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A recent collaboration between Australia’s global rug brand Armadillo and London-based studio House of Grey, the Ellipse series of rugs showcases a mutual appreciation for sustainability and aesthetics. 

The five handcrafted rugs in the collection were inspired by a desire to slow life’s pace by removing visual distraction in favour of sensory experiences and a quiet approach to design. Made from ethically sourced natural fibres that are hand-knotted on traditional looms, each offering is sculptural, textural and intended as long-lasting heirlooms. 

Handcrafted from fine jute, the loose flat-weave Terra evokes the sense of walking on a sandy and grassy path and is finished with a long fringe. Available in Natural and Moss. 

Etoile features a gradation of textures and hues for both a tactile and visual experience. Made from wool, the Tibetan-knotted rug has asymmetrically curved edges and a low-cut pile that transitions to a loop pile to reveal its intricacies. Available in Porcelain and Dusk. 

Made from marled wool that has been felted and twisted at varying weights, Palus has an irregular texture akin to a gravelly mountain terrain; a thin accent thread runs around the perimeter. Available in four hand-dyed colourways: Anise with Ochre line, Obsidian with Orche line, Chalk with Eucalyptus line and Fir with Ochre line. 

Undyed Afghan wool brings unique natural striations to Umbra, which is further detailed by abstract linework inspired by early cave paintings that are hand-cut into the Tibetan-knotted surface. Available in monotone Myrrh, custom-ordered Umbra is also offered as a wall hanging. Luxe wool is hand-spun with pure silk to give Perilune a subtle sheen.

Embossed crescent moon shapes are etched into the surface of the Tibetan-knotted Perilune rug at differing depths for while a soft fringe adds further detail. Available in Quartz, Perilune is a custom-order piece and is also offered as a fringeless wall hanging.

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