Hannover can cut a rug
The most interesting items typically seen at Domotex in Hannover are chic handmade carpets and rugs in today’s vivid patterns. While a number of major industry players were notably absent in the 2019 edition, this batch shows Hannover can still deliver the goods.
Impressions Collection│Art Resources
The trend of paint-like aesthetics continues with this hand-knotted Indian wool and silk mix rug which aims to create esoteric and floating floor art.
Portinfer Rug │Claire Gaudion
Inspired by the natural island rhythms of Guernsey, in the English Channel, this hand-knotted rug was made in India with 100 per cent New Zealand wool in a loop pile technique to accentuate the colour and pattern details.
The mountainous region of Bijar, with a mixed culture of Kurds and Turks who need thick fabric to keep warm during cold winter days, was the inspiration for this rug handmade from natural wool and hand-spun yarn coloured with local vegetable dye.
Magia in Fog│Galleria Battilossi
Designed in the coarse Berber aesthetic, with unevenly incorporated asymmetric lines to accentuate the minimal design, this unique wool rug from Punjab delivers warmth with style.
Designed in Berlin by Jeannine van Erk, this artisan rug — available in vegetable bamboo silk, pure wool, or a blend of silk and wool — is able to capture the intricate and unique patterns and delicate lines of the human eye with incredible depth.
Raasta│Jaipur Rugs Company
This handmade rug of the finest wool and silk by one of India’s largest manufacturers uses Art Deco inspired shapes to create an intriguing and conspicuous design.
Streaks│Louis de Poortere
Ripples and streaks in the New Jersey and Long Island sand formed by winter gales were the apparent design inspiration for this rug, woven on jacquard looms with cotton chenille yarns.
Century Art│Makalu Design/Paulig
Part of Century Art, Makalu’s special collection for unusual patterns, this hand-knotted Nepalese rug made with Tibetan and New Zealand wool and silk delivers bold colours to create a spectacular visual effect.
Super Reloaded No. 02│Rugstar
With a name like Super Reloaded, this Tibetan wool and silk rug is not shy about its audacious modern design using strict geometrical pattern in warm pastel colours like green, blue and rosé silk, surrounded by a deep racing green.
Zagros Songlines│Zollanvari International
Inspired by traditional tapestry-woven Persian Mazandaran kilims, this rug made from Zagros Mountain wool, combines a feel of traditional local paintings with an infusion of colour to create a striking contemporary design.
Mixed wood and flexible crystal floor│ANM Design
Part of the amazing Wood Lifecycle exhibit curated by Giulio Ceppi, founder of Total Tool Milano, this special floor mixes wood and flexible crystal to form a unique flooring concept that delivers a light, colourful and in parts transparent wooden floor.
Bronze infused wood floor│FE’S Alchemic Lab
This stylish wood floor designed in collaboration with FE’S Alchemic Lab for the Wood Lifecycle exhibit fuses bronze and wood together with amazing effect.