node rugs

Node Rug design by Lesley Barnes

Node Rug design by Lesley Barnes

Node Rug design by Donna Wilson

Node Rug design by Donna Wilson

Work/Life artist Lesley Barnes wrote in to let us know about these illustrated rugs available at the Design Museum. They are made by Node Rugs, a fair trade company founded by illustrator Chris Haughton who partners with Nepalese carpet makers. Intriguingly, Node offers illustrators and designers the opportunity to have their own work made into rugs. See the guidelines here.

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Artisans finishing a rug.

Artisans finishing a rug.

A rug design by Jon Klassen is knotted by hand.

A rug design by Jon Klassen is knotted by hand.

Finished rug with a design by Jon Klassen.

Finished rug with a design by Jon Klassen.