Designed by Glithero in collaboration with La Manufacture Cogolin in 2018, the Botanical Rug Series depicts weeds that have been been foraged and pressed before being composed into the rugs’ designs. Influenced by the photographs of 19th-century botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, these rugs are hand knotted in wool, silk, and linen by artisans in Nepal. The silk yarns evoke a play of light that makes the rugs appear optically in flux and ever changing, depending on your point of view. This Botanical Rug in Moss measures 300 x 200 cm, with 150 knots per square inch. This design is an open edition.
British designer Simpson and Dutch designer van Gameren met while studying at the Royal College of Art. From their London studio Glithero, they create products, furniture, and time-based installations that give birth to unique and wonderful products. Their work has been presented in a broad spectrum of media but follows a consistent conceptual path: to capture and present the beauty that lies the moment when things are made.
From machines that miraculously create wax chandeliers from strung wick and a pouring slide that becomes a 10-meter-long poly-concrete table, to ceramics that turn vivid blue under UV light, the key ingredients of Glithero’s work are time and transformation. With their own concoction of creation-performance, they aim to bridge creative disciplines and make works that can be understood by all.