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.
Sabine Marcelis’s dramatic Stroke rug for cc-tapis adorns the cover of COVER 60 like a giant, sweeping brushstroke. In our report on cc-tapis’s impressive Gesture collection from which this design comes, and in the rest of the issue, we celebrate the art and creativity of rugs. From the latest collections by British designer Paul Smith and US interior designer Kelly Behun for The Rug Company to new work by international brands Wool Song, Tacto Rugs and Cappelen Dimyr, COVER 60 offers rug creativity in all its diversity.
Our Rethinking section takes a look at the issues that the rug industry faces today, whether the design of a product always needs to be new, and reports on By Kamy Verde’s sustainable collections. Danish designer Tanja Kirst’s hemp flatweaves come under the spotlight while Floor_Story’s hand-tufted collaboration with Adam Nathaniel Furman offers an eye-catching collection. Our New Rugs pages feature the latest work from GAN, Jaipur Living, Amy Kent, Zollanvari, Knots Rugs, Jaipur, Choudhary, Rankin Rugs, Tsar Carpets and many more, while textile students from the US and Europe offer their ideas for the future of design.
COVER 60 features a selection of the best new rug showrooms across the globe while our interior reports include an interview with London-based interior designer Audrey Carden, a look at creating zones with floorcoverings, and the carpet designs by Volver for Oslo’s new Deichman Bjørvika Library.
In the rest of the issue, we report on a selection of virtual and in-person upcoming international events—including High Point Market in October 2020 and Family Affair by Jan Kath, set for January 2021—Jane Audas reviews Kvadrat’s beautiful new publication Materialising Colour: Journeys with Giulio Ridolfo and the Trends report focuses on simplicity.