The Tuft stools by Studio801 are beech and birch stools with carpet poms on the seats as cushioning. The two stools are at different heights to accommodate a range of uses, and also feature kinked legs. The cushioning carpet poms are used in the textile industry to show ranges of wool colours. Studio801 has collaborated… Read more »
With designers becoming evermore aware of our need for new, ecological forms of creating interior products, an increasing number of carpet designs are appearing on the market which satisfy this requirement. The latest to join the trend is a collection of rugs by French designer Ora Ïto for rug producers Stepevi. Ïto’s Parquet rug is… Read more »
An exhibition of modern American tapestries will open at the Jane Kahan Gallery in New York on 15 February 2011 until 25 March 2011. The show, ‘Gloria F. Ross: Rebirth of Modern Tapestry’, will celebrate the publication of the recent Yale University Press book, Gloria F. Ross and Modern Tapestry, by textile scholar Ann Lane… Read more »
Textile designer Zara Atelj has produced a collection of fabrics based on everyday information, for example the daily flow of news from newspapers being inspiration source for the design of home textiles. Atelj comments: “I want to make textiles that are not only stylish, but also have communicative functions. The designed product is the content… Read more »
Spanish designer Cristian Zuzunaga has made a curtain collection for Danish company Kvadrat. Using his favourite subject matter of the city, Zuzunaga designed the repeat patterns of Cityscape and Skyline based on city architecture. For more information on the artist see the latest issue of COVER!
Moroso‘s new sofa design looks anything but comfortable but looks can be deceiving as it is in fact upholstered in fabric with a photorealistic wood print pattern. The design plays around with visual and tactile experiences.
Portuguese rug producer the Piodao Group has three interesting designs in its ‘Prêt-à-Porter’ carpet range, in which each rug is dreamt up by a different designer. The ANY rug by Pedrita Studio is made with unused wool from the production of other rugs so each rug is different and reflects the factory’s output that week…. Read more »
Another amazing rug that will be debuting at Maison et Objet in January is Losanges by the Bouroullec Brothers for Spanish brand Nanimarquina. Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec were inspired by traditional Persian rugs and the ‘kilim savoir-fair’.
We look forward to seeing the new rugs from Nodus at Maison et Objet in January 2011, when the company will be showing off new designs including ‘Roots’ by French designer Matali Crasset and the amazing ‘Palette’ rug by Belgian designers Sofie Lachaert & Luc D’Hanis. Constructed of over 950,000 knots and a range of… Read more »