Designer Rugs has unveiled an artful interpretation of our ‘new normal’

Designer Rugs new in-house collection explores the changing environments and sense of community during the pandemic

Designer Rugs Walter

The latest in-house collection from Designer Rugs is aptly titled ‘Community’ and artfully contrasts the classic notion of home life with the “new normal” of virtual communication during life in lockdown.

The versatile collection combines the latest colour and design trends, interpreted in vibrant and tufted New Zealand wool and bamboo silk.

Conceived by Creative Designers, Christine McDonald, Lia Pielli and Chloe Boudib, the talent behind many Designer Rugs’ designs and collaborations, the new Community collection features glitch motifs, mark-making patterns and deco references.

Designer Rugs Navarro

Designer Rugs Navarro

Above: Navarro by Chloe Boudib offers a playful take on a linear pattern, with its balance between the organic nature of hand-drawn elements and rigid geometry.

Designer Rugs Evie

Designer Rugs Evie

Above: Evie by Chloe Boudib combines tone and texture through a minimal colour palette, with the layered mark-making and variation of scale creating an overall abstract woven appearance.

Designer Rugs Alexia

Designer Rugs Alexia

With its inception from a picture of a forest that has been digitally manipulated into the final design, Alexia by Christine McDonald (above) explores the connection between reality and our virtual world.

Designer Rugs Franco

Designer Rugs Franco

Above: Franco by Christine McDonald, with its abstract animal prints with the mark-making layered dot, offers a modern take on a classic distressed design.

Designer Rugs Grace

Designer Rugs Grace

Above: Grace by Christine McDonald was inspired by digitally enhancing and layering a bunch of flowers to create a modern, tactile design.

Designer Rugs Walter

Designer Rugs Walter

Above: Walter by Christine McDonald is all curves and two-tone simplicity, reminiscent of art deco industrial designer Walter Teagues Kodak’ Bantam Special’ camera.

Each rug in the Community collection from Designer Rugs is handmade and comes in a standard size of 200 x300 cm., but they can be custom made in any size or colour desired, including hall runners, circular rugs and wall to wall carpet to suit any residential or commercial space.

For Queensland customers, the Community collection is on display at Designer Rugs’ showrooms in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and viewable online at designerrugs.com.au