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One of the most intriguing exhibitions in London at the moment is Luke Irwin’s ‘Seat of Power’ installation at his gallery in Pimlico. Curated as a response to the political turbulence of our times, the seats themselves are spectacularly-crafted and their impact is much-enhanced by the carefully-selected quotations that line the room. Best-known for his beautiful rugs, and his incorporation of Roman mosaic tropes, Irwin now stands poised to be a significant political artist. What will he do next?  ”

– Matthew d’Ancona, Drugstore Culture

Where does power sit? Let the conversation begin.

Seat of Power Politics

The Seat of Power

Luke Irwin's first furniture design

Award winning rug designer Luke Irwin and master cabinet makers Little Halstock have come together to design and create “The Seat of Power”, pieces designed to start a dialogue and initiate discussion or commentary on the changing nature of power.

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Busy showroom for Seat of Power launch party on eve of US mid term elections

Seat of Power. Let the conversation begin.

The Power Room

Immerse yourself in the conversation on power

The Luke Irwin showroom has temporarily been transformed into an immersive discussion on power to showcase Luke Irwin's first furniture design, The Seat of Power.

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The pieces have been designed to start a dialogue and commentary on the changing nature of power in modern day.  ”

– Sophie Killip, Design Curial

Power room instillation at Pimlico Road showroom

The Seat of Power Politics and The Doves & Stripes rug

Seat of Power Media

Inside the growing nexus of politics and design a new generation of designers is inciting political debate. When it comes to design today, whether in fashion, furniture, graphics, or architecture, change is happening. The [Seat of Power's] dramatic hammer and sickle framed chairs that are loaded with symbolism about power and its abuse.
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– Claire Bingham, Architectural Digest

Pop up power instillation at Luke Irwin Pimlico Road showroom

Party Pictures from The Seat of Power launch

About last night.

Guests gathered to celebrate Luke Irwin's Seat of Power hosted by Luke and master cabinet makers Little Halstock

Party Pics

Cocktail hour at Seat of Power launch party

Seat of Power Politics

View The Seat of Power at our Pimlico Road showroom

Making The Seat of Power

For his first furniture design Luke Irwin has collaborated with master cabinet makers Little Halstock.

Made by hand in Somerset The Seat of Power is a masterclass in woodwork. 

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By Design: Will Gompertz in conversation with Peter Saville

Iconic graphic designer Peter Saville discusses the object that has informed is design practice

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Graphic Design legend Peter Saville in conversation with BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz at the first 'By Design' talk in partnership with Sir John Soane's Museum

Where does power sit? Let the conversation begin…

Please join us to celebrate Luke Irwin's first furniture design, The Seat of Power.

Tuesday 6th November
6pm-9pm
20-22 Pimlico Road
London SW1

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‘By Design’ in partnership with Sir John Soane’s Museum

NEW FOR THE AUTUMN
By Design, a talk series in partnership with Sir John Soane's Museum in which leading designers discuss an object that has inspired their practice. From October 2018 – April 2019, Will Gompertz, Arts Editor at the BBC, and Alice Rawsthorn, design writer and critic, will co-host.

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Winter talk series featuring internationally renowned designers starts with iconic graphic designer Peter Saville. Book tickets now.

Internationally recognised architect David Adjaye talks design. Tickets on sale now.

Designer Martino Gamper joins the 'By Design' talks to discuss his design practice. Book now.

Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels is joins 'By Design' talks in the new year. Tickets on sale now.

Artist and designer Es Devlin joins the winter talk series 'By Design'. Book now.

Olga Polizzi Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels talks design. Booking open now.

Luke Irwin's Sari Silk collectioncelebrates colour and is made from recycled sari silk in hot pinks and golden yellows, blues, greens, reds and more; and because the rugs are made from recycled material there is randomness to them, which means flashes of unexpected colour appear in each. The effect is powerful and mood-lifting.” ”

– Olenka Hamilton, Spears UK

London Design Festival

As part of London Design Festival 'Sustainability' theme we will be showcasing the Sari Silk Collection. This collection is made entirely from recycled saris.  The recycling process of taking old saris and reapplying them to rugs makes this the most joyous and unexpected

17-20 Sept

New Sari Silk Collection

The new extended Sari Silk Collection

Our new extended Sari Silk collection is made from recycled saris. The recycling process of taking old saris and reapplying them to rugs makes this the most joyous and unexpected of constructions. Ten percent of the sari silk material used to create these vivid rugs is left undyed and as a result

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Summer Party

A party to celebrate the new Sari Silk collection

Friends old and new joined Luke Irwin for a summer party to celebrate the new Sari Silk collection. Guests sipped cooling cocktails on a hot summers evening. The showroom was a buzzing with conversation.

