While most of our studio work consists of handknotted, handtufted or machine made floorcoverings, Senior Designer Sandra Ciganic-McKinney has been heading up a project developing a new type of area rug that is essentially a handtufted, zero pile rug with a screen printed field.Read More
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Last month, 28 interior design staff from Yabu Pushelberg visited the Creative Matters studio for an interactive day to share each company's parameters for floorcovering projects. Here are the six most asked questions about rug creation.Read More
For every handknotted rug we design in our Toronto studio, we decide whether India or Nepal is best suited to its production. Read about Creative Director Ana Cunningham and Senior Designer Ali McMurter's April visit to our weaving partners in colourful Bhadohi in northern India.Read More
The carpet for Bergdorf Goodman's iconic New York City department store is Creative Matters’ biggest handmade carpet ever and everything about it is luxe, shimmering and enduring.Read More
We continue to surprise our clients, and even ourselves, with the range and beauty of effects that can be created with the handtufted quality. We were particularly reminded of this when two of the artists from the Canada House project visited our studio in May.Read More
In the latter half of February, CMI basked in the glow of international media attention for the 29 rugs it created for the refurbishment of Canada House in London. One of the most delightful comments came from Henrietta Thompson in the U.K.’s The Telegraph ...Read More
In February 2015, we unveiled the 29 custom carpets we created for the Canadian High Commission in London from original artwork by Canadian artists. This short video is the story of just one of them ...Read More
In August, the media was abuzz with the opening of the Park Hyatt hotel in New York.
Eight years in the making, it was intended to be a New York icon. Even so, the vision for the interior design was created by the Toronto firm Yabu Pushelberg (YP) which has been our client for many years.
We started work on this project in May 2009 but the carpets were not installed until August 2014. Through experience, we have become accustomed to the lengthy process attached to carpets in iconic hotels, but we thought it would be interesting for our blog readers to see how a carpet project might extend over five years.Read More