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produCt foCus Getting Crafty Gandia Blasco’s latest rugs revive centuries-old crafts 1 2 3 Contemporary tapestries for the floor, these rugs from Spanish company Gandia Blasco give new meaning to “knit one, purl two.” Traditional crafts and woven arts, in fact, continue to resurface with modern twists in the furnishings market, and some undoubtedly influenced the dimensional pieces released this year by Gandia Blasco’s flooring division, Gan Rugs. Canevas (1), designed by Charlotte Lancelot, plays on cross stitch and embroidery techniques. Its wool felt ground measures 5 feet 7 inches by 7 feet 11 inches and sports a grid of perforations through which vibrantly colored yarns weave a series of X’s. The Canevas design is also translated for poufs and generous cushions. Meanwhile, the low-and-high-pile Hidra (2) evokes block printing in a combination of neutral and primary colors. Designed by José A. Gandía-Blasco, the wool rug sports raised, ornate diamond motifs that create a relief or frieze-like surface. Hidra comes in two sizes: 5 feet 11 inches by 7 feet 11 inches and 7 feet 5 inches by 9 feet 10 inches. And the in-house designed trenzas (3) features a large-scale, stockinette-stitch pattern. Its high-pile wool on cotton backing feels like a hand-knit sweater underfoot, and its neutral palette of ivory, taupe, and brown make it versatile for a range of settings. Trenzas measures 5 feet 7 inches by 7 feet 11 inches or 6 feet 8 inches by 9 feet 10 inches; a 7-foot-5-inchdiameter round version is also offered. Other recent offerings from Gan Rugs are equally visual and textural, drawing on geometry, symbols, crochet, and quilt and patchwork design. —Sheila Kim reader service No. 210 20 november 2012

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Contract - November 2012
Industry News
Product Focus: Getting Crafty
Product Briefs: Seating and Carpet
HyundaiCard Air Lounge
Orla Kiely
Vintry Fine Wines
Louis Vuitton Selfridges
Diptych Leadenhall Market and Bleecker Street
Camper Granada
Practice: The Future in Technology and Experiential Interiors
Designers Select: Tables and Casegoods
Ad Index
Small Project: A Lighting Installation Emphasizes Decadence in a Brussels

Contract - November 2012