Fresh and modern flatweave rugs from Nani Marquina

If you're in the market for some fabulous flooring, check out Capas, the latest collection from this innovative rug specialist.

Unlike some of the more traditional style kilims, the Capas collection useslayers of colours, tonality and shadows to create depth and to soften and blend chromatic colours.

The designer set out to create a design where no shadows were black or grey, but full of colour and geometry - a light and simple rug with a casual feel, juxtaposed by complexity in colour patterns and the formation of depth.

In order to achieve this, Hahn worked closely with Nani Marquina to study the techniques of kilim weaving, exploring new ways of distributing colour.

After months of research, Hahn and Nani Marquina developed a new, loose style kilim structure, which mixes the colours and textures of the warp and weft.

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In a normal kilim, the warp is invisible. Using a thicker warp allows the colours to interact in a completely new way, the tonal colours in each colourway (there are five) intertwine and create a wonderful, textured effect.

By loosening the fibres and using thicker warp, we made new colours and textures visible, celebrating greater depth and enhanced tones,” says Mathias Hahn.

The rugs are hand loomed in hand spun Afghan wool. Each colourway has one main colour, a complementing tone and a darker gradient which gives the illusion of a cast shadow on the floor.

Each rug in the Capas collection is a colour chord of one main colour: Red, Green, Blue, Grey and Olive.

The rugs are available in two sizes: 170x240cm £1,980 and 200x300cm £2,900, available at Woven.

See more kilims and flatweave rugs here.

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