Concrete Rug by Alex Chinneck
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London based artist Alex Chinneck plays with opposing objects in the Concrete Rug for the Sculpture House.

Designed in collaboration with British illustrator Matthew Gaffen, Chinneck's Concrete Rug applies the scrolling motifs in traditional rug design to concrete housed in a smooth wooden frame. Made from 238 individual pieces, the three and a half by six foot design appears to transform concrete into a tactile material. Available for $2,666 at the Sculpture House

Although it isn't very cozy, the Concrete Rug is made to be walked on and the frame ensures it feels smooth underfoot.

Although it isn't very cozy, the Concrete Rug is made to be walked on and the frame ensures it feels smooth underfoot.

A detail shot of the delicate design, carved 2 inches deep.

A detail shot of the delicate design, carved 2 inches deep.

Designed in collaboration with British illustrator Matthew Gaffen, Alex Chinneck's Concrete Rug applies the scrolling motifs in traditional rug design to concrete housed in a smooth wooden frame. Made from 238 individual pieces, the three and a half by six foot design appears to transform concrete into a tactile material. It's available from the Sculpture House.

Plus, check out an entire villa made from concrete in Switzerland.

Olivia Martin

@oliviamartin

Olivia Martin is the managing editor at Dwell. Growing up in a 1905 Victorian fostered her love of architecture, design, and unpredictable floorboards. Aside from organizing articles flying around the Dwell office, she can be found wandering in vintage clothing stores or coercing her roommate into various decorating schemes for their apartment.

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