Looking Glass collection, Deirdre Dyson
Lady Deirdre Dyson’s themed collection for 2020 is now on show at the Deirdre Dyson Gallery (554 King’s Road, London SW6 2DZ), alongside other current designs in the four-storey Gallery. Inspired by the act of looking at and through glass, Looking Glass consists of nine carpet designs, including Transparent, a reinterpretation of decorative shapes on a coloured vase and Light Between, a play on contrasting monochrome grading with the illusion of light. Slivers, which stems from a series of small flat discs of overlapping glass, combines 33 colours in wool and silk while Looking Through began as a painting of the distortions seen through a water-filled flask against the real shapes behind.
“With this collection, my aim was to simulate a visual glassy appearance using wool and silk. A challenge indeed but I hoped that even if I failed to achieve this, I would still create exciting and interesting results and effects.”
Through Deirdre’s work as a fine artist, she expertly creates striking colour palettes and beautiful compositions that will enhance any surface – whether that’s by using gorgeous silk across a wide area to suggest distortion through glass, or luxurious wool to add depth and create a three-dimensional effect, as seen in the Glass Cubes design (pictured).
Each Deirdre Dyson carpet is totally bespoke and can be made to order in any shape or size, fitted or free-standing (past commissions include fish silhouettes and a carpet seven metres wide). Customers can visit the Deirdre Dyson Gallery to be inspired by the carpets on display and have a one-on-one consultation with Deirdre and her team. Goodweave-certified, Deirdre Dyson carpets are hand woven on the loom in Nepal using only the highest quality Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. They can also be produced here in the UK using a less expensive gun-tufted method, which is often favoured for commercial spaces.