8 Cool-Toned Rugs & Tiles
Cool-toned flooring imbues elegance underfoot.
Designer: Emma Gardner
of Emma Gardner Design
Standout: The designer’s rug of Tibetan wool and Chinese silk derives its name—and its motif—from an ancient Japanese technique utilizing gold-dusted
lacquer to repair broken pottery.
Standout: The Interior Design Hall of Famers’ first-time collaboration with the French maker results in a wool-bamboo rug decorated with organic shapes resembling river rocks or a stone pathway.
Designer: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel
Standout: The iconic white buildings ubiquitous in Italy’s Puglia region, where the designer’s ancestors hail from, inspired her new Tibetan wool cross-weave and organic cotton flatweave rugs.
Designer: Samantha Gallacher of Art + Loom
Standout: Brass-colored zippers adjoin shapely modules into a customizable rug—in colorways such as this lovely lavender—hand-knotted of wool shag and silk.
Designer: Patricia Urquiola
for Gan Rugs
Standout: Stripey wool-viscose felt rugs by the Interior Design Hall of Fame member come in three formats (line, curve, round) and as many colorways (Volcano, burgundy, Naiad), plus coordinating poufs.
Product: Strata Linea
Standout: Remnants of travertine, Carrara, and other stones salvaged from Eastern Mediterranean construction sites are cut into 3-, 4-, and 5-inch planks and sold in mixed bundles—the Jordanian architect’s concept to keep history alive.
Designer: Luigi Romanelli
Standout: Rectified porcelain tiles (in three colors) bear the illusion of embedded stone slices—the architect’s cleverly mod riff on terrazzo.
Standout: Among the 40-plus textiles
the Dutch designer and the manufacturer have collaborated on is this wool stunner, handwoven in Tibet, the soft color transitions reminiscent of a Mark Rothko canvas.