June | Abstract

50 Patterns | 50 Years

For June, we’re presenting five abstract and painterly patterns from our archives that are works of art you might feel inspired to use beyond the floor. All five Hokanson patterns you’ll read about in this article were curated from our 50 Patterns | 50 Years anniversary collection. Learn a little more about the inspiration and construction of Nicola, Phases, Zanica, Ciel, and Modulo below.

“Artwork for the floor…or the wall? Our abstract designs are original masterpieces that will give anyone pause as to where they should be best displayed. Striking and strong. Fluid and lyrical. Our painterly approach and passion for detail brings complexity to actuality.”

— 50 Patterns | 50 Years Brochure

Striking and strong. Fluid and lyrical.

Our Phases pattern, pictured above is a hand-knotted construction originally designed for the Hokanson Elements collection. The conceptual and artistic take on moon phases run across the rug in a linear pattern with a subtle gradation in the field.

Ciel takes an organic and watery approach in the design and almost looks as if you’re floating above the earth, looking down. The blue, hand-knotted field has a subtle and slight gradation of blue sky hued blues.

Modulo carries a graphic punch. Inspired by pebbles, the rug design was interpreted into a two color, intensely contrasting scheme. This bold rug takes on a contemporary vibe but it could be equally beautiful in a subtle, monochromatic colorway — perhaps solid silk for the design?

Nicola and Zanica are the most organic and detailed of the curated group. Both are of hand-knotted construction and have that abstract paint splatter theme throughout the design.

For more abstract and organic pattern inspiration poke around on our Product Library where you can sort your search by pattern, style, color, and fiber. Currently showcasing 669 organic patterns and counting!