On our radar this month: Armadillo’s “Ellipse” collection of rugs, designed in collaboration with London-based design studio House of Grey. Made from materials such as jute, New Zealand wool, and pure silk, the rugs evoke their natural origin through organic tones, forms, and textures. According to the designers, the goal of the collection is to create pieces that “nurture a gentler pace of life” – something we could all use at the moment.

Let’s take a look.

Photography courtesy of Armadillo.

Above: The Ellipse collection features five new hand-spun styles.

The Aussie-born rug company is dedicated to transparency and eco-consciousness. Each rug is affixed with a Declare Label detailing how it is made, what it is made of, and where it goes at the end of its life. Ten percent of the proceeds from each sale go to the Armadillo Foundation, a nonprofit that funds environmental, educational, and healthcare initiatives for the communities involved in the rug’s production. Since 2014, the foundation has sponsored the Kantilal Vidya Mandir School in India, which educates many of the rug artisans’ children.

The Terra rug is made from hand-spun jute, pictured here in Moss. Appropriately named, this everyday rug is “reminiscent of the grounding sensation one feels when traversing a path of sand, grass, and soil.&#8
Above: The Terra rug is made from hand-spun jute, pictured here in Moss. Appropriately named, this everyday rug is “reminiscent of the grounding sensation one feels when traversing a path of sand, grass, and soil.”
The Terra rug, in Natural.
Above: The Terra rug, in Natural.
The Palus rug features “an exaggerated weave of marled wool that is felted then twisted at varying lengths.” Pictured here in Obsidian.
Above: The Palus rug features “an exaggerated weave of marled wool that is felted then twisted at varying lengths.” Pictured here in Obsidian.
The Palus rug in Fir.
Above: The Palus rug in Fir.

Above: The Tibetan-knotted Etoile rug emphasizes textural variety. Pictured above in Porcelain (L) and Dusk (R)
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Above: Made from soft Afghan wool, the Umbra rug features abstracted line work inspired by early cave paintings
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Hand-spun from wool and pure silk, the Perilune rug features carvings that are meant to evoke the crescent moon. Available in its natural color, Quartz, the rug can be custom ordered with a dye.
Above: Hand-spun from wool and pure silk, the Perilune rug features carvings that are meant to evoke the crescent moon. Available in its natural color, Quartz, the rug can be custom ordered with a dye.
The Perilune rug is also available as a wall hanging.
Above: The Perilune rug is also available as a wall hanging.

For more natural-fiber rugs:

In from New Zealand: Natural-Fiber Nodi Rugs

Green is the New Black: Rugs by Ilse Crawford, Inspired by the Swedish Landscape

Nordic Knots: Scandi-Inspired Rugs with a Nautical Vibe

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