Mapping the World

Shanghai, Manhattan and Paris are cities on the tip of the tongue for globetrotting urbanites, and it is these cities that are captured beautifully in the rug designs by design firm Four O Nine. The firm is headed by designers Andrei Zerebecky and Lukasz Kos, who founded the company in 2011, and since then, their works have garnered attention around the world.

We love the Urban Fabric series of rugs, which capture the patterns created by urban planning in these cities over the years. These are derived from satellite views of the respective cities. From the orderly grid lines of Manhattans’ blocks with its iconic Central Park to the starburst arrangement of Paris that starts at the Arc de Triomphe, these rugs capture the unique characteristics of each city beautifully. The Manhattan rug, for instance, measures a sprawling 9m by 3m. We think it would be an unforgettable standout in large homes or commercial space. The Shanghai rug, on the other hand, measures 3m by 2m, and with its contrasting grey tones, is something ideal for cosying up the compact apartment home.

In addition to these, you’ll love the Urban Fabrics rug featuring the walls of the ancient Forbidden City in Beijing, as well as the gradient grey hues of the Time Zone rug. These rugs are made and tufted by hand in Thailand with New Zealand virgin wool. The pile length and density offer a tactile experience that the feet are bound to love.