The Times Magazine

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Contemporary designers are using ancient skills to redefine the rug as an artwork. Neither shape nor materials are constraints for avant-garde designer Annette Nix ‘s installation rugs, which bridge the gap between conceptual art and design. She says that a rug with decorative curves can soften a linear, angular room. Many of her “big statement” rug commissions have incorporated unexpected materials: white stones to echo a Zen-like courtyard; cactus on moss-green rug leading to a swimming pool in a home with glass walls and staircase; even live fish in a tank in a home full of glass furniture’.

 

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