Almost perfect, almost serene, almost discreet and indiscreet, almost happy. The simplicity of an irregular outline defines the form of each Aros rug.
Comprised of three circular models in contrasting colours and two different sizes, and a square version, this is a rug that is never exact or symmetrical.
The subtle asymmetry in each design invites freedom from conventional uses, making it possible to combine more than one piece to create new volumes in a single space.
Neri & Hu
Neri&Hu are named Maison&Objet Asia Designers of The Year 2015 and Wallpaper* Designer of The Year 2014. In 2013, Mr. Neri was inducted into U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame with partner Rossana Hu.
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are also founder of Design Republic, a retail concept store based in Shanghai that offers a unique collection of products created by the world’s best design talents, many of which have never before been made available to consumers in China. The flagship store design, created by Neri&Hu, earned the Perspective Awards Best Interior Retail and the DFA (Design For Asia) Best Design of Greater China.
This technique requires a pistol-like tool to punch the fiber strands into a previously stretched fabric in a frame.
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).
Next, the protruding strands are cut and shaved to achieve the desired pile height.
The design is contoured with scissors or a needle in order to correctly define the different areas of the motif.
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.
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.