Semis 180x240cm

Semis is an exercise in dots and tactility, the result of two years of intense research by Paris-based designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Geometrically aligned and placed in different rhythms by varying the densities and heights of the rug’s knotted surface, 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 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.

Production method Hand knotted, 108.000 Tibetan knots/m²
Classification 22, Residential areas with medium traffic
Cleaning and care Professional cleaning
Produced in Nepal
Performance
Classification 22, Residential areas 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 Cfl-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: Nepal
  • Hand knotted, 108.000 Tibetan knots/m²
  • Irregularities will occur as a result of the hand knotted process Irregular cutting is part of the design Oblong octagon shape Round or odd shape not possible
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Production time: 10 – 13 weeks
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Visualisation

Colours, materials and textures are not only part of our sensual world - they also have a profound, subliminal effect on our moods and the atmosphere of a room. Transform the cold surfaces and add a sense of warmth into your living space by introducing fabrics that are as soft to the touch as they are pleasing to the eye. Experience our textiles and rugs by clicking the buttons in the visualisation tool below.

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.