Mediterranean, a collection of rugs for Floor Story: Pantheon, Hesperides, Meandros, Armerina, and Dipylon, each available in various colourways, bringing the warmth and glow of the Med to the interior of your lovely home... LINK to order, or contact email@example.com for information, samples and quotes. There are a large selection of rugs so please visit Floor Story's site to see them all...
The collection is inspired by the Mediterranean, by lazy summer holidays, ancient ruins, and divine sunsets. They are meant to recall both the incredible history and ornamental traditions there, as well as the glorious brightness of exquisite pigments under the bright sun, from the repetitive geometries on ancient pottery, to the exquisite radial forms of roman mosaic pavements, to the little domed and vaulted houses that populate the islands of the Aegean, to the strong primary shapes of the marble pavement in the Pantheon. The rectangular piece is called “Dipylon” in honour of the Dipylon master who produced some of the greatest pottery of the pre-classical period, festooned in repetitive linear ornament.
The square pieces are called “Pantheon” in honour of the great pavement in that monument which inspired its bold and simple forms. The gradient piece is called “Hesperides”, in honour of the nymphs of the golden light of sunset, overseeing this little bit of Aegean landscape with its little architectures in your living room. The circular piece is called “Armerina” after the great mosaics of Piazza Armerina, and the other rectangle piece in multiple colours is called “Meandros” as it is a simple and bold love letter to the most ancient of the Mediterranean classical decorative motifs.
Photographs by John Day, styling by Hannah Franklin