Sarabande Foundation Artists Reimagine Their Work for a Dreamy New Collaboration with The Rug Company
The five-piece array features designs by Castro Smith, Mircea Teleaga, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Stephen Doherty, and Shinta Nakajima
With a vast and varied collection and talented collaborators like Kelly Behun, Diane von Furstenberg, and Martin Brudnizki, The Rug Company’s offerings can readily be considered art underfoot. Now, the brand is introducing five new styles created in partnership with the Sarabande Foundation, the UK-based art organization launched with the late fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen to supported artisans from a wide scope of mediums. “This is a perfect collaboration, marrying the Rug Company’s artisanal craftsmanship with the talent and bold vision of this new generation of creative artists,” says Sarabande CEO Trino Verkade.
For the new designs, The Rug Company tapped Sarabande artists Castro Smith, Mircea Teleaga, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Stephen Doherty, and Shinta Nakajima to reimagine their work as floor coverings. The result: metalsmith Nakajima conjures Hibiki, a textured, monochromatic pattern of tangled magnolia seeds, while painter Yearwood-Dan produced Euphoria, a vibrant frame of bold botanicals. Multidisciplinary artist Doherty produced Anemone, a watercolor-like cascade of delicate blossoms; Smith, a jeweler, transformed his intricate carvings into Cascade, a pattern of soaring birds intermingled with billowing clouds; and landscape painter Teleaga debuted Limen, a hazy geometric pattern rendered in wool and silk.
“The incredible skill of these five artists is phenomenal and we are honored to bring their talent into designs for the home,” says Rug Company CEO James Seuss. “We believe it is crucial to nurture the next generation of creatives and ensure their artistry is kept alive.”