In her London studio, artist Sonya Winner designs irregularly-shaped colorful modern rugs that replicate the tissue paper overlays and cut outs the artist Henri Matisse created in his final years. Variable pile heights and hand carving become playful abstractions of overlapping colors. The Metropolitan Museum includes Matisse in their art history archive which is linked here for anyone who want more general background information on the artist.
New Zealand wool is used in 25 different hues to give the illusion of transparency. The graphic rugs are meant to be focal points, bringing vibrant color into otherwise white spaces and coordinating well with brightly colored modern furniture and accessories. Rug styles named After Matisse [top] and Bubbles [below] are hand-tufted modern day masterworks of color and fiber art.
(Source: Sonya Winner Studio)
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