Recent mentions of our rugs in the media
Well, loving is an understatement. These are the coolest modern art rugs I think I’ve ever seen. Strong colours and simple typographic designs make these beauties stand out from the usual suspects. They are designed by Sydney designer Linus Dean (great name!) and hand loomed in Tibet and Nepal from silk and wool. To die for don’t you think? The Red Thread Blog
I’m drooling over these graphic, designer rugs featuring vintage typography from Linus Dean. “Working with craftspeople in Tibet and Nepal, Linus has moved his innovative designs to plush three-dimensional form. The high-quality silk and wool art rugs are designed in Sydney and handmade in Nepal, yielding an ideal blend of contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship.” I can’t decide between the Barcelona or Paris one. Fancy Seeing You Here
I think I might just have found my new calling: Designer Rugs
Sydney based graphic designer Linus Dean said goodbye to his traditional graphic design job and started a modern rug business. And as come to expect, his designer rugs are type driven, bold and minimal. They make me swoon. Linus is currently in Nepal trying to get a good understanding of the rug company and to build some new business relationships with manufacturers. Oh-so-exciting! Linus gets my two thumbs up. I can’t decided which one is my favorite, I want them all. Swiss-Miss
These hand-knotted wool 'modern rugs' by Linus Dean make my heart beat a little faster. Danielle Bauer
After 12 successful years in the Graphic Design industry, New Zealand-born, Sydney based Graphic Designer Linus Dean has embarked on his next adventure. That adventure is breaking into the world of interior design products. Linus has created a range of hand-loomed modern rugs that I am seriously loving! Most of the rug designs draw heavily from Linus’ history of typography and graphic design. The designs are bold, and colourful and I haven’t seen anything like them before! Each rug is designed in Sydney and handmade by craftspeople in Tibet and Nepal, creating a wonderful mix of contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship. Being such a lover of typography myself, I would adore owning any one of these great artistic rugs Kaleidodesign
I have developed a weakness for 'Designer Rugs' (…textiles in general…). One moment, I’m just scrolling though my google reader, the next I realize minutes have past, and I’m lost in the rich tones and gorgeous pile of a designer rug. I imagine what it would feel like to step on and then run my fingers through the beautiful fibers of whatever delicious rug lay before me. Today, while scrolling though Design Milk I found myself lost in the modern rugs of the graphic designer and artist, Linus Dean. His art rugs are woven in a traditional style in Nepal and Tibet of gorgeous silks and wool. My favorite is the Barcelona, followed closely by Chicago. Smitten Living
From Linus Dean, traditionally hand crafted 'Designer Rugs', made in Nepal, with vintage typography motifs. “Extensive graphic design experience allows for exceptional execution of various typographic compositions, each of which is a unique creation by Linus himself.
With rugs varying in design, charm and colors, Linus Dean features a collection of cities associated with each object. However one’s house is inspired with; the romantic city of Paris; the adventurous escapades in Kathmandu; the edgy, busy life in New York; or the happy up skirts of Sydney - one will get the chance to thoroughly feel these places through individual rugs that are made for each location. These home 'Designer Rugs' are made with hand knotted wool, derived from silk or other textile combination, and can be bought in custom colors and sizes. Hence, homes will always feel like an exciting journey with these lavish modern rugs around.
