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.
COVER 46 highlights the best new carpet and textile designs for 2017 with reviews of recent design fairs and events and previews of upcoming international shows, including Salone del Mobile Milan, High Point Market in North Carolina, ICFF New York and The Rug Show Los Angeles. Our exclusive report on the latest designs by cc-tapis, which will be unveiled in Milan in April, reveals stunning rugs by Patricia Urquiola, Faye Toogood and Martino Gamper.
Many of the best collections from recent shows such as Domotex Hanover, Maison et Objet Paris, Atlanta Americasmart, the Stockholm Furniture Fair and imm Cologne have informed the articles for this issue of COVER. We love artist Carol Benson-Cobb’s painterly carpet designs for Creative Touch and the latest African-inspired pile rugs and kilims by Amadi Carpets. Berit Mogensen Lopez’s designs for Massimo, Obeetee’s Proud to be Indian collections with designer Tarun Tahiliani and Bruce Lepere’s new rugs made in Laos all make for great food for our eyes. We talk to Toronto-based rug aficionado Alan Pourvakil about his latest eponymous collection and to carpet expert Judy Afia, MD at Stark International in London, about designing for the floor.
‘Entangled: Threads & Making’ at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK focuses on the concept of textiles as art with some brilliant examples of fabric creations by the likes of Joana Vasconcelos and Louise Bourgeois to name but a few. Designer Lizzy Ashard shares her experience of travelling in India and the textiles that inspired her on her journey while we report on the coolest African design fabrics and soft furnishings on the interiors market.
Our trends pages focus on flatweaves, speckle design and the one thing that every contemporary interior must have—Moroccan rugs. Design Notes turn our attention to some of the hottest new international rug and textile talent around while the COVER Calendar informs you of the ten must-see events of the season. All this plus news, book and exhibition reviews, the COVER Hotlist and much much more!