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New Rug Designs for SCP

Sea Pebble Rug by Donna Wilson for SCP

The newest addition to my long-running collaboration with London interiors store SCP is a series of abstract, colourful rug designs. SCP popped into the studio for a chat ahead of the launch. Below is just a little snippet of our conversation – you can read the full interview on their website (the link is at the bottom of the page).

I’ve been interested in interiors and designed rugs and furniture since very early on in my career. While I was at the Royal College of Art I designed the Doily Rug, the PomPom rug and another rug made from three and a half thousand glove fingers, which we couldn’t get manufactured anywhere because it was so technical!

I’ve developed three new designs for SCP, as well as a new colour-way of the Purl rug. The designs are called Blue Line, Sea Pebble and Waves & Ovals.

They all developed from little watercolour drawings, particularly Blue Line, which is really just a series of watercolour lines.

Blue Line Rug by Donna Wilson for SCP

The Waves & Ovals design has these big shapes on it – I was just working with these big pebbly shapes and mixing colour, which is something I have always enjoyed, putting weird combinations together.

Waves + Ovals Rug by Donna Wilson for SCP

Sea Pebble comes from the big organic forms you get when you are in nature – I was cutting up and repeating things, in a kind of collage.

Sea Pebble Rug by Donna Wilson for SCP

It was quite difficult to translate the watercolour designs into rug form because the graduating colours had to be interpreted into something that is a solid colour. The yarns had to be mixed together, and I didn’t know how it would turn out, but it’s been done with amazing skill. I’m also incredibly proud that they’ve been shortlisted by the Design Guild Mark for the 2D award for excellence in British design!

Shop the collection online now, and read the full interview with Donna on the SCP website here.

Blue Line Rug by Donna Wilson for SCP

Waves + Ovals Rug by Donna Wilson for SCP

Purl Rug by Donna Wilson for SCP

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