ETHAN COOK FLAT WORKS / Story
Inspired by his decorative woven wall art, Ethan Cook’s Flat Works is a series of handwoven kelim rugs designed for HAY. Featuring a geometric abstract design, the rugs translate the designer’s bold colour-blocked artwork into practical and decorative items. Crafted in a New Zealand wool-cotton blend, the dyeing and weaving processes mean that each rug varies slightly, giving them a unique, one-of-a-kind quality. Available in different sizes and colour combinations, the rugs are suitable for use in the bedroom, hallway, living room and many other interior spaces.
Ethan Cook was born in 1983 in a small town in Texas, USA. He moved to New York in 2008, where he now lives and works in Soho as an artist and designer. Best known for his abstract woven art with bold colour compositions, Ethan Cook’s minimalist works are a study of structural simplicity. He has exhibited with groups and at fairs since 2009, with solo exhibitions since 2014. For HAY, Cook has designed the Flat Works collection.