Ceramicist-artist Cody Hoyt teamed up with kinder MODERN, the children’s furniture gallery, on a selection of rugs that debuted at last month’s Architectural Digest Design Show. The line, the first in the kM Artist Rug Collection, is made from 100 percent hand-tufted New Zealand wool, and according to the brand, “manifests as true art for the floor, preserving and enhancing the stunning visuals of the original object in a disparate new material.”
From left: Banner and Cosmos, from the kM Artist Rug Collection
The rugs feature strata-esque and wavelike patterns that draw influence from topography and animal coats.
“Children are impressionable in a way that allows the tactile, formal, and aesthetic properties of the objects around them to leave bedrock impressions on their personalities,” says Hoyt. “Kids growing up in creative homes will interact with arguably more impressionable things, whether it’s art or furniture, architecture or literature. I think this is the central assumption with kinder MODERN’s purpose, and it’s also the attitude I take with my own work. I try to leave an impression on a viewer who may be more developed but not immune to that kind of ‘primary’ experience. Translating a rigid sculpture into a broader, more inviting sensory experience is a logical and exciting evolution for my work, regardless of a viewer’s age or sophistication. The fundamental nature of interacting with pattern, color and tactility is inspiring.”