Angela Adams

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Angela Adams

Angela Adams (born in 1965 on the island of North Haven, Maine ) is an American designer best known for her sculptural and colorful handmade wool rugs.[1] Adams partnered with her husband and furniture designer, Sherwood Hamill, to launch angela adams designs, dedicated to the creation of custom rugs and custom furniture in Portland, Maine.[2]

In 2002, Adams and Hamill opened the first angela adams retail store in Portland, Maine. In addition to creating rugs and furniture,[3] the design house developed a line of retail rugs, bedding, home accessories, lifestyle accessories and gifts.[4][5][6][7] Adams delivers an “optimistic view of the world spoken through a language of color and pattern” drawing on the natural surroundings of living in Coastal Maine.[8]

Since launching the brand, Angela Adams has designed product for several companies including J.Crew, Macy’s, Anthropologie, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.[8] In addition, there has been a fabric line developed with Architex Fabrics, a wallcovering line developed with MDC, a carpet line developed with Shaw Industries and a tile line developed with Ann Sacks.[8][9]

Forest Floor Treasure tapestry, Munjoy Sofa, Munjoy Coffee Table

In 2009, Angela Adams was honored by the American Society of Interior Designers for Outstanding Accomplishments and Contribution to Design.[10]

Angela Adams and Sherwood Hamill continue to live and work in Portland, Maine.


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  2. ^ Matchan, Linda. "Rugs to Riches." The Boston Globe, February 2004, pg. 111 + 115.
  3. ^ "Market ICFF." Interior Design, July 2003, p. 104.
  4. ^ Matchan, Linda. "Whimsy, etc., at New York Fair." The Boston Globe, August 2003.
  5. ^ Mechling, Laura. "She's Wearing My Chair." The Wall Street Journal, April 2004, p. W8.
  6. ^ "Gift Guide." The Inc. Life Magazine, December 2006, p. 87.
  7. ^ Suqi, Rima. "Smart City Best Bets." New York Magazine, December 2003, p. 48.
  8. ^ a b c Tiger, Caroline. "Bold Colors From Maine." Fortune Small Business Magazine, September 2007, p. 38
  9. ^ Quail, Jennifer. "Maxing Out a Medium." HFN, June 2005, p.31.
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