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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.

Finally, Kiki van Eijk translated one of her watercolour paintings of red and grey lines onto tje rug. ''i was curious if I could capture my simple yet subtle painting in a rug, since I believe a rug equals a piece of art for the floor,'' said Van Eijk.

The silk fibres used in the carpet pile gave the finished product a quality that the designer did't expect. ''Normally watercolours have no shine, but in the rug, the silky glow creates the liquid effect of a brush stroke.'' Kiki said.

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.

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

Photography by Rene van der Hulst