When architect Elizabeth Roberts was unable to find the perfect rug for a townhouse parlor-level living room, she designed her own. Called Parlor, the new collection for Radnor was inspired by New York-based Roberts’ want for a modern rug that walked the line between luxurious and informal.
Her first-ever rug collection, Parlor combines visual and tactile opulence with informal detailing. Made from 100 per cent mohair with a natural (optional) jute trim, the floor coverings are hand-carded, hand-spun and hand-knotted in Nepal.
Rendered in a variety of geometric shapes – round, rectangular and rounded triangle – the 100 per cent hand-woven jute fringe lends the Parlor rugs an overall relaxed look and creates a point of entry to a room.
The collection is offered in six colourways that were inspired by other flooring materials Roberts commonly employs in her work – Plaster, Brick, Oak, Pine, Ore and Indigo.
Along with the all-natural mohar and jute, the rugs are dyed using natural pigments and qualify for Goodweave certification, which ensures they are produced ethically and without forced labour.