Award 2016

Adrianus Kundert

Ripening Rugs


Ripening Rugs represent a positive take on the process of wear. Adrianus Kundert has designed these rugs so that they come to life through intensive use: as the yarn or weave becomes worn, the rugs begin to reveal a different colour, texture, or pattern. It is the gradual erosion that makes these floor coverings gain attractiveness—each in its own way—instead of rendering them valueless and ending their lifetime. Working closely with different companies and professionals, Kundert has developed his own techniques and yarns with specific characteristics.

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Adrianus Kundert is an industrial designer based in Rotterdam. His work focuses on movement and how materials change and develop with time and use. He studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.