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.
The theme of COVER 49 is 'Original Design' and its importance for the rug market. In this issue, we introduce a new section called Originators, the first set of many planned interviews with individuals who have guided rug trends and the industry as a whole. The entire magazine is packed full of original design from the Tissage x Cass student rug design competition and the Obeetee DIFFA collection created by interior designers to carpets by Iranian artist Mir Mola Soraya, Beirut-based designer Nada Debs, textile artist Ptolemy Mann and Martín Azúa’s gigantic Parar rug. Get inspired by rugs from British interior designer Kelly Hoppen, artist Jon Sarkin, German-based brand Jan Kath, Belgian company HOC, Karim Rashid for Carpet Sign and much more.
In terms of events COVER 49 looks ahead to the biggest upcoming international design shows and the designs that will be showing there. We preview Domotex Hannover, Atlanta Americasmart, imm Cologne, Maison et Objet Paris, Domotex asia/CHINA FLOOR with COVER's accompanying exhibition Luxury Brands plus Design Shanghai. The issue also features reports on recent rug and textile events: Istanbul Carpet Week, High Point, the London Design Festival and The Rug Show New York.
In the rest of the issue, we discuss the future of design in the context of the Heimtextil 2018 Theme Park, with Caroline Till of trend forecasting agency FranklinTill, the firm that curated the display. On the topic of textiles, a round-up of art shows featuring textiles in New York proves to be a fascinating read. The trend pages focus on red rugs and textiles, fringed design and the latest carpets for 2018 while our international interiors focus features spaces from the Maldives to New York City. Don’t miss the COVER calendar, our sizzling Hotlist and all our must-read new reports to keep you well-informed!