Woodnotes’ New York rug is a classic paper yarn rug with a simple, minimalist design that infuses your home with just the perfect combination of pure materials, timeless elegance and everyday functionality. Intended for indoor use, the paper yarn rug is finished with sewn edges.

Woodnotes’ rugs, manufactured from woven paper yarn, are indisputable classics of Finnish design. Beautiful natural tones combined with stylish geometrical patterns make them a natural part of the Scandinavian style. Besides the aesthetic values, also ecological values have a central place in designing and producing Woodnotes’ products, with all materials and production techniques carefully chosen to ensure their eco-friendliness. Moreover, paper yarn is a durable, hygienic and safe material. Thanks to the thickness of the fibres, paper yarn will not attract dust or dirt, which makes it an excellent choice for people with allergies.

New York rug, black - stone





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86% paper yarn (weft), 14% cotton (warp)
Black, stone

Ritva Puotila

Ritva Puotila (b. 1935) is a Finnish textile designer and artistic director of the Finnish design company Woodnotes. The company was founded by Ritva Puotila and his son Mikko Puotila in 1987. Woodnotes was the first company in the world to use paper yarn in a contemporary way in functional textiles, and paper yarn is still an essential element in its collections.

Ritva Puotila has designed many innovative carpets for Woodnotes, including the San Francisco, Fourways and Panorama ranges. Together with Minna Ahokas, Puotila has also designed the Cool cushion, a versatile cushion that can turn from seat to ottoman and can also be used as a table. Puotila has received several important design awards worldwide for her products and for her career, including the Kaj Franck Design Prize, Finland Prize, Good Design Award and Red Dot Design Award. In 2001, she was selected as the Textile Artist of the Year. Puotila’s works are present in the collections of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Architecture and Design Collection of the MoMA.

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