London Design Week: Front Rugs

Martyn White

Posted on March 17 2017

Discovering the new collection by Michaela Schleypen, rugs inspired by men's tailoring on display at the Front Rugs showroom in the Chelsea Design Centre. 

During my second day at the Design Centre, I had the pleasure of meeting Michaela Schleypen, award-winning rug designer and impressive personality, showcasing her latest collection in the Front Rugs showroom on the second floor. These fantastic designs have been inspired by men's tailoring, taking the design and sophistication that you often associate with a traditional men's suit and transferring this into the design of a rug. Using classic patterns such as herringbone, tweed and tartan, the highest quality silk and tartan have been hand knotted to create a beautiful stand out collection, very different from Schleypen's other work. 

Front Rugs designer Michaela Schleypen and interiors blogger Martyn WhiteRug designs by Michaela Schleypen Front RugsRough Brit by Michaela Schleypen for Front RugsFront Rugs Showroom LondonTartan rug by Michaela Schleypen

During my time in the showroom, I was able to find out the intricate details and processes that go into the rugs, from the initial concept, through to the finished product that visitors will be able to experience for themselves in the showroom. The subject of men's tailoring within the home fascinating. Many of us would never associate or acknowledge any crossover between these two subjects, however, fashion and tailoring have always had an influence on many of the designs, prints and upholstery that we come to love for the home. An extraordinary concept that embraces two worlds of design, exposing their similarities whilst uniting them for us all to admire. 

The new collection by Michaela Schleypen can be seen at the Front Rugs showroom on the second floor of the South Dome. 


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