Eero

$5,295.00
By Markian

Colour

Modern, luxurious and visually intriguing: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Eero is inspired by Picasso and is an abstract interpretation of the fluid shapes and curves in the Vieira motif. Interesting shapes and rounded curves make a bold and inviting statement rug, with the square edges perfectly suited against a wall or in an entranceway.

Made from tretford® (Mongolian cashmere goat hair), Eero is soft and durable.

Customise Eero to suit your space with your choice of Markian's nine colourways, designed to delight your senses and enliven your space.

    About the Collaboration

    Tretford Rugs by Markian are handcrafted and manufactured in Brisbane, Australia by joining colours from the Tretford ROLL carpet to create custom pieces. 

    Tretford carpet has exceptionally clean, elegant lines due to its unique construction using cashmere goat hair. 

    The natural properties of Tretford Rugs actively reduce airborne dust and allergens, promote energy-saving, and facilitate excellent indoor acoustics. 

    From the company’s foundation in the mid-1950s, Tretford’s focus has been utilising natural and renewable resources – which in today’s terminology means  using sustainable raw materials. 

    Produced in Germany and Ireland for over 50 years, Tretford carpets positively contribute to healthy living and working environments. This is largely due to its unique feature, Cashmere goat hair from the highlands of Inner and Outer Mongolia. 

    Tretford Roll & INTERLIFE Tile largely consist of this long top hair of the Cashmere goat, and also other renewable and recycled raw materials, for example, jute in Roll format, and 80% recycled polyester felt in INTERLIFE tile backing. 

    This unique construction – with its distinctive structural corded look and proven quality – has established Tretford as a much-loved brand around the world.

    The Tretford Rugs by Markian range is an extension of the range motif and carries with it the playfulness of colour combinations, the stark graphic delineations that separate but join and the shapes that combine it all together.

    Materials & Care

    100% tretford® (Mongolian cashmere goat hair)

    Specification - PDF
    Care & Maintenance Guide
    Tretford® Colour Guide

    Measurements

    2400mm x 2000mm

    Lead Times

     6-8 weeks depending on volume of order.

    Namesake

    “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” - Eero Saarinen.

    Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer noted for his wide-ranging array of designs for buildings and monuments. Saarinen shared not only his birthday with his father, Eliel, but followed his father into the same profession. 

    Saarinen studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, befriending fellow students Florence Knoll and Charles and Ray Eames. He then moved to Paris to study sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris at the end of the 1920s. Saarinen graduated from the Yale School of Architecture in 1934. Subsequently, he toured Europe for two years and returned to the United States in 1936 to work in his father's architectural practice.

    Eero first attracted attention while working with his father, particularly for his furniture design with Cranbrook alumni Charles Eames, and he continued to produce influential furniture designs throughout his career; the Tulip Chair which he designed for Knoll, for example, has become known as a classic piece of design, as have many other of his pieces in the late 1940s and early 50s.

    In 1950, working on the General Motors Technical Center with his father, Saarinen suddenly found himself the sole architect after Eliel Saarinen's death. Creating a rational steel and glass design different from anything designed by Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen rapidly found himself sought after by other major US corporations. Using this as a launching pad, Saarinen tirelessly fought for and won some of the 1950s' most prestigious commissions, including the TWA Terminal, Washington DC's Dulles International Airport, and the American Embassy in London.

    Saarinen is now considered one of the masters of American 20th-century architecture. Despite his short career as a result of his young death, Saarinen gained incredible success and plaudits, winning some of the most sought-after commissions of the mid-twentieth century.