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Object of Desire: Multitone Rug by ‘Color-Cooking’ Dutch Designer Hella Jongerius

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Object of Desire: Multitone Rug by ‘Color-Cooking’ Dutch Designer Hella Jongerius

June 6, 2019

I’m not usually one for bright colors or lots of colors or primary colors or any color, really, but lately I’ve been rethinking my predilection for subtle shades. The catalyst? The cheery yet sophisticated Multitone Rug, featuring a rainbow’s worth of hues, by Berlin-based textiles company Maharam.

In Maharam design director Hella Jongerius‘ hands, colors are combined in expert and unexpected ways; her textiles are in the permanent collections of the Art Institute Chicago, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and MoMA. “There are three components that have to make music together: interesting yarns, great construction and the right technique to give the pattern dazzling oxygen,” the self-described “color-cooking chef” told DWR, which sells Maharam rugs and pillows, too. It’s a recipe for  truly riveting color stories.

Have a look.

The Multitone Rug is made in India and features a flat handwoven yarn basket construction.
Above: The Multitone Rug is made in India and features a flat handwoven yarn basket construction.
The Multitone Rug comes in 5&#
Above: The Multitone Rug comes in 5×7, 6×9, and 8×10 sizes at DWR; $1,995 to $4,595.
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Above: There’s also a Dark Multitone colorway available if the original is just too cheery for you. The rugs have a midcentury modern vibe and are also sold via HermanMiller.com.

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