We've collaborated with interiors brand A Rum Fellow for its rug capsule collection inspired by the beautiful handcrafted textiles of Mayan women.
Run byCaroline Lindsell and Dylan O’Shea, A Rum Fellow has become a destination for anyone looking for beautifully crafted and well-travelled design thatbefits a contemporary lifestyle, so we are naturally delighted to have collaborated with the duo for a rug capsule collection inspired by the their travels to Guatemala.
Taking reference from the rich patterns and colours of Mayan culture, of which weaving and textiles is an intrinsic part, the three-strong collection focuses on a different element of the ornate and unique handwoven tunics made and worn by the women of Mayan tribes. Focusing in on a tiny square of a pattern and revealing it in a large-scale design, each rug brings a fresh new perspective to Mayan brocade textiles, reinterpreting traditional designs with a contemporary analysis of colour, texture and detail.
We've really explored different techniques with these rugs, using our skilled artisans to create three entirely different outlooks on the same theme. With the tufted Kaya, the sari silk of Batagua and the flatweave and high pile of Coban, this is one of our most exciting collaborative projects yet and the results are truly extraordinary. We'll be bringing A Rum Fellow rugs to designjunctioneven before they’ve hit the website. designjunction runs from Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 September and you’ll find FLOOR_STORY as part of the shopping space at Victoria House, WC1. Visit the website here to find out the finer details of opening times and just how to get there.