Pink Eye

Romance Was Born

- Hand tufted in 100% New Zealand Wool
- Designed in Australia
- Made in China
- Stock size 200 x 300cm
- Custom size available


Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales founded Romance Was Born in 2005 and quickly became known for their exceptional design acumen and storytelling vision. 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.

PINK EYE is a special collaboration between Romance Was Born, Designer Rugs and Archibald prize winning artist Del Kathryn Barton for their Rainbows Edge Collection in 2018. Our interpretation of Del’s eye motif is a bold and colourful nod to fashion and art.

Stock Sizes
Pink Eye can be customized to suit your space – choose your size, shape, construction and materials to create a one-of-a-kind rug.

No custom colours are available for this design.

Our talented team will walk you through every step of the custom made process to ensure your vision is realised.
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Size + Placement

When you buy a new rug, you’re making an investment in your home, your space, and your style, and you want it to look perfect in your room.

In addition to finding a rug that compliments the style and function of your space and your own personal taste, you’re also going to want to account for considerations of size, shape and placement.

We’ve created a simple guide to consider when making your rug purchase.

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Care + Maintenance

We advise professional cleaning for all our rugs.

Vacuum regularly - we do not recommend using rotating or
brush head vacuum cleaners on any of our rugs, or vacuum
cleaners with a very strong suction.

Clean spills immediately. Never rub a spill, instead blot any
liquids with a dry absorbent white cloth or white paper towel. If
in doubt, please seek professional advice from our Preferred
Cleaner Network.

Do not steam clean or dry-clean your rug, and avoid harsh
chemicals. Our rugs are not machine-washable.

Direct sunlight will cause fading - avoid direct exposure to

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Delivery Information
We deliver our rugs all over Australia, and can also ship internationally. Shipping costs are dependant on your location and the size and weight of your rug.

Please contact us for an estimate.
Additional Information
Designer Del Kathryn Barton
Colours Multi-Coloured, Pink
Pile Height 9mm
Rug Dimensions 200 x 300cm
Country Of Origin China
Find a Showroom
Sydney509 Parramatta Road
Leichhardt NSW 2040
Melbourne565 Church St
Richmond, VIC 3121
Brisbane154 Arthur Street
Fortitude Valley QLD, 4006

The Designers

Del Kathryn Barton is an Australian artist and winner of two Archibald prizes. Barton’s decorative, highly detailed paintings are known for their vibrant, figurative imagery – combining traditional painting techniques with contemporary design and illustrative styles. Recent auctions of Barton’s work has seen her become the first woman to enter an elite echelon of Australia's top 10-selling living artists, which includes Charles Blackman and John Olsen.

After the success of ‘Pink Eye’, a joint collaboration between Barton, Designer Rugs and Romance Was Born, the relationship continued with ‘Code Fluff’. The first edition made its debut at Sydney Contemporary in 2018, with only 10 editions made. The design takes a portion of detail from one of Barton’s kaleidoscopic paintings, and creates an incredibly intricate and detailed hand tufted rug that appears almost glistening and alive.