ICE carpets | Dutch landscape

Dutch Landscape Carpet for ICE International

Rug company ICE International will launch a set of eight different carpets by individuals from four "design couples" during the Dutch Design Week 2014.

For its latest collection, ICE International commissioned Claire and Roderick Vos, Jeanine and Piet Hein Eek, Petra Janssen and Edwin Vollebergh, and Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk to contribute their own graphic for a hand-knotted wool and silk rug.

In Joost van Bleiswijk's simple design, the cream rug appears to have been coloured in and bordered with charcoal.

"I just drew what a rug is to me, only using a pencil, crude and no-nonsense, Bob's your uncle," he explained. "I focused on the presence of a rug and not on creating a loud graphic on the floor."

Although the different tones of grey were difficult to mimic with fabric, the hand-working of the rug allowed for the shading to be replicated as close as possible.

Concept Dutch Landscape & art-direction photo: Claire Vos, Petra Janssen

Photography by Rene van der Hulst