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A Rug of Many Bosoms


Pure wool, tufted


Jasper designed the Rug of Many Bosoms at the end of 1984, in his final year at the Royal College of Art. He described it then as a ‘conceptual ornament...the only form of decoration I find acceptable.’ It hung on the wall in Defend Your Home with Elegance, his degree show in June 1985, and lay on the floor in his solo exhibitions in Cologne and Vienna in 1988. Jasper often used the rug as a prop in photographs of his chairs. The rug was made in Wales and available in either black on a white background or white on a black background, in a large size and a small size. Jasper sold about twenty between 1985 and 1988.

The rug in white in the shop window of George Sherlock.

In 1991 Cappellini set about manufacturing the rug, for which these drawings on tracing paper were produced.