Rug Couture’s designer rug collections

If there’s one thing we see a lot of, it’s great design. So we asked five leading rug designers – and our own in-house design team – to come up with a range of contemporary designs unique to us. The result is the Rug Couture designer range – an eye-catching selection of round and rectangular rugs in six collections.

Each design team responded to our brief in its own way. Each has given us a collection that expresses their own creative vision yet sits within Rug Couture’s forward-looking aesthetic approach.

Rug Couture hand-knotted collection

An eclectic collection of strong geometrics and vibrant textures reminiscent of animal hides and woven fabrics, all rendered in the finest hand-knotted New Zealand wool.

Durham by Rugcouture as part of the Rug Couture Hand Knotted Collection

AJ’s Definitive Collection

AJ loves to play with ideas and perception. In the Definitive Collection we see his inventive playfulness express through unexpected geometrics, off-centre patterns, and visual tricks.

Flying Lines by AJ as part of the Definitive Collection

Louise Carrier’s Sumi Collection

This is Louise Carrier at her stylistic best. Her designs are clean, colourful, and modern. In the Sumi Collection she deconstructs the patterns of nature through sweeping brush strokes in Sumi ink.

Mountain – Yama by Louise Carrier as part of the Sumi Collection

Anna Sutherland’s Kaleidoscope Jewels

Vibrant and sometimes startling patterns fascinate Anna Sutherland. In Kaleidescope Jewels she draws inspiration form antique jewellery to create the most colourful and intricate rugs.

Gemstone Delight by Anna Sutherland as part of the Kaleidoscope Jewels Collection

Jill Zachman’s J.Pera Collection

Jill Zachman’s rugs are works of art. Which is exactly what you’d expect from designs that begin life as original etchings and lithographs. No repeats here, each rug is an abstract swirl of life.

Topological by Jill Zachman as part of the J.Pera Collection

Patternistas’ Patternistas for Rug Couture

Patternistas puts a smile on your face. Chris and Suzanne Carpenter’s eye-popping designs are lively expressions of colour and pattern inspired by Asian and African cultures.

Petra Parker by Patternistas as part of the Patternistas for Rug Couture Collection

A flatweave rug for every home

The flatweave rug or woollen dhurrie has come of age. Technology and craftsmanship have come together to give you an almost endless choice of colours and designs – and exceptional turnaround times. Now you can have your own unique dhurrie just six weeks after placing your order.

Flatweave rugs – new to Rug Couture

Flatweave rugs are clean and uncluttered. They’re the rug style for modern homes where colour and form take priority, which makes them a delight to design. Using our online rug design tools you can create a rug that’s unique to you in a couple of minutes. You choose a style, you drop in your colours, and you specify the size. Job done.

Or you can send us a design of your own or a swatch of colour that you’d like us to match. Whatever you want from your flatweave rug, we can create it for you and deliver it in just six weeks from your order.

A full set of online design tools for flatweave rugs

Although our craftspeople use different techniques for flatweave and tufted rugs, the design technology that translates your ideas into a hand-crafted finished rug is the same. That’s why we can apply our full set of online design tools directly to flatweave design. You create the rug you want, our craftspeople then weave the wool into the pattern you have created or chosen.

The raya flatweave rug, shown here in colours deep orange and flame red

The difference comes when you lay your rug on the floor. These are rugs for making a room look stunning, not for running your fingers or toes through. Yes, the wool is warm and soft to the touch, but there’s no pile to sink into. Instead you get a flat but lustrous finish that reminds you how versatile the weaving technique can be. When you walk on a flatweave rug, you feel the cushioning effect without the give.

Where should you place a flatweave rug? Answer: wherever you like. Using our online tools, you create the rug that fits the space you have in mind. Place an order, and it’ll be with you in as little as six weeks.

The fairfax flatweave rug, shown here in colours bergamot white and charcoal

Visit Rug Couture to  create your very own Flatweave Rug.