New rugs take inspiration from V&A textiles archive

Four striking new rug designs, each inspired by artefacts from the V&A, are the latest additions to Flair Rugs’ premium Luxmi collection

Rosa floral print rug in a dining corner
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With influences ranging from 19th-century Chinese motifs through to the cool glamor of Art Deco, the new floorcoverings from Flair Rugs (opens in new tab) capture the essence of the original designs and craftsmanship documented in the V&A.  

From bold abstract prints and delicate chinoiserie, art deco glamour and a fabulous floral, there's a rug in Flair Rugs' Luxmi collection to suit most interior styles. 


Phoenix rug in a traditional bedroom setting

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Inspired by a fragile piece of Chinese wallpaper from 1860, Phoenix features a mythical bird as its central motif, surrounded by peonies. Hand-tufted in India and tip-sheared to evoke the delicate beauty of the original work, Phoenix is available in three standard sizes in a duck egg blue and ivory colourway in hardwearing 100% viscose. Prices start at £335 for a 120 x 170cm rug.  


Geometric art deco rug

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Drawing inspiration from the familiar motifs of the Art Deco period, Moderne, references bold, geometric forms in a smart brown and ochre colourway. Inspired by a 1930s hand-knotted former hotel carpet given to the V&A by The Savoy Group, this rug is typical of the Art Deco Movement and undeniably stylish, hand-tufted in a wool-rich/viscose blend for extra luxury. Prices start at £335 for a 120 x 170cm rug.


The Rhythm rug is based on a print by Allan Walton Textiles in the V&A’s furnishing fabric archive. The rug's design references the bold, rhythmic composition found in the archive piece, recoloured in a grey and ochre colourway and is part influenced by the style and vibe of 1930s ocean liners. Hand-tufted in India from 100% wool, Rhythm is priced at £335 for a 120 x 170cm rug.


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The work of French artist, Edouard Benedictus, inspires the Rosa rug, which takes a detail from the artist’s 1924 portfolio of exquisite prints and vibrant design ideas intended for furnishing fabrics and wallpapers of the day. Flair Rugs has enlarged the scale and introduced a contemporary and seasonal colour palette for Rosa. Hand-tufted in India from 100% wool, this rug makes a statement in any room.

All rugs are available in three standard sizes of 120 x 170cm, 160 x 230cm and 200 x 290cm, priced from £335. 

The new additions join existing V&A Inspired designs – Jazz, Honeysuckle, Fanfare and Rhapsody – in the Luxmi collection, creating a series of beautiful rugs inspired by the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. 

The rugs are available from leading retailers up and down the country.

After a brief foray into music journalism, fashion and beauty, Karen found herself right at home working on interior magazines with her role on Ideal Home magazine. She is now Homes Editor on Period Living magazine and loves the opportunity the job gives her to see how others mix vintage style and modern furnishings in their beautiful properties.