As every plant needs roots to grow, the logical extension ofVegetal chair’s nature-based design is a rug that literally roots the chair. ROOTS rug does not merely act as a bland background onto which the chair is placed but essentially forms Vegetal chair’s origin.

The chair’s footprint is projected onto the ground and then extended outwards into an organic network of spreading roots. Picking up the color palette of Vegetal chair various rug designs are generated and more variety is achieved by introducing additional cross-lines into the root pattern.

This rug was made for an invited competition for VITRA China to redesign Vegetal chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and ROOTS of Vegetal was awarded second prize.