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