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PARQUET, A NOD TO GEOMETRY
Overlays and visual effects come together as a geometric puzzle in the latest GAN kilim collection, created by the Swedish design team Front.
Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist have expertly combined the patterns and geometries of traditional flooring with new shapes and colors, creating rugs that feature a three-dimensional matrix, accentuated by their irregular shapes. Parquet embraces GAN’s philosophy of integrating traditional and new elements with Scandinavian simplicity.
Using simple geometric figures with four to eight sides as building blocks, the renowned Swedish designers have created three models of reversible kilims: Tetragon, Rhomb and Hexagon. The three designs are made completely from pure new wool in manual looms, operated by the skilled craftsmen and women of India. Their shapes move away from the classic rectangle, and the designs and colors manage to visually enlarge the space in which they are located, and open it to new dimensions, with daring and freshness.
Tetragon is the most colourful rug in this collection, with a balanced mix of grays, blue, yellow, pink and dark green.
Rhomb takes a more organic shape, with less angular contours and a soberer chromatic range expressed in yellows, greys and whites.
Hexagon declines in reds and oranges, captured in cubic motifs divided into vertical lines that play to create overlays and stratifications. Each of the three models is available in two different sizes.
Front is a partnership of two Swedish designers, Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren who are known worldwide and much sought after for their highly original and avant-garde design proposals. Firms such as Kartell, Thonet, FontanaArte, Mooi, Driade, Axor and Moroso have commissioned Front for their ingenuity and daring creations.
Their work often involves research and investigation into process and the materials employed as well as industry conventions. They are the authors of the lighting installation that recreated a map of the 500 stars closest to the earth for the London Science Museum and have also designed a celebrated collection of organic shaped street lights for the entrance to a new park in the centre of Stockholm.
Founded in late 2008 in order to give an identity to GANDIABLASCO’s line of textiles. Maintaining the quality standards of its origins, GAN has managed to become an internationally recognized brand with a presence in the world’s major cities.
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