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.
- Not to be mistaken for its sister, the stool, poufs come completely covered in cloth with no visible legs. Click through the slideshow to find six purveyors of cushioned comfort fit for all.
Figuerola’s design emulates a type of vernacular Moroccan textile that combines three techniques: embroidery, weaving, and knotting.
For the second season in a row, Patricia Urquiola designed one of our favorite Milan debuts that we're still ooohing and aaahing over. Last time it was the thick knits of Mangas, an über-tactile rug for Gan, and this year Silver Lake caught—and held—our attention. The angular easy chair exudes an effortless southern California cool reminiscent of the heyday of mid-century modernism.