Ply rug, character and old rug weaving traditions for Muuto

Published on November 30, 2016


The PLY rug series for MUUTO comes in 3 different sizes and in 6 color tones. Each rug is finished with a weaved tail that gives character to the rug and tells the story of old rug weaving traditions.

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In weaving terminology, a ply is two or more strands combined in one thread. The colours are mixed within the 6-ply weft in the rug, instead of in the woven structure, creating a vibrant and sophisticated appearance. The diagonal corner tassels are integrated as a finishing detail and as a testament to the craftsmanship in a rug.


Just as plywood is a structural material made of layers of wood glued together, a textile ply consists of several individual strands combined in one thread. The pattern and color combination of the rug has been designed by mixing different colored yarns in the ply.


“Colors and textiles are very important in my work. Choosing the right color combination can make a strong statement and reach people not only through the eyes but also through the feelings it generates.”
Margrethe Odgaard


A beautiful finishing detail is the two tassels at separate ends of the rug. The tassels are not attached to the corners but are natural extensions to the weaving of the sides. The tassels activate the rug on the floor, giving a visual entrance and exit to the design. In addition, they refer to the history of traditional handwoven rugs.



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