Be inspired by the archives of the V&A

Introducing 15 new rug additions to Design Discoveries, a very special collection of rugs inspired by the archives of the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).

Blending artistic inspiration with contemporary flair, the new pieces draw inspiration from an array of artefacts held within the museum's archive which have been crafted to create a collection of rugs with today's interiors in mind.

As the natural world continues to feature heavily in interior design, flowers, animals and whimsical botanicals feature throughout the collection.  These alluring and timeless designs have been reinterpreted to create the ideal statement pieces using contemporary palette choices, undyed wool and  specialist weaving techniques.

Floralia (top left) and Peony Heather (top right) have been developed from the same archive fabric and use peony heads and delicate petals of the original pattern in different ways to create two very unique designs in the style of an English Chintz.

The bold design of Versaille (top left) celebrates a chintz with French origins, reimagined in dramatic dark colours making it look instantly at home in today's modern living rooms whilst retaining the original chintz charm.

Illustrative patterns of seaweed embellished with mosses, corals and leaves in Maritime Rose (top right) and Kelp Mint (main image top) are coloured in subtle hues of modern beiges, creams and calming taupes to enhance the delicate beauty of the designs.

Add a touch of Victorian opulence to your home with Victoriana Heather (top left), a large scale paisley woven in contemporary greys and whites to create a modern day classic of this timeless pattern.

The repeated owls of Nocture (top right) in earthy browns and greys evoke a sense of retro charm capturing a sense of fun and nostalgia.

Showcasing the artistry of weaving, Design Discoveries uses signature Axminster and Wilton weaving techniques to accentuate each design.

The cut and loop method of weaving allows for a structural three-dimensional finish as seen in Moderne, Hillcrest and Blockprint rugs (below), a perfect way to inject texture in to an otherwise neutral palette.

The varying height in the pile help to capture the beauty of the natural 100% undyed wool blend that has been used to weave them.

The classic symmetrical pattern in Lumina (below), is interpreted in two colourways Dark Beige (below left) and Graphite (below right) each chosen for its modern day appeal.

Combining the V&A's vast collection with craft, quality and skill has produced a stunning rug collection that offers a stylish and contemporary take on the past. Retaining the original spirit of the design inspiration, Agnella by Brintons in-house studio has blended V&A objects with distinguished histories with fresh colour palettes and a modern approach to ensure that each piece is suitable and relevant for homes today.

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