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Muuto debuts bobbly rugs that feel like pebbles underfoot

Muuto launches bobbly rugs designed by Margrethe Odgaard to feel like pebbles

Danish textile designer Margrethe Odgaard has created a collection of rugs for design brand Muuto, which are designed to feel like pebbles underfoot.

Woven with jute yarn – a vegetable fibre – and wool, the Pebble Rugs feature a centralised grid of soft, fluffy wool loops that evoke the feeling of walking across a pebbled beach.

Muuto debuts bobbly rugs that feel like pebbles underfoot

"Pebble Rug is inspired by the sensuous feeling of a pebbled beach with its diverse and tactile surface, inviting you to take off your shoes and walk across it barefooted," said Copenhagen-based Odgaard, who established her studio in 2013.

"With a handwoven structure that references fashion textiles, the Pebble Rug plays with the contrasting materials of its soft, woollen loops, sitting atop a sturdy canvas base in cooling jute yarn," she continued.

"Pebble Rug brings a new perspective to any space through its woollen loops, popping up from the ground like sprouts in a bed of moss, joined by the distinct woven texture of its surface."

Muuto debuts bobbly rugs that feel like pebbles underfoot

The Pebble Rug is available in two sizes and four colours: burnt orange, pale rose, light grey and dark grey. Its inner loop area has softly rounded edges framed by an outer jute area.

It is hand-woven on a loom in India from 100 per cent New Zealand wool, while the jute is made from 100 per cent vegetable fibres.

Muuto debuts bobbly rugs that feel like pebbles underfoot

Founded in 2006 by Peter Bonnén and Kristian Byrge, Muuto was set up to manufacture contemporary furniture rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition. The brand has previously worked with a broad range of designers, including Thomas Bentzen, who designed a sideboard for the company, and French duo Normal Studio, which created a range of table mirrors.

At the end of last year, Muuto was bought by US company Knoll in a deal that set out to double the company's business within the next five years.

Pebble Rug is one of several new launches from the brand, along with the brand's first ever high-back sofa, designed by Anderssen & Voll.