Flooring & Rugs
In collaboration with Chevalier Edition, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance got inspired by his conception of the rug as a living space on the floor, as it was originally used in middle-eastem and eastem cultures. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance came up with a project associating the rug with a folded form that invites one to live in a quasi-horizontal way. Abstract graphics of the rug evoke the presence of the forms that one places underneath it. There are three forms, each one ofering a different comfort. They are playing with volumes in a very scupltural way. Those forms only make sense when associated with the rug. With this project, the rug becomes a living space that goes beyond the object. Every user can compose their own rug and eventually take possession of it.
Rugs are made of hand-knoted wool and forms are made of Corian.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 30 January, 2012
This is just one of a truly innovative collection of rugs by French company Youlka Design.
Each playful design is essentially two layers of wool felt, with the top one laser cut so that the coloured pieces are removable like a giant puzzle. They’re beautifully made and hand-dyed with gorgeous colours and several patterns to choose from. Great for a playroom, they do look amazing and would keep little fingers busy for hours.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 1 December, 2011
When you think of rugs, one of the main images that springs to mind is of a big bear rug in front of a roaring fire, somewhere in the mountains. But, this year, the public image of the rug is set to change drastically as they make their big comeback into society. With rugs set to be the latest big thing, here are a few suggestions to help you get the most out of your rugs.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 25 August, 2011
Sonya Winner rugs designed to suit today’s open plan living, these rugs are not only beautiful accents in any home, they are also hardwaering and durable. These contemporary designs transform any space and add warmth, texture and vibrancy.
Each design can be adapted to work within your color scheme and room dimensions.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 28 July, 2011
A vanguard of the American design scene, Edward Fields Carpet Makers has been creating bespoke luxury carpets and rugs for over 70 years, known for unparalleled design, quality and craftsmanship. Found in architectural landmarks as well as notable private residences across the country, Edwards Fields’ extraordinary custom capabilities have made it a trade secret among designers for decades.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 4 May, 2011
A cool collection of rugs by Norwegian design studio Permafrost. Permafrost was established January 1st 2000 by four Norwegian industrial designers; all recent graduates and classmates from the Oslo School of Architecture.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 28 April, 2011
Add color and pattern to your space with these graphic floor coverings which are made from soft PVC and woven like more traditional cotton rugs, making them perfect for kitchens, entryways, laundry spaces, and for use as door mats.
A family-run business, Brita Sweden has a strong tradition of textile production. These rugs are not only cool looking but they contain no heavy metal or toxic softener and they are made with a recyclable PVC.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 11 April, 2011