by , 10/19/06
filed under: Design, Green Interiors

Little Field of Flowers, Tord Boontje, Nanimarquina, sustainable rug design, eco-friendly rug, green carpet, sustainable carpet, sustainable rug, fair trade

The recent collaboration between star Dutch designer Tord Boontje and the uber-hip Spanish rug company Nanimarquina is truly a great combination- like chocolate and mint, or peanut butter and jelly. The two independently-fabulous design entities have joined forces to create the playfully genius Little Field Of Flowers rug, whose floral shaggy tendrils are just as endearing as they are warm and fuzzy under your bare toes.

Available in shades of purple, red, or green, the hand-loomed wool rug combines Tord Boontje’s engaging aesthetic and shrewd design sensibility with Nanimarquina’s commitment to unique, high-quality, handmade rugs. The result is a wonderful synthesis between two like-minded designers, who not only produce provocative objects, but use ethical business practices and well-selected materials to do so.

Tord Boontje has wowed us before with his recycled Transglass vessels and the Midsummer Light. His design “draws from a belief that modernism does not mean minimalism, that contemporary does not forsake tradition, and that technology does not abandon people and senses.” Nanimarquina, the Barcelona-based company known for richly-colored hand-tufted, loomed, and knotted rugs, has used green materials such as recycled bicycle inner tubes, and employs fair and just labor practices in all its manufacturing processes. Talk about a great duo.

+Tord Boontje

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  1. Beth October 15, 2007 at 7:11 am

    By the way,
    the smallest one costs about 4000€

  2. Beth October 15, 2007 at 7:06 am

    You can vacuum this and it’s recomended to do so, preferably once a week

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  4. Kerry LeClaire February 15, 2007 at 12:30 am

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT plan to own it if I can find out where to buy it for my new loft condo


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  6. Kelly November 13, 2006 at 2:51 am

    Absolutely breathtaking.
    I’m speechless at the beauty of yet another of his designs.

  7. Ryan Flynn October 30, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    This is great for people who are allergic to leaves and forests. Bad for people who are allergic to carpet.

  8. Maryam in Marrakech October 22, 2006 at 9:41 am

    I love this. It is adorable. I wonder how much it costs. Do you have any idea? I am building a house in Marrakesh in the middle of an olive grove. It would be so nice to bring the forest inside too;-)

  9. Isolationism » Bl... October 22, 2006 at 5:57 am

    Although sometimes I wish I could make a micro-biome in my office, I’m sure creating (to say nothing of maintaining) a living indoor lawn would be difficult if not impossible without at least some significant renovations, maybe something like the Tord Boontje Flower Rug would be an acceptable and fun substitute.

  10. Jodi Smits Anderson October 20, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    So much for reducing surfaces that collect debris and allergens!
    At least wool is a good choice – but maybe an organic dry-cleaning maintenance plan should be included in the purchase price.

  11. Ryan October 19, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    Looks great and probably feels nice on the feet, but what happens when you have to clean it? It’s not possible to vacuum that, is it?

    Well, I suppose I’d still get it if it included the girl.

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