Prizewinning Finalist in Goodweave Rug Design Competition


I am delighted that the judges of the GoodWeave Rug Design Competition 2013 have chosen my design (right) as a prize-winning runner-up in this competition. 

My work will now be featured on the GoodWeave stand at the leading interior design show in the UK: Decorex International, which runs from 22-25 September in London. A sample 'strike-off' will be hand knotted for this display in Nepal. 

The brief was to produce a series of mood boards based on 2013/14 catwalks but re-interpreted for the interiors market. The judges were designers Roger Oates and Ella Doran , Katrina Burroughs the style journalist, and competition sponsors Lucy and Richard Meager (Jacaranda Carpets) and Paul Vowles (WovenGround).

GoodWeave works to end child labour in the carpet industry and offers educational opportunities to children in Nepal, India and Afghanistan. It works alongside a wide range of prestigious companies to create luxurious rugs in an ethical way. I am so pleased to have had my work chosen to feature in their display and hopefully, contribute to their success.

Below are my winning design board images and my design statement.

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Monochrome fashion trends are a consistent thread of the 2013/14 runways, sometimes laced with hints of vibrant colour. Fabrics are strong on graphics, but disrupted in some way. My rug design takes an interiors twist on this trend.
My patterning is reminiscent of ‘op-art’, with bold and repeated shapes, but softened to suit the aesthetic of today’s interior space. With the use of hand knotting and traditional materials and techniques, I aim to create modern classics, smart and luxurious, designed for contemporary living.