Mike Perry - 001

Mike Perry - 001

from 435.00

Transform your floor into its very own gallery space using fluid organic shapes with a limited-edition rug by the artist Mike Perry.

Created using thousands of recycled bottles diverted from landfill sites and redefined and rolled out as beautiful art rugs. The recycled plastic yarn is created with care and attention to feel just as soft and luxurious to the touch as wool.

This flat weave kilim rug has been handwoven using ancient techniques handed down through generations of artisan weavers. Its durability and reversible nature means it can be flipped over to keep it looking bright and fresh ensuring it will last a lifetime.

Produced as a limited run, this rug offers a connected relationship with the artist and the value of knowing only a small number of individuals will be enjoying the same piece.

Every rug has the Goodweave Label, certifying your rug is free from child labour and has also donated a portion of its profits back into fighting child slavery.

  • Material: 100% soft recycled plastic yarn pile

  • 100 Editions: in a choice of 5 sizes

  • Flat weave kilim: reversible

  • Made to order: 10 weeks ethical handmade production

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About the artist: Mike Perry

Mike Perry is an Emmy winning artist that makes paintings, animation, sculptures, books, public art installations, monographs, exhibitions, drawings, silkscreens, and more. His creative purpose is to conjure that feeling of soul-soaring wonder you have when you stare into distant galaxies on a dark night, when you go on long journeys into the imagination, when you ponder what it is that this life is all about.

In so doing, he celebrates form: of the human body, of shapes and lines that coalesce into lyrical masses, of the vastness of the cosmos and the questions it calls us to.

In Mike’s patterns, portraits, and dreamscapes, there are layers upon layers of meaning, some erased, some covering, some asking you to look deeper, some no longer there but still vibrating with a story that sought not to be forgotten. His use of color, pattern, and form, at times child-like, expresses a joyful spirit and a reverence for the bliss that is inherent in the human experience.

He is continually exercising his faith in the transformative power of making things. His work can be considered love notes to the abstract, unknowable future that is all possibility in the present. He invites you to join him on this curious journey to discover more of the unknown.


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Craft

Every knot, tuft and weave that goes into creating your piece of floor art is done by the skilled hand of our artisan weavers.

Artists within their own right, our weavers use ancient techniques passed on through generations and unchanged over time. Each rug we create is made using 100% Recycled plastic transforming mountains of unwanted plastic bottles from landfills around the world into a piece of limited-edition floor art. Plastic fibres are carded, threaded, spun and brushed in the same way as wool to create a luxurious and malleable yarn.

The story of each rug is a complete circle of collaboration. From the graphic artists that use modern computerised techniques to produce each design, The Knot Collective which guide the creative process to realise the artists work within the new medium of a rug and then finally the real magic when each design comes to life on the loom.

Reaching across the globe everyone involved in this story stays true to the mindset of slow design, creating our rugs from sustainable materials and using production processes that impact to create positive changes for the environment and human population.


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Recycled

The Knot Collective mission is taking on the daunting reality of over consumption and a continuous rise of plastic waste, by turning discarded plastic into woven pieces of collectable floor art.

Owning just one Knot Collective rug comes with the knowledge that you have diverted almost 3,855 plastic bottles away from being dump into a landfill and ensuring your rug is made from 100% post-consumer material.

The recycled PET fibres within each rug are naturally stain-resistant and do not require the chemical treatments used on most nylon carpets, they also retain colour and resist fading from exposure to the sun or harsh cleaning.

Producing the yarn from an existing manufactured product means we do not need to use precious hydrocarbons to make the polyester material.  Reducing energy consumption for manufacturing by 66%, reducing green house gas emissions by over 34% and reducing water consumption by nearly 50%.

We are now on a continuous journey to explore using different recycled materials for future Floor Art Collections.


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Your rug will empower the fight to end child labour

There are currently 152 million children who are suffering due to enforced child labour. The choices we make as consumers help determine whether these children are free to have a real childhood or be forced into labour or slavery. Will their hands paint, draw and colour - or harvest, sew and glue? We hold the power to make a change.

As a partner of Goodweave, The Knot Collective is fully opposed to child labour of any nature. Being a member of GoodWeave ensures your rug is ethically made by adult artisans, not children.

A portion of our profits from every rug sold is donated back into GoodWeave helping to fulfil their mission to create a market demand for certified child-labour free rugs, monitor supply chains and provide critical services for weaving families.

Goodweave is dedicated to the rescue and education of every child, creating a safe and hopeful environment in which to thrive.  Goodweave will exist until there are no more children to save.