This Narkomfin-inspired rug takes 3 months to weave (and it could be yours)

Here at The Calvert Journal, we’re nothing if not dedicated to our brand: an unwavering love of concrete buildings everywhere.

Over the years, we’ve brought you Suprematist furniture, apartment block wall tiles, and Brutalist vases. But even now, as you bask in the all-encompassing embrace of your art-themed abode, you feel that something is missing. And that something is your very own Constructivism-inspired carpet.

Named Unit F Kilim, the latest offering from Design Studio Baklazanas is inspired by the architecture of the legendary Narkomfin building in Moscow.

Designed in 1928 by Moisei Ginzburg and Ignaty Milinis, Narkomfin was intended to mould ideal socialist citizens through the power of architecture. Shapes which channel the building’s iconic facades, ground-floor layout, and individual living quarters can all be found interwoven into the carpet’s threads. The colour scheme is also taken from the building itself — in this case, the colour of the ceilings in its old residential units.

Don’t expect IKEA prices — each rug has been woven by hand, requiring approximately three months of work, says the company. Orders are, however, still available through the website, with one rug setting you back 33,900 rubles, or just over $500.

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