Angela Adams finds inspiration everywhere, whether exploring the rugged coast
near her home in Maine or thinking about her family. The Betty Rug (2009) “is
named after [my mother-in-law], a special friend to us all,” Adams says. “Her great
sense of humor and style is an inspiration to everyone. The Betty design is playful
and elegant and a tribute to one of my favorite people.” A designer who doesn’t use
a computer, Adams begins with a sketchbook and oversees every step of production.
The Betty 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 >