Rhyme is an interiors, art advisory and design manufacturer based in New York City. The debut company design collection consists of sculptural Irish wool rugs that serve as functional floor art or wall mounted tapestry. Inspired by a 7th century artistic movement that emerged during early Irish monasticism, The Insula Series is a minimalist interpretation of swirling motifs and spiral forms typical of this period of creativity. Meticulously tufted by hand in rural Ireland, The Trinity Series is a study of organic and sculptural triangular forms and colors. The third collection "The OM Series" is inspired by an ancient "tree" alphabet and explores the power and significance of using certain words to reinforce positive wellbeing in interior design. A fourth design series entitled "Modernity" will be released in autumn 2020.
Rhyme founder Claire McGovern has designed residences, office and restaurant interiors, curated art and design installations and collaborated with an array of talented designers and artists Client & company affiliations have included Lexus, Google, Facebook, Design Within Reach and award winning design manufacturers Stickbulb, Gradual, RUX Studios and Roll and Hill. Born and educated in Dublin, she has worked as an interior designer, curator and art advisor, embracing the influences of West Coast California to East Coast neoclassical and contemporary style along with her Irish and European heritage. Her entrepreneurial days began in 2002 with an acclaimed art and design gallery evolving into the interiors & design practice she operates today from Brooklyn. She has also played a pivotal role in the development of several experimental New York City based lighting design manufacturers. In 2018, she fulfilled a long term objective of realizing a design collection made entirely by hand in rural Ireland. Beginning with a series of Irish wool and silk designs, the collection will ultimately become a multi-media array of furnishings dedicated only to the highest quality and sustainable craftsmanship.
Rhyme Studio is proud to be a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council USA