Inspired by the magnificent Canadian landscape of Heiltskuk Icefield in British Columbia, the Glaciers Rug depicted the converging moment of Silverthrone Glacier and Klinaklini Glacier. As the glacier carved a beautiful curvature into the mountainous wilderness, it expressed tremendous natural forces, which formed a totally different ‘fabric’ than that of the urban. Nonetheless, this piece of landscape rug prototyped a new expression of natural patterns and added variety to our Signature Collection rug library.
2017-09-20 to 2018-02-28
Our Forbidden City Rug has been chosen by the HOW Art Museum and Design Center curator Ross Urwin as part of their inaugural exhibition, "The New Creative | The Future of Chinese Design". The show opens September 20th until February 28th, 2018.
URBAN FABRIC's solo exhibition is the inaugural show at ART LABOR GALLERY's new home in Shanghai. It features our new Barcelona and Vancouver rugs ans showcases our Limited Edition collections with Magne Furuholmen and Elena Manferdini.
Exhibit runs 2017-07-31 to 2017-08-31.
URBAN FABRIC is pleased to be a part of the final show at ART LABOR GALLERY Shanghai before they move to their new location. The exhibit, entitled SHANGHAI DREAM, includes paintings, textiles and rugs from Shanghai-based artists and designers Jayson Atienza, Keena Fletcher, Kavelaars and Urban Fabric.
Exhibit runs until June 1, 2017.
Generously Sponsored by PENFOLD'S WINES
Feb. 7-11, 2017
We launched our Magne Furuholmen Limited Edition Series Rugs at the Stockholm Furnitue Fair. Three designs where selected from forty sculptures that Magne was commissioned to make for the Fornobuporten Sculpture Park in Oslo. Each rug is hand-knotted and hand carved in northern India from 100% New Zealand Wool and Chinese Silk. Each design is available in 4 colors and limited to 10 rugs in each color.
We are excited to announce a new Limited Edition series of rugs by Elena Manferdini + URBAN FABRIC Rugs, based on Manferdini's 'Building Portraits';
“Architects have a seemingly unlimited faith in the power of the grid, a mastering system that has become dominant in a significant portion of the modern American cityscape. The set of drawings used in the design of this collection of rugs explores the potential of the contemporary grid and vibrant colors. “
Manferdini’s drawings blur lines between fashion and pattern in an architectural context and introduce new contemporary landscapes. The new collection will be unveiled at the ToCo Haus Gallery in Los Angeles on January 27th, 2017.
September 12 - 30, 2016
URBAN FABRIC's North American city rugs are exhibited at the Rem Koolhaas designed Cornell University Department of Architecture to open the fall session in 2016.
“URBAN FABRIC Rugs are based on scale maps extruded and meticulously cut out of hand-tufted or hand-knotted New Zealand virgin wool. They are soft city models, as instructive to touch as to view. There is a seriousness to the work—the city plans are very accurate—and, at the same time, an element of fun in their fuzzy tactility.
Conceived of by Andrei Zerebecky and Lukasz Kos, Urban Fabric can be read as a counterpoint to Rem Koolhaas’s generic city critique. The project examines cities not as a ground level experience of bland airports and shopping centers, but from a Google maps vantage point which reveals that city cores remain differentiated from one another in terms of history, urban design, and the constraints of geography. Like these places, no two rugs even of the same city are alike—each is tailored to the individual commission.
Urban Fabric place its bets on difference, clinging to the notion of uniqueness of place in the vein of Camillo Sitte’s City Planning According to Artistic Principles. Inspired by the unique patterns of cities, traditions of rug manufacture and representation the work links urbanism, architecture, textile design, and scale.”
Associate Professor and Director of Exhibitions and Events
Dept. Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University
April 15, 2016
Proud to be a finalist in the Interior Product of the Year Award for Azure Magazine's AZ Awards 2016.
If you love Urban Fabric Rugs, please vote for us in the People's Choice "Design - Interior Products" category. It only takes a minute to show your support: http://awards.azuremagazine.com Thanks!
April 12 -17, 2016
Urban Fabric Rugs is thrilled to present its collaboration with Haymann Editions from Paris at this year's Salone in Milan. April 12-17 Hall 6, Booth C39
Creative directors will be in attendance from Tuesday April 12 to the 14th.
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THE FORBIDDEN CITY RUG ON EXHIBIT AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM IN TORONTO
April 10, 2014
THE RUG IS NOW PART OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM.
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSUEM
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