Design Guild Mark Holder

Jitterbug For Shoreditch Range

Name of Designer:

Gary Bridge
DGM Number


Date of Award


Manufacturers’ Name

Axminster Carpets


Utilising an historic style of design, Axminster Carpets challenged the weaving capabilities of the loom and knowledge of wool and yarns to create an innovative weave. The weave embraces effects that can be achieved by mixing different yarn weights, different weaves and incorporating these in to a design which still retains its innocence and historic presence, but captures texture visually and through touch.


Gary joined Axminster Carpets in 1992 initially to help develop the contract side of the business and now heads the design department for all sectors setting the creative direction within the company. Within this role, he was central in helping the company achieve a Royal Warrant, designing to this day carpets for Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Royal Albert Hall.

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