Finarte’s Umbra rug adds a bold dash of modern Finnish design to any space. Conceived by design duo Juslin Maunula, the hand-tufted rug features a simple yet striking geometric pattern and a gorgeous, pleated surface structure that changes direction in different parts of the rug. The rug is handmade in India.
Typically for Juslin Maunula, the inspiration for the Umbra rug’s design comes from the realms of fashion and architecture: pleated fabrics and fluted stones and tiles. The tactile design is accentuated by not only the bold colour choices but also the overall layout – the composition of the colour blocks highlights the direction of the pleats. Additionally, the design is informed by the works of colour theorist Josef Albers and architect Carlo Scarpa, who has also influenced the name of the rug: umbra is an earth pigment Scarpa often favoured in his designs.
The Umbra rug is part of Finarte’s Galleria collection. With this collection, Finarte was the first in Finland to begin collaboration with TrusTrace, a digital platform for product traceability and transparency. The rugs have a QR code that you can scan to trace the journey of the rug from material to final product.