After the runaway success of the first Designer Rugs X House of Heras capsule back in 2018, the latest collection, titled ‘Birds and the Bees’, still retains an Arts and Crafts influence, but through a deeper and richer colour palette inspired by 70’s nostalgia.
Designer Rugs are well known for their compelling designs and exclusive partnerships with Australia’s most iconic and unique designers, and this collection is no exception.
The ‘Birds and the Bees’ rug collection sprung from the imagination of award-winning designer Silvana Azzi Heras, who specialises in highly decorative designs applied to a variety of mediums including wallpapers, fabric, crockery and stationery. This time around, the House of Heras for Designer Rugs collection explores Australian fauna and flora, with Silvana’s fascination with Australia’s native bee population – their beauty, variety, and their vulnerability – at the forefront of the vibrant designs. “We were looking at so many different types of bees and how intricate and beautiful each species was and in a moment of inspiration I knew these bees needed to be the focus of my next range,” says Silvana. “From there I started researching more exotic birds and flowers to see what else I could incorporate into the pieces.”
Consisting of four rectangular rugs, and one round rug, the collection is hand-tufted in New Zealand wool with highlights of shimmering bamboo silk. These luxurious rugs are equally at home in a federation-style home as an opulent hotel and everything in between.
All five designs can be custom-sized, shaped and coloured to suit any interior. Discover the collection in full by visiting Designer Rugs showroom at 154 Arthur Street in Fortitude Valley Brisbane or by heading to www.designerrugs.com.au