A rug should not always have to mirror the dimensions of a room. So, why not create a dynamic shape across the floor or wall? Here COVER presents a selection of rugs and textiles that cock a snook at conformity and celebrate how shapes can shape our interiors.
The shapes, patterns and colours from Memphis Milano have long been influencing our rug designs and this dominant use of bold geometric forms has begun to transform the shape of rugs. The multi-shape rug using geometric forms to break free of a regular rectangular or circular format. Rugs come in all shapes and sizes but these designs stick to geometric plane shapes.
The use of multiple shapes lends itself to modular rug collections such as Emily Forgot’s Construct rugs for Floor_Story. In most of the designs colour is used to emphasise the shape arrangements while in Rug Star’s new Splash Multishape designs the colour adds another layer of pattern.
Here we show 10 rug designs in which shapes do the talking.
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