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A Trio of Carpets Designed to Unify a Large Living Space in New York

Deirdre Dyson has used three variations of her classic FALLING STICKS design to create cohesion between the three ‘zones’ of the salon in this Manhattan apartment.

The hand knotted carpets create connection in what would otherwise feel a vast space.  Each background is in the same coloured Tibetan wool (a neutral grey) and the bar detail on each use the same selection of Chinese silks (six in total) comprising a dramatic cobalt blue, beiges and silver greys.

The easy option would have been to use the same rug design in each area but Deirdre has cleverly used the same colour palette and similar design components in very different ways so the carpets reference each other but each stands alone as a unique design.

As you enter the salon, the music/library area features a bordered carpet edged with alternately sized vertical bars to allow space for the dramatic large circular coffee table in the centre (cleverly connecting with the curved staircase and marble in the hallway)

The classic ATTITUDE carpet, a signature rug design, which clients gravitate towards again and again, centres the TV area, topped by an Yves Klein coffee table, which Deirdre referenced when selecting the blue of the blue silk bars on each design.

In the seating area, which focuses on the specular views of the New York skyline, the final design, MOVING BARS, features a border of horizontal bars which loosen and ‘escape’ towards the centre, where another Yves Klein coffee table sits, partnering the one at the other side of the room.

These three carpets create a suite of designs that quietly connect the three areas in this vast space and link together in a subtle and harmonious way.


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Deirdre Dyson BULRUSHES Rug WINS IDAA AWARD

We were thrilled that Deirdre’s design BULRUSHES won the Flooring – Carpet & Rugs Award at this year’s Design et Al International Design & Architecture Awards which took place at the Dorchester Hotel on Friday.

Company Manager Edison and Designer Nichola collected the award on Deirdre’s behalf
The winning design BULRUSHES

We were also delighted that our Chelsea Design Quarter partner, Tom Faulker, won the Table award.

CDQ member Tom Faulkner collecting his award for the AVA Table

The complete list of winners here

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@DeirdreDysonLLP LDF ‘WINDSWEPT’ COMPETITION exclusive to Instagram

For this year’s London Design Festival, the Chelsea Design Quarter Design District has selected the theme ELEMENTS from which Deirdre has chosen WIND as the inspiration for a bespoke runner to be displayed during the event (16th – 24th) and until the end of September.

Architect of our 554 Kings Road gallery, Timothy Hatton, has loaned some of the wonderful 3D printed leaves produced for his Human Nature installation at Aqua Shard last December which will be displayed with the WINDSWEPT runner and has kindly donated a display box of five 3D-printed leaves for us to give away to one lucky winner.

To enter the competition simply follow us on Instagram @DeirdreDysonLLP, upload a picture that encompasses WINDSWEPT, tag us in the image and use #WINDSWEPT and #LDF17.  The competition will run during the festival period and we’ll post the winning image across social media.

These 3D leaves were sold to raise funds for Sir David Attenborough’s Fauna & Flora International charity and can still be purchased here to support this worthwhile cause.

Full competition terms and conditions here.

 

 

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Alternative version of DAWN in a London office space

This bespoke version of DAWN was commissioned as part of a large-scale commercial project which includes several of Deirdre’s designs, in both freestanding hand knotted and fitted hand tufted versions.

We are particularly thrilled with the blue and copper grading in this alternative colourway.

You can also glimpse a bespoke version of Deirdre’s OPTIC carpet through the doorway.

We’re looking forward to revealing more images of the project as it nears completion.

 

 

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Some Lovely Feedback!

 My favourite carpet design from Walking on Art is Devil’s Bit Scabious and Romance because they are so beautiful, imaginative and explosive.

A lovely thank you letter to Deirdre that accompanied a re-colouring of Deirdre’s archive design SUGAR RUSH.

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A Date for your Diary!

Now an established highlight of the season, the annual Chelsea Design Quarter‘s (CDQ) Summer Street Party takes place on Wednesday 7th June between 6-9pm.