Linus Dean is an AGDA Award Winning, Sydney based designer and artist. His love for design and his love for creating unique items gave way in this collection of fine, quality designer rugs. He continually evolves into a growing designer, learning from all things upon discovery, yet still honing what traditions have him rooted. Linus’ designs are always meant to create functional, beautiful pieces; perfect for décor and collections. He believes that typography should not be limited to printed pages; through delicate artisan works, it could also be imbibed into modern rugs. He works along with artisans in Tibet and Nepal, putting designs into 3D forms. Iamcarisu
Using vintage typeface from the 1950s & ’60s, Linus Dean interprets his many years of graphic design experience into a new medium. Why they’re interesting to me? They’re identifiable as text, perhaps even nostalgic, yet they’re abstract through their composition, cropping, and potential scale. From Linus Dean: Linus’ vintage typography art isn’t limited to the printed page: it’s also woven through modern rugs. Working with craftspeople in Tibet and Nepal, Linus has moved his innovative designs to plush three-dimensional form. The high-quality silk and wool 'Designer Rugs'' are designed in Sydney and handmade in Nepal, yielding an ideal blend of contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship. Designgush
In the ongoing quest to essentialize something as large and diverse and strange and outright unfathomable as a major international city, perhaps the only definitive or salient guideline is that different places strike different people in different ways. Thus, designer Linus Dean’s line of hand crafted designer rugs named after some of this earth’s most exciting places leaves much to interpretation, especially in regards to Chicago. The Chicago Rug Features Vintage Typography and Nepalese Hand-Crafting, Now, I’ve admired the windy city from afar—and occasionally from up-close, mostly from NeoCon’s environs in the gigantic Merchandise Mart—yet I possess passing familiarity with the place at best, so I’m woefully ignorant of the civic implications of Dean’s vibrant red rug traversed with an ornate swirling script. Until a native Chicagoan tells me otherwise, then, I’ll just assume that his modern Rug is a creative synesthetic take on the city’s famed swirling gusts, with a daring dash of color thrown in for good measure.
Of course, with the possible exceptions of “New York” and “Boston,” Dean’s artistic rugs are overwhelmingly imaginative, with the assignation of the particular city suggesting above all a certain state of mind.
What matters for the consumer is that each modern rug is visually arresting and compelling in its own right. Each displays an artist’s knack for the strange and enticing, as well as an artisan’s dedication and facility with craft. In fact, Dean is currently way out East, working with local Nepalese and Tibetan craftspeople to create his impressive collection of handmade silk and wool designer rugs.
Each of the city motif rugs has been designed by Dean himself in his native Sydney, but they’re all handmade in Nepal. All of them can be made in wool, silk, or a blend of the two, and other options include number of knots per square inch. His Modern rugs are exceptionally durable (they’ll last for life under normal residential use), and all are guaranteed to be child-labor free.
Are you ready to choose from a huge range of really awesome designer rugs? Sydney based graphic designer and artist Linus Dean just launched a series of traditionally hand crafted modern rugs that were made in Nepal, look completely vintage and named after different cities around the world. All the carpets are exceptionally beautiful, they will be the main focal point in any house and will make people ask questions about their origin. These art rugs are unique and you can’t miss them! Blog Catalog
Super cool graphic designer rugs inspired by vintage typography. Created by Linus Dean, a New Zealand designer based in Sydney. I want one please! Ellen and Ellen
Finally, modern rugs that do not suck. By New Zealand designer (based in Sydney) Linus Dean. Linus is an award-winning graphic designer who has recently turned his attention rugs, creating a collection centred around macro type and inspired by cities around the world. These modern rugs are hand loomed by craftspeople in Tibet and Nepal - even cooler. New Zealand Design Blog
Fantastic collection of hand crafted artistic rugs by Sydney-based graphic designer Linus Dean. His modern rugs are bold and minimal, featuring vintage typography inspired by different cities around the world.
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The Sydney based graphic designer Linus Dean changed his medium from print to designer rugs! A definite must-have for me!
Sydney-based graphic designer and artist Linus Dean just launched a series of traditionally hand crafted art rugs made in Nepal that feature vintage type and named after different cities around the world.Design Milk
AGDA Award winning Sydney based graphic designer and artist Linus Dean has combined his love of design and his keen eye for style to create an exquisite collection of traditionally hand crafted modern designer rugs that are made in Nepal.
His desire to continually evolve as a designer led him to interior products after many successful years in the graphic design industry. Whether designing artistic rugs for an environment or individual, Linus’ key design emphasis is to create an aesthetically beautiful yet functional piece, making his modern rugs creative and collectable.
Linus' designer rugs draw inspiration from vintage typography from the 1950s and 1960s and traditional craftsmanship. Each modern rug in the collection is aesthetically pleasing and creative.
The techniques employed to craft each of his modern art rugs is traditionally Tibetan and only the finest material and dyes are used in production. Colours are bold and playful creating an overall effect that is artistic and sophisticated, which will most definitely transform any space.
