Dutch designer Tord Boontje designed this beautiful rug that looks like a floor of leaves and flowers but is really 100 percent wool felt. Hand-dyed, hand-loomed, and measuring W 118" D 78.5" H 2.5", the "Little Field of Flowers" rug is not cheap at $6,000. From Design Within Reach:
Tord Boontje is an industrial designer who was commissioned by Nani Marquina to create his Little Field of Flowers Rug (2006). Similar to Marquina's Roses Rug, this design uses die-cutting to create the shapes of flowers and leaves. There are six distinct shapes of flower combinations, in three different tonalities, which creates an intriguing composition that's all about movement, texture and color. A witty approach to a floor covering, Boontje brings the experience of walking through a meadow into an interior space. The rug is hand-loomed using a manually actuated loom, and features both looped and cut pile.Link (Thanks, Kelly Sparks!)
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