Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sonya Vibrant, Contemporary Rugs at the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

I found these amazing rugs at the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Since I am a huge fan of color, I thought they were fabulous. They are created by Sonya Winner, and the folks at the booth were as nice as could be. The company is based in London, but they ship the rugs internationally.  
They remind me of paintings. What a cool way to brighten up a room!  
I think the hardest part of this would be to decide which one you would purchase. Sonya also makes these designs in the form of pillows on her website HERE which is a great way to showcase the designs in your home.  

This one is my favorite. It could be framed and enjoyed as a gorgeous photograph of pure color! 
This photo is from the Sonya website which shows how a rug would look in a home.  

Today's Words of Wisdom: on the importance of color] The Drab Age is over. Color is coming into its own again. Until very recently people were literally scared out of their wits by color. Perhaps this was a hangover from our Puritan ancestors. But whatever the reason, brown, grays and neutrals were the only shades considered 'safe.' Now we know that lovely, clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness. Modern doctors and psychiatrists are convinced of this!
Dorothy Draper

About Sonya

Vibrant, Contemporary Rugs

Sonya Winner creates exceptional rugs that are graphic, vibrant colorful and highly original. Her first rug, The Kaleidoscope, caused a sensation when it first went on sale, and was promptly shortlisted for an Elle Decorationaward. It has been a favourite with discerning buyers, interior decorators, stylists and celebrities internationally ever since.

Described by style bible Wallpaper* magazine as ‘Matisse like’

Sonya’s rugs showcase her rare talent for colour blending. Her design process involves layering colors and textures by hand to create something truly unique, that her many fans consider to be as much works of art as rugs and wall hangings.  Her iconic designs have been featured in over 80 international publications and numerous blogs and web magazines.
Sonya designs and creates the rugs in her London studio with her small team, working on a number of new designs each year, in addition to limited edition series, and bespoke commissions for area rugs. Her work is exhibited at The London Design Festival every September and in New York every Spring. She is delighted to have been nominated for The Homes & Gardens Awards, The German Design Awards, Red Dot Awards and was awarded "Top Pick" at the architectural Digest show New York 2013 by the American Society of Interior Decorators.
“ I’m fascinated by exploring the design possibilities of knotting and tufting with wool. There are so many ways to create original pieces working with juxtapositioning colours, texture, pile height, weaving techniques, yarn type and the overall shape of the design – it’s a very exciting medium”

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