Vivienne Westwood’s latest collection for The Rug Company combines her quintessentially bold designs with her deep sense of heritage. Her constant reference to traditional motifs are subverted and reinvented to create thoroughly modern and decorative designs.
Vivienne has a long-standing association with Scotland and their traditional fabrics – such as Harris Tweed, wools and plaids. In 1993 Westwood produced her own tartan called ‘MacAndreas’, named after her husband and design partner Andreas Kronthaler. The Thistle rug is a gesture to Vivienne’s affinity with Scotland. An abstract graphic of the regal milk thistle, Scotland’s national emblem is hand-knotted with fine silk yarns on a Tibetan wool background. The design is available in mmuted dusty rose with gold and dove grey with gunmetal, the silk yarns lending the thistle motifs a captivating iridescence.
The Vivienne Westwood collection is available exclusively from The Rug Company showrooms. Each piece has been woven entirely by hand by craftsmen using the age-old weaving techniques and the finest natural yarns for which The Rug Company is renowned. Visit therugcompany.com