Designer Rugs is excited to announce a second collection of rugs from Gavin Harris – ‘Circular Logic’. With over 30 years’ experience in interior and product design, Gavin Harris has established himself as one of Australia’s leading designers, both through his personal work and through his work in corporate commercial interior design.
An evolution of his first rug collection ‘Mindscape’, ‘Circular Logic’ looks at using a single element – the circle – and studying its different forms and interactions. The collection explores how circles can connect, repel or overlap, and how overlaying line work catalyzes with this simple, universal shape. “I like the circular form – it’s soft but controlled, and it can sit with other elements comfortably,” says Harris. “It has an innately human link – it is a lovely shape to touch and has a welcoming feel. It’s part of our daily life, in the sun, moon and stars.”
If the sweeping circular forms are the first thing you notice about the collection, then the joyful colour palette is undoubtedly second. Embracing a strong, bright colour palette with a hint of 80’s nostalgia, the collection both challenges and welcomes the eye at the same time. “I love colour and lean towards more bright, strong and deep hues – they create interest and challenge our thoughts,” says Harris. “With this collection I wanted to explore how I could dilute this desire I have with colours, while still explore relations within colours and how they link to our memory.”
The collection is hand tufted in New Zealand wool, known for its naturally white colour for superior dye performance, high durability, and soft feel. Each line of the designs is painstakingly hand carved, to create a sharpness and graphic quality that is ideal for the geometric designs. The designs also combine different pile heights for an added three-dimensional interest, creating a striking interplay of shadows, colour and texture.
Versatility was an important factor when developing these designs – the colour palette and forms lend themselves easily to both homes and commercial spaces alike. “For me, rugs add texture to a space, creating a feeling of softness and being welcomed into that room,” says Harris. “It lets your eye relax, but also can direct you to take in the room and its elements.” All four designs can be custom sized, shaped and coloured to suit any interior.