 40 editions (starting at US$9,456, S$12,478, for a 1.52m-by-0.91m rug). Its pattern is a gothic, moody free fall into Dutch floral paintings of the 17th century. The pieces are handwoven (as are all TRC20 designs) from natural yarns, with every colour blended by hand to impart an impressive contrast of light and dark.
Years ago, The Rug Company worked with McQueen on a number of editions that resonate for their design and dimension. Co-founder Christopher Sharp says, “He was amazed by the craftsmanship involved in our rugs. We asked him to come up with the best carpet designs he could and not to worry about how we’d make them. The designs were incredible and challenged us to explore new weaving techniques, and they have since become iconic."