Contemporary Kilims: Surfaces Trend

Contemporary Kilims: Surfaces Trend

Carpets made using ancient Kilim and Dhurrie tapestry-weaving techniques from the Middle East and South Asia respectively are given a modern make over with bold geometrics and vibrant colors. 

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Swedish design studio Oyyo have designed a series of contemporary flat weave dhurrie rugs – an Indian cousin of the kilim – that are traditionally hand made in India using vivid vegetable dyes derived form local plants.

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The Lake Collection for Golran by Raw Edges

‘The Lake’ series of rugs by Raw Edges for persian rug company Golran feature abstract lenticular designs that recall the patterns found on traditional kilim rugs.


Copenhagen-based graphic design studio ‘All the Way to Paris‘, Danish brand &Tradtion has launched a new collection of contemporary kilim rugs that feature bands of graduated color designed to resemble stairs.

Mountain Spot by Donna Wilson for SCP

Scottish designer Donna Wilson has designed two kilim rugs for British brand SCP called Braid and Mountain Spot. Lightweight and incredibly hard-wearing the rugs are available in a variety of bright colorways.

Catania rug by Gan

The Catania rug by Spanish rug brand GAN is a traditional kilim featuring a succession of borders and garlands with oriental flavours and volcanic colors.

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