“We speak of concrete and not abstract painting because nothing is more concrete, more real than a line, a color, a surface.” Theo van Doesburg
Bring neoplasticism into your interior design with this custom handmade rug from Theo van Doesburg’s artwork Study for Composition XXV.
We will weave almost 600 000 knots by hand to create this rug in the smaller size.
For environmental reasons and to provide our full bespoke service, our rugs are always made to order.
Delivery time for this rug is between 6 and 10 weeks, depending on the desired size and technique.
• Technique: Tibetan handknotted in 100 knots per square inch, Handtufted or Flatweave kilim.
In the Tibetan handknotted technique we follow the centuries-old handcraft tradition. We first set a vertical wooden loom, on which we stretch cotton warp threads from the bottom to the top in a continuous loop. We then make the knots around two warp threads and a metal rod. The knot count (80, 100 or 150 kpsi -knots per square inch-) states how many individual knots are made in one square inch. A higher knot count allows for more detail in the design while also resulting in a finer rug texture and a longer-lasting rug, as the knots are tighter and denser. Tibetan rugs are extremely high-quality and an wonderful example of pure handcraft.
To create this rug using the handtufted technique, we insert tufts or loops of yarn through a fabric backing using a "tufting gun". We then apply a latex layer to hold the tufts in place and sew a resistant cotton backing on. The tufting method requires a high level of expertise and artistry to reproduce intricate patterns. It is ideal for rounded shapes, as it does not need to follow the design row by row and the yarn can be added freely anywhere, thus allowing for soft curves.
Flatweave kilims are made by weaving weft threads under and over the warp threads, interlocking them. The process is similar to that of weaving textiles and it results in thin, light-weight rugs without pile. Geometric designs with few details are ideal for kilims.
• Material: New Zealand wool.
Pure New Zealand wool is a high-quality, resilient material that offers the brightest colour absorption and creates wonderfully soft rugs.
• Size: 180 x 200 cm (5.9 x 6.6 ft), 220 x 229 cm (7.2 x 7.5 ft), 270 x 300 cm (8.9 x 9.8 ft) or 315 x 350 cm (10.3 x 11.5 ft) or contact us to request your bespoke size.
Please note that the sizes and the colours may vary within a 5% margin, due to the completely handmade process and natural materials.