ARCHITECT's products and technology editor Selin Ashaboglu takes a look at five unique rugs that are designed to make a statement in any space.
Called Peking, one design by Brooklyn-based Amy Helfand was inspired by traditional Persian and Chinese rugs with an Impressionistic twist. Part of the designer's six-piece "Do Good, Be Good" collection, the rug is handwoven and conceptualized by Nepali artists. French Designer Inga Sempé's Meteo collection for Golran was also inspired by Nepalese techniques:
This otherworldly collection of rugs are defined by the faintest hint of a grid with pops of light colors. French designer Inga Sempé utilized a traditional Nepalese technique that gives her creations a pointilist look. The rugs, which are made up of 75% wool and 25% silk, come in seven sizes, and can be specified in a custom size as well. Meteo comprises three designs: Tumulte (shown in purple), Halo, and Mirage, each of which are offered in various colorways.