Colour-blocked rugs with optical illusions by Patricia Urquiola

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola created rugs with a false sense of depth.

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By tricking the eye with their geometric patterning Urquiola makes the rugs appear three-dimensional.

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By tricking the eye with their geometric patterning Urquiola makes the rugs appear three-dimensional.

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Two tyepes of rugs – Rotazioni and Visioni – are produced and The Italian Company Cc-Tapis which produces these rugs says:

“Rotazioni plays on the repetition of overlapping cylindrical forms that emphasise the circle as the matrix of the design. A scale of pastel colours and chromatic contrasts insinuate the gradient on the surface of the cylinders, creating a three-dimensional effect.”

rotazioni-visioni-patricia-urquiola-design-rugs_zatustra-3Rectangles, parallelograms and other shapes that produce a similar 3D effect dominate The Visioni designs.

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Visioni rug was presented in 2016, and it was reintroduced in new colours last year.

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They are hand-knotted in Nepal.

And are made of Himalayan wool and silk.

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Urquiola works across several design disciplines in Milan.

And she was recently the subject of an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Source: dezeen.com

Photographs by Lorenzo Gironi

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