Since opening its doors, Geba rugs has been at the forefront of the international rug design scene. Inspired by modern art and architecture, Geba’s rugs have combined timeless, modern design with traditional craftsmanship.

In the "Knotted Graz" collection, architectural elements of different buildings around the city became an inspiration source. Other elements, like the “Lichtschwert” sculpture, details of mailchain from the Landeszeughaus collection, or traditional fabric patterns were chosen and integrated in the designs. The designs were not only based on visuals but also by works of composers with a Graz context, as well as scientific accomplishment.
The Graz collection, combines unique design with traditional craftsmanship. Tibetan highland wool in addition to natural materials like Chinese silk or linen are used. Combined they are knotted to high quality rugs in two fair-trade workshops in Nepal.
The initial production size of the rugs was 250x175cm, but custom sizes can be ordered as well. For this collection seven rugs were designed and titled as followed:
The fascination of chainmail combined with pikes are the inspiration to the design.
Three different objects from the Landeszeughaus collection. Coarse and fine chainmail with halberds and pikes in formation. Digitalized into flat art and superimposed on top of each other to form a new rug pattern.
Different drawings and observations by the scientist Johannes Kepler from his first major astronomical work Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596) are merged in different layers and form the basis for this rug.
The main square of Graz as a color fan. 17 color bars represent the individual color facades. Divided into different widths, proportional to the square, the colors are the core of the rug.
A detail is taken from the Luegg stucco facade and placed on top of the color bars.
Our interest in re-establishing a relationship between music and design had a focus on shared aspects such as rhythm, continuity, channeling.
Inspired by the MUMUTH building skin mesh, a basic background pattern is worked out. Highly abstracted shapes of the wall panels covers the entire carpet with music notes from the glass facade, indicated by graphic lines, to form the final accent elements.
Music in context to the graphical visualization of sound waves.
To bring the idea into the digital age we use the representation of sound waves on the music and podcast streaming platform soundcloud. Four different composers and musicians within a 350 years time span and a connection to Graz are included in the design.
The basic pattern is a symbolic interpretation of the exterior of the Convention Center.
Subsequently, structures were selected which speak a similar form language. A detail view from the surface construction of the Island in the Mur and the steel frame sculpture Lichtschwert.
Specific ornaments can be part of a regional identity, where particular shapes are more popular than others. The rhombic shape is widely used in Graz, applied as geometric patterns in many different functions.
The rhombic arrangement in regional costume prints. As door surface in traditional forging work, or a protective wrought iron window grille in various styles and decors on various city buildings.
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