Semis rug, DANSKINA 2017
Semis for Danskina, © Roel Van Tour
Design by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, with Danskina
Production method: Hand knotted
Material: 90 % new wool, 10 % cotton
Height: 10 mm and 15 mm
Weight: 3800 gr/m2
Standard size: 180 x 240 cm, 200 x 300 cm, 300 x 400 cm
Semis rug is the first project realized with Danskina, the result of two years of intense research.
Semis is an exercice in dots and tactility. Geometrically aligned and placed in different rhythms by varying the densities and heights of the rug’s knotted sur
face, the resulting visual effect is one of an abstract landscape, an aerial view of plantings in a field.
There are two designs available, one featuring small dots and the other large dots, and there is a choice of two colourways, black and white in both positive and negative variations. The four rugs offer a range graduating from predominantly black to a mostly white surface.
Made in Nepal from handspun Tibetan wool, the construction of Semis is time consuming, using the fine – yet remarkably strong – Tibetan knotting technique. For a 200 cm wide rug, three weavers will work together and complete up to 7 cm a day. After being knotted, the rug is washed and trimmed with scissors. The intentional irregularity of the cut edges creates a beautiful random surface with a handmade touch.
It is the allowance of variations – in the shape of the dots, the trimming, and the fact that a number of different weavers will create each rug – that gives every Semis rug a special, personal touch.