In 2017, Kyle Bunting partnered with designer Amy Lau to produce Prisma, a line of modern rugs centered on the square and its relationship with color and other shapes.
Creator of the original hair-on-hide rug, Kyle Bunting has hit a landmark twenty years in design. Since 2001, Bunting has produced over half a million square feet of fine hide rugs, collaborated with iconic designers including Timothy Corrigan and Amy Lau, and designed for celebrities including Elton John and Tommy Hilfiger.
Mr Crowley, Bunting’s introductory design, offers a timeless pattern and luxurious texture to match color and scale.
Bunting opened a hide rug studio in 2001 after working in television for years. Inspired by his father’s hide wall coverings, he began working with Italian cowhides and produced his first rug design, Mr. Crowley, featuring an eclectic chevron pattern. Since then, his timeless patterns, ingenious use of texture, and classic quality in an unmatched medium have gained renown, as he and a small team of skilled designers hand design and produce rugs and wall coverings from a studio outside Austin, Texas.
A Bunting original, Promenade is offered in an ambitious white on white, a testament to hide’s versatility and durability.
Bunting’s numerous collaborations with artists and interior designers have entrenched him in a vibrant, ever evolving world of design. In early 2020, he and celebrity photographer Douglas Friedman launched a collection of modern rugs influenced by Friedman’s desert ranch in West Texas. His latest work, in partnership with designer Timothy Corrigan, introduces a line of rugs inspired by Corrigan’s estate in Central France. “Chateau” pays homage to France’s range of pattern, structure, and tone in a rich history of art and design.
In collaboration with Marc Thee, the Bloom design blends bold, cyclical patterns with rich tones for images of rebirth and revitalization.
As we welcome a new year, Bunting is celebrating his two decades of design by marking his Top Ten Designs. From Submerge, a richly layered landscape in faltering earthy tones, to Promenade, a classic rectangular repetition, each hide design demonstrates Bunting’s originality and creativity as an unparalleled artist.
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