As The Rug Company’s Co-Founder, Suzanne Sharp is celebrated as an artistic mastermind and pioneer of rug design.
Her fearless creative energy and instinctive approach to design have enabled her to create coveted and distinctive rug collections, with many of her designs now considered design classics and adorning some of the most beautiful interior schemes in the world. Her innovative Key Shadow rug design won a Wallpaper* Design Award and has most recently been lauded one of the 30 top icons of design by Elle Decoration magazine (December 2019 issue).
Suzanne intuitively knows when a design is interesting and original, and will never settle for anything less than exceptional. Her talents and expertise have earned her a following of design cognoscenti who feast on her confident use of colour, pattern and scale in her unfailingly and inherently elegant style.
Her visual vernacular is deeply rooted in colour and pattern. Her aesthetic is modern and she respectfully takes inspiration from her extensive travels as well as the world of architecture, theatre, fashion, art and history and is constantly searching, selecting and editing her ideas. All these influences are evident in her work.
“My designs are largely guided by my instinct and much of my style owes its origins to my nomadic childhood. Travel triggers my imagination and my designs are often an updated version of things I have seen. My style is modern and timeless. I’m interested in how people feel in a space and I’m into being able to move things around when I have new ideas.” Suzanne Sharp
Today, Suzanne and her team at Suzanne Sharp Studio work on private and commercial commissions, which currently include a Notting Hill villa and a privately owned hotel in Malta. Chosen for her original eye and ability to hunt out the extraordinary, Suzanne creates individual and layered interiors for her clients. She has developed a range of handmade furniture and accessories for The Lacquer Company, is working on a wallpaper and paint collection and continues to design rugs for The Rug Company.