Inspired by the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia, the Uyuni Collection of rugs by Louis de Poortere brings multi-layered effects through undulating depth of structure reflecting the thick, lithium-rich salt crust for two unique creations.
Weaving together cotton chenille in varying thread counts with yarns of space-dyed wool, Tunupa’s horizontal ripples are presented in two colourways inspired by rich wool hues, filtered through cotton chenille tones of brine and salt.
For Colchani, Louis de Poortere was inspired by the iconic Chanel Tweed, and presents an organic chequered design in three rich and natural colourways.
“The multi-layer, almost hand-crafted texture of Uyuni belies its jacquard flatweave machine-made origins, and we’ve pushed our machinery hard to create these wonderful effects,’ explains Alan Russell, UK sales director for the Belgian manufacturer. “By combining different yarn counts of cotton chenille with wool we have been able to change the definition of yarns throughout each rug. With the technique we’ve used, each Uyuni rug is somewhat unique, bringing something a little extra to this brand-new collection for 2019.”