An Unlikely Marriage

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January 28, 2013
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  Natural fibers and traditional techniques lend their textile collection a timeless quality. This wool rug, “Flaky fields & Mountain Drops,” was designed by Anna Backlund and made to order.
    Natural fibers and traditional techniques lend their textile collection a timeless quality. This wool rug, “Flaky fields & Mountain Drops,” was designed by Anna Backlund and made to order.
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  This 100 percent wool rug designed by Elizabeth Dunker is called “Otis flat-on-belly.”
    This 100 percent wool rug designed by Elizabeth Dunker is called “Otis flat-on-belly.”
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  House of Rym’s foutas (traditional Hammam towels) are made from 100 percent natural cotton and woven on traditional looms. They come in seven different color ways. Designed by Anna Backlund.
    House of Rym’s foutas (traditional Hammam towels) are made from 100 percent natural cotton and woven on traditional looms. They come in seven different color ways. Designed by Anna Backlund.
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  Grey-black color way, shown here.
    Grey-black color way, shown here.
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  Vintage hand-woven kilim rugs are repurposed into ottomans and cushion covers.
    Vintage hand-woven kilim rugs are repurposed into ottomans and cushion covers.
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  The olive wood collection is made by hand from sustainably certified olive trees. “Give Me Some Sugar” bowl and spoons, shown here.
    The olive wood collection is made by hand from sustainably certified olive trees. “Give Me Some Sugar” bowl and spoons, shown here.
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  Although they originally only intended to design textiles, Backlund and Dunker found themselves in a porcelain factory, and couldn’t contain themselves and also designed coffee and tea sets, “Black Almond” coffee cup, shown.
    Although they originally only intended to design textiles, Backlund and Dunker found themselves in a porcelain factory, and couldn’t contain themselves and also designed coffee and tea sets, “Black Almond” coffee cup, shown.
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  The porcelain set is meant to be mixed and matched at will. From top to bottom:  “Black Almond,” “Tissage Cup,” Triangle Walks” and “Howls in the Night Cup” coffee mugs, stacked on “Hats off for Mr. Squirrel Saucer.”
    The porcelain set is meant to be mixed and matched at will. From top to bottom: “Black Almond,” “Tissage Cup,” Triangle Walks” and “Howls in the Night Cup” coffee mugs, stacked on “Hats off for Mr. Squirrel Saucer.”
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