Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ERA Rug Design Competition

ERA is an acronym for Evolution in Rug Artistry. This year, a competition was launched by Weavers Art to showcase Canadian design talent while promoting ethical carpet and rug production. The top 10 rugs were presented at the Interior Design Show by media sponsor Azure, and a silent auction was held. All proceeds from the auction will go to DAREarts, a local charity providing art education to at risk children.

New @ge Rug
Kenneth Ho
Inspired by the idea of how people are connected by the use of technology.

Ditdah Rug
Fishbol Design Atelier & Narae Kim
White and orange circles replace the dots and dashes of Morse code.

Fleur-de-Lis Design
Wool and silk combine to resemble rich veins of Calacatta marble.

Zipper Rug
Jennifer Fong
Inspired by the concepts of interaction and modularity,
particularly due to the trend of small space living.

Une Affaire De Coeur
Katherine Morley
Here the fleur-de-lis and the maple leaf are harmonious.

3rd Uncle Design
The design evokes a sense of place.

Clayton Budd of 64th and Queen
A bold & graphic reinterpretation of the classic tartan.

The Jazzy Rug
Roy Banse
Based on the graphic eye exam chart, but with a musical connection.

Lake Ontario
Joy Charbonneau & Ed Zec
The detailed bathymetric form of Lake Ontario.

Alison Milne Design
A combination of nature and fine art.

Congratulations to the successful silent auction bidders who were able to take home a piece of Canadian art and design (and then walk all over it)!!

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