Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec


Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec will present a collection of rugs for Spanish brand Nanimarquina at Maison & Objet in Paris this month.Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Called Losanges, the rugs are hand-made in Northern Pakistan, combining thirteen colours in a pattern of tessellated diamond shapes.

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Maison & Objet takes place 21-25 January 2011.

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

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Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Here's some text from Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec:

We are pleased to present a new rug collection, called Losanges, designed for the Spanish brand nanimarquina.

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

We have always been captivated by the traditional Persian rug, especially by the very old kilim savoir-faire which we see as a delicate mix of rusticity and fineness.

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

We have been lucky to see this project carried through by the craftsmen of Northern Pakistan who managed to skillfully combine thirteen colors through the geometrical rhombus shape.

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

As well as being crafted by hand, the Afghan wool is also spun by hand, which allows for some unique color tones to be highlighted.

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

This subtly random technique makes each lozenge slightly different and each rug, a unique piece.

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The Losanges collection will be presented at the nanimarquina booth Hall 8 F36 during the Maison et Objet trade show (January 21-25, 2011).

Losanges by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

See also:


Occidorient by
François Mangeol
Playing with Tradition
by Richard Hutten
Global Warming Rug by
NEL for Nanimarquina

Posted on Wednesday January 12th 2011 at 12:00 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • JuiceMajor

    Just get it from Pakistan….a lot cheaper!

    • Alastair

      Go to Pakistan first, when you find something similar, let me know.

      • Afzal

        I've actually had something similar custom made from a supplier in Karachi. They an easily make custom rugs over there, especially since this isnt a complex design at all. You should see how intricate they can get – this would be a piece of cake.

  • i wish i have a big room for it, i love the way they combined the traditional technique with new design!

  • felix

    nice, but looks dated.
    would be fantastic in a 20th century retro house

  • BBB

    compliments on the design!
    making something new but do staying true to the kelim technique and rules.
    (the diamond shape is something that weaves very well in the kelim-binding)

  • Bruno Rocco

    Ouch! Hot, hot, hot – I looooooooove these two friends and their work, I can imagine having one of these by the log fire..and that's just the start!


  • I like the shape and colour combinations!