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Flax Rug

You might remember the Flocks Aran Rug by Christien Meindertsma, which features a thick knitted sweater pattern. This flax rug is part of Meindertsma’s Flax Project for Thomas Eyck, in which she aims to make a series of products from flax that are produced locally in the Netherlands. (visit to learn more). I like how it feels minimal and modern while its material (and production technique perhaps?) is traditional.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,570.00
Available from: Merchant no. 4

Soufi Mat

Is anyone else suffering from these gray days of January-almost-February? I keep being drawn towards bright pops of colors, specifically yellows and reds (you might have noticed) just to shake off some of the dreary dampness. Naturally, this red rug with its Ottoman-inspired pattern caught my eye, and you’ll be glad to know it’s made from 30% recycled PVC, so it’s bright and durable. Just the thing to get us through to spring.

Hand-wash only.
Size: 40″diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Peacock Rug

If you’re looking for a bit of peacock pizzazz without dropping a few grand (I’m thinking of the Peacock Rug by Matthew Williamson), this rug by CB2 could fit the bill. Sure, you sacrifice the ultra-luxe look, but man, you sure would save a bundle.


Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Available from: CB2

Printed Dhurrie – Poppy Red

I fully admit I’m a sucker for graphic rugs, and this red and white dhurrie by John Robshaw looks like it’d be a perfect fit for a hallway. Plus, it’s machine washable, so as soon as it looks a bit dingy, just throw it in the wash (cold water, I’m guessing).

Machine washable.

2.5′ x 8′ runner, $275.00
6′ x 9′ area rug, $795.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
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Rugs by Richard Woods

Hey, you lucky few that aren’t gasping and reeling at this very moment from the close-to-five-figure price tag, let’s talk about how fun these rugs are. Aren’t they fun? Aren’t they colorful and wonderful and just simply delightful? Don’t you just love, love, love when artists get into the home furnishings market with products that would simply sing in your own home? No matter the about the price. Because you can just simply plonk down the cash and wait for the delivery and ta-da! then you have a lovely, wonderful piece that you can say, ‘oh, that thing? oh, yes, I just picked that up from [insert high-end retailer or gallery] and it’s by [insert artist’s name], you know, we just luuuve his/her pieces…’ and then carry on like it’s no big deal. Isn’t it just nice when you can do that sort of thing.

Now that I’ve got that grumbling out of my system, I actually do think these rugs by Richard Woods are wonderful. And delightful. I really, truly do. It’s just a shame that I can’t quite afford the prices right now. Lucky for you if you can.

RW 02 Rug, shown above, 97.5 Inches, Width: 62.4 Inches, $9,502.00


Purchase Information:

Price: $9,502.00
Available from: YOOX

Pixel Rug

Lovely, isn’t it? This hand-tufted rug is from the Portuguese Piodão Group, who normally manufactures products for Moroso and Moooi, to name a few. They launched a new brand called ‘Tufted’ earlier this year at Milan, with this Pixel Rug as its stand out piece.


Purchase Information:

Price: €1.850,00
Availability: Buy Pixel Rug here

Source: Design Milk

Imperial Rug

We posted this way back in 2005, and if you’ve searched our archives, you know that updates are often needed. This rug by Nauris Kalinauskas is perfect for anyone that likes mixing things up occasionally, as you can interchange the pieces to fit the size and color combination you want. Each set has 10 pieces of the same color, so you can combine multiple sets to find your own unique color pattern.


Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Available from: gnr8

SeR+ collection

Using only surplus yarns, each of these rugs by Alicia D. Keshshian is tied in a traditional Tibetan knot and GoodWeave certified. There’s a few different color ways available in each of the different styles, but keep in mind that most sizes are around 24″x36″. All rugs are zero waste.

Purchase Information:

Price: $390.00
Available from: Ser +

Woody Wood Rug

As the picture suggests, even the most modern and bare interior spaces can benefit from a colorful nature-inspired centerpiece, in this case a rug in the shape of a tree stump. Remind anyone of Ryan Nash Gill’s Tree Prints? Comes in measurements of 1, 2, and 3 meters in diameter. No official price is listed, contact the artist for purchasing info.


Club Red Rug

This 4’x6′ rug might be just the ticket for a small space needing a little bit of oomph. I like that it’s based on an actual poster and that it’s under $250.

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Available from: CB2

Black White Rug

I knew I had seen this rug somewhere before, or that at least it was very similar to Suki Cheema’s Black Marble Pillow (for which I’m still searching for an online retailer), and lo and behold, it actually is a Suki Cheema rug. I don’t quite get why some retailers choose not to list the name of the designer/manufacturer of the products they sell… it’s certainly their prerogative but it’s unfortunate for those of us interested in an item’s story.

100% hand printed rug

Purchase Information:

Price: $385.00
Available from: Haus Interior

Catania Wool Kilim Rug

Hello, hello. Check out this lovely reversible black-white-red rug. Named after the city on the island of Sicily, the rug’s graphic pattern could be a great choice to inject some interest in a slightly boring room. It’s also GoodWeave certified, so you know what you’re buying is helping to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry.

Designed by the Spanish textile designer Sandra Figuerola for Gandia Blasco.
100% new wool

59″ x 80″: $515.00
67″ x 95″: $690.00
80″ x 118″: $990.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $515.00
Available from: 2modern


This rug is a compilation of sorts, giving you both a modern feel with its simple patchwork pattern plus the vintage look of actual worn oriental carpets. Available in 5 different sizes and 6 color schemes.

Designer: Eva Langhans, Thomas Follner

Purchase Information:

Price: €950
Available from: Chaplins UK

Starry Night Rug

If you’re looking for a great graphic rug, take a look at Graviti Zone Rugs. Starry Night (shown above) is perhaps the stand-out favorite, but take a look at Peaks and Africana as well.

Designed by Mónica Ibáñez.
100% wool from New Zealand.

Starry Night Rug, 2.4 x 1.7 meter rug (~5’x8′) starts at € 1000.00
Customized rugs are about 350 €/m2

Purchase Information:

Price: €1000.00
Availability: Buy Starry Night Rug here

Sidewalk Rug

The subtle tonal stripes of this rug will blend into the background, giving you a minimal stage for your furniture. And, at $599 price for the 8×10, you can afford to splurge on a special chair or table (hopefully).

100% wool

5’x8′ $299.00
8’x10′ $599.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2