Crosby Street Studios is proud to offer Christopher Farr rugs in the newly expanded flagship showroom space at 200 Lexington Avenue.
Christopher Farr has been creating beautiful contemporary hand knotted rugs that are considered fine art for the floor for the last 25 years. Farr was trained as a fine artist at the Chelsea School of Art and The Slade School of Fine Art in London and he then taught painting and drawing before opening Christopher Farr in London in 1988 together with business partner Mathew Bourne.
Farr and Bourne have built the company creating rugs from Christopher’s own designs as well as seeking out first of their kind collaborations with other leading contemporary designers, architects and artists including Kate Blee, Sian Tucker, Michael Sodeau, Michael Young, John Pawson, Jorge Pardo, Gary Hume and the late Louise Bourgeois and Andrée Putman. This fall they will launch a new collection with the multidisciplinary Los Angeles based design studio Commune.
Christopher Farr has also worked with the estates and foundations of significant artists to produce unrealized works including that of Gunta Stӧlzl, the director of the Bauhaus and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Christopher Farr is passionate about combining the ancient art form of tribal weaving with the artistic vision of a 20th Century painting using bold fields of color and form.
Christopher Farr also produces textiles under Christopher Farr Cloth and has showrooms in Los Angeles and in London and the collection will be exclusively in New York City at Crosby Street Studios.