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For over 30 years we have been designing and creating bespoke rugs, carpets and textiles for our discerning customers from our studios in London’s Portobello Road and New York City’s Crosby Street.

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Christine Van Der Hurd

Christine Van Der Hurd is admired as one of the most creative minds in the industry. Over 35 years, her success has taken her into the ateliers of some of the world’s leading designers and architects, including Beyer Binder Belle, Pentagram, and Gensler, Selldorf  Architects.  She has collaborated on collections for Cappellini, Liberty London and Louis Vuitton, and worked with India Jane Birley on the carpeting for Annabel’s and designer Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels.

Vanderhurd designs are part of the collections of several museums, including The Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Christine has been inspired by many different cultures, schools of thought and countries, from her father’s antique stores on Portobello Road to the Modernist movement, V&A museum and trips to Spain and Morocco. She divides her time between Vanderhurd’s New York and London studios.

The Story of Vanderhurd
  • 1970s

    Design Begins

    Only a month after graduating from the esteemed Winchester Art College, Christine Van Der Hurd begins designing textiles for Osborne & Little, Libertys, Etro and Yves Saint Laurent and other prestigious clients, under the name Christine Van.

  • 1977

    Design in New York

    Christine’s success as a textile designer follows her to New York City where her work is commissioned by many designers, including Angelo Donghia and Jack Lenor Larsen.

  • 1980

    Inspiration

    After designing and producing a one-off carpet, Christine experiences a revelation that becomes an all-enveloping inspiration for her eponymous bespoke textile design firm.

  • 1981

    New Partnerships and Commissions

    Christine sets up her atelier at Modern age—a semispecialist gallery representing new, acclaimed designers—in partnership with David Hurd. While focusing on European modern furniture design, she helps to launch names such as Tom Dixon, Ron Arad and Danny Lane. Her rugs were displayed during this period and as a result she begins to receive commissions from leading interior designers and architects, such as Beyer Binder Belle, Pentagram and Gensler. Christine has continued with prestigious collaborations to this day.

  • 2003

    Innovation and Experimentation

    Christine’s son, Jasper, joins Vanderhurd and manages the New York office while Christine runs London. They frequently travel to India and Nepal to gain inspiration, and experiment with new materials and techniques. In the six years of their collaboration, Jasper brings new energy and enthusiasm to Vanderhurd. A talented and prolific designer in his own right, he introduces revolutionary techniques and contributes incalculably to the company’s success.

  • 2009

    Tragedy

    Jasper passes away tragically in a motorcycle accident in upstate New York. Leaving behind an extensive archive of design concepts and construction techniques, an extraordinary legacy that Vanderhurd continues to develop to this day.

  • 2016

    Fresh Territory

    Christine collaborates with her son in law Jacob Van Horn, the New York Studio Director on a collection. It is a first for Vanderhurd, a body of work which stays true to their design principles but breaks out into fresh territory. The collection comprises of two flat weave designs: the first, Amelia Truss – is a sumac, woven with linen; the second, Jasper Waffle, woven with 100% natural wool.

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Our Team

Isolde Jaspard Mandy

Naomi French

Stuart Osborne

Annabel Osborne

Jacob Van Horn

Sarah Forkin

  • Craft

    Our craft is our focus

    Vanderhurd has continued to grow by maintaining an uncompromising standard of quality and respecting the men and women who craft our textiles, rugs and dhurries.

  • Craft

    We seamlessly integrate technical and creative thinking

    Christine’s in depth understanding of the art of weaving allows her to think creatively and technically at the same time. The challenges of the manufacturing process inspire and drive the evolution of the initial concepts. Her designs are focused on the powerful integration of timeless rhythmic patterns and bold colours and textures.

  • Craft

    We collaborate with the best artisans and craftsmen

    Vanderhurd has been working in partnership with extremely talented and experienced artisans in India and Nepal for over 30 years. These individuals are master craftsmen from skilled families, performing an ancient art that has been passed down through the generations. The company’s reputation for exceptional quality and craftsmanship is founded on these longstanding relationships.

  • Craft

    We use only the best materials

    We only work with the finest materials, using special processes to achieve the best results.

  • Craft

    We believe color should be natural

    One of the greatest differentiators between Vanderhurd and mass produced products is that we do not bleach any of our yarns white before dying them.

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Recent Press
Press

World of Interiors, July 2016

“The collection represents the next step for Vanderhurd – a body of work which remains true to our design principles…

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Press

Elle Decoration, August 2014

Vanderhurd was featured in the August 2014 issue of Elle Decoration.

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New York

Our New York studio is located in the historic SoHo neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

Home to the greatest collection of cast-iron architecture, artists, galleries, showrooms and boutiques, SoHo is the perfect neighborhood to find inspiration, meet new collaborators or grab a coffee and watch the crowds.

USA (New York)
5 Crosby Street no. 2i
New York, NY 10013

+1 212 213 6541
info@vanderhurd.com

London

Our London studio is located in Notting Hill, on the Portobello Road.

Once the largest antique market in England, the eclectic neighborhood remains a stimulating environment with many bars and restaurants in and amongst the market traders.

UK (London)
17 Portobello Road
Kensington London W11 3DA

+44 207 313 5400
info@vanderhurd.co.uk