At once bold and elegant, this rug design from Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec reinterprets the traditional Persian rug by using ancient kilim techniques. Technically complex, this Losanges rug is a combination of 13 colors in a geometrical rhombus pattern and represents the great skills of Northern Pakistani craftsmen, who have hand-woven the rugs from Afghan wool. In addition to the handcraft techniques involved, the wool is also handspun to achieve unique color tones that make each rhombus different, and each rug a unique item. The Bouroullec Brothers are represented in MoMA’s collection. All rugs are handcrafted so they may differ slightly in size and color and should avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Made in Pakistan.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan & Erwan Bourollec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are brothers and designers based in Paris who have been working together since the mid-90s. Their work consists of a wide range of designs, including furniture, home accents and tech. The earliest design by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec in MoMA’s collection, the Square Vase, was created in 1999. Since then, several designs by the brothers have been added to the collection, and the MoMA Design Store regularly seeks out the latest examples of their designs, such as the Belleville Chair, a piece that manifests their core attributes of minimalism paired with elegance.