Normann Copenhagen Trace Rug
Trace is an untraditional quilted rug that combines a soft appearance with a rigorous graphic pattern and aesthetic color combinations. The rug’s expressive pattern is inspired by flowing lines and traces in the sand created by grass and reeds blown in the wind. The designers have combined this with classic geometric forms and created a design that is bursting with life. The design pair of Sarah Böttger and Hanna Emelie Ernsting explained how they came up with the idea of Trace after wishing that they could make their floor a more inviting place:
“The floor is an important part of the areas that we use in our daily lives. Children learn to crawl on the floor, many people like reading there and others find it relaxing to just lie there and spread out. Unfortunately, we often overlook the floor during interior design, and this leads to them becoming unappealing areas. Therefore, we wanted to create a rug with a new and modern look. We wanted it to add a different look to the floor, but at the same time contain the familiar elements that make a rug nice and cozy,” they explain.
By quilting the rug, the designers have brought aspects from sofas and bedspreads to the floor. The result is a rug with a cushioning effect and that also provides a stable underlay. Trace has a versatile rectangular form, which means it is well suited to all types of rooms and the dynamic quilted pattern adds a unique feel to the room.
Design: Sarah Böttger & Hanna Emelie Ernsting
50% Wool, 50% Polyester
- Size Description
Width: 140 cm
Length: 195 cm
Weight: 4,2 kg
Sarah Böttger is a german product and furniture designer. She worked as cabinet maker, before studying industrial design at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach am Main and Helsinki, where she focused on furniture and glass design affected by a strong influence of the northern culture. During her studies and after graduation, she worked for an international platform for Design and Architecture on both creative and conceptual projects. In 2011 she founded her own design studio in Wiesbaden, Germany, from where she cooperates with international companies, to develop products for the series. Her work has been continuously presented at international fairs, galleries and exhibitions and were published in several magazines. In 2012 she was nominated for the German Design Award in the category Newcomer. Sarahs work is inspired by her interest and curiosity in how something is made - the craft, the industrial processing, the shapes, and the materials. She develops products for the daily use which are clear, reflect an eye for detail and come with a twist.