"Shade IX" Rug

by Dare to Rug Romania


Made to order

Estimated production time: 12 weeks

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 240x170x2
Material : 80% New Zealand wool, 20% bamboo silk
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The rug model is derived from part of an acrylic drawing from Ana Popescu’s “Shade” series, which explores the connection between light and space. The works stemmed from the interest in how light and shade can transform different scenes into something new. The relation between light and object – which is not constant – is fascinating for Ana, who visually recreates depth using colours, light and shade, and plays with the contrast they make in relation to each other.

To better translate the shades in the rug design, the model is crafted with bamboo silk insertions that create depth and movement.

Manufacturing technique: hand-tufted
Fiber content: New Zealand Wool & bamboo silk
Rug made to order: 10-12 weeks lead time
Available in custom sizes.


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Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 170 × 20 × 20 cm
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About the designer

Dare to Rug

Launched in 2015, Dare to Rug is the first Romanian designer brand that creates hand-tufted rugs, mixing craft and design inspired by traditional patterns.

Dare to Rug was created by Andreea Batros and Flavia Scînteanu - best friends with a huge passion for design, having the courage to challenge designers and individuals around the world to embrace their love for rugs.

Blending contemporary design with the best materials in the traditional process of creating rugs was their main concern when they imagined Dare to Rug. Their love for inspiring design now stands at the core of their brand.

Curated by

Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.