'Parquet' foldable carpet by Front for Gan - Courtesty of Front.

‘Parquet’ foldable carpet by Front for Gan – Courtesty of Front or Gan.

IMM Cologne 2018 – Swedish design duo Front designs Tetragon, Rhomb and Hexagon, a set of foldable rugs which were inspired by eye-catching patterns of classic parquet flooring for Spanish brand Gan.


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'Parquet' foldable carpet by Front for Gan - Courtesty of Front.

The geometrical shapes and the colours create an illusion of depth in the pattern. The irregular outlines make the rugs modular so that they can fit together “as a jigsaw puzzle” which can be folded into 3D furniture such as containers and poufs.

'Parquet' foldable carpet by Front for Gan - Courtesty of Front.

We were inspired by old floors in palaces and churches that often were decorated. We wanted to create a colourful rug with geometrical patterns. The old craft of parquet flooring were translated by the skilled weavers in the traditional kilim technique.” Explain , Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist, co-founders of Front.


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Tetragon, Rhomb and Hexagon are made up of four to eight sided foldable shapes joined together. Each kilim, a Middle Eastern old flat-weaving technique, is made from pure wool on manual looms by skilled craftspeople in India.

'Parquet' foldable carpet by Front for Gan - Courtesty of Gan.

Lindgren and Lagerkvist are curious by nature and draw inspiration from both the legacy of Scandinavian design and the latest technological advances.” Comment at Gan.

'Parquet' foldable carpet by Front for Gan - Courtesty of Front.

Founded in late 2008 in order to give an identity to GANDIABLASCO’s line of textiles, GAN maintains the quality standards of its origins. The Barcelona-based carpets’ brand has managed to become an internationally recognized brand with thanks to collaborations with international designers such as Front and Patricia Urquiola.


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'Parquet' foldable carpet by Front for Gan - Courtesty of Front.

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'Parquet' foldable carpet by Front for Gan - Courtesty of Front.