October 2, 2020

8 Cool-Toned Rugs & Tiles

Cool-toned flooring imbues elegance underfoot.

Designer: Emma Gardner 
of Emma Gardner Design

Product: Kintsugi

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.

Designers: George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg for Ligne Roset

Product: Pukka

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

Product: Portico

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

Product: Zipper

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

Product: Nuances

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.

Designer: Rula Yaghmour
for Clé Tile

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 
for Fioranese

Product: Ghiaia

Standout: Rectified porcelain tiles (in three colors) bear the illusion of embedded stone slices—the architect’s cleverly mod riff on terrazzo.

Designer: Hella Jongerius
for Maharam

Product: Shore

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.

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