Dezeen’s top ten: rugs and blankets


We've got all warm and cosy for this month's top ten, which is all about rugs and blankets.


In first place are textiles woven from old newspapers by Dutch designer Greetje van Tiem.


2: in second place is this rug made of wood-veneer offcuts by German design student Elisa Stroyzk.


3: at number three is Global Warming Rug by Mexican design collective NEL, featuring a felt polar bear.


4: Hella Jongerius' wall hangings for Ikea are our fourth most popular story about textiles.

5: in fifth place are Richard Hutten's Playing With Tradition rugs where traditional patterns are stretched into stripes.


6: this cashmere blanket decorated with religious symbols by artist Damien Hirst is in sixth place.

7: seventh place goes to these wool blankets by Icelandic design collective Vík Prjónsdóttir.

8: this rug full of holes by Viennese designer Martin Mostböck was inspired by the scarred surface of the moon.

9: Flat Surgery, Mathieu Lehanneur's series of rugs depicting squashed vital organs are ninth most popular.


10: tenth place goes to a carpet called Occidorient, created by French design student François Mangeol and featuring Times New Roman letters.

That's it for now - another top ten coming up in April.

See also:

Dezeen's top ten: shoes
Dezeen’s top ten: churches
Dezeen’s review of 2009
Dezeen’s top ten: Dubai projects
Dezeen’s top ten: lighting
Dezeen’s top ten: watches and clocks
Dezeen’s top ten: cardboard projects
Dezeen’s top ten: shops
Dezeen’s top ten: schools
Dezeen’s top ten: pavilions
Dezeen’s top ten: hotels
Dezeen’s top ten: animals
Dezeen’s 2008 review
Dezeen’s top ten: glamorous girls
Dezeen’s top ten: Japanese projects
Dezeen’s top ten: student projects
Dezeen’s top ten: interiors
Dezeen’s top ten: stories with most comments
Dezeen’s top ten: Milan 2008
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Top ten Dezeen stories from December 2007
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  • Boo

    The Damien Hirst blanket is still awful.

  • Wing

    the newspaper one deserves to win!


    I second that.

  • Tina

    Saw this one from Hannes Gredin recently:

    We could simply replace it with Damien’s :-D

  • Lord D

    Isn’t this Top Ten list really a “Ten List” given that Dezeen have had to scrape ten entries together.

    Still think the Hirst one is really crap. Emporers New Clothes

  • luca are missing piero golia’s one…