I got up this morning logged onto Facebook and one of the very first things I saw was an update from MocoLoco, one of my favourite design-related websites, about a new collection of playful rugs that French design star Ora Ito has designed for Stepevi.
The Parquet rug was presented by Stepevi for the first time at Maison & Objet in Paris this month. Unlike a traditional rug the Parquet is made from scraps of different carpets brought together to form a rug, which reinterprets the look of distressed wood flooring. In an interview with French design blog Deco-Design Ora Ito explains the project:
“I could have made 200 rugs, but what really interested me with this project is that this rug is the child of all the carpets around you, because it is scraps of carpet that it is made from. It costs nothing to make, and that’s the richness of this rug, because it costs nothing. The idea is stronger than the price. I searched in the dustbins, I saw the scraps, I took one strip, two strips, three strips, I laid them next to one another and of course they weren’t the same width or length or the same colour, and that is the charm of the Parquet collection.”