Technically complex, the Losanges rug requires great skill due to the combination of 13 shades in the geometrical rhombus pattern, a great challenge for the craftsmen of northern Pakistan. Aside from the handcraft techniques involved, the Afghan wool is also spun by hand to achieve unique tones that make each rhombus different, and each rug a unique item.
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”.