Thom Browne at The Rug Company

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring

New York-based fashion designer Thom Browne has extended his talents to interiors, designing an intricate series for The Rug Company.

The Rug Company is known for collaborating with famed fashion designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Elie Saab, Tom Dixon and the late Alexander McQueen. The most recent collaboration sees the brand turning to Thom Browne, whose work, says Christopher Sharp, co-founder of The Rug Company, is a natural fit in the world of decor.

“We’ve been admirers of Thom and his work for many years. We knew his work would translate strongly into interiors. The rugs he has designed, in a similar way to his clothes, have a clarity and personality that make them both desirable and impactful.”

The series features two designs, both of which have been hand-knotted using Tibetan wool and silk. The Cable Knit pattern, available in Grey and White, is inspired by a traditional Aran jersey and required The Rug Company’s team of weavers in Nepal to master a complicated new carving technique. The predominantly grey Repp Stripe rug, which takes its cues from the classic repp tie, features diagonally woven silk stripes.

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