Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the cerebral sisters behind fashion label Rodarte, have collaborated with Frank Gehry, designed costumes for “Black Swan,” guest-edited magazines, and shown their work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Their first foray into home goods, a new line of rugs for The Rug Company, is as decadent and mysteriously compelling as their fashion designs.
Above: Rodarte’s Ember Rug of hand-knotted Tibetan wool is $123 per square foot.
Above: “The landscape of America’s Death Valley was the influence behind the Ember rug,” according to The Rug Company. “The fabric is warped and aged, the iconic scenery is suggested in earthen colors and blended yarns.”
Above: The Marble Rug of hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk is $182 per square foot.
Above: The rug “brings the fluid beauty of the raw natural mineral; the colors were inspired by raw materials such as copper, gravel, and wood.”
Above: The Ivy Trellis Rug is made of hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk; $224 per square foot.
Above: A detail of the Ivy Trellis, which was “inspired by fairy-tale fantasies and medieval romance.”
Above: Cobalt Motif is made of hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk; $224 per square foot.
Above: The Cobalt “draws on Rodarte’s experience growing up in California and was inspired by 1970s Northern California interiors and blue and white porcelain of their childhood.”
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