These modern art rugs have immediately caught my attention. These designer rugs are made by the graphic designer and artist Linus Dean – Sydney, Australia – and are characterized by a Clean and Linear Drama and Impressive Typography.
His modern contemporary art rugs are completely Handmade and give character to each space they occupy. They are made in Nepal and are inspired by the cities of the world, those who possess a unique and rare charm.
These modern designer are eccentrics with no madness, each one of the collection aims to meet the needs of anyone who loves modern and cool designer rugs.
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Digging these slices of retro typography, in contemporary rug format.
With his artistic and contemporary rugs varying in design, charm and colors, Linus Dean features a collection of cities associated with each rug. However one’s house is inspired with; the romantic city of Paris; the adventurous escapades in Kalamazoo; the edgy, busy life in New York; or the happy up skirts of Sydney—one will get the chance to thoroughly feel these places through individual rugs that are made for each location.
These contemporary rugs are made with hand knotted wool, derived from silk or other textile combination, and can be bought in custom colors and sizes. Hence, homes will always feel like an exciting journey with these lavish rugs around.
Linus Dean is an AGDA Award Winning, Sydney Based designer and artist. His love for design and his love for creating unique items gave way in this collection of fine, quality designer rugs. He continually evolves into a growing designer, learning from all things upon discovery, yet still honing what traditions have him rooted. Linus’ modern contemporary rugs are always meant to create functional, beautiful pieces; perfect for décor and collections.
Linus believes that typography should not be limited to printed pages; through delicate artisan works, it could also be imbibed into modern designer rugs. He works along with artisans in Tibet and Nepal, putting designs into 3D forms of contemporary rugs. Koobly
Lovers of typography lend me your ear. Australian graphic designer and artist Linus Dean has married his love of design and keen eye for style to create this savvy and on-trend range of modern designer rugs. Hand loomed in Tibet and Nepal from silk and wool Dean draws upon global typography inspiration to create this bright and bold range. From New York, Barcelona, Melbourne, Sydney, and my two personal favourites in the collection, London and Paris the contemporary rugs are bold and definitely a statement of style. Brio Daily
The Top 10 Modern Designer Rugs for Modern Interiors
Linus Dean is an AGDA award winning Sydney based graphic designer with a keen eye for creating stylish contemporary rug designs. We like his typography treatments of his modern rugs - especially the Chicago Rug. Bright, bold, colorful and attention-grabbing - LInus’s design is our number seven pick on our list for modern interiors. Hand-knotted wool, made in Nepal Squidoo
New-Zealander Linus Dean discovered himself a passion for modern contemporary rugs, and I’m glad he did. He got so passionated that he opened a shop dedicated to his designer rugs and he is now traveling in Nepal to learn more about the hand-made contemporary rug creation. Typography Daily
Graphic designers have long dabbled in additional mediums other than print and web. Check out Linus Dean’s new line of modern art rugs. Designed to be bold, minimal and typography-driven, his designer rugs are all unique compositions designed by Linus himself. These contemporary rugs are also made from some of the finest wool on the planet and come in a wide range of sizes. Erikkarvonen
Awesome typography inspired modern rugs - Holy Kaw!
Graphic designer Linus Dean gave up his desk job to focus on his real passion, making contemporary rugs. The Sydney-based artist started up a designer rugs business that offers type-driven, bold, and minimal contemporary rug designs. They're quite striking, and are every typography lover's dream. Tweetmeme
The new modern designer rug collection by Sydney-based graphic designer and artist Linus Dean instantly catch the eye with their dramatic styling and striking typography. Another reason why these contemporary rugs are worth anyone’s time is the fact that they are hand-crafted and not mass produced. Made in Nepal, his collection of designer rugs are inspired by the various cities around the world and have a rare global appeal. Chic and hip, these modern art rugs are not adhering to hallowed design principles and pulsate with style. His contemporary rugs are quirky without being too crazy and will mesh right in with the modern consumer design culture.
Sydney based graphic designer Linus Dean said goodbye to his traditional graphic design job and started a modern rug business. And as come to expect, his contemporary rugs are type driven, bold and minimal. Love it.
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