This year’s theme is ‘Circus’ with the hub of the party running from the ‘bridge to the bend’ stretch of the Kings Road and late opening of all participating showrooms.

Browse the wide variety of interiors businesses the quarter has to offer whilst you enjoy drinks, nibbles and circus-inspired street entertainment.

CDQ has over 50 member showrooms covering carpets and lighting, fabrics and furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, antiques and collectibles, prints and paintings and bespoke galore. Classic and traditional sit cheek by jowl with contemporary and modern – the Summer Street Party is the ideal time to explore our very special part of South West London!

Follow @ChelseaQuarter for more information.

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Inspiring Spring…

In the latest of Edison’s occasional interior design posts he draws inspiration from this season’s colours.

Now that spring has arrived and summer is just a few months away, I’m always interested to check out the new season’s colours.

Seasonal colour palettes draw inspiration from the moment but with suggested longevity, way beyond the season for which it is intended. Use them as guides to colour combinations and let them take you on an imaginative, creative journey.

This seasons colours remind me of the beautiful Islamic tiles found in the old Persian regions of Iran and Iraq or those found even closure to home, such as Turkey or Tunisia.

Wonderfully ornate but with a sense of lightness, these colours are often blended together to create dynamic patterns that flow into one another seamlessly, by way of soft geometry.

In a flawless execution and with absolute precision, the smallest pattern is in essence, a part of a larger, more intricate picture.

By using the softer end of the colour palette, you can go bolder with your pattern.

Koziel.fr- Blue Mosaic wallpaper

These mosaics use elements of the Pantone colour palette to bold, visual effect and can be applied to floors as well as the walls.

Our BEJEWELLED design from the ‘Mosaic Collection’ combines the softer colours of the palette too but with shots of the pink and blue to great effect. The perfect Aladdin’s carpet.

We’ll be posting carpet designs featuring each colour on our Instagram feed over the last two weeks of April, click here to view our full feed.

 

 

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Deirdre Dyson Presented with Arts Ambassador Award

Former Vodafone CEO and Artist Philipp Humm, Grace Bian, Sir James Dyson, Lady Dyson and Film Producer Paul G Andrews

The Athene Festival is an annual event which brings together leading figures from the UK and Chinese arts industries for five days with the aim of promoting and encouraging cultural exchange with China.

The festival culminates in the Athene Guild Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner which was held at the Guildhall, London last Friday.

Deirdre was surprised and delighted to receive the Arts Ambassador award for her work as a fine artist and award winning carpet designer.  The award also acknowledges her broad contribution and support of the arts, which includes being an amateur opera singer and author and art collector, whilst Sir James Dyson also received the inaugural Master of Engineering Design award.

A very special evening acknowledging both Deirdre and James contribution to the arts, albeit in different areas.

Watch the film produced to accompany Deirdre’s award here.

Former Vodafone CEO and Artist Philipp Humm, Grace Bian, Sir James Dyson and Lady Dyson

 

 

 

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A Savoured Evening at the Gallery

Deirdre hosted a private event at our Kings Road Gallery last week to thank very special clients and collaborators.

Bubblefood created a spectacular selection of food and accompanying cocktails inspired by this year’s VISTA carpet collection which made for a wonderfully convivial evening.

The terrace ready to welcome guests.
Interior Designer Aida Bratovic from StudioAIDA ‘hunting for truffles’.

Luxury Topping’s Trisha Topping.
Alice Price, Sir James Dyson and Victoria Nixon.
President of SBID Vanessa Brady OBE and Edison Abidi.
Agnes Guillard, Chelsea Design Quarter’s Alexandra Metcalf and Edison Abidi.
Timothy Hatton Architect’s Correna Mitchell.

Rosanna Kitchen’s Darren Miller, Deirdre Dyson, Architect Timothy Hatton, Sir James Dyson and Correna Mitchell.
Strategist and Entrepreneur Grace Bian, Deirdre Dyson and ex Centerparcs CEO Peter Mole.

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