Italian furniture brand Poltrona Frau has introduced its first collection of high-end rugs, designed to complement its exquisite décor pieces.
Its three lines––Pecan, Chado, and Land––each featuring unique crafting techniques, materials, colors, and designs, are inspired by the culture and values of the nomadic people of the Middle East.
Crafted using a rare technique devised from years of extensive research, the Pecan rug is made of a full-bodied strong, wool woven around a jute core. This produces a three-dimensional knit that, though very soft, imitates the look of the Earth strewn with walnut shells, allowing the rug to be used on either side. It is available in shades of Pale Pink, Mole Grey, and Graphite.
Handmade in India, delicate bamboo silk and thick linen threads are intertwined with an ancient knotting method. Velvety silk offsets the opacity of the linen, resulting in a constantly wavering pattern. It is available in Pearl Grey, Earl Grey, Antique Yellow, Copper, and Soft Blue.
A particular wool-weaving technique, resulting in textural effects that allude to ploughed fields from a bird’s-eye view, is used to make the Land line of rugs in this collection. Hand woven using an ancient weaving method, know as sumak, these solid colored canvases are saturated earth tones of deep shades of rust red, coal grey, dark blue, and nude.
Images courtesy of Poltrona Frau