Richard III Oval Rug
Mineheart has collaborated with interior designer Helen Hooper to create a collection of dramatic new rugs inspired by Shakespearian quotations. Originally designed by Helen Hooper for the interior scheme of the Mercure hotel in Leicester, the rugs were such a success that Mineheart is adding them to their range this year which is the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death 400 years ago in 1416. Two of the designs are linked to Richard III, the king who in August 1485 was killed at the Battle of Bosworth and was buried at a Friary in Leicester until August 2012 when an archeological dig discovered his remains underneath a car park and he was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral. This romantic story captured the headlines and totally captivated the public.Helen has chosen extracts from two well known monologues from Shakespeare’s Richard III, including parts of thefamous ‘Now is the Winter of Our Discontent’ speech, to be woven into the rugs which both have a deep purple background. The third rug in the collection is a twist on the Mineheart's Concrete Damask pattern which is reworked in pale purple. The collaboration is just one example of how Mineheart can produce bespoke items for design professionals looking for some of the signature Mineheart eccentricity specified to fit a particular space.This Richard III Oval Rug from the Mineheart oval rugs collection by designer Helen Hooper definitely makes a classic yet at the same time unique design statement, adding a cool royal touch to the floor of a hallways or large living room area. Unlike a traditional handmade Persian carpet, each mineheart tufted rug is machine woven and digitally printed with the creators vintage design using the same technology as modern carpets in order to ensure the highest consistency and quality. A medium soft pile gives a good mix of luxury comfort and practicality for both commercial designer applications such as lobbies, hotels as well as the domestic living space. These rugs are available online in a selection of different rug sizes and colours including brown, grey, black colour palettes, bringing a luxury aesthetic to any home or commercial floor.
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