Natural appeal: Ruckstuhl’s new rugs made from plant fibers

Ruckstuhl launched its latest collection of carpets, made using a plant fiber from Colombia called “fique.” The Maglia rugs are knitted from plant fibers by hand, using large knitting needles.

Found in Colombia and similar to coir or cotton, the fibers are extracted from the leaves of the agave plant and are more typically used to make coffee sacks or coarse agricultural yarns. For the new “Maglia” collection, Ruckstuhl worked with a manufacturer in Colombia that spun the fique fibers into 30 different colors of yarn that were then knitted into rugs. Each rug is made using up to seven different colors of yarn and custom color combinations are available on request.

Based in Langenthal, Switzerland, the carpet manufacturing company Ruckstuhl was established in 1881. The company markets its products in Europe, US, and the Far East. The company has showrooms in Milan, Paris and New York. 

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