Kristina Gaidamaka Decomposes Ukranian Symbols into Pixels for Island Rug
In the hands of Kristina Gaidamaka, traditional Ukrainian symbols and flowers decompose into pixels in Island. Drawing on the rich folklore of her homeland, the circular rug, with a unique disintegrating pixel edge, measures 86.5 inches in diameter (with the option to size up to a huge 33 feet) and is devised as an oasis of relaxation, hence the name. The rug was “conceived as a symbol of travel and home at the same time,” the designer says. “Who knew these mini islands would soon become our new reality.” Hand-tufted of New Zealand wool with a touch of viscose, each consists of a kaleidoscopic mosaic of close to 100 colors in either the Golden or Forest colorway.