The Rug Company will unveil its latest collaboration with award-winning German Designer Sebastian Herkner in Autumn 2018. Known for his outstanding talent as a product designer, Herkner is continually innovating with new avant-garde creations and famously combines new technologies with traditional craftsmanship to design contemporary furniture and objects.
The collection includes two designs: Mainland Light and Mainland Dark. The designs feature quadrilateral layers and structures which are inspired by the connections, junctions, overlaps, transits and free spaces within a city. Using a combination of handknotted silk and Tibetan wool, both designs feature four intersecting, intriguing textures in a range of pile heights, giving the rugs a three-dimensional effect.
Herkner says: “There is a sensitivity and clear identity to my collection. I was inspired by cityscapes and transported characteristics from various contexts to create these dramatic and unique designs.”
Herkner’s passion and respect for traditional materials and craftsmanship resonate in the creation of both designs which have been handknotted in Nepal by highly-skilled craftsmen using the most traditional weaving techniques for which The Rug Company is renowned.
Both rugs will be available in various sizes from The Rug Company’s showrooms , prices start from R44 420 (1.83m x 1.22m)