Rugs With a Difference

There is perhaps nothing like a rug that can totally change the look and feel of a room. There are a few things you need to keep in mind when picking a rug. Be sure to match the tone of your room and also pay attention to proper alignment with your furniture when laying it out. For example, if you lay the rug under a coffee table, try to ensure that the table is placed on the middle of the rug.

Also we hear a few people asking for a distinction between a rug and a carpet. The difference lies in size. Within the customary terminology of the industry, any piece less than 40 square feet is called a rug while anything larger is considered a carpet. Today, however, the term rug is most commonly used to distinguish an area rug from wall-to-wall carpeting or broadloom.

In this post we took a look at some few creative rugs that designers have come up with:

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The Puzzle Rug designed by Katrin from Germany.

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Tree Cross Section Rug designed by Yvette Laduk

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The Rug with Landscape Relief designed by Laurens van Wieringen

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Double Bull’s Eye by Valentina Audrito

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Designed by JAB

LASA is one of the winner of the “red dot award: product design 2006”. The soft carpet dream is made from a felted merino yarn. he ground of the carpet is a dense pile from fine pure new wool.

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This is one rug that will create quite a splash! The Pool rug by Pushpam

Designers at NEL have got some concept rugs:

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Here is rug that is conveys the message about global warming and the melting polar caps. A lone bear stands on a patch of white ice in an expanse of ocean.

Here is another interesting one from their collection.

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A rug shaped after the map of Iraq features soldiers advancing from many direction into Bagdad. Through newspapers and television, the image of Iraq is continuously depicted with graphics similar to board games and action figures, giving it a game-like dimension
which somehow shifts the character of the war. The rug, with cute little felt soldiers walking on a soft and warm surface, denounces this confusion, and the way in which the tragic reality of war is somehow diluted by using these images.

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Ethareal Rug by TopFloor Rugs

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Iranian artist Seyed Alavi had the aerial view of the Sacramento River woven into a carpet for the floor of a pedestrian bridge connecting the Sacramento International Airport terminal to the parking garage. [Via]


The monster rug by Longoland‘s comes in three sizes and is made from cashmere, wool and polymer clay. This will create a conversation topic or two!

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Have you got your perspectives right? The stair rug by Vanessa Su just makes you wonder. [Via]

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Rug with just arrows

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