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Deirdre Dyson: Contemporary rugs and carpets, timeless elegance
Deirdre Dyson: Contemporary rugs and carpets, timeless elegance

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Deirdre Dyson conjures up nature’s transient beauty
With launch of Vista Collection


A reflection of the unravelling of time itself; the skeleton of a MAPLE and the shadow of its memory, the peeling skin of a SILVER BIRCH and tumbling stones in a rushing brook, Deirdre Dyson returns to the international stage with the launch of her striking new Vista Collection at Maison & Objet Paris (January 20-24, 2017 - Hall 7 Stand H116). Stimulated by nature’s ephemeral splendour, the nine new carpet designs showcase Deirdre’s signature contemporary style.

“My Vista Collection is inspired by glimpses and observations taken on walks in the countryside - standing under trees with falling leaves, enchanted by bullrushes in still water and exquisite bright green water lilies floating above a mysterious deep, dark pond. I like to use colour grading techniques and strong and subtle tonal contrasts to create optical illusions, highlighting nature’s dramatic and transient beauty. The collection is intended to inspire clients to commission their own piece of art for the floor.”

Deirdre Dyson’s training in fine art is apparent in her masterful use of colour across the collection. In BULRUSHES, the gradual change in hue and precise contrast in light and shade create the illusion of reflection on still water to beautiful effect. Similarly, the tonal change in LILY POND emphasises the depth of the pond and contrasts effectively with the brightness of the lily pads – a circular silhouette makes this a true representation of the natural world. Deirdre’s characteristic wit is exemplified in UNRAVEL, drawing on the core inspiration of real landscapes, whilst depicting the concept of unravelling threads, naturally colour-graded to perfection.

Each Deirdre Dyson carpet is totally bespoke and can be fitted or free-standing. Customers can take inspiration from Deirdre’s ideas, but apply their own personal touch through colour, shape, size and design elements.

Deirdre’ Dyson makes carpets to suit different budgets and applications. They can be hand-knotted by Tibetan experts, practiced in this ancient skill, who use Chinese or Indian silk and the finest Tibetan wool. Or they can be hand-tufted in Scotland or Yorkshire, from the best quality New Zealand wool.  


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20/01/2017
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Deirdre Dyson's new collection for 2016 'Walking on Art'

Deirdre says of the collection:

"The 2016 Collection is named after my recently published book, ‘Walking on Art’, and is an evolution of the 2015 Illusion collection.   There are nine designs, which feature blocks of colour grading and chunks of silk, integrated in a way that will play on light.  I have combined strong and subtle tonal contrasts to create optical illusions and added drama through splashes of unexpected colour.”

One of the techniques that makes Deirdre Dyson’s treatments so special is her sophisticated use of colour grading.  Thanks to her fine art experience, Deirdre is able to perfectly judge the variation of different shades in order to achieve a smooth transition that makes the hues run smoothly into one another.  Her keen eye is brought to life by the skilled craftsmen in Nepal, who hand-knot each carpet, changing the direction of the grading and coloured threads as they work across the loom (such as in Scatter above).
 
Deirdre’s designs are intended to provide inspiration for clients.  Each carpet is totally bespoke, so clients can create a personalised design, choosing their own shape, colour combination and size.  Anything is possible - including circular profiles, cut-out edging, even a fish-shaped silhouette (see our Angelfish design).  Carpets can be fitted or free-standing.  Different production methods are used to suit both budget and space.  Hand-knotted carpets are made from luxurious wool or a tactile combination of wool and silk.  Alternative methods include tufting for fitted carpeting and pass machine for larger (commercial) spaces – both types of production are carried out in the UK, still creating unique designs. 
 
Deirdre Dyson is proud to subscribe to GoodWeave (http://www.goodweave.org.uk), the international non-profit organisation working to end child labour in South Asia’s carpet industry. Goodweave educates and provides vocational training for illegally employed child workers, to help them towards a better future.
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2016-01-27
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THE 2015 'ILLUSION' RUG COLLECTION
 
Deirdre Dyson’s 2015 carpet collection is quite a departure from recent themes.  Comprising nine fresh designs, which interplay linear and graphic forms, the result is both striking and modern.  Entitled “Illusion”, the new collection was shown for the first time at Maison et Objet Paris in January 2015.

Deirdre says:
"My 2015 "Illusion" collection presented my hand-knotted makers with the most difficult challenge to date.  The geometric designs may look deceptively simple, but the intricacy of workmanship involved is astounding.  I have used colour grading in many directions and opposing paths.  The makers, who work across the loom from left to right, row by row, have to change colour at almost every stitch.  It requires them to think as if standing on their heads and reflects the complete labour of love that we dedicate to these exquisite carpets!  The result is a dazzling contrast from light to dark, of shadows and optical illusions.  
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2015-04-14
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Our carrier bags featuring Deirdre’s new signature logo with side detail of ‘Coral’ from the 2014 ‘Designs from the Seashore’ collection.
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Seawash from the 2014 Designs from the Seashore collection is featured in Decofinder.

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We presented our 2014 collection at Maison & Objet in Paris which included eight fresh treatments inspired by the stones, shells and beaches of Archipiélago de las Perlas, near Panama. You'll find a selection of design images here on our 2014 section. The rugs are made from Chinese silk, interwoven into a pure wool background. All carpets and rugs are custom-made and can be fitted or loose-lay in any shape or size from a palette of over 2,000 shades. Somebody else liked our designs at Maison - here's our Angelfish rug at stand of trend forecasters Nelly Rodi.
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