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Robert Adam Designs

Robert Adam Carpets

The celebrated architect and designer, Robert Adam, created a number of exciting carpet and rug designs to harmonise with his elaborate classical 18th century interiors, often to enhance but not to reflect the designs he famously created for ceilings.

Some of these carpets were made by Thomas Whitty in his hand knotting factory in Axminster or, later, at factories in Hammersmith.

His designs always have a certain masculinity despite the use of flowers and cornucopias.  Many classical motifs are present in his border designs:  icanthus scrolls, egg and dart motifs, guilloches, and sausage and ball motifs abound, as do fan corners and central medallions often with husk motifs draped around them.

Craigie Stockwell have recreated a number of original Adam carpets, sometimes simply copying the original or researching archives either in some Adam designed properties or at the Sir John Soane museum in London.

Craigie Stockwell's studio also ceates new designs based on and inspired by Robert Adam's work.

For further information please contact us on +442072248380

 

Craigie Stockwell had access to the original Adam Carpet that had been woven in Scotland for the Saloon at Culzean Castle.  The original had been made in four pieces which were then joined together, but we were able to make our reproduction for the Scottish National Trust in one piece.

 

Adam design by Francis Millward

 

Adam style design by Francis Millward for a Royal Mansion in Hampstead.

 

 

 

Hand painted Adam style design by Francis Millward for a Ruler's palace.

 

 

This Robert Adam rug for 17 Hill Street in London's fashionable Mayfair was researched in the Sir John Soane museum.  We muted the colours from the vibrant originals to suit modern tastes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, please contact us on +442072248380 or email: craigiestockwell@aol.com

 

 

 

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