Forget Huey Lewis and the News – it’s not hip to be square anymore
All rugs are not created equal. Nor are they all created with right angles. Some, like the luxurious rugs below, eschew the usual square or rectangular form for something a little less commonplace. Read on to check them out.
Sight, touch and sound: Creative Matters drew on each to create Prism – part of its Sonance collection, which brings together acoustic-inspired visuals in luxurious hand-knotted wool and silk. $135 sq.ft., at Creative Matters.
Gan’s Zoe Kubb rug, by Ukranian industrial and interior designer Daria Zinovatnaya, establishes a dialogue between two 20th-century movements, Bauhaus and Russian suprematism, to create a thoroughly modern hand-knotted piece with playful geometries and expressive colours. From $7250, at Quasi Modo Modern Home.
A Bit of Everything
Where to start? The interspersed patterns? The hot and cold colour palette? The overlapping line work? The lush silk tufting? Our suggestion: Just take in the gorgeous cacophony that is Roche Bobois’s Yumi rug all at once. From $5270, at Roche Bobois.
Design Within Reach’s aptly named Wavy Rug contains a rainbow’s worth of colours, varying pile heights and an acid-trip form that will enliven any space. From $2250, at Design Within Reach.
Swedish Kasthall’s Poppy Cloud sees plush bouclé shaped into a lively inter- play of cloud-like curves, while the palette of purple, pale blue and gold recall calm skies. From $5110, at Poliform.
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