Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales founded Romance Was Born in 2005 and quickly became known for their exceptional design acumen and storytelling vision. Winning the Woolmark Designer Award in 2008 and Qantas Spirit of Youth Award in 2009, they have garnered worldwide acclaim for their theatrical runway shows and extravagant garments worn by Cate Blanchett, Daphne Guinness, Sia, Lady Gaga and more. Plunkett and Sales’ designs have a strong relationship between art and design as they seek to provoke an emotional response and tell a story through their craft.
Designer Rugs’ Romance Was Born collection is fantastical, visionary and not for the faint at heart, unleashing wondrous imagery, kaleidoscopic colours and chimerical style drawn from their print archives. The four resulting rugs in the collection are as vibrant and imaginative as the rest of their work.
In 2018 Romance was born added Pink Eye to the collection - a special collaboration between Romance Was Born, Designer Rugs and Archibald prize winning artist Del Kathryn Barton.