matali crasset: roots for nodus
matali crasset: roots for nodus matali crasset: roots for nodus
jan 13, 2011

matali crasset: roots for nodus

‘roots’ by matali crasset images courtesy of nodus / matali crasset

french designer matali crasset has collaborated for the first time with contemporary rug company, nodus to create ‘roots’. the woolen rug has four levels of height giving it three-dimensional quality that resembles the root system of a centuries-old tree.

measuring 220cm in diameter, the rug which is crafted by hand features irregularly shaped pieces that extend past the edge. twisted fringes of varying lengths are made out of cotton and dyed to match the wool then attached to the parts that reach beyond the borders of the rug, representing the follicle.

‘roots’ is part of the nodus-limited edition collection and will be on show at maison et objet in paris between january 21st and 25th, 2011.

the green and brown rug is knotted entirely by hand

roots and follicle’s reach beyond the edge of the rug

detail of the different layers

detail of the transition between layers

process images of the hand-knotted rug

  • Very pretty but it doesn’t look very comfortable or practical. Style over substance methinks.

    paul says:
  • Not even pretty.

    Rich says:
  • I rather like this, but it’s the trip hazard of the century… maybe better as a bedspread?

    Julie M says:
  • very different, very interesting

    kim says:
  • I agree totally with Julie M

    JPC says:
  • organic looking

    jess says:
  • Biomorphic

    YWG says:

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