Vibrant, Contemporary Rugs
Sonya Winner creates exceptional rugs that are graphic, vibrant colorful and highly original. Her first rug, The Kaleidoscope, caused a sensation when it first went on sale, and was promptly shortlisted for an Elle Decoration award. It has been a favourite with discerning buyers, interior deocrators, stylists and celebrities internationally ever since.
Described by style bible Wallpaper* magazine as ‘Matisse like’
Sonya’s rugs showcase her rare talent for colour blending. Her design process involves layering colors and textures by hand to create something truly unique, that her many fans consider to be as much works of art as rugs and wall hangings. Her knotted rugs are of heirloom quality ensuring that they will be enjoyed by many generations to come. Her iconic designs have been featured in over 70 international publications and numeruos blogs and web magazines.
Sonya designs and creates the rugs in her London studio with her small team, working on a number of new designs each year, in addition to limited edition series, and bespoke commissions for area rugs. Her work is exhibited at The London Design Festival every September and in New York every Spring. She is delighted to have been nominated for the Elle Deco and Homes & Gardens Awards and was awarded "Top Pick" at the architectural Digest show New York 2013 by the Amercian Society of Interior Decorators.
“ I’m fascinated by exploring the design possibilities of knotting and tufting with wool. There are so many ways to create original pieces working with juxtapositioning colours, texture, pile height, weaving techniques, yarn type and the overall shape of the design – it’s a very exciting medium”