Black on White

Each new day brings a reason to create and laugh, waking to new things.

Faced with the challenge of a blank page, three creatives were invited to embody their work for a collection of rugs. A graphic and industrial designer, a painter, and a writer and gallery owner are the people behind the exclusive “Black on White” collection that showcases personal visions of contemporary rug design.

The three rugs: Estambul, Limbo & Manuscrit share a common bond, the absence of colour. The combination of black and white intensifies the identity of each piece. Each rug is a dichotomy, a horizontal canvas. A masterpiece under your feet.

Joaquim Ruiz Millet

Architect, founder with Ana Planella of the Galeria H2O (1989), editor and writer, he has published the monograph Barba Corsini, Arquitectura/Architecture (1995). He is the author of works of poetry, including 1 Empieza Acaba 1(1 Begins Ends 1) (1987) and El Núcleo de la Resistencia, Años de Felicidad (Years of Happiness: The Core of the Resistance) (1994), as well as the author of the novel No Me Rayes (Don’t Bug Me) (2003), first volume about the life of the teenagers of the urban periphery. The second volume Sabotaje:Arte/Adrenalina, is going to be published during 2013.

Black on White Manuscrit runner

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Hand tufted

This technique requires a pistol-like tool to punch the fiber strands into a previously stretched fabric in a frame.

  1. To start the process, the strands are punched into the areas marked by the mapping (a template used to transfer the digital design to the rug support).

  2. Next, the protruding strands are cut and shaved to achieve the desired pile height.

  3. The design is contoured with scissors or a needle in order to correctly define the different areas of the motif.

  4. Once the motif is defined, a layer of latex is applied to the reverse side of the rug to ensure that the strands remain attached to the structure.

  5. To finish, a layer of fabric is affixed to act as a lining, offering a quality finish.

This technique permits curvilinear shapes, different pile heights, as well as the application of different colors within the same rug.

High density and durability.