Willow paper yarn carpet was designed by the Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, the carpet saw the light of day originally at Helsinki Design Week 2002. Year 2022 the carpet has gone through product development process in which its final touch was found from natural dye. The irregular striping is dyed using willow bark. Made of paper yarn, the carpet combines gentle tones of willow colour and the neutral base color. What is special and important to us is that the willow natural dye is produced locally: The willow is grown and collected, made into a dye and it has given its colour to the paper yarn in Finland. Using willow as natural dye is an old and well-known technique, but the ecological dyeing is continuously developing to meet the needs and standards of the modern world, so that hopefully one day natural dyes could replace synthetic ones. For Woodnotes the use of willow dye is especially inherent, since the material of the carpet itself is spun from wood.
"This design found it's inspiration in music - or rather the uneven musical punctuation to the rhythm found in certain kinds of music", says Eero Koivisto from Claesson Koivisto Rune. Made of paper yarn, the carpet combines gentle tones of the irregular striping and the neutral base color. The stripes are dyed using willow.