East

East finds its beauty in simplicity and in handmade imperfection and is handwoven from a single rope. After much experimentation, this pure, simple design emerged from finding a rhythm in the weaving technique. Once the warp is constructed, the rope is woven continuously through it, both ends coming together in a lanyard knot in one corner. Made by skilled weavers from Northern India, the result is a thick, warm, durable and reversible rug suitable for both domestic and commercial use. When designing East, Karin was inspired by the weaving technique of the Chinese knot: a complex shape completely created out of one single rope. Knotting has been a handicraft art in China since the Tang Dynasty. The Chinese knot design visualizes harmony, which finds its heritage in Confucianism (still strongly prevalent in Chinese thinking and daily life), and symoblises good fortune. It can be seen everywhere, whether on the facade of a small shop, as a decorative element on a light, in fashion and in art.

Production method Hand woven
Classification 23, Residential areas with heavy traffic and 32, Contract environments with medium traffic
Cleaning and care Professional cleaning
Produced in India
Performance
Classification 23, Residential areas with heavy traffic and 32, Contract environments with medium traffic

A steel tumbler with rubber studs rolls freely in a rotating drum and wears the surface of the test samples inside of the drum. After 5.000 and 20.000 turns the sample is examined and rated by five inspectors based on the changes in its surface structure and colour.

Rugs that meet the minimum requirements of the test are rated from 21 (worst) to 23 (best) for residential use and 31 (worst) to 33 (best) for residential and commercial use.

Fire tests Bfl-s1, FF 1-70

There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.

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Lightfastness relates to the ability of a textile to retain its colour under light. When testing for lightfastness, samples are exposed to artificial daylight for a specified period.

The evaluation scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 8 (best). An increase of one point corresponds to a doubling of the lightfastness, i.e. the same fading takes twice as long.

Characteristics
  • Produced in: India
  • Hand woven
  • Irregularities will occur as a result of the hand woven process Lanyard knot in the corner is finished with 35 cm-50 cm long endings Available without lanyard knot Reversible Round or odd shape not possible
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Production time: 6 – 9 weeks
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Care instructions rugs

Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the rug looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the rug and also reduce its fire-retardant properties.

  • Stain removal

    Remove stains immediately. Place a clean, wet cotton cloth and leave it on the stain until it has absorbed it. If needed, dab the stain by working from the edge of the stain inwards. Do not rub to remove the stain. Bamboo viscose Do not walk on or rub a wet bamboo viscose rug, as this will damage the structure of the yarn. It will take a few days for a bamboo rug to fully dry. Silk rugs Every stain, including plain water, should only be treated with soda water. Vinegar or tap water should never be used. We always recommend professional cleaning of the rug when necessary.

  • Regular care

    Kvadrat rugs are made with care to last. To make sure your rug maintains its vitality and character over a long lifetime, it helps to take good care of it. We recommend vacuum cleaning your rug at least once a week using a vacuum cleaner set to medium power without applying a brush. Always vacuum in the direction of the pile. Please also rotate the rug frequently to prevent wear and fading in the same place. Ideally, the humidity in the room where the rug is located should be around 50%. If humidity falls below 40%, we recommend spraying your rug with water to avoid the yarn to become dry and brittle.