Design Meets Fair Trade Nepal
Bringing together fair trade practices and great design is what Node is all about.
Since its start in 2010, the small non-profit has dedicated itself to connecting traditional Nepalese rug makers with top designers and artists. In an exclusive collection for London’s Design Museum, Node released a limited batch of 18 rugs, each designed by a different artist. By collaborating with a spectrum of artists ranging from the British designer Donna Wilson to the Swedish illustrator Petra Borner, Node’s collection offers a wide range of styles.
Made out of raw wool, each Node rug is constructed completely by hand—the spinning, dying, and weaving are all finished by fair trade artisans who utilize traditional Nepalese techniques. Launched in a marketplace over-saturated with half-baked collaborations, Node’s exclusive line is standout, successfully marrying traditional techniques with contemporary designs. Our favorites include the illustrator Chamo’s rug of geometric faces and Lesley Barnes’ black and white composition.
The Node Rugs are available for £950 through the Design Museum Shop.