Vandra Rugs luxurious hand-woven rugs combine design with the highest level of craftsmanship. As a Swedish heritage luxury lifestyle brand, we continuously strive to act in a respectful and sustainable way towards both people and the planet. All rugs are made to order, up to maximum six meters wide and any length, in our own atelier in the Carpathian mountains, Ukraine. The atelier mainly employs women, both as weavers and in managerial positions. The Vandra Rug can add a modern twist to classical surroundings while modern surroundings can be softened and personalized by the hand-crafted touch.

Decorex at Olympia, London 9-12 October
Come visit Vandra Rugs at Decorex , Olympia London 9-12th September where we will be exhibiting in stand A162. On view will be the new tapestry Årstiderna /Seasons no 3 by Ami Katz as well as new rugs by the Swedish designers Ami Katz, Eva Schildt, Maja Johansson Starander, Lars Nilsson and Ukrainian designer Yuri Zimenko. News in all our collections Carpathian Wool, Wool felt and Cotton will also be presented.

Our weaving atelier has been relocated to Kosiv in the Carpathian mountains.

The Vandra Rugs weaving atelier in Ukraine has been moved to a new location in the Carpathian Mountains, far from the Russian and Belarus’ borders. After careful analysis, the small historic town of Kosiv in western Ukraine, close to the border of Romania, and known for its artistic handicrafts and kelims, was selected as the new location for our weaving atelier. We believe Kosiv offers a safer place to live and work for our weavers and their families and a majority of weavers and staff have chosen to relocate with us.

Cotton Our crispy and clean cotton rugs are ideal for your ultimate summer interiors. Read more…

News! Try our soft Carpathian wool rugs with a combination of woven and tufted parts. Read more…

Wool felt Soft and luxurious. We offer our wool felt rugs in an amazing range of colors. Read more…

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GRAZIA by Ami Katz

The rug GRAZIA is a woolfelt rug with effects in woolyarn and woolfelt. The rug came about in AMI KATZ preferred fashion. An engaged and interested client with a specific interior in mind with specific set color ways and limitations in size makes the creative process easier. Resulting in a playful summery rug with a both dark and light part with careful accents in soft pink as well as dark burgundy. Grazia is made of a mix of techniques. The base in woolfelt using rag-rug technique in a herringbone pattern with different size circles in wool felt effects and white drops in woolyarn bouclé. Design by Ami Katz.

GIOTTO by Lars Nilsson

Giotto is the third in the series of graphic and colour block striped rugs with inspiration from Italian old master painters. ¨ Lamentation” by Giotto di Bondone was the starting point for the design Giotto. With a very refined and subtle colour palette in burnt orange, lavender oatmeal and moss with descriptive colour accents and bold proportions The ”Giotto” rug is woven in a herringbone technique. The stripes alternate in colour from soft deep lavender, muted pale jade to stripes of ecru and oatmeal to brunt orange along with a few accents of natural non-dyed sheep fur.

Design by Lars Nilsson

CLAY AND GRASS by Lars Nilsson

The design Clay and Grass takes some of its inspiration from Lars’ time spent at Nittsjö Ceramic factory, the colours of the various earthy tones of clays he used creating his ceramic pieces mixed with visuals of snowdrops of the early spring time. The rug is made in wool yarn with thinly designed moss and clay colored stripes on a ecru base. The two coloured endings with a hint of lurex along with a few accents of natural non-dyed sheep fur flirts with Lars Nilsons background in fashion while also representing the late winter sun reflecting on snow.
Design by Lars Nilsson

News! Designer rug TUVA
Designer rug Tuva by Maja Johansson Starander is both grounded and light. A calm of soft movements in a down-to-earth design. The linen warp and cotton weft in the carpet create a base of weaving tradition while the wavy pattern and airiness in the rya knots are reminiscent of nature’s movements of grass swaying in wind and ripples in water. These knots are laid by hand during the weaving process and offer a lively contrast to the weaving pattern. The fringes of linen warp are long for an elegant finish.
 
At home we like to incorporate the feeling from our holiday with our everyday life and we strive for surrounding us with both inspiration and serenity. We look at the environment where the rag rug often adorns the floor, as in the whitewashed stone house, in the artist’s studio, by the comfortable reading chair in the academic’s study. We walk through cobbled streets, through Slottsträdgården towards the salty sea, visit the Skissernas museum in Lund and look across the strait towards Glyptoteket in Copenhagen.The artist’s studio and the academic’s reading corner, where sculptures and paintings that mingle with clogs and clay jars, new and old, practical and decadent. The traditional Scandinavian gets a little more flair.
 
