Ruggable’s New Washable Rug Collection Is a Tribute to Keith Haring’s Iconic Artwork

published Jan 27, 2022
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It goes without saying that Ruggable is a fan-favorite here at Apartment Therapy – and they’ve been on their A-game with their recent collaborations. Latest in the lineup is the newly-launched Ruggable X Keith Haring collection, which features many of the late artist’s unforgettable pop art designs. 

The collection pays homage to some of Haring’s most well-known pieces and highlights his legacy as an activist. Inspired by 1980s New York City and the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community during the AIDS crisis, Haring’s ubiquitous figures are woven into abstract, interlocking patterns on several of the pieces, while others use his original artwork to evoke the same sense of joy and belonging in your own home. 

“We’re overjoyed to launch our Ruggable X Keith Haring collection at a time when we could all use more bright, bold, and lively colors and patterns in our living spaces,” said Jeneva Bell, the founder and president of Ruggable. “Haring’s ability to capture the resilience and love of the communities around him in his art is admirable, and we are honored to be able to continue to spread awareness of his passions with Ruggable.”

As with all Ruggable items, each of the 24 rugs and doormats in the collection is machine washable and comes in a two-piece system with a rug pad and interchangeable cover. If you’ve already got a Ruggable in your home, all you need is a new cover (either classic or cushioned) to switch up the look to one of Haring’s timeless works. Take a look at a few of our very favorites below — all rugs are available in sizes ranging from 2′ x 3′ to 9′ x 12′, so you can have a little slice of Keith for every corner of your home. 

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You could stare at the Freestyle rug for hours and never get bored. The abstract single-line design, printed in dark gray on an off-white background, is a striking statement piece that you’re sure to treasure for years. Like all the other rugs in the collection, it’s low-pile and made from water- and stain-resistant chenille fabric.

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Interlocking figures with abstract embellishments in the artist’s signature style groove throughout the Funny Gallery rug. Inspired by Haring’s original color palette, it comes in eye-catching ivory and red, emblazoned with the number 83 to mark the year it was first displayed in his solo exhibition at Fun Gallery in the West Village.

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Who’s that knocking at the door? This arctic blue barking dog doormat announces arrivals before even your real-life dog can. The Haring original design makes a thoughtful gift for puppy parents (hint hint) and is made from durable, machine-washable bristles with UV-resistant colors to withstand all seasons.

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If you’re finding it hard to choose a favorite design, try the One Man Show rug. It pays tribute to a smattering of Haring’s best works, arranged comic-book-style in panels of subdued blue and gray. Ask each of your visitors to pick their favorite piece as a fun social experiment.

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Flashback to the days when music blaring through a comically-oversized boombox resting on someone’s shoulders was a common occurrence. The real talk doormat is a tribute to the artist’s own speaker – a piece of his home featured prominently at the entrance to yours. This playful sketch is a pared-down variation of Haring’s boombox motif and is the perfect welcome mat for a music-loving house.

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Some of Haring’s most memorable figures come together to make the border of the Loisaida rug. Elegant and subtle, this rug has a distressed background inspired by the pop artist’s industrial studio space. If you’re looking to incorporate a piece from this collection into your home but your tastes are a bit more subdued than his typical 1980s color palettes, this rug is a tasteful addition.

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Set the mood for festivities: The dance party doormat is simply an energetic expression of joy that you can’t help but smile at. Jump for joy with these colorful figures, who’ll get you moving and grooving before you even open the front door.