Rugs are multi-talented little objects! They bring warmth and cosiness to a room with softness underfoot, offer colour, texture and pattern, dampen down noise and echo, and pull a room together aesthetically. Whether your rug is placed beside the bed, under a dining table or in the middle of your living room, it can be quite transformative for a living space.
These circular works of fantastical art can be enjoyed in the atrium of
the Mondrian Doha Hotel in Qatar where they are a feast
for the eyes, adding depth and richness to the space. Designed by
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the carpets offer a melange of mindblowing
patterns, textures and colours (www.marcelwanders.com).
Designer Jaime Hayon created the new Silhouette
rug for Nanimarquina – ideal for placing both indoors and outdoors.
The quirky illustration shows nine faces that can be viewed from any
perspective with accents of colour (www.nanimarquina.com).
The design of the Chella Quince hand-tufted 100 per cent
wool rug from Romo was inspired by Morocco. The eye-catching
aesthetic is comparable to Arab tiles and looks particularly charming
on the warm quince-yellow background. Romo is available from
Cortidea on the Mijas Road and in Urb. Marbella Real (www.cortide.es)
and Nomad Studio One in Edif. Don Amaro II in Sabinillas
The Odosdesign collection from Gan Rug’s Trama range is
made from 100 per cent wool. The striking raised white motif on the
black background looks almost like a cobweb and adds a dramatic
focal point to the room. Gan is available from Siesta Interior Design
in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).
The Bauhaus Wool Silk collection from Belgian rug company
Limited Edition is made from 60 per cent wool and 40 per cent silk. It
comes in various versions and can also be customised (www.le.be).