art on rugs


Foundation works in collaboration with the very best contemporary artists and designers to create unique and exciting collections of handmade rugs.

The rationale behind Foundation works on the principle that it is the basis on which all carpets are woven. Foundation have at the same time created a foundation of artists, designers and manufacturers to produce beautiful works of art.

Since the beginning of Foundation, 11 different artists have each been commissioned to design an individual and exclusive rug which will be hand-woven on our looms. These rugs will then be launched at an exhibition in London in September 2012.

Foundation is the concept of Mark Hanlon and Nick Hartwright, both of whom are schooled in the arts and interior design respectively. Nick has also worked with his family in creating hand knotted rugs for over 30 years.

Our hand knotted rugs are made exclusively in our mill, which is housed in a beautiful 19th century palace in Heliopolis, Cairo. The same family have owned the mill for generations and work with Nick in producing rugs that can be found in some of the most beautiful interiors around the world.

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