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To those of you who missed Helen Yardley Studio's stand at Design Junction last month - and equally to those who visited - here's a brief reminder of all the new rug designs launched there. Breeze (above) is Helen Yardley's latest rug design and completes the new collection. The neutral grey background is a chalky mix of densely looped wool and linen, which allows the cool blue/green shapes to hover in the foreground, as though caught in a breeze. This rug is both graphic and subtle and, like many of Yardley's designs, can easily be re-coloured to accommodate a whole range of alternative palettes. All the new designs in this collection are characterised by an unusually soft tone, achieved by using a subtle mix of yarn qualities and yarn colours.
The entire collection can be viewed by appointment in the Bermondsey showroom and is available for photo shoots. Cut out images are also available on request.
All Helen Yardley hand-tufted rugs are made in Britain using pure new wool, often blended with linen or silk. All standard rug designs can be customised, so colours and sizes can be changed to suit individual needs, subject to Studio approval. The development of a collection of Nepalese hand-knotted rugs marks a new departure, providing a versatile alternative to classic Yardley style. Helen Yardley Studio also welcomes bespoke commissions.
Images featured in sequence from main:
BREEZE: hand-tufted rug, made in Britain, wool/linen, 270 x 340 cm, £4350
TRUNKS (alba): hand-tufted rug, made in Britain, 100% Wool, 200 cm x 290 cm, £2750
PEBBLEDASH (tango): hand-tufted rug, made in Britain. Wool/Linen, 195 cm x 260 cm, £2400
KNIT (pewter): hand-knotted rug, made in Nepal. 100% Wool, 200 cm x 290 cm, £3600
BOULDER (moss): hand-tufted rug, made in Britain. Wool/Linen, 210 cm x 280 cm, £2790
PEBBLEDASH (tango): detail
Prices quoted are inclusive of VAT
Helen Yardley Studio
British designer, Helen Yardley, studied textile design at the Royal College of Art, establishing her studio in London in 1983. Known for her signature bold, painterly style and dramatic use of colour, she produces innovative, abstract designs that enhance a wide range of interior spaces. Helen Yardley has exhibited worldwide and designed for companies in Japan, France and the UK and her work is held in collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Academy and the British Crafts Council.