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Project Overview Nestled in the vibrant and fashionable Crouch End, North London, a Victorian house received a modern touch with a bespoke handmade rug designed and created by Clerkenwell Rug Studio. Tasked by high-end residential designers, the project aimed to infuse contemporary elegance while enhancing the warmth and comfort of this family home. The Challenge Victorian homes, with their historical charm and distinctive architectural details, often feature dark wooden floors that, while beautiful, can make living spaces feel colder and less inviting. The challenge was to introduce a modern element that would not only complement the home’s character but also add a layer of warmth and comfort to its interiors. Clerkenwell Rug Studio's Solution Embracing the task, Clerkenwell Rug Studio designed a hand-tufted rug that beautifully marries modern design with the home's Victorian essence. The chosen palette of blues and greys was aimed at creating a serene and soothing atmosphere, perfectly balancing the rich tones of the original wooden floors. The organic design of the rug introduced a contemporary vibe that was both elegant and timeless. The Result The result was a large, exquisite handmade rug that transformed the living space. It covered the dark wooden floors with a layer of softness and warmth, instantly making the room more welcoming and comfortable for family gatherings. The modern design of the rug seamlessly integrated with the house's Victorian charm, proving that contemporary and traditional elements could coexist harmoniously. The Impact The impact of the rug went beyond its visual appeal. It became a central piece in the home, offering comfort and warmth that was especially appreciated by the youngest family member, 6-year-old Eliza, who wholeheartedly approved of the new addition. The rug not only enhanced the aesthetic of the home but also improved its liveability, proving the power of thoughtful design and craftsmanship. Conclusion This project by Clerkenwell Rug Studio exemplifies how handmade rugs can transform residential spaces, blending modern designs with traditional settings to create homes that are both beautiful and comfortable. The Victorian house in Crouch End stands as a testament to the studio's expertise in crafting bespoke rugs that meet the unique needs and tastes of their clients, making every piece a personal and integral part of the home.

Case Study: Elegant Bespoke Handmade Area Rug - A Modern Touch to a Victorian Home in Crouch End

Project Overview Nestled in the vibrant and fashionable Crouch End, North London, a Victorian house received a modern touch with a...

Fast-Track Collections: High-Quality Rugs for Commercial Environments 
 
 When it comes to designing commercial spaces, every detail matters. From the furniture to the lighting, every element contributes to creating an atmosphere that is both inviting and professional. One often overlooked aspect of commercial design is the flooring, specifically the rugs. Rugs can add warmth, texture, and style to any space, and with Clerkenwell Rug Studio's fast-track collections, you can easily elevate the aesthetics of your project. 
 
 Clerkenwell Rug Studio is renowned for its expertise in the rug and carpet industry, and their fast-track collections are no exception. These collections offer a wide range of high-quality rugs that are ready to be installed, saving you time and effort. Whether you're working on a hotel lobby, a restaurant, or an office space, these rugs are designed to withstand the demands of commercial environments while adding a touch of elegance. 
 
 The image above showcases a selection of rugs from Clerkenwell Rug Studio's fast-track collections. As you can see, these rugs are not only visually appealing but also feature intricate patterns and vibrant colors. This attention to detail ensures that these rugs will make a statement in any commercial space, becoming a focal point that draws the eye and adds personality. 
 
 One of the key advantages of the fast-track collections is their convenience. As an architect or designer, you know that time is of the essence when it comes to completing projects. With these ready-to-install rugs, you can save valuable time without compromising on quality. Whether you have a tight deadline or simply want to streamline your design process, these fast-track collections are the perfect solution. 
 
 In addition to their convenience, these rugs are also highly durable. Commercial spaces experience heavy foot traffic, and it's important to choose rugs that can withstand the wear and tear. Clerkenwell Rug Studio's fast-track collections are made with the highest quality materials, ensuring that they will stand the test of time. This durability not only saves you money in the long run but also ensures that your design will continue to look fresh and inviting for years to come. 
 
 To further enhance your design process, Clerkenwell Rug Studio's website features a Pinterest integration. This allows you to easily pin ideas and create mood boards, helping you visualize how these rugs will fit into your overall design concept. Additionally, visitors to the website can save products, making it easy to revisit and compare different options. 
 
