Contemporary Rugs and Textiles That'll Bring Any Room to Life

Patterns, textures, and techniques collide in our favorite picks from the past year.

At once ornamental and geometric, melding classic with contemporary, the Paralleli collection was designed by Dimorestudio for Golran. It’s available in three colorways.


Inspired by the 20th-century Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely, Brett Design started its design for Doris Leslie Blau’s Circle and Rectangle rug as a painting.


An homage to the purity of natural materials, the Terra series, designed by Inc Shop, may have originally been conceived to mimic the luxurious rock, but it looks quite glacial as well.


Designed by René Barba for Ligne Roset, Quadric is perfectly monochromatic, yet doesn’t take itself too seriously. The rug is available in either 100 percent wool or a wool-cotton blend.


Tres by Nanimarquina is hand-loomed in three independent sections, achieving a perfect proportion of weights and materials. Made of wool, felt, and silk, it is available in seven colorways.


In collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Henzel Studio created this collection of reinterpreted Marilyn Monroe portraits.


Brooklyn-based designer Alex Proba transforms select designs from her “A Poster A Day” project, which is now in its fourth year, into multiplanar rugs. Shown here is Day 1,083 of the series.

The Índigo rug by Gan, the indoor brand of Gandiablasco, adds a laid-back vibe and a dose of calm into any large room—ideally one with plenty of natural light and expansive views.


An abstracted Manhattan Bridge falls across the appropriately named Bridge rug by The Rug Company. The Tibetan wool in steely blue and creamy gray feels urban, but not cold.

The Agence Messieurs-designed Brousse rug for Roche Bobois’s Le Contemporains collection is made of rich, hand-tufted wool and vegetable silk. It’s available in two sizes.


Normann Copenhagen’s Trace rug, designed by Sarah Böttger and Hanna Emelie Ernsting, is durable enough for a floor, but to the eye and touch, it seems like it could double as a throw.


Karim Rashid collaborates with Lindstrom Rugs to create the prismatic Korgamy collection, each piece made of New Zealand wool. Shown here is Euklid.


Drawing inspiration—and its name—from the 1975 Michelangelo Antonioni film The Passenger, this collection features eight colorful rugs. Shown here is Girl in the Convertible.


The hand-knotted Euphonie rug in Le Manufacture Cogolin’s Idylle collection is a reinterpretation of a1930s gouache by designer and fashion illustrator Christian Bérard.


The Terrazzo/Palazzo collection from 4Spaces mimics cobblestone and traditional Venetian floors, but here in viscose velvet with embossed “pebbles.”


The playful wool-and-cotton Pom rug by Aelfie is inspired by Egyptian bridal baskets called margunahs. It’s available in three other colorways, each dotted with pop-up pom-poms.


A complete optical illusion, the Heriz rug, designed by Valerio Sommella for Moooi Carpets, is digitally printed with 16 colors to resemble richly plush fur.


Appearing as confetti-dusted mountains, the Nature Walk upholstery from Knoll Textiles was inspired by designer Ruth Adler Schnee’s outdoor adventures in Colorado Springs.


The dense, twiggy forest patterened over Kvadrat’s Stick Tree textile was originally designed by Akira Minagawa for his fashion label, Minä Perhonen.;

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