CONSIDER THIS LANDSCAPE A TERRITORY
an interdisciplinary research and product development project
The carpets are entirely crafted from locally available, natural fibers and yarns. Rather than employing traditional motifs, the designs are depicted by Google Earth pictures from the territory where the manufacturers live. Traditional weaving, tufting and knotting techniques visualize aerial pictures, without any additional coloring.
RUGS| forms a direct connection between modern day Google Earth technology, local natural resources and cultural heritage.
Starting from a bird’s eye perspective on a landscape and its climate, RUGS| zooms in to the pixel of a computer screen and results in carpets of 1 x 1 meter; catching a piece of the planet into a rug on your floor.