2021 has seen the launch of Hand in Hand, a handmade, sustainable rug collection developed by design devotee Cloudy Zakrocki. With a vast selection of checkered print, multicolored and tonal rugs, this Kreuzberg-based brand is helping Berliners brighten up both their homes and hearts. Tired of seeing a disposable, unethical interiors industry, Zakrocki began collaborating with artisan makers from across the world to create a range of naturally-dyed rugs made from 100% sheep’s wool. The benefits of these raw materials stretch far: they are ideal for allergy sufferers and are extremely durable, giving you a long-lasting addition to your interior space. As for the designs, the 30-strong collection ranges from calming neutral creamy tones to pinks and spicy oranges. Whichever rug you pick, it will be made to order by experts in traditional knotting just outside of Casablanca, Morocco. Besides rugs, Hand in Hand have also sourced vintage stone chess sets with a geometric design that mirrors the carpets – check out Instagram for the full range!
Text: Lottie MacAskill / Photos: Julia Zierer, Hand in Hand & Cloudy Zakrocki