In order to celebrate the second collaboration between the Rug Company and fashion designer Mary Katrantzou a dinner by the sea at Island C Lougne in Athens - the home town of the designer- has been organised by the Rug Company and Petratos Rugs who is the Greek distributor.
Brandy Butter – the company in charge for the successful evening – created a long table with string lights -under a clear tent- with candles and pink flowers inspired by the design of Mrs. Katrantzou rugs.
ΕΙΡΗΝΗ ΠΕΤΡΑΤΟΥ, ΣΙΣΣΥ ΦΕΙΔΑ
The guests had the opportunity to be the first to see 4 of the most iconic rugs including the one that was used on the setting of the new version of sex and the city – And Just like that- which was used in the setting for Carrie’s flat.
ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΣΑΡΒΑΝΑΚΗΣ, ΜΑΙΡΗ ΚΑΤΡΑΝΤΖΟΥ, ΛΩΡΑ ΤΣΟΥΚΑΛΑ
A dinner under the stars and with a saxophone playing along dinner and the music background of Vangelis Papathanasiou, Manos Chatzidakis and the the lengendary Melina Mercoury- created this magic evening that will forever stay in our mind.
The Rug Company X Mary Katrantzou The Rug Company has collaborated with fashion designer Mary Katrantzou for a second time, following the success of Fantastical Florals, which launched in 2019. Entitled A Life in Pattern, this collection showcases two new designs in two colourways, illustrating Katrantzou’s visionary nature and dedication to print.
ΑΙΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΗ ΚΑΤΡΑΝΤΖΟΥ, ΜΑΙΡΗ ΚΑΤΡΑΝΤΖΟΥ, ΣΥΛΒΙΝΑ ΚΡΟΝΤΗΡΑ
London based, Greek-born, Katrantzou has been making waves in the fashion world since establishing her eponymous brand in 2008. Penchant for kaleidoscopic patterns, the designer is often heralded ‘Mary, Queen of Prints’, following a successful solo exhibition in 2018. Recognized for her examination of culture, history and art, Katrantzou has garnered attention from both the fashion world and cultural institutions too. Her work has been featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the Victorian Albert Museum and The Copper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum, to name a few.
From artistic movements to natural elements, A Life in Pattern draws upon powerful motifs to create mesmerizing art for the floor. A reflection of Katrantzou’s innovative nature, each rug is an unmistakable adaption of a design from the fashion house’s collections. Fantastical Florals presents seven uniquely vibrant rugs, representing Katrantzou’s first foray into the world of interiors. Like A Life in Pattern, each rug is an unmistakably Katrantzou, inspired by the bold and imaginative designs for which her eponymous brand is renowned.
Both collections have been finely hand-woven by The Rug Company’s expert craftspeople to capture even the most unique detail, giving the designs a hyper-real and photographic quality. Intended for both residential and commercial spaces, each design is fully customisable and available in a vast range of qualities, colours, materials and shapes.
The pieces can also be created as wall-to-wall installations and stair runners, depending on the client’s requirements. “By drawing inspiration from our archival prints, our intention is to create beautiful rugs that resemble works of Art and permeate a sense of timelessness in one’s space” Mary Katrantzou.
Photo Credits: Panoulis Dimitris - Studio Panoulis