contemporary rugs what men took away + milpa alta by ariel rojo
contemporary rugs   what men took away + milpa alta by ariel rojo contemporary rugs   what men took away + milpa alta by ariel rojo
nov 18, 2012

contemporary rugs what men took away + milpa alta by ariel rojo

‘what men took away’ by ariel rojo design studio all images © ariel rojo design studio



mexican firm ariel rojo design studio has recently sent us images of their ‘what men took away’ and ‘milpa alta’ rugs. the first piece, ‘what men took away’ aims to create awareness about the environment by using sustainable materials and techniques. by developing a scene depicting the natural landscape, rojo invites you to think about the usage of trees and their meaning in the production of items. the horizontal and bi-dimensional plan is translated into a volumetric one as the surface becomes an object allowing the user to employ the stool as an element to sit or lean against.



material: 100% new zealand virgin wool



‘milpa alta rug’ by ariel rojo design studio



the second, ‘milpa alta’, takes its form from a cactus field in mexico city, where 70 percent of the country’s production in this plant grows – the floor covering recognizes the versatility and nutritional value it  has provided the country. constructed out of small felt pieces cut in the silhouette of thick stemmy leaves, the tiny emerald items are clustered together create a pasture of sprouting buds for your home.



material: felt size: 250 cm x 150 cm



detail of felt pieces



outline and shape of the plant



field of the cactus in mexico city

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