Angela Adams finds inspiration everywhere, whether exploring the rugged coast
near her home in Maine or thinking about her family. The multileveled Archie
Rug (2009) reminds her of her cat, who can be playful one minute and elegantly
sophisticated the next. “I hope this rug captures Archie’s spirit and that of so many
other beautiful creatures that bring happiness and comfort to our homes,” she
says. A designer who doesn’t use a computer, Adams begins with a sketchbook and
oversees every step of production. The Archie Rug is hand-tufted New Zealand
wool with a cotton backing that won’t scratch floors. All Angela Adams rugs are
responsibly handmade by skilled artisans. A portion of the proceeds from every rug
sale is donated to the country where it was manufactured. Made in India.
100% New Zealand wool; 100% cotton backing; natural rubber adhesive.
Great design often comes from a sense of place, and this is no exception for the work of Angela Adams, who weaves the rugged beauty and inimitable style of her native Maine into her work.
Born and raised on a small island off the coast of Maine, Adams was educated in interior design at the Philadelphia Art Institute. Rediscovering Maine's rug-making traditions when she moved back to the area after school, Adams began experimenting with rug-making by combining age-old techniques with modernist designs. The results are fresh, edgy rugs in dynamic patterns that are made from the finest New Zealand wool in traditional hand tufted construction and would look at home in the hippest Soho lofts. Read more >