Edward van Vliet has a unique talent for creating balance between colour, patterns and use of materials. He chooses timeless patterns, then makes new combinations with them that somehow seem to belong.
Van Vliet’s hand is immediately evident in the rug Mizu. The geometrical pattern on the foreground is characteristic of his work and in the background we see the flowing water that the name “Mizu” refers to. The combination of the softness in the background and the hard, graphic lines in the foreground creates tension and contrast.
The special look of Mizu is not only created by the use of colour, but also by a unique weaving technique. Some of the threads are not cross-woven, which means they are threaded more loosely in the rug. These can tear or be damaged by strong sideways or upwards movements.