Flocks Aran Rug

 

Whoa. I saw this last week, but it wasn’t until I saw the full scale did I actually realize why it might cost more than a used car. Really something.

Exploring the relationship between familiar objects and extremes of scale, Rotterdam-based designer Christien Meindertsma has taken the classic hand-knit aran sweater and magnified it, creating something entirely new and unexpected: a floor covering. The Flocks Aran Rug is hand-knit from the wool of 18 merino sheep. Eschewing the ease that a simple knit and purl stitch would have offered, Meindertsma instead took her inspiration from aran sweaters, which are characterized by cabling and complex textures. Like her Flocks Pouf, the result is an arresting centerpiece, which adds an element of organic warmth to any room. This work of art can also be displayed as a wall hanging. Each rug comes with a Flocks tag, identifying the sheep whose wool was used to create the rug.

H 7’6″ W 5’7″

Christien Meindertsma.

 

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