Mater has recently expanded their collection beyond furniture into accessories, including a new series of handmade rugs, inspired by nature and the beautiful duality of the human impact on Mother Nature.
Named the ‘Info Rugs’, the patterns for the rugs were extracted from three photographs shot by the photographers at Foundation for Deep Ecology, an organisation that supports efforts to protect wilderness and wildlife. Each photograph tells a heartfelt story that also conveys the environmental impact that humans are creating.
The collection consists of three designs, each digitalised from the photographs and available in three sizes. IR01 is inspired by a photograph of the chemtrails caused by the busy and excessive air traffic over London. IR02 takes its design from the image of a thousand year old forest that fell victim to a chain saw to make way for a new dam in Oregon. IR03, the largest rug in the collection, depicts a California oilfield, and the merciless drilling and human violation into the earth.
“This collection is a new initiative and product line for Mater that speaks of a strong moral statement about our environmental awareness, while still being manufactured according to our ethical standards”, explains Henrik Marstrand, founder and CEO.
The Info Rugs are handmade, using a traditional tufting technique, giving a soft, yet dense, 16 mm thickness. The designs are simple, with a calm colour palette – minimising the colour contamination in production by using un-dyed wool and very few colours to screen print the pattern, respecting the design, craftsmanship and the local environment.
Materials Production Colours Dimensions
Origin Design year Item no.
Mater | DK
Ian Wylie / Foundation for Deep Ecology
Daniel Dancer / Foundation for Deep Ecology
Mark Gamba / Foundation for Deep Ecology
80 % un-dyed Indian wool, 20 % cotton
Hand-tufted and screen-printed
Dark grey, silver, taupe, ecru
IR01 Air Traffic : W 77 cm x L 200 cm | W 27.5” x L 78.7”
IR02 A New Dam : W 170 cm x L 240 cm | W 66.9” x L 94.4”
IR03 Oilfield : W 220 cm x L 340 cm | W 86.6” x L 133.8”
Handmade in India
IR01 Air Traffic EUR 183,- (ex. VAT)
IR01 Air Traffic DKK 1.750,- / SEK 2.219,- / NOK 2.055,- (incl. VAT)
IR02 A New Dam EUR 530,- (ex. VAT)
IR02 A New Dam DKK 5.000,- / SEK 6.427,- / NOK 5.955,- (incl. VAT)
IR03 Oilfield EUR 957,- (ex. VAT)
IR03 Oilfield DKK 9.000,- / SEK 11.609,- / NOK 10.755,- (incl. VAT)
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