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Woodnotes | Rugs & carpets

Woodnotes is Finnish design brand founded in 1987 by textile artist Ritva Puotila and her son Mikko Puotila. The essential idea behind Woodnotes was to create modern design from durable, ecological and beautiful natural material, spun paper yarn. Today, Woodnotes’ collections have expanded from paper yarn carpets to furniture and home accessories, but spun paper yarn products still form the core of the company.

Woodnotes was the first company to utilize paper yarn in modern design solely because of its own qualities and certain look, not as a substitute for other materials. Today, Woodnotes is an internationally awarded brand whose products are sold in over 40 counties. One of its most successful products is Harri Koskinen’s k-chair that has quickly become a well-known classic of Finnish design.

This brand has collaborated with: Harri Koskinen, Ilkka Suppanen, Minna Ahokas, Ritva Puotila, Tanja Sipilä, Woodnotes, Ulla Koskinen, Mari Isopahkala, Raffaella Mangiarotti


34 products

34 products

Pond rug, light sand - pearl grey

from $412.00 $330.00

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Pond rug, light sand - graphite

from $722.00 $578.00

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Uni rug, ivory

from $885.00

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Uni rug, camel

from $885.00

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Uni rug, light grey

from $885.00

In stock

Uni rug, grey

from $885.00

In stock

Modern rugs and designer carpets in Scandinavian style

Modern rugs and designer carpets are ideal for updating the look of any room in no time. Designer rugs with bold colours and patterns add a graphic spark to the decor, while a subtly coloured or serenely patterned carpet brings a calm atmosphere to the room. Besides their aesthetic purposes, rugs have many other important functions as well: they protect the floor from scratches, improve the rooms’ acoustics and feel soft and warm under the feet. Get carried away by our carefully curated selection of modern carpets and designer rugs from Finland, Scandinavia and further away!

Some of the most common rug materials include cotton, wool, paper yarn, sisal and plastic yarn. When selecting your new designer rug, the most essential factors to consider include the material of the rug and the place where it will be used. Soft and durable wool rugs are ideal for the living room and bedroom, whereas a good choice for the kitchen, particularly for families with children, is an easily washable cotton rug or a plastic rug, as stains can often be just wiped away. Dirt-repellent paper yarn rugs are a natural and allergy-friendly choice for any room of the house.

Finnish Design Shop’s selection includes timeless Scandinavian designer rugs as well as modern carpets for many interior decor styles. Which one is best for your home: a rug in monochrome, a two-tone carpet or a rug in multiple colours and bold patterns? We have what you are looking for, be it a traditional hand-woven rag rug, a runner rug for hallway, a round or geometric rug, or an oriental kilim rug. Our beautiful range includes Finnish rugs by Woodnotes, Forme and Finarte, well-known Pappelina rugs from Sweden and rugs by many other Scandinavian brands. Browse through and discover our selection!

Moreover, you may want to immerse yourself in inspirational stories about Scandinavian and Finnish rugs. Our online magazine Design Stories provides you with plentiful stories, tips and ideas on modern designer rugs. Why not get started with these:

Finnish designer rugs: Finarte weaves together age-old handicraft traditions and sustainability >
Danish designer rugs: Kvadrad pushes the boundaries of textile design >
 Designer carpets by Woodnotes – Interview with Ritva Puotila: “My creativity has not vanished with age” >
Rug for the dining room: Get your dining area into shape — see our 5 tips >

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