The sequence of geometric shapes and repetition are definitive hallmarks of the Bouroullec brothers.
Their mastery, meticulousness, and tireless ability to always go a step further, has led them to work on Blur, a collection that offers two different readings. When viewing the rug from afar, an indefinite, unfocused surface is apparent, that gives its name to the collection. Nevertheless, upon approaching the rug, lines and rhythmic rhombuses in different proportions are revealed, in the purest kinetic style.
This blurred effect has been achieved by inverting the sense in which the kilims are traditionally woven, which makes the process much more laborious. This change in weaving causes the lines to be blurred, mixing two colours unevenly, creating an aged rug, reminiscent of the past.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan (born 1971, Quimper) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976, Quimper) are brothers and designers based in Paris. They have been working together for about fifteen years bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities with the intention to reach more balance and finesse.
Their work has covered many fields ranging from the design of small objects as jewelry to spatial arrangements and architecture, from craftsmanship to industrial scale, from drawings to videos and photography.
They have collaborated with leading design companies such as Alessi, Artek, Axor Hansgrohe Cappellini, Established & Sons, Glas Italia, Flos, Hay, Iittala, kreo gallery, Kvadrat, Kartell, Kettal, Ligne Roset, Magis, nanimarquina, Mattiazzi, Mutina, Samsung, Swarovski and Vitra.
Their studio is based in Paris and their team numbers around eight people.
A precise manual weaving technique, involving vertical or horizontal looms, carried out by highly skilled artisans. The basic concept of weaving is to intersect the longitudinal threads, (the warp), with the transverse threads, (the weft). The yarn is stretched and fastened to the loom to create a taut warp. Working from bottom to top, the artisans weave the weft, creating the different patterns and textures. To create the pile, the fibre is wrapped around a special rod during the weaving process and then cut to ensure equal height.
This technique permits a wide range of finishes, from simple and delicate short-strand pile, shag rugs to more elaborate loop pile involving various fibres. The handloom technique is also used to create dhurries, a flat weave with no pile that is perfect as a base for our volumetric rugs.
A flat-weave rug in which the warp strands attached to the loom are interwoven with the weft strands.
One of the main characteristics of this technique is that the weft is much tighter and denser than the warp, making it bear the weight of the pattern. These rugs usually contain many colors and generally display geometric motifs. The process permits the use of strands of different thicknesses and origins.
Traditionally, the kilim is a high-density, durable and resistant rug, even in the case of very lightweight rugs.
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