Ilot: A Rug Made From Felt and Wicker

During a residency in Fay Billot, a village in the French countryside, designer Marine Hunot worked with rattan and wicker basket craftsman on a project called Ilot (French for ‘island’). The result is a rug that combines two materials – wicker and felt.


You wouldn’t expect to find those two materials together in one object, much less a rug, with its carefully braided rattan center and the way it connects the felt pieces.


The project was made possible by la Drac Champagne Ardennes, l’Orcca, and the réseau champ’art.



Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.