Gandia Blasco Beige Kilim Parquet Rhomb
This is the Rhomb kilim from the Parquet collection, a set of three rugs inspired by old parquet flooring patterns. Swedish studio Front has applied traditional parquet configurations and geometry to light kilim rugs, in a bright color palette that adds a sense of three-dimensionality to the pieces.
In the case of Rhomb, this conscientious color range makes the figures of diamonds and squares acquire, depending on the perspective, a certain dynamism. Its irregular shape allows for interesting compositions of more than one piece.
PARQUET IS AN INNOVATIVE COLLECTION THAT UPDATES THE AESTHETICS AND FORMAT OF THE TRADITIONAL KILIM
The kilim is an artisan method of rug making in which the weft is tightly woven on a manual loom, using only threads and no knotting. The result is a light fabric with no pile, similar to that of upholstery. It is a technique that offers great flexibility, a feature that GAN explores thoroughly to create high-impact details.
FRONT, DESIGNERS OF THE PARQUET COLLECTION
Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren are the two leading members of Swedish studio Front, a design practice founded in the early 2000s by a group of four female designers who, shortly after completing their studies, revolutionized the design scene with their experimental proposals. Throughout their career, they have challenged all kinds of conventionalisms, introducing random factors into their process or questioning the role of the designer. They have created robotic furniture, objects by means of explosions, and even enlisted animals to intervene in their creative. They tend to play with illusory perceptions and impressions, as can be seen in their collection conceived for GAN.