20 July 2018
Designer Rugs is an innovative Australian, design focused company that has been collaborating with artists and creative mavericks for over three decades.
Hare and Klein is an award-winning interior design studio known for their expertise in delivering interiors for high profile clients. Both brands are known for their energetic approach to interiors and welcome this second series of luxury hand knot rugs.
Managing Director of Designer Rugs Yosi Tal said, “The first range by Hare and Klein in 2014 became an instant success. The subtlety of the range is its strength. The textures and colours used are more reminiscent of abstract paintings on canvas, crafted by hand from silk, hemp and wool in place of oil paint and raw canvas. We know this next range will be just as successful as the first.”
Intended for use in both traditional and contemporary interiors, most of the designs stem from abstraction and texture, with one floral motif being the exception. A base palette of neutrals such as smoke and charcoal, is paired with richer colours of coffee, petrol and rust in these handwoven designs.
Classic and timeless, the rugs like Hare and Klein interiors often are built up by rich layers and textures that are judiciously introduced, to evoke a sense of warmth. Their neutral palette which is accented by comfortable natural fibres, creates a feeling of ease and luxury.
Speaking about the range of hand knot rugs at the Designer Rugs launch in Sydney, Principal and Design Director, of Hare and Klein, Meryl Hare said:
“We have applied our philosophy of timeless design to the new collection of rugs.
They are hand knotted and will last for many years, so the designs, which are mostly abstract, employ a combination of materials such as Tibetan wool, hemp and silk, and range of colours that will complement both classic and contemporary interiors as well as many furnishing styles,” Meryl Hare said.
“We use rugs in our interiors to define spaces, create visual impact, add texture and introduce colour. A well-placed rug can ‘hold’ together a seating area, making it more comfortable and intimate. Sometimes we choose round, oval or rectangular rugs depending on the shape of a room,” Hare said.
“Our collaboration with Designer Rugs has been a pleasure as we shared the same vision, to create a range of rugs that were textured, tactile and artisan. From spinning the raw wool, silk and hemp through to the dyeing, weaving, washing, stretching, drying and finishing, everything is done by hands that are skilled and follow long -standing traditions that originated in Tibet. The rugs are hand knotted, which makes them incredibly robust – they are made to last,” Hare said.