Sienna 244x305cm

With its delicate composition and soft, saturated colours, this beautiful felted rug has been inspired by abstract expressionist paintings by artists such as Mark Rothko and the like. Composed of rectangular blocks and floating forms, Hella Jongerius’ exceptional sense for colour comes to life in a variety of tonal gradations. For instance, light mélange yellow melts into lavender, dark olive blends with cool grey and bright red combines with pink. To achieve the watercolour-like effect, dyed flocks of wool are pulled by hand until the colours become almost transparent. Like paint, when placed on top of a dark or light base, the flocks overlap and the different colours flood into each other. The wool for Sienna is hand-felted by a group of skilled women from Kathmandu. The process involves washing, soaping and dying, before the wool flocks are placed into the pattern. Many hours are then spent rolling the material by hand and foot until it is transformed into felt.

Production method Hand felted
Classification 21, Residential areas with light traffic and 31, Contract environments with light traffic
Cleaning and care Professional cleaning
Produced in Nepal
Performance
Classification 21, Residential areas with light traffic and 31, Contract environments with light 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.

Characteristics
  • Produced in: Nepal
  • Hand felted
  • Irregularities in the design and shape will occur as a result of the hand made process To understand the proportions in the design, please refer to a full size image Rug underlay recommended Round or odd shape not possible
  • Hand felted
  • 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.