Lucy Tupu Design Studio collaborates with Cey Adams on a new rug collection

NEW YORK — Lucy Tupu Design Studio, which offers full-service rugs and custom rugs, has launched its second collaboration with New Yorker and visual artist Cey Adams on a new rug collection.

For this collaboration, Adams drew inspiration from ’60s pop art, sign painting, comic books, and pop culture. Her work also includes themes of race and gender relations, as well as cultural and community issues. Adams exhibits, lectures, and teaches in art studios at institutions including MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, New York University, and Stanford University.

The collection includes seven drawings, each telling a story about his artistic journey. Harlem is the title of the first design in the series in which Adams pays homage to his family’s neighborhood and his father who served in the military. The color palette is symbolic of this period of his life by employing tones of military green and gray, as well as red hues in a nod to the American flag. Number two also acts as a focal point, referencing Adam’s favorite childhood number. His fascination with numbers and letters serves as the theme for the entire rug collection.

The rugs are handcrafted from high quality New Zealand wool with an artist signature label in silk. All designs are made to order and can be customized to fit any size or shape specification. Due to the collection’s bold graphics and vibrant colors, the rugs are produced in a tightly woven cut pile, in one height, so focus on 2D designs and give the rugs a denser structure.

The Cey Adams rug collection is available now on the Lucy Tupu Design Studio website.

Joseph E. Golightly