Crafted with traditional techniques, these new launches by Gan, Nanimarquina, Ruckstuhl and more, also completely reimagine the carpet.
1 Bandas by Gan
Patricia Urquiola’s new indoor concept for Gan includes interchangeable pieces, which are both decorative and functional. The system includes handcrafted carpets, modules, poufs and cushions.
2 Ghost by Nanimarquina
Designer Marti Guixé references vintage Kerman carpets, using the traditional patterns to inspire a contemporary look. The almost abstract motif features subtle yet intricate depictions of horses, deer, birds and flowers that seem to appear and reappear, like ghosts. In shades of black and white, Ghost is hand-knotted using a vertical handloom technique, in New Zealand sheep’s wool.
3 Stagione by Ruckstuhl
Switzerland’s Aterlier Oi based this collection on the four seasons, each reflected in a different overlapping colour pattern. The Stagione (Italian for “season”) rugs are each composed of natural wool fibre and hand-tufted with three elemental hues – ranging from soft spring pastels, to bright fall red and yellow – which are layered to add another three variants to the palette.
4 Spacecrafted by Jan Kath
Only after 15 years in the business was Kath able to develop the technical expertise to realize his concept of using high-resolution images of space, such as those taken by the Hubble telescope, in his rug designs. An exclusive few of the most skilled weavers in his Kathmandu shop are capable of the challenge presented by Spacecrafted, which incorporates 150 to 200 knots in every square inch and as many as 60 colours.
5 Triangles from Golran
This collection, designed by Bertjan Pot, includes four carpet models and complementary pouffes. Constructed using the ancient kilim technique, the rugs feature vibrant colours, woven into kaleidoscopic patterns. Composed of 70 per cent wool, 15 per cent silk and 15 per cent cactus fibre, the rugs are available in standard and custom sizes.