Designer of custom-made wool carpets, the British artist Deirdre Dyson imagines collections that oscillate between abstract and figurative. Pictural!
Dyson, did you say Dyson? Hazard of life, Deirdre is the wife of Sir James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner! Since the year 2000, she has also been working as a painter and textile designer, leading her own company. Under his paintbrush, the most modest plants (scabious devil's horse, daisies, plantain ribwort, autumn or salad leaves, etc.) have earned their nobility, reaching the rank of decorative motif.
Working as a painter, Deirdre made his sketches in watercolor or colored felt. Each project is then translated by a graphic designer who adapts the drawing to the size of the carpet and places the colors. It is this model obtained on computer which, at the other end of the world or the country, guides the craftsmen and allows them to respect the line of the drawing. The hand-knotted carpets are made in Nepal, with Tibetan wool and sometimes a mixture of wool and silk. Hand tufted is made in Great Britain (Scotland and Midlands). The carpets are delivered 10 to 14 weeks after order.
Deirdre Dyson, 554 Kings Road, London SW6 2DZ; such. 00 44 207 384 44 64; deidredyson.com