 In conclusion, Clerkenwell Rug Studio's fast-track collections offer a convenient and efficient solution for architects and designers looking to enhance the aesthetics of their projects. With their high-quality rugs that are ready to be installed, you can save time without compromising on style. So why wait? Explore the fast-track collections today and transform your commercial space into a sophisticated and inviting environment.

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Fast-Track Collections: High-Quality Rugs for Commercial Environments When it comes to designing commercial spaces, every detail...

The Art of Bespoke Rugs: Creating Unique Designs for Architects and Designers 
 
 When it comes to designing commercial spaces, architects and designers understand the importance of every detail. From the layout to the furniture, every element plays a crucial role in creating a cohesive and visually appealing environment. One often overlooked aspect of interior design is the rug. However, with the help of Clerkenwell Rug Studio, architects and designers can now elevate their spaces with bespoke rugs that are truly one-of-a-kind. 
 
 At Clerkenwell Rug Studio, the art of creating bespoke rugs is taken to a whole new level. With 20 years of experience in the industry, their team of experts understands the unique needs and requirements of architects and designers. They work closely with the A&D community to provide high-quality rugs that are not only visually stunning but also suitable for commercial environments. 
 
 One of the key advantages of choosing a bespoke rug is the ability to create a design that is completely unique. Unlike off-the-shelf options, bespoke rugs allow architects and designers to have full control over the design process. From the choice of materials to the patterns and colors, every aspect can be customized to suit the specific requirements of the space. 
 
 For architects and designers looking for inspiration, Clerkenwell Rug Studio offers a range of options to spark creativity. Their website features a Pinterest integration, allowing designers to pin ideas and create mood boards. This feature is particularly useful when it comes to visualizing how a bespoke rug will fit into the overall design scheme. 
 
 In addition to bespoke options, Clerkenwell Rug Studio also offers fast-track collections for those who are working on tight deadlines. These collections feature pre-designed rugs that can be customized to some extent, allowing architects and designers to add their own personal touch. 
 
 For those who want a balance between fully bespoke and pre-designed options, Clerkenwell Rug Studio also offers semi-bespoke rugs. These rugs are created using existing designs but can be customized in terms of size, color, and materials. This option provides a great opportunity for architects and designers to have a unique rug that fits their vision while also saving time. 
 
 Another unique feature of Clerkenwell Rug Studio is their custom-cut rugs. These rugs are perfect for spaces with unconventional shapes or sizes. By creating a rug that is specifically tailored to the dimensions of the space, architects and designers can ensure a perfect fit and a seamless integration with the overall design. 
 
 When it comes to creating bespoke rugs, Clerkenwell Rug Studio combines craftsmanship and creativity to deliver exceptional results. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality is evident in every rug they create. By working closely with architects and designers, they are able to bring their vision to life and create rugs that not only enhance the aesthetics of a space but also add a touch of elegance and sophistication. 
 
 In conclusion, bespoke rugs are an essential element in creating unique and visually stunning commercial spaces. With the expertise and creativity of Clerkenwell Rug Studio, architects and designers can now elevate their designs to new heights. Whether it's a fully bespoke rug, a fast-track collection, a semi-bespoke option, or a custom-cut rug, Clerkenwell Rug Studio has the perfect solution for every design need. So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Let your imagination run wild and create a rug that truly reflects your vision.

The Art of Bespoke Rugs: Creating Unique Designs for Architects and Designers

The Art of Bespoke Rugs: Creating Unique Designs for Architects and Designers When it comes to designing commercial spaces, architects...

Project Overview In the heart of London's trendy Shoreditch, Adobe unveiled its new flagship office within the innovative White Collar Factory. This project marked a significant collaboration between Clerkenwell Rug Studio, under the leadership of founder Rachael Connolly, and the globally recognized architectural firm, Gensler. The Challenge Adobe's vision for their new space was not just to be another office but a beacon of design excellence and sustainability. The challenge was to create an environment that promoted well-being, leveraging natural light and cozy areas while adhering to strict sustainability principles. Clerkenwell Rug Studio's Solution Clerkenwell Rug Studio, known for its passion for dynamic and creative rug solutions, was brought on board to add warmth and texture to the Adobe office. Specializing in both commercial and residential projects, Clerkenwell offered a high level of service, guiding designers through their simple yet effective design process. This included creating hand trials and artwork for designers, as well as offering specification advice to ensure the final products were perfectly aligned with the project's goals. The Result The collaboration resulted in the creation of bespoke rugs made from natural fibers, crafted by exceptionally talented British artisans. These rugs played a pivotal role in achieving the office's aim of promoting well-being. Their placement throughout the Adobe office not only enhanced the aesthetic appeal but also contributed to the overall health and happiness of the employees. Sustainable Excellence The Adobe White Collar Factory project was awarded a BREEAM 2014 outstanding rating, highlighting its commitment to sustainability. Clerkenwell Rug Studio's contribution, with their focus on natural materials and local craftsmanship, underscored the project's environmental ethos. Conclusion Clerkenwell Rug Studio's collaboration with Gensler on Adobe’s flagship office stands as a testament to the power of creative partnerships in achieving design excellence. The project not only fulfilled its functional and aesthetic goals but also set a new standard for sustainable office design, proving that spaces can be both beautiful and responsible. wool adobe bespoke bespoke rugs gensler hand tufted made in England white collar factory wool

