The idea was to create a geometric rug with multiple layers and dimensions. I wanted to give the first layer an easy understandable language and balanced colour scheme. When you go one layer deeper a dynamic herringbone pattern arises and brings a new dimension and a surprising twist to the rug. Varjo is Finnish for shadow, which translates to the shadow effects that are created between the layers, as the darkest colour block almost rises above the others, creating a three-dimensional expression.
TINA RATZER ON THE DESIGN
With its name meaning “shadows” in Finnish, the Varjo Rug hints towards how the woven texture creates a sense of shadow and light within the weave.
With a unique pattern and discreet colour-blocking, the Varjo Rug is hand-woven from 100% New Zealand wool.
Tina Ratzer is a Danish designer with a degree in textile design and weaving from the Design School Kolding in Denmark. In 1999, Tina founded her own studio Ratzer, and since then her designs have been selected for several exhibtions, most recently for the Crafts and Design Biennale in Rundetårn, Copenhagen. Her work is characterized by geometric expressions and a balanced color scheme with a twist or a surprising detail that lets the techniques of the craftsmanship step forward and become an important part of the work.
The Varjo Rug is available in two sizes:
300 cm x 200 cm
240 cm x 170 cm
Two colours are available in appealing tone-in-tone colours:
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