Fanions is a series of three rugs made out of pure wool felt realized by Dimitri Bähler, Linn Kandel and Ismaël Studer. The starting point of the project is the traditional rug and its details. Especially the fringes, Fanion in french, used the in a modern and graphical way. Their direction creates an illusion. The rugs become extruded 3d shapes.
The felt (made of pure wool) provides the rugs different qualities; the colors are very deep and the material, dense, is easily processed by the cnc cutting machine. Simple and direct, Fanions series is a contemporary vision of the traditional rugs.
Photography © Ismaël Studer