Redeploy Rug by Rebekah Rauser

Design Showcase 2009

Materials: wool exterior, wool-blend interior
Price Point: $800 - $1000

"The Redeploy Rug combines the necessary durability of military surplus blankets with the organic fluidity of a topographic-esque pattern. With a stitch and a stuff they come together to transform your floor into an inviting landscape..."

"The rug shown draws on the beauty of 100% wool Russian army blankets from the 1950's. After the stitched pattern is in place, the blankets are carefully hand-stuffed with wool-blend army surplus blankets and finished with an edge detail that emphasizes the organic lines. The full blanket version measures approximately 60" x 72".

This design was inspired by the inherent coolness of military surplus which is beautiful in its lack of frivolity. "

Designer: Rebekah Rauser
Link: RauserDesign.com
Location: Austin, TX

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About Design Showcase 2009: This summer we're celebrating the best in design for the home. We're taking submissions from independent and student designers from around the world and letting our readers vote on who they think has the best design. There's also a panel of august judges. Two winners will win $20,000 in targeted advertising placements on our sites to help launch their career. All info is here.

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