My first rug

First a phone call saying that a big parcel is on its way. Then a ping on the door a couple of days after. I am rarely so scared and excited as when I open packages with samples in it. Sometimes you get happy and exhilarated, sometimes you get less happy and more sad. Or sometimes you don’t know what to feel. You might just have to sip the picture for a while. Walk around with it, rest your legs on it and then look again. I’m looking at this fellow now. His name is Otis. Otis the rug.

Otis is a hand hand-woven wool rug made for Rym (remember Anna’s and mine adventure), which will appear on the web soon.


63 Responses to My first rug

  1. Ruby Hoppen says:

    He’s great! Looks very warm

  2. Elisabeth says:

    Yes he is a warm guy Otis :)

  3. Anna Maria says:

    Mmmm. He looks like he’d make a wonderful new friend!

  4. Louise says:

    I like Otis very much, you must be very pleased :)

  5. Sannamanna says:

    He must be of the same species as Josef Frank’s Matta nr 7!

  6. Fridasfina says:

    Jag tror jag svimmar så fint! Och vilket galet kul projekt Rym verkar vara! :)

  7. kim baise says:

    otis looks sweet and cuddly

  8. christie says:

    wow! i love it.

  9. Rachel Frost says:

    I love Otis! Must have! Thank you for making!

  10. Ben says:

    Awesome! A tiger or a bear?

  11. Elisabeth says:

    Sannamanna, Sined and Ben. Otis is definitely inspired by both J Frank and the Tibetan tiger rugs. Don’t know what species he is though. He might be a tiger or a bear. He has kind of elephant feets though. He must be a one-of-a-kind species..

    Frida, det är ett bra projekt verkligen. Mycket jobb, mycket kul!

    I’m glad to hear positive comment about Otis, thank you!

  12. {gemmifer} says:

    Otis looks very friendly, warm, and welcoming! Congratulations on your first rug!

  13. Helen says:

    I love Otis, when where can I find him!

  14. Francesca says:

    Great project elisabeth, always exciting to do new things. He’s wonderful. x

  15. Julia says:

    Fin! Gott nytt år Elisabeth, och all lycka till dig!

  16. Mirna says:

    Oh , it’s wonderful and beautiful ! Congrats !!

  17. bmo says:

    Åh, men sååå alldeles underbart fantastiskt fin…och man ser att Otis är din.

  18. Carina says:

    Fantastiskt, heja dig!

  19. kim welling says:

    It’s amazing! I would be very happy to have this in my home!

  20. Det ser väldigt fint ut, men jag förstår den svindlande känslan.

    Rym verkar spännande, lycka till!

  21. isoinpapu says:

    I like this Otis the rug animal a lot. I like the sturdy feet and the expression on his face. And does he have the nicest colouring! Yes yes!!

  22. Uli says:

    Wow, I know that feeling about samples. And most often there is a little disappointment, unfortunately… since things never end up like you imagined them in your head. Luckily, everyone else seldom sees the faults you do! This rug looks amazing, and it’s bound to be a success like everything else you create Elisabeth :)
    Must be very exciting to do a design like this. I’m jealous :)

  23. sofia says:

    looks fantastic!

  24. naa says:

    oh it looks amazing! I love your work so so so much… you are unbelievable! hugs and kisses to you!

  25. helie gini says:

    great great great!!!

  26. Elisabeth says:

    Helen, you will be able to find the rug over at the Rym site some time in the middle of January, if things goes as we hope. It will also be available at Rym’s retailers further on.

    Bmo, kul att höra att han ser ut att härstamma härifrån. Det är bra, tror jag.

    isoinpapu, big size sturdy feets indeed. The coloring is a chapter for its self. Would be interesting to see him in several color sets of course, but it’s good with limits.

    Uli, true true. It’s a good thing to look with fresh eyes to overlook mistakes.

    Again, nice to hear your comments!

  27. Hille says:

    Dear Elisabeth, I love this guy Otis! Can’t wait to see him in full size and in an interior context. The colouring is fabolous and so is his elephant feets. Happy New Year from Finland!

  28. vesle serena says:

    Så fin!! Otis kan gjerne komme å legge seg på gulvet hjemme hos meg! gratulerer! :)

  29. i think i want this rug:D

  30. Rona says:

    Neat that you have your own designed rug! And I totally dig the name and design. Congrats.

  31. Deb says:

    Hi Otis :)

  32. elin says:


  33. V. says:

    I rellay like the warm and playful feeling of it. Feels unique and new. I like your Rym-logo as well! Your work?

  34. Elisabeth says:

    V. yes isn’t it nice the logo! It is not made by me, it’s our eminent graphic designer Fia Miari who has made it. I keep telling her to put up her own page on the web. I’ll nag a bit more. She has great work to show!

  35. Sara says:

    Å, hej otis, så fin du är!

  36. Saskia says:

    Hello Otis, I’m looking forward to your fellows!

  37. Ida says:

    Å så fint!

  38. Oh Elisabeth
    looks amazing,well done

  39. wow! looks fantastic

  40. Victoria says:

    ELISABETH, IT’S GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Maria L says:

    Jättefin matta!!! Passar på att önska er ett riktigt Gott Nytt År!

  42. Hanna says:

    our livingroom rug is falling apart… i have wanted to have a tiger rug since forever, there’s a big book only about them, have you seen it? this one would be perfect for us too!

  43. Inger Marie says:

    Fantastic this rug – looking so much forward to see much more of Otis!

  44. Elisabeth says:

    Hanna, no I haven’t seen it. Sounds interesting! Do you remember the name of it?

    Detsamma detsamma Maria, och tack!

  45. Hanna says:

    no, I’ve just been leafing it at a bookstore years ago and it was so expensive! it was in Finland though, in english. some years later I saw a shop in Helsinki that was selling similar kind of rugs and they cost something like 5000€…

  46. Elisabeth says:

    Too much indeed. When I win the lottery…

  47. vad fin den ser ut!
    Måste kännas bra.
    Gott nytt År!

  48. Fanja says:

    Beautiful elisabeth, I look forward to seeing the rest of the collection. Happy 2012!

  49. emma says:

    OTIS. Ett favvonamn. Bra val. Passar så himla bra. På en sån fin grej. APPLÅDER I STORA LÅDER!

  50. sonia says:

    it’s so nice.
    A wonderful creation!

    i love it:)

  51. Tess says:

    Wonderful – say no moore! :P

  52. ilse acke says:

    oh my god, he’s perfect :-) again a job well done…

  53. dani says:

    Otis is perfect! :-)

  54. Malin says:

    Vad kommer han att kosta? :)

  55. Elisabeth says:

    Malin, någon tusenlapp antagligen. Har förhoppningsvis besked i början på februari.

  56. Johanna Du.. says:

    Underbart fint.. duktiga du… <3
    Vem skulle inte vilja trampa på honom..?

  57. Monica says:

    Oh where can I get this AMAZING rug!!?

  58. Matteus Froelich says:

    Again, This is a copy of Josef Franks rug Nr 7

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