Liora Manné is a trailblazer in textile design. After completing a dual master’s degree in North Carolina, the Israel-born artist ventured to New York City where she launched her business, now nearly 25 years in the making. Today, her handcrafted works of art are on display at iconic locales from Radio City Music Hall to the Met. The secret to her success? The uncommon needle-punching process of LAMONTAGE™, where synthetic fibers are cut, blended, and layered by hand to form artful patterns unachievable by traditional tufted and handknotting techniques.
Over the past two decades, from managing a 20-person team in West Chelsea to personally training over 150 women in her factory overseas, Manné has designed thousands of rugs. Today on Rue? We’re getting exclusive access to a never-before-seen collection straight out of the company’s archive. Featuring one-of-a-kind styles with ancient mosaic motifs and modern geometrics, these pieces have lived in Manné’s studio – some since the early 90s – as a nostalgic reminder of how business all began. Read on as the designer delves into materials, inspiration, and the story behind these limited-edition gems.