Gradient, consists in a new process in the rug’s production developed by Luís Nascimento.
In product design, the process is as important as the result. Gradient challenges the hand tufted process and thus reaches a completely different result.
Handmade or with a machine (CNC), to tuft a rug consists to insert fibers into a canvas, back to front. The design defines the different area to separately tuft with pre chosen colors.The final result depends on the number of the threads that are used, the level of detail into the design and the method in the execution of the tufting. Whatever are detailed the design, the technical implementation and the colors available, the differences between each distinct area of the rug would be always noticed.
Gradient is a revolutionary process which works directly on the surface of the rug which is uniformly tufted with the same color, allowing thus to be more efficient. In the final stage of the process, the rug is directly sprayed : It does not change the fiber quality; In other words, it consists in painting the rug, in order to give smooth color gradient which would be impossible to get only with a tufted process.
Gradient is a handmade rug made of 100% Viscose Shine.
Luís Nascimento is a Portuguese designer. His work wanders between product, graphic design. He is inspired by arts and crafts and believes there’s no substitute to a talented craftsman when it comes to delivering quality products.
Special thanks to The Lisbonaire apartments, site of the photo shoot.