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Cocktails in the showroom

Guests were invited to celebrate Frida Kahlo, the new Sari Silk Collection and all things colorful.

Partygoers sipped Margaritas and feasted on Mexican inspired food.

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New Berber Collection

Luke Irwin is delighted to announce the launch of his new Berber collection; ten colour-led pieces created using the traditional Berber knot. A highly versatile, keenly priced range, it works as well in a soft, barefoot space like a bedroom or dressing room as it does in more formal spaces

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Huntsman x Luke Irwin London

Luke Irwin has collaborated with Saville Row tailors Huntsman to create a bespoke rug inspired by one of the house tweeds.

Luke’s fascination with the past’s impact on contemporary design is his unique calling card; much of the inspiration for his collections is rooted in the history. From crop circles to architecture, dreams to poetry, Luke’s designs always have a rich story woven through them.

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Frida’s Belgravia in bloom

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Commissioned as part of this year’s 'Frida’s Belgravia in Bloom', this window - in a palette of signature Luke Irwin blue, shot through with the pinks, reds and oranges of Mexico - is the product of a collaboration between Luke Irwin and Bristol-based artist, Eleanor Hardiman.

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Artist Eleanor Hardiman creating our 'Frida's Belgravia In Bloom' windows

Luke Irwin rugs featured in interview with William Yeoward in The English Country Home. "I think rugs are one of the most useful tools in the designer's bag...they are utterly space defining. They are the anchor. If I don't have a rug in our collection that suits my needs, I turn to Luke Irwin".

Inspired by the ancients

The Making of the Mosaic Collection

As part of this year’s London Craft Week, Luke Irwin rugs has staged a one-off exhibition on Wednesday May 9th, showcasing the Roman artefacts found at his home in Wiltshire in 2015, and the rugs that they inspired.

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Luke Irwin’s London Craft Week exhibition

Inspired by the ancients: The making of The Mosaic Collection

Delve back into the historic past at a one-off London Craft Week exhibition on Wednesday 9th May at our Pimlico Road showroom.  On display will be the rugs from The Mosaic Collection, alongside the real-life Roman artefacts - discovered

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New Collection: Tessuto, meaning fabric

Tessuto by Sahar for Luke Irwin

"I discovered this beautiful collection on my travels. These pieces are inspired by antique Persian flat weaves and the textures of vintage fabrics, hence the name ‘Tessuto’ meaning fabric. 

Each piece takes inspiration from the distinct qualities of the weave that creates a fabric; whether a heavy

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Luke’s Travel Diary: India

Images from a recent trip to India

Shot while working with our long standing partners this photo diary sums up the magic and majesty the region and reminds me of a favourite poem...

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Catullus Pale from The Mosaic Collection.

Cumulae Caractacus from The Mosaic Collection

The Mosaic Collection at ABC Carpet & Home

New York designers celebrated the launch of The Mosaic Collection at ABC Carpet & Home.

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In the press

The design press turn their eye to The Mosaic Collection

Here's a review of recent press coverage. The design press turn their eye to The Mosaic Collection.

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The Claudius rug from The Mosaic Collection

Art al fresco

Everyone can feast on Italy's al fresco banquet for the soul

Everyone can feast on Italy's al fresco banquet for the soul

Art is everywhere in Italy, including - in the case of some astonishing masterpieces - in the open air. David Eskerjian digs into a rich visual feast.

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The Mosaic Collection featured in this month's Elle Deco

Perdida from The Ozymandias collection

Soft tones and soft fabrics. Image: @markalexander_ma

Blue Ikat 16 from The Ikat Collection

July issue of Homes & Gardens featuring the San Marco rug

Behind the scenes at Luke Irwin lifestyle shoot in the US

'The 16 hotel rooms and suites at The Arts Club are undoubtedly some of the most handsome in the city… their finish is impeccable.’ @TelegraphLuxury have selected their favourite pick of private members’ clubs in London with rooms. This room features a Luke Irwin rug.

The Deverill Roman Villa featured in The Telegraph 'Living' this weekend.

Bowled over by the Bugattis

The Bugatti Family

Nicholas Foulkes rejoices in the incomparable genius of the Bugatti family - furniture by Carlo, sculpture by Rembrandt and cars by Ettore. Can't somebody bottle the DNA? First published in Luke Irwin's Tarantella book.

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