We can safely say, we've never seen a rug quite like this. The boldly patterned rugs are a part of the Parquet collection, created by Swedish design group Front. While many are left pondering precisely WTH to do with parquet (like, is it in, or is it out… again?), Front decided to model a line of rugs after the classic geometric patterned flooring, and oddly enough, it works.
Defined by "technique and creativity from East and West" that "meet in perfect harmony," the playful and quirky Parquet rugs also come with a matching floor pouf to emphasize the geometric design. To help achieve the puzzle-meets-parquet aesthetic, Front sought the assistance of "skilled weavers in the traditional kilim technique," Dezeen reports. It looks like you can just fold them right up:
The rugs are 100 percent wool and reversible, and the colorful accessories come in three designs: Tetragon, a pattern that combines squares and octagons and forms a six-sided pouf; Rhomb, gray and orange squares and diamonds; and Hexagon, striped diamonds that form a honeycomb and an accompanying 20-sided pouf. For each of the 2D patterns, the designers created a net for 3D shapes, enabling them to fashion the complementary multi-faceted stools.
"We were inspired by old floors in palaces and churches that often were decorated," Front designers Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren said of their rug collection. "We wanted to create a colorful rug with geometrical patterns."
If we had to categorize these rugs based on astrological signs, we'd say they would fit well in the home of someone with a flair for making bold design choices that leave visitors no choice but to keep staring at the floor.