Rugs

Gunta Stölzl Plate 160 Rug

Originally created on paper at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, this work by Gunta Stölzl is impressive to behold. Realized into being by weaver Jack Lenor Larsen, the design (and price) should perhaps interest you enough to do a little design history research before purchasing.

A notable figure at the Bauhaus, Gunta Stölzl is known for her textiles as well as her leadership as one of the few women to teach at the Bauhaus, and the only woman to hold a senior role on the faculty…she explored ways to “reinvent” weaving and in the process evolved it from craft to industrial design. Fellow student Anni Albers described Stölzl as “having an almost animal feeling for textiles,” and having an affinity for color. (Stölzl credited Paul Klee with opening her eyes to how colors interact with each other.) Her work also shows an understanding of omnidirectional design, in how it is satisfying to approach each rug from any angle. -DWR

Handspun wool; cotton backing with latex adhesive.
W 8′ L 11′ H 1″
$5,000.00, Buy it at DWR.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,000.00
Available from: DWR

Black, White, and Red Dhurrie Rug

Another excellent black and white graphic rug to consider…

Underscore a room with this geometric black and white patterned cotton dhurrie rug and you’ll love the results. Its bold and bright pattern ends in a band of red finished off with black and white pom-pom fringe.

6′ x 9′

$699.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Black, White, and Red Dhurrie Rug here

Thomas Paul Rugs

It’s only recently where I’ve really stopped to look at the whole collection of Thomas Paul rugs, and I’ve got to say these three puppies have got me hooked. I like the graphics, and especially how the Souk one (shown on left) is off-kilter…superb.

Souk In Indigo And Cream: $270 – $1,464,
Buy it here.
Seed In Chocolate And Cream: $270 – $1,464, Buy it here.
Zinnia In Persimmon And Cream: $270 – $1,464,
Buy it here.

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Domino, Harmony, and Flock Rugs

Three very decent rugs from CB2. (It’s always so nice to see modern rugs in living-room sizes for under $600.)

left to right:
domino rug (5′x8′ or 8′x10′), $299.00 – $599.00, Buy it here.
harmony rug (5′x8′ or 8′x10′), $299.00 – $599.00, Buy it here.
flock rug (5′x8′), $299.00, Buy it here.

Sarah Morris Carpet

This probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but personally, this carpet makes my head explode. The whole Artware Editions site has some great stuff (posted the wallpapers in remodel section yesterday) so if you get a chance you might want to browse through the various artists’ editions.

This carpet design by Sarah Morris is available as wall-to-wall carpeting, or bound as a custom-sized area rug. A 12′ minimum width is required.

printed nylon carpet, designed 2006

$12.00 per square foot, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Sarah Morris Carpet here

Oto Collection

Whoa, take a look at these automobile-inspired rugs; brace yourself though, prices start at $7,938.00.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $7,938.00
Availability: Buy Oto Collection here

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Rangoli Rug

Nani Marquina has an excellent selection of floor coverings, and luckily right now you can get 20% off this one from DWR (Rug and Upholstery sale through January 27, 2009). Update: Sale over.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,200.00
Availability: Buy Rangoli Rug here

Raw Rug

Check this out: recycled from manufacturing waste, this rug is hand stitched together to make a new unique striped pattern.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Availability: Buy Raw Rug here

Selina Rose Textiles

The wool felt cut-out patterns of Selina Rose are simply lovely.

Selina [Rose] uses innovative cutting-edge technology with 100% wool felt to create unique interior products. The product range includes rugs, window panels, room dividers, screens, table runners, cushions, lighting, and wallcoverings. Her innovative felt surfaces are suitable for a broad range of applications and are available to commission for private, residential and commercial interiors.

Bloom table runner, 40 x 145 cm, £99.00
Bloom rug, 120cm x 120cm, £450.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £99.00
Availability: Buy Selina Rose Textiles here

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.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $11,300.00
Availability: Buy Flocks Aran Rug here

Grey Skies Lounge Rug by HZL

This Grey Skies Rug offers an airy reference without straying from the basic black/white/grey scheme which gives you a fair amount of freedom when it comes to completely changing your décor.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,930.00
Availability: Buy Grey Skies Lounge Rug by HZL here

October Lounge Rug

The rich colors of this rug capture autumn perfectly.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,100.00
Availability: Buy October Lounge Rug here

Concentric Rug

Sometimes a simple graphic rug is all you need to tie a room together.

“Stylish and whimsical circles make this rug a sure eye catcher. Carved mini shags make up this machine woven rugs in high quality poly.”

Colors Used: Flecked throughout black and cream.
Made in Belgium

4′x6′: $250.00
5′x8′: $500.00
7′x10′: $750.00
8′x11′: $1000.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00-$1000.00
Availability: Buy Concentric Rug here

puzzle carpet by magis me too collection

I love how thick this carpet is.

make flooring fun with the innovative, interactive puzzle carpet by satyendra pakhale. the pieces interlock with each other in numerous ways and each set comes with 7 puzzle pieces. buy several sets and cover the floor! the puzzle carpet comes in 3 natural patterns: water, sand, and grass.

Each piece is 14″ x 14″ and .6″ thick

(price/retailer info updated 01/19/09)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00
Availability: Buy puzzle carpet by magis me too collection here

Ísbjürn / Ice Bear Rug by Sruli Recht

The same designer who brought us the Cutting Table No. 1 has now released this special edition of 10 Ísbjürn / Ice Bear Rugs. Playing with the ubiquitous animal skin rug idea, there’s part play and part serious commentary on luxury goods.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,100.00
Availability: Buy Ísbjürn / Ice Bear Rug by Sruli Recht here