Hand-Knotted Rugs from Finland, Via Nepal

Furniture & Lighting

Screen shot 2013-10-07 at 2.45.12 PMOn 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.
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Images: Kristiina Lassus

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  1. janet gilmore

    Oct 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

    any blue rugs?

    • Promila Shastri

      Oct 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Janet. Kindly check the designer’s website via the links included in this editorial for more color options. Thanks!

  2. Rachel

    Jan 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    These Kristiini hand-knotted rugs remind me of an original Persian Gabbeh rug. All very beautiful and well done. The designs are more simplistic however and colors not as bright but go well in many modern homes.

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