Rippling blue tones and a magnificent mosaic texture breathe new life into an ancient marker of luxury.
REFLECTING ON LUXURY
Characterised by a mosaic texture and a melange of rippling blue tones, the Pliny rug from bespoke designer Luke Irwin is a captivating masterpiece in Persian, hand-knotted silk. The creative consequence of Irwin's chance discovery of the ruins of a magnificent Roman villa beneath his Wiltshire home, the creation breathes new life into ancient symbols of luxury.
AN AGED AESTHETIC
Rather than a simple pastiche of Roman mosaics, this fascinating floorcovering draws attention to the passing of time; the evolution of eras. Distressed areas, innovatively incorporated using an oxidising technique, transform the design into a powerful trigger for the contemplation of 2000 years of history and an enriched perspective into our own age.
Each stage of the rug's construction - from carding and spinning the fibres through to carving and finishing - is achieved entirely by hand. Placing traditional, ethical production front and centre, these time-honoured techniques are performed by master craftspeople in India.