One of the most influential painters to come to New Zealand in the past twenty years was British born Riduan Tomkins. He studied at the Royal college of Art in London in the 1960s and exhibited at the Whitechapel and Waddington Galleries In London. Tomkins' brightly-coloured atmospheric paintings, which move between the abstract and the figurative, translate beautifully into detailed floor rugs.
Dilana has been hand crafting New Zealand's most luxurious rugs for over 35 years. Since opening their Christchurch based Workshop in 1980, the company has successfully collaborated with many leading contemporary artists. The Dilana legacy can be seen in some of the most distinguished homes, commercial buildings, art galleries and museums throughout the world.
This rug has been hand tufted from the finest New Zealand wool at the Dilana workshop in Christchurch.
Dilana rugs are created in collaboration with leading New Zealand and international fine artists. Rugs are produced in limited editions. Size and colour may only be customised on approval of artist.
The Maker /
Dilana has been hand crafting the finest New Zealand made rugs for over 40 years. Since opening their Christchurch based Workshop in 1980, the company has collaborated with leading contemporary artists and designers to produce this country’s most luxurious rugs and carpets.
The Designer /
Tompkins’ international pedigree is unquestionable, as is his influence upon a younger generation of New Zealand painters including Shane Cotton and Seraphine Pick. From 1985 – 1995 Riduan Tomkins was senior lecturer in painting at the University of Canterbury. His painterly approach coupled with the intellectual rigour of his work, left an indelible impression upon new painters emerging from Ilam from the mid 80s to the present.
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'Good Vintage' - A styled shoot by Sara Black for HOME Magazine
We were very excited to have some of our Good Form pieces used in a styled feature by the talented Sara Black in the latest edition of HOME magazine. "Good vintage – Classic and modern designs take their place, standing in their own light, space and time."