Case Study: Adobe Flagship Office - A Collaboration Between Clerkenwell Rug Studio and Gensler

Project Overview In the heart of London's trendy Shoreditch, Adobe unveiled its new flagship office within the innovative White Collar...

Mix+ Press Coverage The following text has been taken from a recent press release, found here We love a good entrepreneurial story – and when our good friend Rachael Connolly started to tell us about her exciting new venture – Clerkenwell Rug Studio – we were so enthused that we asked her to stop talking – but only so that we could get her story ‘on record’. Having apologised for our rudeness, we ask Rachael to take it from the top once again. ‘After 10 years working in the bespoke rug and carpet Industry, I gained specialised knowledge of the textile, manufacturing process and how to work closely with the A&D community, advising on colour, design and the beautiful different textures that can be achieved by taking advantage of new technologies when creating a bespoke rug,’ she tells us. ‘I became aware that my competitors were either well-known rug designers or famous international fashion designers, who mostly commissioned the manufacturing in places that I couldn’t even pronounce in the Far East! What kept coming back to me, however, was the UK based designers with huge talent and the fantastic homegrown craftspeople with a long heritage in manufacturing. British high quality rugs and carpets were not being showcased. ‘So I came up with an idea that I could help marry the designers and the craftspeople. The economic climate was ripe and we are in the right place at the right time – Clerkenwell has more architects and creative businesses per square mile than anywhere on the planet! I thought I might just have a shot at making this work. ‘My aim was to create a platform for new rug artists – to take ideas from trends and  inspirations to create amazing eye candy, to educate them on the design process, to hopefully inspire them and give them the confidence to create beautiful and unique rugs for their clients. ‘I had the commitment, passion, energy, enthusiasm and plenty of ideas about how to create this platform, but my weakness was setting up the business infrastructure and I needed the capital to start. ‘It was a dream. I went to a friend who runs his own successful business for some advice and after several meetings, honing the business ideas and the business plan, he was so enthusiastic (and he believed in me) that he offered to invest in the company and set up all the infrastructure. ‘The metamorphosis happened quickly and, just like the butterfly in our logo, something beautiful – Clerkenwell Rug Studio – was created in April 2014! ‘We have a first class team who will go to great lengths to provide an excellent service from your eureka moment in conceiving the design, to having the rug manufactured by our British craftspeople, to the bespoke rug being laid on the floor. ‘We will use the finest quality wool and other natural fibres in the process and ensure that the touch, feel and colour are just as the designer had imagined. We like to say that ‘Your ideas are realised by our hands’. ‘As a taster of our aim to educate and inspire, we invited a number of designers I had worked with over the years to our handmade rug loom evening at Craft Central in Clerkenwell in May, where they had a chance to see the hand making process of a rug and were then able to have a go themselves. We were excited at the interaction and interest that was shown and feel that the successful evening was a pointer that we are on the right path.’ So how are Rachael and the team going to champion budding rug artists? ‘We will launch a Clerkenwell Rug Studio design competition in later this year,’ Rachael reveals. ‘We need to keep the details under wraps for now but the winners will receive their own rug made for them by us, plus we will showcase their design. If you are a ‘Rug Star’ in the making, start thinking about your design now and watch this space! Tagged articlebespoke rugsbritish craftsmanshipbritish madeinterior designmix interiorsmixologypresstextile

Mix+ Press Coverage

Mix+ Press Coverage The following text has been taken from a recent press release, found here We love a good entrepreneurial story – and...

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