Via Appia

  • rug
  • Ogeborg
  • 2016

The great roman road, Via Appia, connected Rome with southern Italy. It is still partially intact today, 2300 years after the first stretch was laid. Built as it is of solid blocks of stone, neatly fitted together. The rug is sized by adding or subtracting ”blocks” to the pattern.

To put leather on the floor seems at first like an odd thing. But when you think of it – it is in many ways the perfect material. Natural and durable, it looks good even after years of fierce use. Furthermore, it is a responsible use of what is in fact a by-product from the meat and dairy industry.

The rugs were originally developed for the inde/jacobs gallery building, in Marfa, Texas. Inspired by heavy duty Texas work and farming gear, durable leather became the obvious choice. The design is now complemented with two more rug designs, forming the exclusive rug collection.

The leather rug collection is manufactured by Tärnsjö Garveri – one of the last original vegetable tanneries – and are all handmade in vegetable-tanned organic leather. The rugs are produced as part of a numbered edition. Available in various sizes and colours.