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Design Duo Turn Thrift Store Sweaters Into Rugs

Design Duo Turn Thrift Store Sweaters Into Rugs
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Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans repurpose material to create a series of eye-catching Re Rugs.

Betsy Mead
  • 4 april 2013

Two Swedish designers are turning rejected and recycled materials into beautiful, colorful rugs. Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans of Stockholm have been repurposing old Salvation Army swag into stunning floor-coverings since August 2012, with the aim of producing one new piece on a monthly basis. They employ several methods to create their final products, from the more traditional knitting and sewing to more specific crocheting and plaiting.

Brieditis and Evans use items, such as over-used sweaters and shirts, which the thrift store gives them free of charge, to form their pieces. Although the discarded clothing obviously didn’t last as a wearable good, when translated into a rug, it can more readily withstand time usage; a rug is, after all, designed to be a buffer between floor and people or furniture as well as a decoration to add flair to a room.

However, the principal goal isn’t the fact that their materials are recycled–it is to use new ways to form rugs that break out of the norm. As if to illustrate this, images of finished rugs and a look behind-the-scenes at the studio and the process, have been posted on the designers’ blog. Note that it is written in Swedish, but the visuals seem to be the focus. Check out a selection in the gallery below.

Katarina Brieditis

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