Audrone Drungilaite, Linen Rug CHAOS
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Audrone Drungilaite and her Linen rug CHAOS“I accidentally came up with an idea to create a rug from the leftovers”

Audrone Drungilaite created a rug called Chaos made out of the leftover yarn. The base of this linen rug is hand-tufted with one-colour yarns, then the weaver selects the rest of the details from the leftovers. Every single rug is therefore uniquely coloured and made from 100% linen that has hypoallergenic features. As a Creative Director at EMKO (Lithuanian-based furniture design company), Drungilaite’s aim was to start conversations about sustainability. She worked with the local textile factory based in Panevėžys, a city famous for a long tradition of making linen production. 

Audrone Drungilaite
Audrone Drungilaite

I had been involved into international project “EcoDesign Circle” for a year. While I was visiting a rugs making factory and have heard that some yarns, that doesn’t fit for mass production because of some colour difference, are stored without a plan where to use them later, I accidentally came up with an idea to create a rug from these leftovers. The current linen yearns recycling technology is not very effective cause it’s hard to get a proper quality of fabric using very small linen fibre. Despite this, linen is a long-lasting material, more sustainable than cotton (less water consumption for growth), almost fully biodegradable. The usage of leftovers in production might lead to making a bigger rubbish from other rubbishes what’s not sustainable at all. My goal was to create a unique product that should last for few generations and raise questions about sustainability in home accessories market – says Audrone Drungilaite.

The confetti-like pattern brings some chaos into sterile modern interiors while allowing the weaver a degree of improvisation,” said Drungilaite for Dezeen.

Audrone Drungilaite, Linen Rug CHAOS
Audrone Drungilaite, Linen Rug CHAOS
Audrone Drungilaite, Linen Rug CHAOS
Audrone Drungilaite, Linen Rug CHAOS
Audrone Drungilaite, Linen Rug CHAOS
Audrone Drungilaite, Linen Rug CHAOS

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About the Designer:

Audrone Drungilaite

Audrone
Drungilaite

is a Creative Director at EMKO – a place where simply smart design meets its seekers and creators. She’s a former Executive Director of the Lithuanian Design Forum which is a non-governmental design promotion organization bridging designers with the industry. A graduate of Vilnius Academy of Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and a Master’s in Cultural Management and Policy, Audrone works there as a visiting lecturer. She is an enthusiastic promoter of Lithuanian design around the world, chairs a few boards, and sometimes curates Lithuanian design exhibitions abroad.

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