Like a modern Marco Polo discovering metropolis by admiring their unique morphology, Urban Fabric Rugs provides a signature visual depth of some of the most world’s iconic cities. A luxurious bespoke design with hand-knotted silk and 100% NZ virgin wool texture.

 

“We recognize that each city has its own unique urban form. Like a human fingerprint; each city is its own, there are no two cities exactly alike. As result each rug design is unique and one of a kind”

Heritage 

A bird’s eye models of cities to reveal what is impalpable from the ground. These bespoke rugs by studio Four O Nine are a love letter to each city’s unique identity. Urban patterns that expose the intangible beauty of the chaotic modern city, fixing in time and wool their relentless developing pace.

 

Among the 18 cities hand carved in soft textures, the one dedicated to the Forbidden City in Beijing has joined in 2014 the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The rug dedicated to the 180-acre imperial palace emphasizes the elaborate perfection of this city. Swiping the fingers over the symmetries of this iconic rug one can discover the inner rhythm this exceptional city. Based on a model universe with the emperor at centre, the Forbidden City Urban Fabric Rug is a homage to one the earliest example of urban planning guided by yin-yang principles.

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Craftmanship

As one of the most ancient craft, the technique behind the making of Urban Fabric Rugs combines the most recent technology with tradition and know-how. The 3D quality looking pleasant texture is the result of highly specialised weavers hand crafting pure silk and 100% New Zealand virgin wool to provide the characteristic soft to the touch sheen finishing.

 

The machine-tufted New Zealand wool and the hand-knotted silk are processed in ecologically sound in-house dyeing facilities providing maximum colour and quality control. The making of Urban Fabric Rugs is also a guarantee for environmentally sustainable production with facilities following the highest international standards while maintaining strict socially sustainable hiring practices.

 

Excellence 

These unique art pieces started to collect international resonance since the early days when the co-founders of the Four O Nine studio Andrei Zerebecky and Lukasz Kos have been recognized as the “40 Under 40: Design Stars of Tomorrow” by Perspective Magazine, after just one year from the opening of the Shanghai-based studio. The unique layout of Urban Fabric Rugs joined immediately the collectable design realm when World Interior News and the Saatchi Gallery in London shortlisted them as one of the top five products of 2013.

 

The same year, the World Architecture News listed these handcrafted wool and silk wonders as one of their Best of 2013 under its Product Design Category while a few years later AZURE Magazine listed them as a finalist for their AZ Design Awards. As the list of international recognitions goes on, these luxurious contemporary maps are decorating homes with distinctive character. A celebration of the unique texture of human life, empathising the richness of cities identity.

 

 

Uniqueness 

To highlight their unique heritage and identity, the colour of the rug is inspired by the cities themselves. Like the auspicious red for Shanghai, symbolizing good fortune and joy. The rug dedicated to the coastal city is the expression of the constantly changing urban fabric of Shanghai with the old quarter in contrast to the large scale automobile oriented street grid of the rest of the city.

像现代的马可·波罗(Marco Polo),都市地毯通过欣赏独特设计的视觉深度来发现世界著名都市。纯手工缝制的丝绸和纯天然羊毛的定制设计,给你极度奢华的享受。

 

“我们认识到每个城市都有自己的独特形态。就像人类的指纹一样,没有两个城市是完全一样的。因此,我们每件地毯的设计也都是独一无二的。”

从空中鸟瞰,都市地毯以揭示城市平面视觉的不同。这些特别定制的地毯是由上海四九号工作室制作的,也是工作室写给每个城市的情书。都市地毯揭示了现代城市在强烈持续的发展和混乱无章下的无形之美。在18件以柔软质地雕刻而成的城市地毯作品中就包括了于2014年成为多伦多皇家安大略博物馆的永久收藏的北京紫禁城地毯。地毯强调了紫禁城占地180英亩完美的帝王宫殿的精致。当你把手在对称的地毯上轻轻滑动,你能发现紫禁城它独特的内在节奏。基于以皇帝为中心的宇宙世界,紫禁城地毯是对以阴阳为原则的最早城市规划的致敬。

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艺技术

作为最古老的工艺之一,都市地毯把传统和最新技术以及工艺知识相结合。每件都市地毯由100%新西兰处女羊毛和纯真丝制成的三维地毯由高度专业化织工手工制作完成,使都市地毯保留了特有的光泽纹理和柔软性。都市地毯使用机器簇绒的新西兰羊毛和手工打结的真丝,在生态良好的内部染色设备中进行加工,使地毯拥有对色彩和质量最好的控制。都市地毯严格遵循国际最高环境设施的可持续生产标准,同时也保持社会可持续就业的实践。

 

越杰出的品牌

这些独特的艺术作品在早期就已经开始引起国际上的响应。在上海工作室开业仅仅一年后Four O Nine studio 的发起人Andrei Zerebecky 和 Lukasz Kos就被评为“40位40岁以下的未来设计明星”。当World Interior News 和伦敦萨奇画廊(Saatchi Gallery)将都市地毯列为2013年五大最佳产品时,都市地毯的独特设计立即受到设计收藏领域的关注。同年,World Architecture News 将都市地毯手工制作的羊毛和丝绸作品列为2013年最优秀产品设计,而几年后,AZURE杂志将它们列为“AZ 设计奖”的决赛作品。随着国际认可的不断继续增加,这些奢华的当代地图正以独特的个性装饰着世界各地的豪宅,来庆祝人类的独特纹理和城市的丰富特色。

 

 

特设计

为了突出他们独特的传统和身份,地毯的颜色是由每个城市所激发,就像上海的吉祥红色,象征着好运和欢乐。这座海滨城市的地毯是不断变化的上海城市结构的表现,让上海老城区与其他大型汽车街道网形成鲜明对比。

urban fabric, luxury grade rugs
urban fabric, luxury grade rugs
urban fabric, luxury grade rugs
urban fabric, luxury grade rugs
urban fabric, luxury grade rugs