Inspired by landscapes or art movements, these five rugs elevate communal areas or lobbies with their fascinating patterns. This edit includes flat-woven kilims and hand-tufted pieces, which can also help improve the acoustics in large spaces.
The Around Colors Rugs Collection has been designed by Paola Pastorini for Italian brand Gebrüder Thonet Vienna. Their pattern are the result of a careful study of elementary geometric shapes and their juxtaposition, influenced by 20th-century art movements. The hand-knotted rugs are made of wool and silk.
The Merge Kelim Rug by Ferm Living redefines traditional kelim craftsmanship, introducing geometric shapes and colour blocking. They are woven in India by hand on 'Punja' looms, one of the oldest loom types, mixing hand-dyed wool with cotton fibres. The outcome is a contemporary design with a traditional textural quality.
The Horizon Ice Rug, designed by Mattias Stenberg for Swedish brand Asplund, shows the abstract interpretation of a polar landscape. Artisans tuft the rug by hand, working with a mix of wool and tencel. It can be hung on the wall as a tapestry or used as a floor covering.
The Backstich Calm Rug turns traditional embroidery upside-down and reveals, in a delicate and elegant way, what is usually hidden. The collection was designed by London-based studio Raw-Edges, and it is made by hand in the ateliers for GAN using only wool. Once the craftswomen have finished weaving the kilim base, they embroider the decoration by hand into the rug.
The Tones Rug by Spanish brand Nanimarquina has been developed in collaboration with painter Clàudia Valsells. The series includes the hand-woven Pieces kilim, translating brush strokes of warm hues into an abstract, geometric pattern. It’s made using hand-spun Afghan wool.