Tuva by Maja Johansson Starander is handwoven in cotton rags on linen yarn with rya in cotton and linen. It is offered in Botanic Beige combining brown and natural linen with cream, white and khaki in cotton strips and longer linen fringes. Available in size 200×300 cm and in bespoke sizes.
Designers Alba and Vera by Maja Johansson Starander

Growing up influenced by her grandparents home filled with art, Scandinavian Röllakan wallhangings, British wallpapers and craft and textiles from her grandmothers childhood in Ethiopia layed the foundation for a style both Scandinavian and global. After studies and work in Berlin, Copenhagen and London with a Master in woven textiles from Royal College of Art, Maja moved to Sweden to work with Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg at Kasthall. Maja has since 2013 designed rugs and collections for Kasthall and world wide market in both tufted and woven qualities. She has worked in projects with designers and architect to create tailor-made solutions for the textile floors for spaces like restaurants, hotels, offices, fashion houses and their retail spaces.The source of inspiration is often textile tradition , archives and art while painting, creating and sampling on the loom is often the primary starting point for a new design.

Since 2020 Maja is working from her own studio to explore weaving and making further. She has designed two rugs for Vandra with a starting point in the color of their yarns and ability to freely hand weave.
The creative process was sketching in watercolour with blocks of lines and objects inspired by light through a window creating shadows in a room, tactile memories and a mix of stillness and movement. The result was Alba av Vera, two modern woven rugs in rödlakan technique.

Alba is a woven rug in Bordeaux, rust, beige and grayish lilac while Vera has shades of green, turquoise, grey, brown and vanilla.

PEONIA

As often in Ami Katz designs, PEONIA consists of an organic structure on a graphic base. The combination gives the rug both a strict and romantic expression. The base is black, brown and white like the ground; wet soil, peat and snow while the pattern in wool yarn bouclé leands it colours from peonies and other white flowers.

PIANO

Choose PIANO for the interior to which you want a neutral rug, with few colours, or for a room that needs a rug with one light and one dark side. The idea is that the colour blocks balance each other, enabling you to alter the colours to suit your interior. For larger sizes, more colour blocks are added to the original three.

FRAMMENTO Folkloric
Sketches and drawings have always fascinated me. There is something appealing in what is unfinished. Therefore an embroidery that was started but not finished and an old half finished drawing became the starting point for the creation of the rug, Frammento.
The insight of the extraordinary skills of the weaving atelier and the endless possibilities that these skills allow, further inspired me. In Frammento many layers work together.The woolfelt  base with three blocks of stripes in soft shades of green, cream and aqua. The actual pattern also changes, beginning with a complete pattern in aqua, on one side of the rug and gradually fading out the further to other side you look.
The circular segments, adjusted into the different colour segments of the warp, are made up by distinct bouclé dots in the parts where the pattern is complete and more sketch-like, as if they were pencilled in, in the sketchier parts.
The aqua pattern, and the parts in between, co-vary with the circles and are alternately woven with effects in wool felt rags and wool yarn to give the surfaces texture and colour variations. All of these factors contribute to enforcing the sketchy expression
HORIZON
Our home is the sanctuary to which we escape from the relentless pace of modern life, providing an essential counterbalance to the overstimulation and information overload of the everyday.
At home, we desire harmony in an environment of calm; a place in which to relax and recharge, to ensure our physical and mental wellbeing.
Vandra Rugs presents ”Horizon” created by Yuriy Zimenko.
Inspired by formal graphic elements such as lines, coloured spots and fixed configurations, designer Yuriy Zimenko has created patterns on wool that not only complete the décor but also imbue the space with a soothing meditative rhythm – an energy embodied in all his designs
CONTRACT FLAT
Most of our rugs may be used in contract interiors. However, when you need rugs that are hard-wearing enough for intense use with castor chairs we do recommend you to use our flat techniques, developed specially to withstand the wear of castor chairs. These rugs are woven by hand, with tightly spun wool yarn and with no visible linen warp. Lastly they are backed with latex. The rugs have obtained classification by testing FOR INTENSIVE USE  according to EU standard UNE-EN 14215:2013 and UNE-EN 985:2002 by AITEX Textile Research Studio. Most of our patterns may be translated into a flat version and any of the colours in our colour catalogue can be used.