The Blur rug offers two distinct aesthetics; from afar the rug appears as one, ‘blurred’ block colour, but as you draw closer, you can see the intricate and diverse patterns, consisting of rhythmic lines and contrasting shapes. A change in weave is used to alter the rug pattern, inverting the sense in which the kilims are traditionally woven, with each rug weaved mixing two colours, creating depth in texture and appearance. A subtle yet highly effective design, the rug can coordinate with a range of differently styled environments, perfect for a bedroom or living space. A Blur Runner is also available.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s.
A combination of romanticism and functionality runs throughout both brothers’ work. Like all truly talented designers, the Bouroullecs have defined a distinctive visual style, which Jasper Morrison (one of the designers they most admire) described as “thoughtful and disciplined, with a real spirit and poetry”.