ronan and erwan bouroullec present a geometric series of handknotted rugs
 

ronan and erwan bouroullec present a geometric series of handknotted rugs

following two years of intense research, ‘semis’ is the first collaboration between rug manufacturer, danskina and renowned french designers ronan and erwan bouroullec. the handknotted rug — an exercise in tactility — features an abstract design comprising geometrically aligned dots.
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‘semis’ — which means seedling in french — was chosen by the bouroullec brothers as the process of design encouraged them to play with different rhythms by varying the densities and heights of the knotted surface. the resulting visual effect is one of an abstract landscape, like an aerial view of plantings in a field.
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the design of the rug plays with different rhythms by varying the densities and heights of the knotted surface

 

 

the rug is available in four different variations, featuring small or large dots in either positive or negative variations of black and white. the series offers an overall range graduating from predominantly black to a mostly white surface.
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the rug is available in four different variations

 

 

to realize the designs, a time consuming process involving the handspinning of tibetan wool has been employed, taking the manufacturing process to nepal. here, the construction of ‘semis’ used a fine yet remarkably strong tibetan knotting technique. for a 200 cm wide rug, three weavers will work together and complete up to 7 cm a day.
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the manufacturing process involves the handspinning of tibetan wool

 

 

after being knotted, the rug is washed and trimmed with scissors to create an intentionally irregular edge. due to the variations in the shape of the dots, the number of different weaver’s hands that will take to the manufacturing process allows each item to uniquely combine a beautifully random surface with a handmade and personal touch.
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after being knotted, the rug is washed and trimmed with scissors

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detail of the rug’s texture

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the project is an geometric experiment into tactility

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec
after being knotted, the rug is washed and trimmed to create an intentionally irregular edge

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec
the manufacturing process ensures that each rug has a handmade and personal touch

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec
the construction uses a fine yet remarkably strong tibetan knotting technique

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec
the manufacturing process has been taken to nepal

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec
for a 200 cm wide rug, three weavers will work together and complete up to 7 cm a day

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec
the variation creates a unique finish to each rug

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec

the handknotted item features an abstract design comprising geometrically aligned dots

ronan bouroullec erwan bouroullec danskina semis designboom ronan and erwan bouroullec
the term ‘semis’ means seedling in french

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