The Bouroullec brothers continue their study of simplicity and elegance with their new Losanges collection. It’s about reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug using the ancient kilim technique. Technically complex, the Losanges collection requires great skill as it involves combining 13 colours through the geometrical rhombus shape, a great challenge for the craftsmen of Northern Pakistan. As well as being crafted by hand, the Afghan wool is also spun by hand, which allows for some unique colour tones to be highlighted which make each rhombus different and each rug a unique item.
Originating from Afghanistan’s native sheep, this wool’s fibre called Ghazni is famous for reaching 30 cm long. This exceptional length and its slightly undulating and thin structure provides a high resistance and special softness. Like the other wools, it is an elastic fibre that ages well, which combined with its beauty makes it ideal for weaving carpets.
Vertical handloom technique in which the thread is tightly fastened to the warp by a knot. A small braid is made with each weave, creating the most characteristic trait of this traditional technique. It produces flat rugs with highly-detailed patterns.
Sizes: 290x410 cm | 230x300 cm | 165x245 cm
Designed by: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec