Maharam Merger Rug

Designed by Hella Jongerius


Item Number: 2196816
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Material research primarily determines the works of Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius. Her vast portfolio includes single items exhibited at galleries, mass-produced products offered at retail stores, design of airliner interiors and even the redesign of the North Delegates’ Lounge at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. In addition to conceiving innovative pieces for her clients, she also dreams up textiles and rugs for New York-based Maharam. “An area rug is a space within a space,” explains Jongerius, who starts every project by designing the yarn. “Even if you’re designing something that doesn’t use yarn, like a chair, you have to begin with the basics. You have to allow the hands to come up with the solution because you can’t fully imagine it with your head in advance.” To create her handwoven Merger Rug (2017), the designer juxtaposed two colors in a diagonal structure for a striking visual effect. As for how she made it so beautiful, Jongerius says, “That is the secret of the color-cooking chef.” Made in India.

  • Maharam Merger Rug
  • Maharam Merger Rug


Hella Jongerius
Hella Jongerius


“My main focus when I design an object is the relationship between the object and the user,” says Berlin-based Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. “I want people to use that design and continue to use it.” Her practical approach begins with following a thread: “I always tell my designers to ‘start by designing 
the yarn.’ You have to start with the basics, ...

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L 7' W 5' Pile 0.25" L 9' W 6' Pile 0.25" L 10' W 8' Pile 0.25"


80% wool, 20% cotton.

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