Hand-Knotted Rugs from Finland, Via Nepal
Furniture & Lighting
On our recent trip to Finalnd, we were taken with the understated elegance of Kristiina Lassus’ hand-knotted rugs. The Helsinki-born designer, whose resume includes products created for Alessi, exhibited a range of subtle patterns and richly organic designs during Helsinki Design Week, expressed in masterfully crafted wool rugs, hand made in Nepal by Indian and Nepalese artisans. Infused with delicate nature-inspired forms (we especially love the Miro-like renderings of the KUUMA line), Lassus’ work reflects the creative influences of distant cultures, while somehow expressing the subtlety and restraint intrinsic to her Nordic sensibilities.
Images: Kristiina Lassus