Mc Three: Flatweaves with wool, sustainably produced
With the Pure flatweave collection, the Belgian weaver Mc Three follows the principle "less is more" and achieves great effects with few means: Pure's colour palette consists of exactly two natural shades (beige and grey), and its designs know to impress through clever subtleness, using different weaving techniques to imitate the surface structures of wood, sand, grain fields or tiled floors. The woolly feel of the rugs is due to the fact that the yarn actually contains new wool.
Otto Golze: Schöner Wohnen and Astra now also in custom sizes
In order to have the best effect in a room, a rug or carpet needs to be exactly the right size. These measurements, however, do not always correspond with one of the standard sizes available from stock. For this reason Otto Golze now introduces custom-sizeable qualities to the Schöner Wohnen and Astra collections: monochrome rugs and rugs with designs, some with all-over patterns, some with a vintage look.
Zollanvari: Under the sign of the lion
The lion has been a prominent symbol to humankind for tens of thousands of years; in Persian mythology, the majestic animal is a symbol of valour and sovereignty. Indeed, in the course of the Iranian history, no other symbol has been so long-lived or meaningful.
With their new „lion collection“, Zollanvari now offer carpets with modern images of the "King of the Beasts", produced in traditional handicraft.
Dandelion: A pattern inspired by ritual garments
With its kinetic pattern, Dandelion's D-Rug has been inspired by ritual tribal garments from the past. Lithuanian designer Brigita Krasauskaite created the design for the Dandelion rug company based in Manhattan, New York. The rug is handknotted in Afghanistan from Ghazni wool. Custom sizes are also available.
Lenzing: Recycling 2.0 with Refibra technology
Carpet manufacturers have been using Tencel branded lyocell fibres by Lenzing for several years now. These cellulose fibres are obtained from the renewable raw material wood in an environmentally responsible process. Materials made of 100% Tencel fibres are completely biodegradable and can therefore be returned to nature – a closed loop.
Paulig Teppiche: Fine flatweaves, warm tones
The design D 160, whose stripes softly merge into each other, is new to the best-selling Monza collection by Paulig and beautifully comes into its own on the fine virgin wool flatweave. In spice shades such as cinnamon, turmeric, saffron and paprika for example (Monza D 160/11), which provide a cosy atmosphere while the outdoor temperatures are below zero. The rug is available in widths up to 500 cm.
Heitmann Felle: Cosy and versatile lamb and cow skins
The trend towards natural materials in the living area continues. Natural animal skins convey timeless elegance, security and a feel-good atmosphere, also on the floor: like, for example, the cuddly soft lambskin rugs by Heitmann Felle – "made from first-class quality skins". The fur specialist from the Lüneburg Heath celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2020.
13 Rugs/Rohi: Sustainable unique carpets made of wool felt
The Rohi weaving mill in Southern Germany produces high-quality pure new wool fabrics. The cut-off selvages are not disposed of, but processed into unique rugs by the manufacturer 13Rugs. In a multi-stage felting process, the company creates lively rugs for floors and walls, made of pure new wool and produced exclusively in Germany. The collection comprises 13 unique pieces, which in 2020 have been launched monthly at various retailers.
Zimmer Austria: Carpet printing, far from superficial
Zimmer Austria's Colaris printing machines provide 100 % penetration – to the effect that the clearly defined pattern will also appear on the backside of the carpet, just as though it had been knotted or woven from yarns in different colours.
Colaris printers come with an open ink system that works with a wide range of inks from various dye manufacturers. Accordingly, almost any fibre base can be printed: polyamide, wool or polyester. Especially cationic dyeable polyester is said to have a good potential. Additionally, the excellent colour yield of up to 100 % fixation counts for a substantial ink saving and may eliminate the need of post-print washing in many cases: a substantial contribution to a clean environment.
Obeetee: Hand-knotted antique look
Inspired by Persian architecture: Obeetee's hand-knotted Rumi collection translates traditional patterns into all-over designs – in contemporary subtle tones and in an antique look. The hand-carving gives the pile a three-dimensional structure.