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Local contemporary rug studio, Sonya Winner launches two new stunning vibrant contemporary rugs this week for London Design Festival


arlier this year we profiled Sonya Winner and her amazing story of survival and unexpected career twists, all of which led to her starting up an international rug design business.

Now, with London Design Festival opening this week, she’s been in touch with news of two brand new rugs that continue to display her award-winning design skill for transforming a space with unique combinations of bold colours and striking, playful shapes.

The new Kaleidoscope Rug (main pic) looks amazing, and is aptly named with its complex array of colours layered upon one another. It’s a truly vibrant centrepiece, and as with all Sonya’s work, it is handmade by a small community of artisanal weavers in India, who use variable pile heights and intricately carve textures into the rug by hand, adding depth alongside 50 amazing colours.

There are two versions available in an array of sizes (custom sizes are also possible), a regular rectangular shape or in an irregular shape which is one of Sonya’s signatures.


Also new is the Magic Stepping Stones Runner (see photo below), which visually pulls the eye along a hallway, linking the outdoor with the indoor via a total of 20 different dyed wool colours. It seems to have the power to almost quiver before the eye as it celebrates the best of what colour can do, immediately as your visitors enter through the door.

Both rugs are now on display at her Dartmouth Park Studio open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm.

On Saturday 21st September 11-6pm join Sonya and her team to celebrate London Design Festival with a selection of British cheeses and wines. Alongside all those rugs, the studio has a range of curated ceramics, handmade jewellery and glass work to buy, too.

Sonya Winner Studio, 14 York Rise, NW5. More info on the range and events here.

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