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TWEED - NATURAL WOOL RUG FOR COSY LIVING

Low clouds cling to the mountains. Thick wisps of mist creep across the Highland plaints. The cold, clear air smells of rich moss and damp stone. Grazing sheep move across the countryside, their thick coats calmly defying the harsh northern winds.

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Ann

NEW DESIGNER RUGS AT THE SALONE DEL MOBILE 2022

This year's Milan Furniture Fair took place for the first time again on the traditional large scale, a great opportunity to marvel at the latest trends in the world of design. Of course, there were also some fresh developments to see from kymo. Here you get an overview of all our novelties:

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Ann

NATURAL MOROCCAN CARPETS MADE FROM UNDYED WOOL

The beauty of the desert has fascinated us as human beings for millennia. Our goal with the two rug designs MOROCCAN NOMAD and MOROCCAN ROSE is to use the human hand to capture the heat of this wilderness and its aesthetic appeal. The pile material is as natural as it is pristine: natural wool is the perfect canvas for this traditional design and is also robust and easy to care for.

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Katharina

AS IF IT HAD GROWN NATURALLY: BRAIDED DESIGNER RUG IN ORGANIC SHAPES

A change of perspective opens the heart and the mind, and often has a horizon-expanding effect. When looking at the world from above, borders fade away and similarities and differences become much clearer. Eva Langhans was particularly taken with the fluid design language of human agriculture as seen from a bird’s eye view, and this is the inspiration for her new braided rug design SHAPES.

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Ann

SUPERFLAT - WEATHERPROOF ALL-ROUND RUG FOR INDOORS AND OUTDOORS

Super flat. Super easy. Super convertible. SUPERFLAT.

A hand-woven all-rounder made of robust polypropylene and therefore also suitable for outdoor use and easy to clean. And because it's so super flat, it dries again quickly if it's been raining on it. This Floorwear® also stands up to all family adventures indoors.

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Iris

NEW COLOURS FOR BAUHAUS STYLE DESIGNER RUGS

Bauhaus – still fresh and modern after 100 years! Of course we couldn’t let an important anniversary pass us by, as this eye-catching anniversary design probably shows – matter-of-factly and with clarity. SEQUENCE. Now with seven new colours. 

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Katharina

TENCEL™ LYOCELL - SUSTAINABLE FIBER OF THE FUTURE?

There are many approaches to the issue of manufacturing sustainable products or making conventional ones more sustainable, and great progress has been made in materials research in recent years. It’s not just an intangible vision of the future, though! 

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Iris

IN THE BEGINNING, THE SEA - DESIGNER EKHI BUSQUET'S MARITIME CREATIONS

This young designer’s creativity has never lulled ever since she first encountered painting through her parents’ friends at the age of ten. In 2010 the French designer with basque origins graduated with a special jury mention in Product Design & Interior Architecture from the ancestral Écolle Boule in Paris.

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Iris

AT HOME OUTDOORS: OUR BEST OUTDOOR CARPETS FOR THIS SUMMER

When the weather is nice, we are magically drawn outside… The sunshine, the fresh air and the sounds of nature make us happy and balanced. This led to the trend to design outdoor areas just like indoor areas: Tables, chairs, sofa landscapes and last but not least carpets to connect the furniture and protect bare feet from hot grounds.

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Sonja

MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE: THE kSilk FIBRE

kSilk is a small sensation. Based on polyester, this new kymo fibre is, to the eye and the touch, closer than ever to its great role model – silk. It combines all the advantages of a synthetic fibre for modern interiors.

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Iris

KYMO AND MUSIC

Rhythm, melody, harmony, beat and dramatic composition. There are many factors that come together in music to make it what it is – one of the most emotive products of human endeavour. Music inspires us, influences our thoughts, feelings and actions. Music is a cornerstone in kymo’s foundation. There was a group of student DJ’s who lived out their love for music alongside their entrepreneurial spirit.

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Ann

INSPIRED BY THE MAGIC OF THE SEA: CORALS

A fresh design in modern floorwear — that is kymo’s trademark. The creation of a carpet design is a creative process. But where does the inspiration come from? This season, our designer plunges into the world of water with her new models CORALS and NEW WAVE.

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Ann

LIVING SOUL: BASED ON AN IDEA BY LENA TERLUTTER

Time to let go! ...and sink back into the soft and gentle touch of nature. If it were down to Lena Terlutter, she would savour this cosy comfort at home with her family every day. kymo collaborated with Lena to create her own special edition LIVING SOUL and to make Lena's dream come true.

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Jasmin

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CARPET - PLANNING EXAMPLES

Carpets are not only room accessories, acoustic miracle weapons and foot caressers, but are also ideal for structuring rooms and creating the right ambience. Carpets form islands, especially in large rooms, and combine seating furniture into homely units. The right size is decisive for the desired effect. When planning, it is essential to consider various factors in different areas:

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Daniel

TUFTING: HAND TUFTED VERSUS MACHINE MADE RUGS

The word 'tufting' denotes a process of carpet production in which threads are attached to the corresponding base fabric through needling. This process is very similar to that of a classic sewing machine.

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Katharina

WEAVING: AN ANCIENT AND SMART HANDICRAFT

Weaving, one of the oldest handicrafts, has a thousand years of history with its various styles, techniques and traditions. During the process of weaving two thread systems are interlaced by machine or by hand.

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Katharina

THE BAUHAUS - 100 YEARS OF MODERN DESIGN HISTORY

It created a new era of design history in the 20th century and began like a thunderbolt when Walter Gropius founded the State Bauhaus in Weimar in 1919. The Bauhaus is regarded as one of the most influential art & design schools of the last century. 

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Ann

WOOL: EXCELLENT NATURAL FIBRE WITH USEFUL FEATURES

No other natural fiber comprises so many positive characteristics as wool. This animal fiber protects against cold, moisture and is self-cleansing. It is the soft hair of the fur which is obtained from living animals and is afterwards further processed.

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Sonja

AXMINSTER CARPET: AREA OF APPLICATION AND SPECIALTIES

Since the mid 18th century, the small English town of Axminster produced carpets with oriental and floral patterns that were in high demand in the higher society. Originally hand-woven, the elaborate process was later replaced by various machine weaving procedures, keeping the impression of oriental carpets with rich patterns, by controlling every single thread through technical sophistication.

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Eva

VALUABLE CRAFTSMANSHIP: HAND-KNOTTING RUGS

Carpets in all sizes, patterns and colors are design element and a warming comfort factor in our living space. In particular hand-knotted oriental rugs are currently enjoying new popularity. More and more people wish to go back to more nativeness and naturalness and realize the importance of sustainable products.

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Eva

SILK: PRECIOUS NATURAL FIBER WITH CHINESE TRADITION

Silk is a very precious, animal natural fiber, known for its sheen and its high tear strength. Traditionally, silk is being extracted from the cocoon of silkworms. These are the worms of the domestic silkmoths which are originally native to China. The Chinese silk production has a long history:

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Jasmin

SCANDINAVIAN INTERIOR DESIGN – NATURE-INSPIRED LIVING TREND

Natural materials in light colors, combined with functionality and distinct shapes characterize the Scandinavian interior design. For many years, the Scandinavian style has now been enjoying a great popularity within our homes. But what makes this long-lasting living trend so popular?

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Nicole