Knowledge is Power!
Art for the floor? But of course! There are so many inspirational ideas to draw from especially if you are having a custom rug made. A custom rug is a one of a kind area rug, and can be Art that you walk on. At Rug Rats we have been inspired over the years to draw from many artists and the pool of ideas is endless. Our favorite is Henri Matisse. You can see his influence everywhere, especially in furniture and fabrics. In Matisse’s later years he gave up painting to create art by paper cut-outs which he would pin to a blank wall and create plates of work.
Matisse allowed color to dominate his pictorial art. He saw it as a decorative art. Each shape, block of color and arrangement lends itself to rug design. < p>
Hall runners designed by Rug Rats based on Matisse shapes and colors
This book is the single best work to have appeared on Matisse’s great cut-outs. The section of color plates are superbly designed and arranged. Matisse’s delicious eye-candy is allowed to speak for itself. The book is recommended for its excellent design and writing. It is a marvelous introduction to Matisse and his work. This book leads the imagination to great rug design! The Cut Outs of Henri Matisse.
These rugs were based on Matisse’s Oceania. We used leopard carpet in some of the shapes, as the pillow fabric had this print in them. The rug to the right was made from scraps and shapes cut out of the rug to the left.
One of our more interesting rugs.We named this the “Whale Tail”. This rug twisted and turned around the foyer, hall, to the opening of the living room ending in the “Whale Tail”. For more pictures of this rug visit our Contemporary Rug page.
We can design a rug based on fabric, art style, your art, or any type design that might interest you. Look around your environment and see what types of styles and colors that please you. It might be a scarf, china design, dress fabric, furniture style or art. We can build and send a computer rendering, but we have found that our best designed rugs are drawn on paper, by hand, just as an artist would do. Sometimes these designs are rough, but the idea and concept will come through. All the rugs that Rug Rats created in this newsletter were drawn by hand just as an artist would draw. Contact us if you are interested in a, “Art-Inspired” Rug