Saddles and boots have always been made of leather for its strength and wear resistance. How appropriate then to make a rug, that has to endure public openings and private parties, in that same material.
To put leather on the floor seems at first like an odd thing. But when you think of it – it is in many ways the perfect material. Natural and durable, it looks good even after years of fierce use. Furthermore, it is a responsible use of what is in fact a by-product from the meat and dairy industry.
The rugs were originally developed for the inde/jacobs gallery building, in Marfa, Texas. Inspired by heavy duty Texas work and farming gear, durable leather became the obvious choice. The design is now complemented with two more rug designs, forming the exclusive rug collection.
The leather rug collection is manufactured by Tärnsjö Garveri – one of the last original vegetable tanneries – and are all handmade in vegetable-tanned organic leather. The rugs are produced as part of a numbered edition. Available in various sizes and colours.
Design by Claesson Koivisto Rune