Playing with tradition. Wool GURs.
Working with artists and illustrators, Célia Esteves of Rugs by GUR blends Portugal's traditional weaving heritage with a touch of fun and design.
New Wool GURs collection a collaboration with the artists Nicolas Burrows & William luz.
GUR joined Tapetes de Beiriz handmade wool tapestry factory to create this new collection.
In the process of creating a new GUR, we always experiment new techniques to translate the artist's designs more effectively. We are very limited in a way, but part of the fun in the process is to find new solutions. GUR is never a copy of the original design; it is the translation of that design into the weaving technique. And it's this with all its limitations that allow us to discover new ways of working. The outcome is always a surprise, usually a good one.
Beiriz, name of knot and rug, hosted the ancient Fábrica de Tapetes de Beiriz, responsible for creating the name and deserved recognition of this handmade tapestry of high artistic and decorative value, opening its doors in 1918.
All rugs by GUR are handmade, held in a handloom with Portuguese wool using Zagal technique.
Weavers: Anabela Ribeiro, Salete Correia, Arminda da Silva e Virgínia Campos.
Video: Dinis Santos