An Unlikely Marriage
- I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their…
This hand-felted, hand-sewn rug from Odegard is made from 100% recycled strips of wool, with a style inspired by traditional artisan craftwork. As it's able to be bought by the square foot, you can accent a spot in the living room or fill your floor with a larger piece. To order, call 800.670.8836 or email info (at) odegardinc (dot) com.
Kilim-style wool rugs from Barcelona's Nani Marquina allude to Spain's Moorish past. Their black and white geometric patterns and bands of color are woven by hand in Pakistan.
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.