Jonathan Saunders Projects
Jonathan Saunders Projects
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In 2014, Jonathan Saunders transformed his passion for architecture and interior design into a collection for artisan British retailers The Rug Company. Comprising four different designs, each referencing a different period of interior history, the range took Saunders’ understanding of clashing prints and seemingly incongruous patterns and transformed them into brilliantly desirable carpets.

Inspired by Charlotte Perriand’s interiors, William Morris textiles and Japanese kimono designs, each carpet is infused with subtle allusions to design classics; whether the surreal tones of Paul Outerbridge’s early photography transformed into a sinuous Art Nouveau print or a silkscreen check rug evocative of Perriand’s wallpaper prints. They are pieces steeped in design history that showcase Saunders’ nuanced understanding of aesthetic harmony, and transform vintage references into thoroughly contemporary, hand-knotted innovation.

Jonathan Saunders The Rug Company Project
Jonathan Saunders The Rug Company