A native of Jerusalem, Liora Manné began her career designing textiles for New York’s fashion industry. Turning her talents to her own line of fabrics, she invented a process called Lamontage that combines handmade artistry with high-tech needle-punching; the result was a non-woven acrylic textile that is as beautiful as it is sturdy. In 1997 Manné stepped into the world of rugs, designing hand-knotted, hand-tufted, and machine-loomed floor coverings. She’s also recently added handbags, shoes, and cuff bracelets to her repertoire.
Indoor/outdoor pillows are one of those incredibly versatile design pieces – they can deck out your deck during the warmer months, then grace your living room once the chill sets in outside. And these designs, with their vibrant colors and prints, are truly stylish specimens of the breed.
Surya may be best known for its hand-knotted wool rugs, but its decorative cushions are just as exquisite. Each is handcrafted in India with special attention paid to its color and texture.
Mid-century modern design overtook both North America and Europe in the ‘50s, and to this day, it’s still hotly sought-after thanks to the elegance and ease of its minimal, sculptural, organic-inspired lines. It’s also known for its versatility: these pieces work well within modern and contemporary design schemes, but they’ll serve just as well as an artful counterpoint to more traditional and transitional schemes.
Prints certainly have their place … but don’t neglect the power of a solid as the perfect design foundation in a room. To that end, these floor coverings will set a sophisticated tone in any space. They’re at once strong and subtle.