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.
Featuring four different front covers, this special 50th issue of COVER reports on 50 inspiring designers, influencers, events, viewpoints, collections, books, interiors and trends. We travel to Nepal to look at a day in the life of rug weaver Sunita Rai, while Haynes Robinson shares his experience of working a variety of rug-industry jobs. Berlin-based designer Birgit Krah writes about her enjoyment of the new book on Iranian interior design, Behind Closed Curtains, while Nasser Nishaburi’s latest Silence collection offers us a glimpse of production in the same country. Rug buyer for Perigold, Karley Dunn, shares her insights into retailing at the new online brand, while interior designers Barclay Butera and Angelo Adamo offer their perspective on High Point Market and three visitors to Domotex choose their best rug in show.
This issue features reviews of the best recent design fairs—Domotex Hannover, Maison et Objet Paris, Americasmart Atlanta, imm Cologne, Déco Off Paris—and looks forward to Salone del Mobile in Milan, High Point and ICFF New York. We report on new publication Radical Matter that showcases designers working with discarded materials, there are textile artist happenings in Prato at the creative space Lottozero and we marvel at rugs made of manipulated plant roots from innovative artist Diana Scherer.
In addition to the issue’s 50 articles, our News section and the COVER Calendar, we reveal the 50 best rugs from COVER’s 13-year life, chosen by a selection of buyers, retailers, designers and members of the rug community.