Make your home shine… Presenting The Shining officially licensed luxury rugs and runners
In Kubrick’s seminal horror film The Shining (starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall as Jack and Wendy Torrance) the psychic hotel cook Dick Hallorann fittingly says, “Some places are like people: Some shine and some don’t.”
A statement piece to make your home shine!
If you’re an interior designer, home décor enthusiast or film fan in search of a luxury, statement piece to enable your home or workplace to shine, you need look no further than the official rug or hallway runner featuring the dynamic hexagonal design as seen in The Shining’s Overlook Hotel, now available from the Film and Furniture store.
The mesmerising corridor carpet features prominently in several key scenes of the 1980 film, notably young Danny Torrance’s first unnerving encounter with room 237 as he investigates on his tricycle. The graphic pattern in vivid orange, brown and red leaps out at us from the screen so it’s no surprise that it has become the most recognisable and homaged carpet in film.
Carpet fit for royalty and Danny Torrance
After much dedicated work and research, these limited edition rugs, runners and carpet are being made especially for Film and Furniture by the UK’s sole official license holder of the original 1960s ‘Hicks’ Hexagon’ carpet design by legendary interior designer David Hicks (1929-1998) which was chosen by Kubrick for The Shining. These high quality, custom made, 1 ply hand tufted wool rugs, runners and carpet are made to order.
Unlike the many cheaper, unofficial copies on the market these pieces are the real deal and the Film and Furniture online store is currently the only place the general public can buy this official iconic design!
David Hicks’ fusion of pattern, colour, antique and contemporary influenced many designers of both home and fashion. His early clients mixed aristocracy, media and fashion (Vidal Sassoon, Helena Rubinstein, the Duchess of Rutland and Mrs. Condé Nast). He married Lady Pamela Mountbatten in 1960 and was soon making carpets for Windsor Castle and decorating the Prince of Wales’ first apartment at Buckingham Palace. Why this carpet design ended up in The Shining is investigated in detail in our feature: ‘Checkmate: The Story behind Kubrick’s carpet in The Shining revealed’.
Hicks’ Hexagon Carpet is also available by the square meter for private or commercial projects in high quality hand-tufted 1 ply wool, hand tufted China wool or printed nylon. More details >
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