Christopher Farr’s new Edition rugs get Livingetc all in a spin

With designs ranging from Bauhaus-inspired abstracts to swirling geometrics taking their cue from Op Art paintings, the rugs on show at Somerset House sum up the best in contemporary style

What with the ice rink in winter and the concerts in the courtyard, the Livingetc team can often be found in Somerset House on London’s Strand. But lately, staff members have been sneaking out on their own to catch a glimpse of (and maybe make an offer on) some of the gorgeous, limited-edition designs available at Christopher Farr‘s Editions: Contemporary Rugs for Collectors exhibition.

All the floorcoverings are hand-tufted, made of 100 per cent wool and designed by some of the leading practitioners of the craft. Study Rug, by Anni Albers, was originally conceived as a cotton-and-silk wall hanging back in 1926, but is fit to grace any modernista’s living space.

We’re also lusting after Solar Eclipse, by Lara Bohinc. In fact, we love this piece so much, it’s already featured in the June issue of the magazine (out now in all good retailers and available as an app for smart phones and tablets).

Another design earmarked for the wish list is Sulpice, by Christopher Farr, who offers his own unique take on textiles after honing his skills to perfection by training alongside artisans in Peru and Turkey.

Priced from £450-£750 each, the three designs come in editions of 150, so the rugs will certainly become heirloom pieces before too long.

For more details on the exhibition, visit Somerset House’s website.

Editions: Contemporary Rugs for Collectors is on from
2 May-30 June 2013, 10am-6pm. Admission is free.

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