Artist Tim Liles hand-dyed, hand-braided circular area rugs were originally part of his "New New England" series, aimed at educating and connecting consumers to the source of their products. Featured in 2011 NoHo Design Week at the American Design Building, several of his original pieces from the project are now on display.
Constructed in thick, double sided wool Liles claims will last a lifetime, the rugs are dip dyed and made for "standing, stepping, sitting and lying upon."
Liles, who, after a 5-year stint at Converse decided to swap designing on a computer in order to start designing with his hands, spent 18 months prolifically working only on his art. The "New New England" project and his dip dyed, hand braided rugs are one of his many results.
Tim Liles Rug Tag, Encouraging "Standing, Stepping, Sitting" And "Lying Upon."