x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Wish List: Paul Smith 'Love' wall hanging

Paul Smith's handmade 'Love' wall hangings make delightful use of colours and patterns.

Love by Paul Smith Dh5,420, The Rug Company, Gate Village 02, DIFC, 04 323 1161, www.therugcompany.info
Love by Paul Smith Dh5,420, The Rug Company, Gate Village 02, DIFC, 04 323 1161, www.therugcompany.info

Love, love, love. It causes sleepless nights, restless days and is, they say, all you need. It's also ubiquitous in the weeks ahead of Februrary 14, but if you need more in your life, seek out this delightful Paul Smith "Love" wall hanging, part of the designer's collection at The Rug Company.

The London-based firm is best known, of course, for its dazzling underfoot creations, and has a stable of guest designers that also currently includes Tom Dixon, Nina Campbell, Neisha Crosland, Rob Ryan and Vivienne Westwood. Commenting on the collaboration, which also includes rugs and cushions, Smith says: "I met the owners of The Rug Company at my Notting Hill shop. We started to talk and they asked if I would be interested in designing a collection. My pieces have been a progression of my clothes, shirts and knitwear - strong in pattern and form."

With its Sixties Summer of Love theme, the design captures Smith's distinctively British identity and love of vibrant colour, while subtly incorporating his hallmark stripes. The pieces are entirely handmade, using traditional tapestry and needlepoint techniques and are in stock at The Rug Company's DIFC shop now. Perfect for that special wall in your life.

Love by Paul Smith Dh5,420, The Rug Company, Gate Village 02, DIFC, 04 323 1161, www.therugcompany.info