According to the studio, the decorative, intricate patterns were informed by a melting pot of influences ranging from Chinese seals to African tribal art and the famous Nazca Lines etched into the Peruvian desert.
“Our goal in this series was to create non-representational forms that nonetheless awaken a response,” Lykke said. “They are reminiscent of our past.”
The Fragments 1-5 range was hand-tufted by skilled artisans in a mix of bamboo and New Zealand wool yarn.
It incorporates a palette of rich, saturated colours including a vibrant yellow-orange and lustrous blue.
“A global lockdown in the spring with the design process in full swing meant extra time for research and contemplation,” Lykke said.
“Personally, I had more time to delve into Massimo’s huge range of wonderfully saturated colour samples.”
The contours of the rugs were hand-cut where the colours meet in order to make the patterns stand out, and the designs were created to be beautiful enough to hang on the wall.
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