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Introducing #CutPleatRepeat: An exhibition by Deirdre Dyson and Richard Sweeney

The collaboration will mark the start of Chelsea Design Quarter’s Autumn Design Trail this November

Rugs designed by Deirdre Dyson
(Image credit: #CutPleatRepeat / Deirdre Dyson & Richard Sweeney)

Celebrated carpet and rug designer Lady Deirdre Dyson has collaborated with artist Richard Sweeney for a one-off exhibition entitled #CutPleatRepeat. The event celebrates the start of Chelsea Design Quarter’s Autumn Design Trail, which begins on November 1st in London. 

The #CutPleatRepeat exhibition aptly combines both Deirdre and Richard’s talents through the theme of pleats – with particular inspiration taken from birds in flight. Folded paper and three-dimensional form both feature in Deirdre Dyson’s current collection of hand-knotted pieces – while Richard has an interest in shape dynamics from the movement he observes.

Rugs designed by Deirdre Dyson

(Image credit: #CutPleatRepeat / Deirdre Dyson & Richard Sweeney)

Throughout the exhibition, Richard will take over Deirdre’s multi-storied Kings Road gallery to exhibit eight new paper sculptures throughout the property. The 3-D artist will also showcase a statement centerpiece window installation that measures over two meters by two meters in the atrium between multiple floors. 

Alongside Richard's pieces, the event will display the artistry of Deirdre Dyson’s rugs that begin life on her drawing table or easel. Her bespoke designs are curated in the Chelsea showroom before coming to life by artisans in Nepal. These creative similarities mean there is perfect synergy in the collaboration.

Rugs designed by Deirdre Dyson

(Image credit: #CutPleatRepeat / Deirdre Dyson & Richard Sweeney)

The exhibition simultaneously signifies the start of The Chelsea Design Quarter Autumn Design Trail – which offers the chance to shop and steal interior design tips from the people at the peak of the industry. 

Further to #CutPleatRepeat, other Kings Road showrooms, including Haute Deco, Argile, Reed Harris, and Waterworks, will hold events that celebrate the best of home decor and design. 

Paper Sculpture by Richard Sweeney

#CutPleatRepeat also coincides with the publication of Richard’s new Paper Sculpture (opens in new tab) book, which is available at Waterstones. H&G readers can pre-order Paper Sculpture by emailing sales@gazellebooks.com and including the code PAPER21 to receive 25% off your purchase from November 1st - November 30th, 2021.

Rugs designed by Deirdre Dyson

(Image credit: #CutPleatRepeat / Deirdre Dyson & Richard Sweeney)

#CutPleatRepeat will take place at Deirdre Dyson’s Gallery (554 King’s Road SW6 2DZ) from November 1st to January 14th, 2022. There is also an opportunity to meet Deirdre Dyson and Richard Sweeney on November 4th, from 2-4 pm.

We have already restructured our future living room ideas to feature Deirdre's latest collection – it's a date we certainly won’t be missing.  

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.