Monday January 19 Press, Designers, Features, Interiors, Lifestyle, Culture


Lovely mention for The Rug Company in yesterday's Sunday Times Living Magazine

Featuring Suzanne Sharp's hand-knotted Tibetan wool Ponti Blue design and an original design from the Master of Luxe, the late Alexander McQueen

Hummingbird Ivory by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company, is a very special design, hand-woven pashmina and silk Aubusson

Jewel-like iridescent hummingbirds are hand woven in silk and metallic thread on an ivory cashmere background

Hummingbird is an exceptionally fine tapestry, and though designed for use on the floor, is also ideal as a wall hanging

The slit-tapestry or Aubusson technique of weaving is one of the finest and most challenging ways of making a rug

The minute size of each stitch allows the weaver to produce designs of great intricacy, and requires much skill, experience and time

Hummingbird Ivory is also available with a black cashmere background, named simply Hummingbird and also in a wallhanging which is mounted on a wooden stretcher measuring 5' x 3' or 6' x 4'

Three years in the making, Alexander McQueen's rug collection took craftsmanship to couture levels, encapsulating The Rug Company and McQueen's combined commitment to arresting design, superior quality and skilled craftsmanship

The collection won the award for 'Fashion's Contribution to Design' at the 2010 Elle Decoration British Design Awards

McQueen tragically died on 11 February 2010

The custodian for the Alexander McQueen brand is now his right-hand woman, Sarah Burton, who has earned her own international success for her beautiful creations, honouring Lee's vision whilst still accomplishing her own aesthetic

Sarah's designs for Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company include the stunning Monarch Smoke, Monarch Fire and Monarch cushions featuring a butterfly design, inspired by an exquisite hand crafted feather butterfly from her inaugural Folklore collection

Hummingbird Ivory and Hummingbird (black) rugs by Alexander McQueen  from €3,250 / sqm

Hummingbird Wallhanging in Ivory or Black by Alexander McQueen 5' x 3'  €5,850  6' x 4' €8,670

Ponti Blue hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug by Suzanne Sharp from €825 / sqm


Scroll through the images above to view the Ponti Blue and Hummingbird designs in more detail

As always I am very proud to retail The Rug Company exlcusively in Ireland, please contact me directly maoliosa@maoliosa with any queries or to arrange a complimentary home consultation


Alexander McQueen design information provided by The Rug Company