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Modern rugs come in all sorts of patterns and exotic fabrics, from plastic and denim to llama wool and recycled newspaper
Exotic fibers like llama wool and utilitarian materials like old newspaper make for unique and pretty rugs
Swedish purveyor Pappelina takes “practical” to a whole new level, using PVC and polyester as its materials of choice.
These plastic rugs sport signature playful geometric patterns and are available in a range of colourways (Mose, left, shown in Circus; $309/70 by 250 cm. Vivi, shown in Grey and Vanilla; $189/70 by 150 cm. Örling & Wu).
Vancouver’s own Sumaq Rugs combines traditional materials and techniques with contemporary colours and patterns.
Rugs are handmade in Peru from exotic fibres such as the llama wool used in the stunning reversible Zebrano rug ($2,400/6 by 9 ft; East India Carpets).
Yesterday’s news has never been so useful.
Blu Dot’s Last Newspaper rugs are made from recycled newspaper wrapped in cotton. They’re highly textured, giving visual focus to old content (Shown in Slate. Starting at $179/4 by 6 ft; Designhouse).
The Spencer rug is guaranteed to enhance almost any existing decor, with its colourful yet neutral palette and squiggly yet ordered pattern ($129/2 by 8ft; Urban Barn).
Made from recycled denim, the Colourblocked Denim rug washes your floor with shades of blue, giving your room a cozy and relaxed feel – everything you’d want from your own well-worn jeans ($798/5 by 7 ft; Anthropologie).
This French beauty is the result of a collaboration between two design powerhouses: Roche Bobois and Emanuel Ungaro.
The Classico wool rug makes stunning use of black and white with its bold, stylized flowers that anchor an overall playful polka-dotted design ($4,840/200 by 300 cm; Roche Bobois).
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