Catherine Martin’s Art Deco Designer Rugs Collection

| 21 June , 2012 | Reply

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year, Designer Rugs are releasing a Limited Edition Collection of rugs designed by creative talent extraordinaire and Oscar Winner, Catherine Martin.

The ‘Catherine Martin Deco Collection’ is an exquisite range of five hand knotted rugs that pay homage to the unique period of all things Art Deco:

“This collection is the confluence of the playfulness and romance of the French Art Deco styles that permeated my childhood and the forward-looking energy of American Art Deco that surrounds me in my second home of New York.”, said Martin.

“I have been tremendously inspired by living in the Deco metropolis that is New York – a city that surrounds me with monuments that encapsulate the miracle of the modern age. I find it absolutely overwhelming and thrilling to see how 20th Century architects have looked to the future while still referencing the past with intense decoration, creating dynamic, sky-scraping forms. It is this characteristic exuberance that I have fallen in love with and looked to in designing these rugs. ”

The Catherine Martin Deco Collection features four designs at a (standard) size of 2.4 x 3M and a fifth design at 2.4 x 2.4M using hand knotted Tibetan wool and silk, the colour palette features exquisite combinations such as steel blue, amethyst and champagne, alongside dark chocolate, topaz and tobacco.

“For the last few years, we have been steeping ourselves in the world of The Great Gatsby and the incredible aesthetic explosion of the 1920s. In her contemporary Deco rug collection, CM has hit upon an exciting interpretation of both a fresh and classical aesthetic. Some of these pieces were a perfect fit for the world we were creating for The Great Gatsby”. – Baz Luhrmann

“I’m very proud to have collaborated with Designer Rugs on my first hand-knotted range. This new collection is meticulously hand-crafted using the finest natural yarns by Nepalese artisans whose skills have been passed on from generation to generation. These rugs hold the memories of something past in both their creation and manufacture but nevertheless look toward the future in their design spirit”, Martin added.

The ‘Catherine Martin Deco Collection’ from Designer Rugs are priced from $4,320 (2.4M x 2.4M) through to $6,490 (2.4M x 3M), you can visit Designer Rugs website or call 1300 802 561 for more information.

Just exquisite aren’t they?

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