Sunday, January 27

Made By Node - Limited Edition Rugs at The Design Museum

Rug designed by Chamo
I'd love to see this - a collection of rugs designed by some of my favourite artists and produced by Node, a company set up by illustrator Chris Haughton and Akshay Sthapit (an entrepreneur based in Kathmandu).  Their aim is to connect designers and artists with traditional Nepalese carpet makers to produce stunning contemporary hand-knotted rugs.  Their rug makers are founder members of Fair Trade Nepal.  In addition to ensuring fair wages, employees are taught literacy and skills, and their work supports a school and an orphanage.

The collection is being launched at The Design Museum, London on the 5th March.  The artists involved are:

Beatrice Alemagna | Sanna Annukka | Lesley Barnes | Petra Borner | Chamo | Benji Davies | Chris Haughton | Clayton Junior | Jon Klassen | Micah Lidberg | Joe Magee | Geoff McFetridge | Neasden Control Centre | Patternity | Craig Robinson | Serge Seidlitz | Marcroy Smith | Kevin Waldron | Donna Wilson

Further details can be found on the Node website, along with some amazing images of the rugs in production on the looms in Nepal.