The asymmetric fringing on these wool rugs by Swiss designers Dimitri Bähler, Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer makes them appear to pop out from the floor like drawings of 3D shapes.
"We used the fringes in a modern and graphical way," they said, adding that the material was cut with a CNC machine.
Other rugs we've featured lately include a rug decorated by squeezing bottles of paint over it and an installation of dozens of rugs in a Barcelona square – see all rugs.
We reported on lots of products launched in Cologne this year, including paper clip-like desk lamps and a table with a cross-shaped notch that holds magazines – see all products from Cologne 2013.
Here's some more information from the designers:
Fanion is a project by Dimitri Bähler, Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer
The starting point of our project is the traditional rug and its details. Especially the fringes; Fanion in french. For that project, we used the fringes in a modern and graphical way. Their direction creates an illusion. The rugs become extruded 3d shapes.
The felt (made of pure wool) provides the rugs different qualities; the colors are very deep and the material, dense, is easily processed by the cnc cutting machine. Thanks to that material, Fanion gives also a warm atmosphere impression. Simple and direct, Fanion is a contemporary vision of the traditional rugs.