COVER: Modern Carpets & Textiles for Interiors is a quarterly magazine focused on the best fine rugs and textiles being designed and made today. COVER also looks at market trends and innovations and examines the role of rugs and textiles in interior design.
In the Summer issue of COVER we celebrate the 40 year anniversary of our publishing company, Hali Publications Limited, offering a perspective on how the rug industry has changed and continues to develop. We speak to an selection of well-respected rug brands that have built up great success over the decades, from Obeetee, who celebrate the firm’s 100 year anniversary in 2020, to Samad from New Jersey, who tell the story of the company’s ascent to international recognition. COVER Editor Lucy Upward talks to Vice Chairman of ABC Carpet & Home, Graham Head, about retailing rugs today and how the ABC brand has kept ahead of the game. Following the death of respected Italian creative Alessandro Mendini, we examine his design oeuvre through the designs of three of his carpets.
With a view on the best rugs being made today, we report on new collections by Inigo Elizalde, Canadian brand Creative Matters’ fabulous Stacked Collection and Kyle & Kath’s latest projects: Crossroads and the dramatic rug series with street artist Federico ‘Iena Cruz’ Massa. Curator Jane Audas reviews ‘Under Your Feet: The Contemporary Rug’ at The Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales, which features the best UK rug makers today. Highlights from Milan Design Week can be found throughout the issue, from the Jaipur Wunderkammer collection with Matteo Cibic and Antonio Marras for Amini Carpets to Henzel Studio’s latest art rugs, Studio Sarmite’s PineSkins floor coverings and our beautiful front cover star Nautilus by Atelier Février. Our reviews of High Point and ICFF celebrate the best stateside designs, including rugs by Creative Touch, Lucy Tupu and Warp & Weft.
In the rest of the issue we take a look at Ukrainian design, the latest interiors trend for all things yellow and the upcoming Moroccan rug exhibition at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh. COVER’s new Interiors section, reports from Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and the newly opened Soho House in Mumbai.