Lichen Blue Orange Rug

The Lichen rug series is a result of a design collaboration between Sonya and KLC School of Design alumnus Alice Hislop. Inspired by the natural curves and colours of Lichens (with over 18,000 species which cover 8% of our planet’s surface!), this design embraces a new level of weaving complexity, resulting in a luxury rug that feels as harmonious and organic as one of nature’s most interesting creations.

Size Dimensions Price
Dimensions in: Metres Feet
USD Price
1.8 × 2.2 m (5'11" x 7'3")
2 × 2.45 m (6'7" x 8')
2.45 × 3 m (8' x 9'10")
2.9 × 3.5 m (9'6" x 11'6")
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Product description

The Lichen rug collection is a result of the creative collaboration between Sonya Winner and KLC School of Design alumna Alice Hislop. Taking inspiration from the intricate patterns and natural hues of Lichens, the collection represents an extraordinary level of weaving complexity, resulting in an exquisite and unique rug design that feels as organic and harmonious as nature’s most fascinating creations.

Alice’s entry in Sonya Winner’s KLC design competition resonated with the profound thought processes and innovative approaches that the London-based studio values. With the concept of ‘Structural Fluidity’, the design explores the intricate interplay of patterns, movements, and colours, exuding a sense of serenity and fluidity.

Upon selecting Alice as the winner, Sonya and her team of creatives worked to bring Alice’s vision to life, emphasizing the curvaceous, rhythmic, and flowing designs inspired by Lichens’ gem-like colours and delicate shapes. Sonya personally travelled to India to collaborate with artisanal weavers, refining the final pile levels to create a rug design that delights the senses with its varied pile heights and elegant curves. The flowing, gentle forms of the Lichen rug collection are created to add a sense of rhythm and softness to any space, providing a contrast to the hard surfaces found in modern interiors.

Produced by hand by GoodWeave weavers, the skilled craftspeople work sustainably, utilizing solar energy, onsite yarn dyeing using local wood, sun-drying yarn, and recycling excess dyed wool. Most importantly, the production process is audited by @Goodweave, ensuring safe working conditions and fair wages, reflecting Sonya’s commitment to supporting the industry for future generations.

Lichen is available in 3 colourways, a bold pairing of blues with a pop of bright warming orange; a beautifully subtle colourway merging warm and cool greys with a highlight of creamy white; and an exploration of malachite inspired greens which vary in intensity and tone. This Lichen rug collection is available in 4 sizes and can be made in bespoke colours and sizes upon request. It is available exclusively from and via the Sonya Winner London showroom.


Details and design

The Lichen rug is a stunning representation of high-quality, ethical craftsmanship, where each stage is hand crafted by our artisanal weavers. The 3D elements of this designer rug brings a new level of skill and intricacy to weaving to create a designer rug that is just as pleasing to the eye as it is to the touch.

Composition and care

The Lichen Blue Orange rug is hand tufted in pure New Zealand wool by GoodWeave artisan weavers. Handmade and hard wearing, this is a washable designer rug which can also be displayed as a wall hanging.

Read more about caring for your rug

What if I want a different size?

For the majority of our collection we can make custom sizes. The calculator on the right will help you. If you require further information please contact us on +44 (0)20 3283 8776 (London time) or by using our Contact form

What if I want a different color?

Some of our rugs can be made in bespoke colours to fit your space. Please do contact us to let us know about room and requirements. Any quotations provided for custom colours or custom rugs are valid for 30 days. For help with ordering, availability or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)20 3283 8776 (London time) or using our contact form


We deliver worldwide, to most international destinations via door-to-door trackable services. We endeavour to ship all orders by the quickest available way.

Deliveries to UK addresses are made within 3 working days and to international addresses within 5-7 working days for stock items. You are also welcome to collect your order from our North West London showroom – simply select the ‘Collect from Showroom’ option during checkout.

If the items are in production/transit from our weavers your shipping time is indicated when the item is added to the cart and before you purchase.

If the items are made to order from the sizes shown on our website they will be shipped to you in 12-14 weeks approximately after confirming your order.

Once your order is shipped we will provide you with a tracking number to follow your order’s journey.


You can pay securely online with credit or debit card (Visa or Master Card) via Worldpay. Your credit card details will not be saved.

You can also select payment via direct bank to bank transfer at checkout. Once your order has been placed, we will email you our bank details to make a transfer.

Another option is to place your order and make card payment over the phone or in person at our showroom.

Rug Care

We recommend vacuuming at least three times per week to remove any natural shedding. In addition, we recommend specialist cleaning at least once a year. To find out more about caring for your rug please download our care sheet.


We want you to be fully and absolutely happy with your purchase! If for some reason you are not, you can return it to us within 14 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange (excluding the delivery and return cost). You will be issued with a refund within 14 days of receipt of the items at our showroom in pristine condition.

We have a few simple return conditions. Please:

  • Ensure your purchase has not been used and is in original condition.
  • Email us within 7 days of receipt of your order that you wish to return the item(s) using our our contact page
  • Keep the original packaging and repackage the rug in the same manner it was delivered out to you. If you no longer have the packaging, email us and we will suggest alternative packaging. If you need information on how to pack the rug for a return please contact us and we will provide you packing information to avoid damage in transit.

We do not accept returns on rugs made specifically to your requirements, known as Custom rugs, or rugs ordered to fulfil your order known as Made to Order Rugs.


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