The magic and mysticism of Nepal meets the pragmatism and modern luxury of New York—that’s the real inspiration behind award-winning, celebrity-favorite fashion designer Prabal Gurung’s new collection for Rugs USA. “I wanted to play with these two ideas: my homeland, Nepal, and my home where I found myself, New York, and bring those two together,” Gurung explained. With vibrant colors, mesmerizing motifs, and a celebration of the merging of these two seemingly disparate worlds, his rugs are sure to transport your space to a realm where two worlds come together in perfect harmony.
A Fresh Perspective
Gurung believes that true magic lies in the appreciation and celebration of each other’s cultures, and the styles he designed for this collection embody this sentiment beautifully. “What I’ve realized is: the more you see different things, the more you taste different food, the more you see different colors, textures, cultures, languages…you really understand,” he shared. “You start seeing each other—the humanity of it all.”
The Collaging of Cultures
Prabal Gurung’s collection showcases the transformative power of cultural exchange. His rugs are a reflection of the global changes that shape our world, effortlessly blending the artistry and cultural movement from the perspective of the various places he’s called home. The collection embraces the textures and landscapes of Nepal with tufted wool rugs boasting organic and geometric shapes, infused with a sense of lived-in history. Yet, Gurung says, “Because of the way I designed it—the way we placed the patterns and prints and everything—it feels very modern, too.”
A Cross-Continental Tapestry
The entire collection is an enchanting tapestry of names that reflect the important places, regions, cities, neighborhoods, and landmarks of both Nepal and New York. From the ethereal allure of the Tilicho Distressed Wool Rug to the vibrant energy of the Gramercy Abstract Wool Rug, Gurung’s collection pays homage to the vibrant cultures that have shaped his life and artistic vision. Each rug tells a story, inviting you to embark on a journey where the rich traditions of Nepal merge seamlessly with the bold spirit of New York City.
A Kaleidoscope of Color
The rugs in the Prabal Gurung x Rugs USA collection are a testament to the ready-to-wear designer’s exceptional talent. Delight in the kaleidoscope of colors, patterns, and textures that strike a perfect balance between classic and the contemporary. Bold, vibrant hues dance alongside chic neutrals, while crisp lines and intricate detailing harmonize to capture the essence of his distinct style. As Gurung put it: “It’s colorful, it’s textural, it’s vibrant, but there’s also this beautiful play with neutrals and textures that I love.” Whether you prefer a traditional or modern aesthetic, this collection has a rug that will elevate your space and reflect your own personal taste.
An Enduring Commitment
Prabal Gurung’s passion for quality and innovation in his work on the runway seamlessly transitions into the styles in his rug collection. Each piece is crafted with meticulous care, employing luxurious textiles like wool as well as washable materials that stand the test of time. His commitment to excellence ensures that these rugs will not only adorn your living spaces, but also have the potential to become treasured heirlooms. With their expert constructions and designer-approved elemental details, these rugs embody a high standard of craftsmanship.
Prabal Gurung’s inaugural collection for Rugs USA is a true celebration of how seeing the differences between cultures allows you to truly appreciate them. By blending the sweeping beauty of Nepal with the bustling spirit of New York City, Prabal has created an exquisite range of rugs that effortlessly bridge cultural boundaries. No matter your home’s style, this collection offers a rug that will breathe life into your space and spark conversations. Embrace the magic of this exclusive, west-meets-east collection, and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of these extraordinary rugs.