See Martin Brudnizki’s Glamorous New Collection for The Rug Company
The designer’s New Romantics line features five enchanting patterns inspired by architectural grandeur, playful animal prints, and ‘free-flowing expression’
Known for the theatrical interiors he conjures for hospitality spaces around the world, including the cosmopolitan Soho Beach House Miami, enchanting Annabel’s in London, and more recently, The Britely social club in West Hollywood, Martin Brudnizki approaches each new project through the lens of a story, establishing its narrative before selecting a palette or pattern. This week, the Stockholm-born architect and designer introduced a new collection with The Rug Company, and the five styles follow a similar ethos, creating a romantic play of juxtapositions.
“We wanted to produce something that was layered,” says Brudnizki, who has offices in New York and London. “It was like two things; one thing that was architectural, and one other element that was perhaps from nature or the animal kingdom.”
Dubbed New Romantics, the collection—intended for both residential and commercial interiors—features five styles rendered in wool and silk. “We wanted to create a series of designs that use my favorite motifs, from architectural patterns and linear stripes, to the more painterly animal prints and free-flowing hand-drawn aspects, and of course beautiful and bold color combinations,” says the designer.
Exuberant Folly brings together a whirlwind of leopard print that seeps into a border of steadfast golden balustrade. Rendered in tropical orange and green, joyful Panthera brings together a stripe and spots into a sun-dappled border. Oceanic blues mix with a whimsical fishtail design for Pisces, while Ruffle Rouge and Ruffle Sage skirt the edges in a raised serpentine ribbon.
“It’s a little bit of playfulness; I think that makes it fun,” says Brudnizki. “You will look at it and smile and hopefully it will bring a bit of joy to your day.”