After a busy year we are delighted to share the latest additions to Roger Oates Design – our new Tufted Collection of rugs and runners. Yes, a slightly different path to our famous flatweave, but a path that has been there since our creation, patiently waiting to be revisited.
From the first design stages, it was only natural we looked to our flatweave for inspiration – and with over 30 years of colour and pattern development we didn’t need to look any further. This collection plays with new textures and techniques, while combining our signature stripes, heritage colour palette and the same 100% British blend wool found in our flatweave. Here we take a closer look at Lexington and Overton and the subtle stripes that make these designs stand out.
On first appearance Lexington is a ‘plain’, solid colour rug, that on closer examination reveals a subtly striped surface texture across the body of its design. The height of pile is sheared to reveal highlights and dark tones, creating movement while showcasing Lexington’s refined stripes and understated design. A final element of surprise is revealed through a fine pinstripe of contrasting colour striking down the centre of the design, a subtle nod to our weaving heritage.
A graphic multi-stripe rug, Overton uses colour and spacing to create a modern gradient effect within this striking design. Loop stripes are sheared level with the cut pile, giving a clean optical appearance as they break through blocks of colour. The playful design uses this colour within both loop and pile textures, creating complex and inviting dimensions of texture and depth. Like Lexington, the body of Overton features a central contrasting pinstripe revealed amongst horizontal gradient stripes. Familiar colours from our heritage colour palette have been combined in playful and refined versions of this contemporary tufted design.
Overton and Lexington have allowed us to explore new and creative ways of working with our wool, with the collection made using a luxuriously deep pile – offering an inviting and incredibly soft surface underfoot. Playing with pile heights, colour and cut and loop textures showcase how our signature stripes can combine subtle design with dramatic effect.
Details of Overton Croft Blue
All our Tufted rugs and runners are made and finished by hand in our Devon workshop. To find out more about sizes and pricing please visit our online Lifestyle Store.