Rugs and Textiles go Vertical as Wall Art

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As a way of bringing warmth and texture into an interior, people are increasingly likely to use a textile or rug on the wall of their home. Lucy Upward goes in search of the textile makers who are designing for our wall spaces. 

During Milan Design Week, I got talking to one Dutch designer, Milla Novo, about how people are becoming more open to the idea of using textiles as wall decoration. ‘I see more designers buying textiles to decorate spaces like hotel rooms and interior projects instead of using paintings,’ she explained while showing me her macramé wall hangings that I could easily picture in a cool white walled interior setting.
In a recent presentation at ABC Carpet & Home, Dutch trend forecaster and champion of contemporary textile design, Lidewij Edelkoort announced that ‘Textiles will govern the century.’ Softwear, installation with Google at Rossana Orlandi for Milan Design Week, revisited her 1998 prediction of how we w...

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