Fragment & Patina Rugs by Pudelskern
by Harry / September 7, 2011
From Pudelskern, two new rugs for Stepevi that appear matured by time, with slightly irregular edges, and a "style of unpretentious homeliness".


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Fragment rug

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From Pudelskern:

An intense and profound research has brought forth a completely new quality of rugs from the house of Stepevi. Fragment and Patina are rugs with a semi-felted wool surface, generating a look of natural individuality and with slightly irregular edges. All the rugs in the Fragment and Patina series are united by this style of unpretentious homeliness.

Fragment and Patina are perfect rugs for a living atmosphere, where people feel at home. Time matures objects in infinite shades and uncountable subtle differences. Aging and maturation are processes of improvement. It's the difference, the personality and the distinctiveness that makes matured objects unique - we can see our own individuality in the inconceivable multitude the world has to offer. For Fragment and Patina a lot of effort was put into creating rugs with qualities of matured objects. Delicate shades of colour and a natural apparition of pure sheep wool bring the rugs of the series to life. The Fragment and Patina collection is the art of subtle maturation.

Fragment is a rug with torn edges and a fading pattern like a wall in decay. The certain fascination we feel with a ruin of a castle or fragmentary pieces of historic objects is nourished from the imaginative space opened to our inner eye. Our fantasy can wander and drift away into stories from times gone by - Fragment is like a window into an imaginary past.

Patina refers to fading, darkening or other signs of age, any changes in surface texture or colour which are felt to be natural or unavoidable. Time covers surfaces with traces of usage and age. This mantle of time melts into the object and is intrinsically tied to it. Like cracks in the painting of an old master are inseparable from the piece of art, Patina is a rug with time inscribed.

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