"Juno" Rug

by Agne Kucerenkaite Netherlands

8.760 Incl.21% VAT

1 in stock

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Est delivery: Feb 3rd, 2022
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1 In stock and ready to ship Rug will be produced on request.
Each variation may differt Dimension LxWxH (cm): 140x140x
Open Editions Material : Linen
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The “Juno” rug from the “Ignorance is Bliss” collection is coloured using upcycled textile dyes that originate from botanical and metal waste and by-products. Commercial textile dyeing causes a significant amount of environmental and health problems due to the chemicals used in the process whereas natural dyeing is rarely employed on an industrial scale. Drinking water supply and agriculture industries are the main waste suppliers for the collection. Leftovers of mostly organically grown plants do not contain toxic additives as they are intended for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Flax is versatile, cost-effective, resilient and its cultivation requires far less water and pesticides than cotton.

The “Ignorance is Bliss” rug collection is made from linen; a deliberate choice as it is a durable, resistant, and hypoallergenic material. At the moment, yarns are hand-dyed with 9 natural colours that have been developed from waste. “Ignorance is Bliss” rugs are designed with great detail and hand-tufted by skilled, craft-minded manufacturers.

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Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 145 × 145 × 5 cm
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Agne Kucerenkaite

Agne Kucerenkaite is a material designer from Vilnius, Lithuania, who graduated in Design Academy Eindhoven and currently based in the Netherlands. Agne enjoys working with raw materials, transforming them into valuable products, methods, and systems, seeking interaction between design, society, industry, and environment. Her design process is characterized by in-depth research, experimental approach, and hands-on practice, motivated by historical and sociocultural contexts. Technical investigation of seemingly unattractive and industrially driven processes that she finds to be the most interesting source of unexpected links and associations, drive her design work.

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The body of work in this collection consists of pieces by Greek designers of the mainland and the diaspora, or international professionals who live and work in Greece. As a common theme we tackle the elusive notion of “Greekness” and how this transpires through the work of seemingly diverse and distinct individuals. In our attempt to define “Greekness”, we aim to raise questions about how this plays out in the work presented. How do Greek designers view their identity? Is it through their effort to decipher their heavy heritage? Is form important in order to achieve a predisposed classic elegance, or is a philosophical disposition towards shape more poignant? Could it be simply a resourcefulness and DIY ethic to make up for the absence of design infrastructure? How do Greek designers based abroad deal with their background? Could it be that they simply ignore it in order to finally free themselves? Is there a certain amount of innovation necessary in order to channel it into the new environment? Finally, how do foreign designers see their work influenced by their Greek surroundings? Is it the reference through the use of noble materials such as marble or the abundance of natural light that makes their work unquestionably Greek? Or could it be something else they were seeking when they decided to move here, something abstract like humour or drama? Could their arrival finally mean a departure from Greek heritage’s self-reference? The pieces that we present might seem ill-matched, but they share an important core element. They are confident in their narrative of a personal story of identity, that is either at peace or against the Greek archetype. Through this communication, they all describe a culturally mature and vibrant scene that is finally extroverted and coming of age.