V&A Bespoke Rugs
The V&A is the world’s greatest museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today, the V&A’s collections, which span over 5000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform.
The V&A range comprises 3 contemporary Japanese designs and 4 Arts and Crafts inspired rugs that will add a note of exclusivity and exquisite detailing to you scheme.
Each rug features an intricate pure silk design on a robust handspun wool ground. They have a fabulous silky sheen that will lighten your room and is soft and cool to the touch.
The V&A range is available in 2 popular sizes or can be made to your chosen size and shape to fit perfectly within your scheme. Our designer Brian Sales will be happy to advise you.
Our designs are inspired by original artworks held at the Victoria and Albert Museum and are exclusive to us and you.
Why not get in touch with us or contact your nearest dealer to discuss your plans further.
C.F.A. Voysey was one of the most innovative Arts and Crafts architects. He was also a very versatile designer and produced designs for wallpaper and fabrics. This rug is based on a design from 1897, originally intended for a furnishing fabric.
Japan has a very rich textile history, with the kimono being a major focus of interest and artistic expression. Meaning 'the thing worn', the term kimono was first adopted in the mid-19th century. This beautiful rug features a detail from a kimono in the V&A’s collection showing plum blossom, clouds and bamboo.
Walter Crane was a prolific commercial designer and worked for many different manufacturers. He was an ardent socialist involved in the creation of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society and the Art Workers’ Guild. He remains perhaps best known for his illustrations of children’s books. This rug is based on one of his Aesthetic works for Jeffrey & Co., one of the most innovative and successful wallpaper manufacturers in Europe, called the Day Lily wallpaper.
Japan has a very rich textile history, with the kimono being a major focus of interest and artistic expression. Meaning 'the thing worn', the term kimono was first adopted in the mid-19th century. This beautiful rug features a fan detail from a woman's furisode (kimono with swinging sleeves) in the V&A’s collection.
C.F.A. Voysey was one of the most innovative Arts and Crafts architects. He was also a very versatile designer and produced designs for wallpaper and fabrics. This rug is based on a woven double cloth sample he designed for Alexander Morton & Co. at the turn of the 19th century.
The Silver Studio, founded by Arthur Silver, was one of the most influential textile design studios in Britain from its formation in 1880 until the middle of the 20th century. Originally designed by Harry Napper, the pattern of this rich rug follows the forms of Art Nouveau, the distinctive style that the Studio was renowned for.
This rug is inspired by an elegant Japanese gift cover or Fukusa, originally made in silk and metallic thread, held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Throughout Asia, the crane is regarded as a symbol of longevity and good fortune. The many expressions on this flock of flying cranes have been expertly captured and knotted in golden silks on a deep blue ground, adding interest and humour.