Rug Star’s Jürgen Dahlmanns and Michael Howells Collaborate on Artful Rug Collection
As the owner and head creative behind Rug Star, Jürgen Dahlmanns chases collaborations far from his Berlin studio—in this case, some 5,000 miles. While working with Portland, Oregon, flooring retailer Christiane Millinger, Dahlmanns met Howells Architecture + Design principal Michael Howells. Their mutual appreciation of modern art sparked a dialogue that culminates in Color Is Our DNA, a series based on the architect’s original abstract artwork. Hand-knotted in silk and wool by Rajasthani artisans, the nine varieties include Easy Me 01 and 02, their custom-sized grounds overlapped with painterly swaths of color. Howells ultimately traveled to India, where the finished rugs were donned in the manufacturer’s customary robing ceremony that celebrates the completion.