It would be a mistake, however, to imagine that in harnessing traditional methods the textile industry is without innovation. Robotics are an essential part of all modern companies, and the Dutch brand, Carpet Sign, is no exception. Two years ago, they approached legendary designer, Karim Rashid, about the possibility of creating a 3D rug collection that would challenge ideas of how soft furnishings should look. The result was a flamboyant collection of 3D rugs, developed using a state-of-the-art tufting robot capable of coalescing cutpile and looppile techniques. Each of the twelve rugs features a gorgeous mini landscape, embedded with ripples, bumps and curves, proclaiming nothing short of a textile revolution.