Like typography savants, textile cognoscenti occupy a healthy chunk of the modernist population—as they should, since woven accessories are essential for warming up a stark, streamlined interior. These five selections, from dhurrie to hand-knotted, make a case for vibrant colors and patterns underfoot.
It was love at first sight for us with Mangas, a collection of rugs by Patricia Urquiola for Gan that redefine the chunky knit. Translated into Spanish, the name means "sleeve," and the oversized strips of 100% virgin wool—knotted and woven into a series of patterns in a variety of colors—does mimic the look (and feel) of the most comfortable of sweaters.
- Ahhhh, the rug. Ever so comfortable, ever so cozy. We compiled six of the plushest rugs not only worthy of your feet, but for showing off too.