GUR is a pairing of contemporary illustration and traditional Portuguese rug weaving. Conceived by Célia Esteves, a Portuguese designer and printmaker, GUR invites artists to express themselves on this support with a very specific technique using the same materials with the authenticity of a traditional Portuguese kitchen rug but now much more fun.
You can find from black & white rugs to colourful carpets. Sounds good, isn’t it? Let’s take a closer look at their products (perfect for any children’s room).
When Esteves met a weaver who for years had been handcrafting this style of rug, decided to hire the weaver to use the same technique to produce colourful limited-edition designs commissioned from illustrators she admired, like André da Loba, Marta Monteiro and José Cardoso.
All the GUR are handmade, held in a traditional hand loom, with raw tirela (rag), embossed technique or over layers of colours, finishing with basic sewing. Each rug takes about a day to complete, and each design is made in an edition of 50.
GUR can be the first place where you (or your kids) put your feet in the morning, a picnic friend or a frame in your living room. Love!
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