Thomas Paul Rugs
The Thomas Paul Story
After working as a colorist and designer for a silk mill making neckwear and scarves, Thomas Paul used that same silk mill to launch his own line of pillows in 2001. Since then, Thomas Paul's line of patterned textiles and home accessories has expanded far beyond pillows to include tabletop linens and melamine dishes, stationary, lighting and rugs.
The line of Thomas Paul rugs were designed in 2009 for Chandra Rugs, presenting Paul's distinctive design aesthetic in rich hand-woven New Zealand wool.
Why We Love Thomas Paul Rugs
The Thomas Paul design concept is to take seemingly disparate design styles and bring them all together into one cohesive and modern statement. Paul draws inspiration from 18th century baroque, art nouveau, '60s pop art and '70s minimalism in the creation of his patterns. Such patterns are especially eye-catching in his line of handmade rugs for Chandra. The tufted pile accent rugs grant Thomas Paul patterns plushness and depth, while the smooth flatweave dhurries give them exceeding durability.
A Fun Fact About Thomas Paul
Many of Paul's patterns are so art-worthy that they're available as framed prints. Through the Thomas Paul website, you can also personalize emails with Paul's prints in the form of e-stationary.
Noteworthy Products From Thomas Paul
While meant to depict umbrellas, the pattern of the Parasols Tufted Pile Rug also has a somewhat floral aspect. The staggered pattern is playful, formal and richly colored, making it the perfect example of the Thomas Paul aesthetic.