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The Printer's Rug by Tony Chambers

$7381

240 x 300 cm


This rug can be sized exactly to your requirements. Please email contact@ishkar.com for more information.  

Lead Time

The production lead time varies according to the carpets size. Regular sizes range between 4-6 months to produce.

Care

Basic care:

* Vacuum rugs lightly
* Avoid direct and prolonged sunlight exposure
* Do not treat with stain products
* If a stain occurs, act quickly preventing it from drying 

Tips for cleaning the most common household stains:
* The most important thing is to act quickly before the stain dries. 
* If the stain was caused by liquid, use paper towels to absorb. Work gently from the edges toward the center, so the problem area does not expand.
* For wine, coffee and tea, try to absorb as quickly as possible. Then apply a solution of warm water, detergent and white vinegar with a damp sponge. Wipe with clean cloth and let dry. If the stain persists, have it professionally cleaned. 
* For spots of oil, chocolate, lipstick, nail polish, or ink: scrub – then soak – as much of the stain as possible with a white cloth or paper towel. Clean the rug professionally. Professional dry cleaning is always the best option for stubborn or dried stains. 

Shipping

Once the carpet is completed the rug will shipped directly to your door. Shipping prices will be provided on enquiry. 

Tony Chambers

Tony Chambers is editor in chief of Wallpaper* Magazine. He has worked with some of the biggest names in design, having been the art director of British GQ, and an editorial designer at the Sunday Times. Under his editorship, Wallpaper* magazine has been transformed into a highly-regarded global brand. 

The Design

Chambers revisited a book project he completed nearly 30 years ago when at Central Saint Martins School of Art. With technology transforming the printing process in the 1980s and making traditional techniques redundant, Chambers made a series of prints of every element in the school’s letterpress printing room. He selected one of the prints to be reproduced as a rug, thus celebrating the skills of the forgotten craft of letterpress.

The Impact

This rug was designed by Chambers for Turquoise Mountain. The rug was first exhibited at Milan Design week in 2015. 

On top of the amount we pay the artisans, a further 50% from the sale of this carpet goes towards the Turquoise Mountain Foundation. Turquoise Mountain supports Afghan artisans by providing them with three years of technical training, as well as a full range of business support following graduation.