With the Surreal Shifts rug collection, her ninth collaboration with The Rug Company, interior designer Kelly Wearstler applies her signature blending of past with present. Comprised of four individual rugs, the series is defined by both bold motifs and soft painterly patterns as well as a considerate colour palette and sumptuous textures.
Calling to mind the ancient Chinese painting style of Shan Shui, which depicts scenic landscapes using brush and ink, Cascadia was inspired by Wearstler’s travels to the Yangtze River. Grounded on a warm wool base, fine silk threads fill in for brushstrokes in a hazy mountain motif with lustrous metallic thread details glinting like sunlight. Available in two calming colourways: the pink-and-blue-toned Cascadia Clay and the blush and earthy Cascadia Fawn.
Translating the cover artwork from her book Evocative Style, the Tibetan wool and bamboo silk District features irregular and angular shapes in carefully curated colours that bring the painterly effect of the original graphic to life. Available in two sophisticated colourways: District Silt with gold and black contrasting softer tones, and District Spruce with cool blues and greens.
Inspired by the “visual fluidity” of a 3D graph, Wavelength features a soft wool background with silk threads creating a distorted wave-like motif that sees the grid pinched and stretched. Available in two colourways: Wavelength Rust, a classic neutral with bronze detailing, and Wavelength Marine, a wash of serene blue tones.
An adaptation of one of her classic motifs, Avant Graphite displays a fractured stripe crafted with silky thread on a neutral wool base and resembles a once scrunched up piece of paper that has been smoothed out flat. Available in charcoal and white, the rug can also have an uneven and undulating edge.