Fanions by BKS

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Fanion means “fringe” in the French language; but in terms of fringe, Fanions designed by BKS (Dimitri Bähler, Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer) is quite a different interpretation.  The finely tasseled edge of typical fringe is traded for a bold, graphical one that transforms the (nearly) two-dimensional carpet into a three-dimensional illusion. The traditional form of the pure wool rug becomes highly stylized as an extruded object because of the select directionality of the fringe. The rugs come in “Mod” varieties, the oval, circular, and rounded rectangle outlines filled in with solid colors including the expected red, black, and white. Far from frumpy, the rugs are precision-cut with a CNC router to produce the fun, optical effect.

 

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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