Joni Vanderslice and members of the J. Banks Design Group team traveled to Paris in January to attend Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off, two of the international design community’s most inspirational shows. While we saw many beautiful new products and attended some incredible events, the highlight of the trip was the launch of the J. Banks Collection for Holland & Sherry Rugs. We welcomed members of the Press, industry colleagues and design enthusiasts to the Rue de l’Echaude showroom for an opportunity to meet Joni, see the rugs and learn about our collaboration with Holland & Sherry.
Inspired by rustling palm leaves, rushing water, and the trellis patterns of her native South Carolina Lowcountry to the more exotic and often visited Tanzania, Joni has brought these themes to her first rug collection: the J. Banks Collection for Holland and Sherry. This intermingling of local and international brings an excited familiarity that truly embodies the J. Banks Design Group’s philosophy of bringing the resort experience to our projects. Created with hospitality and performance in mind, these 11 designs are available in several different rug qualities that stand up to the functionality required for commercial settings as well as high traffic areas in the home.
Made-to-order, each rug can be crafted using different techniques and materials depending on the functionality required:
- Hand tufted (made in Nepal) – The hand-tufting process is upscaled by using the same luxurious fibers that are found in hand-knotted rugs.
- Indoor/Outdoor (made in India) – Hand-knotted rugs, with custom dyed polyester for indoor/outdoor use.
- High/Low Pile (made in India) – Beautiful wool is used in a flatweave with raised pile construction.
We are so thankful our incredible partners at Holland & Sherry as well as the many friends and colleagues who came out to support us.
About Holland & Sherry: Well known for sumptuous fabrics, Holland & Sherry has developed collections which range from custom embroidery, rugs, wall-covering and trim, to leather, hardware and lighting. Every item they produce reflects their core values of quality and craftsmanship.