Christopher Farr Rugs Alongside Our New Collection

— 02 July 2020

Presented in our showroom, and sitting beautifully alongside our new collection, are three exceptional rugs from globally renowned rug maker Christopher Farr. Bringing together ancient textile traditions and the creative vision of a host of contemporary artists, architects and designers, each rug is exquisitely hand crafted to create a piece of uncompromising quality and beauty.

We chose three designs by some of the most ground breaking figures of C20th textile and abstract art:

German born Anni Albers, tutored in the Bauhaus weaving workshop by the visionary Gunta Stölz, went on to become the most influential textile artist of her time. From the collection we chose Design for Wallhanging (1926).

From pioneering British abstract artist Sandra Blow, we have Three Squares, typical of her informal, expressive style and bold, earthy strokes.

Permutation Brown is by William Scott, celebrated C20th Ulster painter renowned for both his figurative and abstract works who described finding ‘beauty in plainness’. 

Christopher Farr rugs are easy partners to our collection, each rug embodies exquisite craftsmanship and contemporary design and has been produced with the greatest respect for both environment and artisan.

Choose from bespoke pieces, custom made to the client’s specification, or a superbly curated selection of contemporary designs, using the finest quality wools, silks, jutes and other natural fibres and hand spun blends that create yarns that develop an incredible patina with age. 

Reviving and sustaining regional weaving traditions, Christopher Farr rugs work with non-profit organisations alongside carpet knotting communities to ensure fair labour practices and the highest standards of welfare to improve the lives of workers in the rug-making industry.

Christopher Farr rugs have been selected for exhibitions in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries and institutions, including Sotheby’s, Somerset House, the Tate Modern, Hepworth Wakefield and the Royal Academy in the UK, the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in the US, and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar.