Rankin Rugs is an award-nominated art and design studio based between London and Los Angeles. Founded by Amber Rankin, the studio is known for its one-off handknotted rugs spanning the luxury decorative art and contemporary fine art market. With a background in Fine Art (Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford), Amber's pieces blur the line between traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design, exploring material identity and contemporary aestheticism through functional works of art.
Only a select number of rugs are made each year, all 1-of-1 and handcrafted on a made-to-order and exclusive basis by Europe's last few remaining handknotting artisans in Bulgaria. This ensures complete uniqueness, as well as providing clients with the option to commission tailor-made designs. The finest, locally-sourced wool and sustainable materials are intrinsic to Amber's rugs and the workshop's legacy of luxury, continually striving to preserve the expertise and innovation established hundreds of years ago.
The studio recently launched a sculptural chair - LA CHAIR - as its first in an upcoming collection of collectible design pieces. Each chair is handcrafted-to-order in the UK by local craftsmen and available in a range of materials and fabrics.