Losanges RugPrice: $4,836.00
Design by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2011.
Reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug, using the ancient kilim technique, the Bouroullec brothers continue their study of simplicity and elegance. Technically complex, the Losanges Rug requires great skill as it involves combining 13 colors through the geometrical rhombus shape, a great challenge for the craftsmen of Northern Pakistan.
As well as being crafted by hand, the Afghan wool is also spun by hand, which allows for some unique color tones to be highlighted, and making each rhombus different and each rug a unique item. The Losanges Rug is available in three sizes.
This is a handmade craft product. Minor variations, in size and color, are inevitable.
Material(s): 100% Hand-spun Afghan wool
- 5 Ft. 4 In. X 8 Ft. (weight: 11 lbs)
- 7 Ft. 5 In. X 9 Ft. 8 In. (weight: 18.7 lbs)
- 9 Ft. 5 In. X 13 Ft. 4 In. (weight: 32.2 lbs)
- Total height: 0.2"
Designer: Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.
Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own design firm. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organization of interior space.View other products by Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec
nanimarquina: reinventing the rug
nanimarquina was founded in Barcelona in 1987, with one clear idea: to design rugs. It's a simple statement, a transparent declaration of intent that nanimarquina has made a reality by putting into practice values such as observation, innovative endeavor, communication, emotion and knowing how to contemporize traditional craftsmanship. Most nanimarquina designs have been internationally acclaimed and have been presented in museums such as MOMA in New York and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Conscious of the profound differences between developed and developing countries, nanimarquina has always been directly involved in promoting sustainable development. nanimarquina helps boost the local economies of their manufacturing communities in India, Morocco, Pakistan and Spain, and participates in their progress by offering decent, salaried work opportunities to the inhabitants of those areas.
nanimarquina is committed to using natural, renewable and recyclable resources, such as wool, jute, cotton and silk. Traditional production methods and the use of renewable energy help to maintain and improve natural resources for use by future generations.View other products from Nanimarquina