swedish design group front unveil ‘parquet’, a new line of rugs and poufs for GAN at IMM cologne 2018. comprising of three colorful handcrafted kilims – ‘tetragon’, ‘rhomb’ and ‘hexagon’ – the pieces, which are available in two sizes, source the patterns of classic parquet flooring and match as furniture objects as well.

front puzzles rugs & poufs of geometric illusions for GAN at IMM cologne 2018

 

 

we were inspired by old floors in palaces and churches that often were decorated. we wanted to create a colourful rug with geometrical patterns. the old craft of parquet flooring were translated by the skilled weavers in the traditional kilim technique,‘ explained front.

front puzzles rugs & poufs of geometric illusions for GAN at IMM cologne 2018

 

 

with front‘s ‘parquet’ designs for GAN – an indoor textiles brand – their geometrical shapes and colors create an illusion of depth. with irregular outlines that are defined by black borders, the patterns fit together as a jigsaw puzzle. this turns normal floors into canvases of expansive artwork, literately and figuratively.

front puzzles rugs & poufs of geometric illusions for GAN at IMM cologne 2018

 

front puzzles rugs & poufs of geometric illusions for GAN at IMM cologne 2018

 

front puzzles rugs & poufs of geometric illusions for GAN at IMM cologne 2018

 

front puzzles rugs & poufs of geometric illusions for GAN at IMM cologne 2018