Christopher Farr has been producing contemporary rugs with established designers and artists for the last thirty years. Crosby Street Studios is proud to be the exclusive New York representative for Christopher Farr rugs.
From the opening of the flagship showroom, Christopher Farr, in 1988 in Notting Hill, Christopher Farr and his business partner have been on the forefront of contemporary rug design for the last thirty years.
Today there is also a Christopher Farr showroom on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles and now with exclusive representation at Crosby Street Studios showroom in the NYDC in New York the company is perfectly poised to serve their architect, designer, and collector clients from all over the world.
Both Farr and Bourne have backgrounds in antique Oriental carpet and textiles as well as a shared passion and knowledge of contemporary art and design and dedication to innovation and craftsmanship. Far is also an artist who trained at the Slade School of art in London.
It was the groundbreaking and successful exhibition in 1991 entitled “Brave New Rugs” in which Christopher Farr collaborated with The Royal College of Art that set the company on its path to exclusively produce contemporary rugs.
With creative collaboration in the DNA of the company Farr and Bourne sought out luminaries in the worlds of art and design to work with famous artists, interior designers, fashion designers, architects and industrial designers.
One longstanding collaborator is Kate Blee, a London based textile artist whom Farr saw an exhibition of her work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1987 and asked if she would create a rug for the new Christopher Far showroom. Later in 1993 Farr collaborated with fashion designer Romeo Gigli with an exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair bringing international attention to the company. Since then Christopher Farr has worked with such stars as Andrée Putman, Sarah Morris, John Pawson, Verner Panton, Gary Hume, Claudio Sivestrin and more recently launched collections with Los Angeles-based interior design studio Commune and Spanish textile artist Irene Infantes.
Christopher Farr rugs are produced by skilled artisans and weavers from all over the world including Afghanistan, Turkey and India using hand dyed wool, silk and jute yarns. Christopher Farr supports Care & Fair an organization based in India dedicated to the elimination of child labor in the rug industry and the education of children in weaving areas.