Mum's was selected for the finals of the international carpet competition the series "Responsibility", Sustainability Award.
The international Carpet Design Awards 2023 is now in its 18th year and Mum's was selected as a finalist in the "Sustainability Award" category. The carpets competing in the series are made with a small carbon footprint and with ethical principles.The rugs will be on display and competing at Domotex Hannover, Germany in January 2023.The 18th Carpet Design Awards event is organized in cooperation with COVER and HALI magazines, and the world moves when the magazines are located in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and all over Europe. The awards reward the best innovations in contemporary carpet design with a focus on implementation and sustainability.Mum's ethical and handmade Typewriter carpet collection from recycled material was selected for the final
Mum's Typewriter carpet collection made it to the finals of the competition.
Typewriter series rugs are responsibly and ethically handcrafted in a small village in northern India using traditional craftsmanship and respecting the principles of Fair Trade. The material is recycled. The fabric is woven from yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. The patterns for the carpets are embroidered on the surface of the carpet fabric separately by hand. The series was designed by Tomi Leppänen for Mum's.
Kuva Unto Rautio
Responsible, ethical manufacturingTypewriter series rugs are responsibly and ethically handcrafted in a small village in northern India using traditional craftsmanship and respecting the principles of Fair Trade. The material is 100% recycled and of high quality. The material is also suitable for both indoor and outdoor spaces.The carpet fabric is woven from yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. The patterns on the surface of the carpet fabric are hand-embroidered separately with the same material.Aligning the typographic patterns was a demanding process, where the work had to be done exactly according to the plans in order for the smiley set to take shape as planned. It's more challenging to make a purposefully minimalist rug than a complex sprawling rug that can be more forgiving. There's a lot of math involved in this kit, but to our skilled and patient, meticulous Mum's crafters, thank you.
Design Tomi Leppänen
Graphic designer Tomi Leppänen designed fresh typographic patterns for Mum's.While researching the history of the Bauhaus, graphic designer Tomi Leppänen found inspiration in a surprising technique: Textile designer Anni Albers had once in the 1930s experimented with patterns for her textiles with a typewriter. Inspired by this, Tomi dug out a Japanese Student brand typewriter from the attic. The result was a minimalistic, playful carpet collection, where the dots and lines produced by typewriter marks form abstract figures and landscapes. The names of the rugs "High Society, Smiley, Visionaire, Kvartet" partly open up the idea of Tom's rug patterns.