After reading the Los Angeles Times article "Rug art turns floor into canvas"; in the home section on feb. 7th by Janet Eastman, I simply had to show but a few of the truly amazing carpets and rugs that really are 'art for your floor'.
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While the article was correct in calling this a 'trend', they certainly did not do it justice. Although Janet Eastman pointed out the fabulous Ekvoll rugs and singled out one of my favorites, Dan Golden, as well as a few fabulous others...the article left out so very many worth mentioning.
The amount of artful designer hand-tufted, carved, shaped, signed and pricey wool rugs out there have been growing exponentially over the past few years.
Below are only 18 of the over 80 rugs I have pointed out on thisnext.com. They include fabulous carpets by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Ronen and Erwan Bouroullec, Karim Rashid, Kiki Smith, Adrien Rovero, Kyle Hunting, Reuber Henning, nani marquina, Artware Editions, Amazed carpets, J. Milo and more.
See my over 80 picks (and links to purchase) Fancy Friggen Flooring & Radical Rugs here.