“I always thought my great aunt Grace was very cool” says Angela Adams, “because
she could whistle with two fingers.” Capturing a pattern that could represent a
burst of light or sound – or Grace’s whistle – Adams’ Grace Rug (1999), like many
of her creations, was inspired by the people and places she loves most. In a color
only available at DWR, the Grace Rug has a depth and texture that’s highlighted by
Adams’ intuitive use of color and its luxurious, thick pile. The edging is resolved
without having to use a band, and the smooth cotton backing is attached using a
natural rubber latex adhesive. The Grace 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; cotton monk's cloth; natural rubber latex.
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 >