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Grid Rug Wool Silk Black White Johanna Ulfsak Contemporary Design, Nepal, 2021



Johanna Ulfsak (1987, Talinn), Grid (design 2019), dimensions circa 122" x 86.6", weight circa 23kg A handmade one-of-a-kind thick 100 knots/cm2 (645 knots per square-inch) rug made from hand-spun silk and wool in Nepal, made to order, production takes approx. 12-16 weeks. Grid, white grid on black, with folded lines and distortions plays with your eyes and the expectations on flatness and 3- dimensionality. Designed in 2019 it is not only reflecting on self-referential systems but also on the early history of the rug as a representation of early settlements and therefore even urbanism as such. Merging the every-day with classical production and modernist rug design, Johanna Ulfsak remains an outstanding figure in the wide scene of new rug designers, often wavering between art and design. All her designs follow a strict policy of regionality and control over the production. Each piece is hand-knotted in Nepal with the finest materials and adequate wages. The dyes are non-toxic and each piece takes between 3-4 month to completion. (See video) This piece is also available in: -black on white/ -red on kaki/-rose on light brown-samples are currently produced, please see samples in the pictures. Johann Ulfsak (*1987, Tallinn) holds a Master in textile design, her work has been widely shown internationally and she's part of the permanent collection of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design.

Customization Options

this piece is also available in: -black on white -red on kaki -rose on light brown samples are currently produced and we will update the listing once available


  • Dimensions
    Width: 86.6 in. (219.97 cm)Length: 122 in. (309.88 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    15-16 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU993524670352

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    $890 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Vienna, Austria
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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Located in Vienna, Austria

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