Studio216 introduces a collection of premium Portugese rugs from Ferreira de Sá, including an exclusive collection named after the islands around Singapore.
23 March, 2018
With a 72-year heritage, Espinho-based Ferreira de Sá is one of the oldest companies in Europe still producing rugs using traditional methods. Hand tufting, hand weaving and hand knotting techniques (using manual looms) give its luxury collection a unique character and allow for extensive customisation options. Custom dying is also possible.
And not surprisingly, given the dedication behind the production process, a palette of the best raw materials is used: pure linen, silk, cotton and pure wool. Outdoor rugs are produced with the durable polyester ropes, which offer an incredibly high resistance to sunlight and wear. The factory is located in Espinho, a small city with industrial roots located by the coast in the north of Portugal.
The company was founded in 1946 and has evolved from a family business to a large-scale organisation and a major player in the global furnishings market. It now supplies custom-made luxury rugs to residential and commercial customers all around the world, with a portfolio that includes luxury hotels, museums and yachts. Ferreira de Sá also produces rugs for prominent brands in the furniture industry.
Aside from an extensive collection of in-house designs, Ferreira de Sá also offers designer collections made in collaboration with figures such as Frank Gehry and Ana Aragao.
Among the collaborative designs is the Kusu Collection, which was created with Studio216 especially for the Singapore market. The gridded wool and botanical silk rugs are named after islands off Singapore – Sentosa and Pedra (after Pedra Branca) – and were designed to complement contemporary interiors in residential, commercial and hospitality contexts. Sentosa has a cut-loop pile and Pedra has a loop pile. Both designs are available in neutral and bold colours.
Images: Ferreira de Sá
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