This rug was made to complement Vitra’s iconic Vegetal chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
As every plant needs roots to grow, the logical extension of Vegetal chair’s nature-based design is a rug that literally roots the chair. The rug does not merely act as a bland background onto which the chair is placed but essentially forms Vegetal chair’s origin.
The chair’s footprint is projected onto the ground and then extended outwards into an organic network of spreading roots. Picking up the color palette of Vegetal chair various rug designs are generated and more variety is achieved by introducing additional cross-lines into the root pattern.
This rug was my entry for VITRA’s Vegetal redesign competition 2012 and was awarded second prize.
Dimensions:1800mm Diameter, 100% New Zealand wool, hand tufted. With Sophia Liu Bo