MK Collection Debuts Fabrics and Rug Designs


We love mashups. Missy Elliot and George Michael. Brokeback to the Future. Gordon Matta-Clark and Dan Flavin. So we’re looking forward to the collaboration between L.A.-based  fabric designer Melissa Kirkpatrick and U.K.-based rug designer Christopher Farr.   

The two are debuting a line of custom rugs inspired by European architecture and the botanical imagery found in Art Nouveau designs on May 14th at ICFF. The rugs are hand-loomed in Turkey and comprised of raw silk and wool. They’re also available in a variety of colors. The initial collection includes four designs: “Less Traveled” inspired by a cobblestone path in Italy; “Thaleia” recalls the floral motifs of a vintage glass chandelier; “Favrile’s” organic shapes are meant to reference a butterfly in flight; and “Nightingale’s Ode” references the braided twigs of a bird’s next.

In addition to the rug collection launch, Kirkpatrick is also debuting a new line of fabric that includes 11 prints and 13 woven designs. Many of the prints are hand-screened and the wovens are made in Italy.

Pricing is to the trade but the rugs are available at Christopher Farr in L.A. and the fabrics are available Maudlin in La Jolla and Ann Dennis Design in Costa Mesa.

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