Milan 2016: Studio have partnered with Italian rug specialist Nodus to produce a new design Inspired by the innocent innocent theft of a banana.
The circular hand knotted rug titled 'Thanks A Bunch', features an array of peeled banana skins in air flight positions set against a light coloured background and finshed with a black fringe.
"I once, not so long ago, ACCIDENTALLY escaped from a gas station with a lovely yellow banana that I forgot to pay for," explains Tynagel.
"It wasn't until I flung the skin out of the window and watched it slap down on the Tarmac that I realised my crime. I haven't stopped feeling bad about it ever since. This rug is in honour of the nice man who runs that gas station.”
Founded by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in 2001, the banana theme has been used in a number of recent projects by Studio Job including a series of peeled banana lamps and the studio's second monograph, Monkey Business.
Thanks A Bunch is part of a wider collection by Nodus that will launch during Salone del Mobile in Milan. You can view the presentation at Chiostro della Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Settentrionale / Via Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro from 12 - 17 April.