Issue Date: 2015 SEPTEMBER, Posted On: 9/14/2015

09142015 Trendcast 03 by Rugnews.com: Design Intelligence for the Rug Industry


The editors of RugNews.com present a bird's eye view of fashion's hot new Audubon Society. In Trendcast 03, we follow a fashion migration from the catwalk to high design rugs and textiles by artists and couturiers. From this summer's Atlanta Rug market, to last week's Maison & Objet in Paris, to fashion shows in NY and Europe, bird motifs are back in the news.

Most often seen are hummingbird prints and larger-than-life over scale birds on fabrics and rugs.  As presented in our exclusive slide show below, the look is all-inclusive, from harrowing Hitchcock - inspired birds to a new breed of naturalist and impressionist renderings.  [Click here for the Audubon Society Trendcast in expanded view.]

A shimmering 100% silk hand knotted rug by Creative Touch features a dramatically oversized hummingbird. (8'2"x10"; made in India).


Straight from Maison & Objet, a boldly colored silk bird and flower rug from Netherlands-based Ebru was a showstopper at the September 2015 exhibition.


From Cyprus-based YoYo Designs, a detail of a synthetic patchwork-effect rug featuring illustrated birds, and below, the full 5x6 rug shown at the September Maison & Objet in Paris.


From the Exotica collection by artist Hunt Slonem for Tibetano, the Yellow Piculs  (above) and Piculs rugs designed by Slonem, who is known for neo-expressionist paintings of exotic animals.


The Rug Company's hand woven pashmina and silk Hummingbird aubusson rug in ivory by the late fashion couturier Alexander McQueen is shown below as a 5x3 wall hanging.


The Alexander McQueen rug for the Rug Company in black is as cutting edge as the bird motif in Miu Miu’s resort 2015 collection.


Birds take flight in the new Fall/Winter men's fashion collection by Salvatore Ferragamo.


Roberto Cavalli does an edgy birds-on-branches print, while Schumacher's A-Twitter wallpaper, though similar in palette, is more restrained.


Yves Delormes' Rendez-vous pillows, made in France are offered in white, black or red grounds.


From the Front Porch collection from Trans Ocean, Humming bird pillow by Liora Manne.


From Designers Guild's Orangerie collection, the cotton sateen Madame Butterfly II in Acacia (above) features hummingbirds. The design also comes in wallpaper as shown in the Amethyst colorway.


Janovai of India introduced its bird pillows at Maison & Objet, September 2015 in Paris.


Pearson Textiles introduced an oversized bird print in 57% linen and 43% cotton at April's High Point Market.


An exclusive import from Austria, the Pearson Textiles pattern upholsters a decorative screen above and is used for custom pillows below.




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