Bold and glamorous, Mary McDonald’s latest collection of rugs sets out to make an impression. Drawing inspiration from many sources and eras, it takes the patterns of backgammon boards, classic architectural forms, French marble floors, and European hedge mazes and spins them into designs that command attention. All done in a dramatic scale, the hand-knotted and hand-tufted wool and silk constructions are every bit as indulgent as the patterns are impressive. Showing off classical geometric forms combined with super-sophisticated optical and tonal effects, it’s a collection that takes traditional in a strikingly new direction.