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Cosmopolitan flair for the outdoors Over ten years ago, the German-Australian company founders Michael Rossmann and his wife Sasha Yessayan-Rossmann founded PAD. With their feel for trends and their affinity with fabrics, the couple has turned the label into one of the leading, most innovative international home textile labels. As an investor-independent family business, PAD puts special emphasis on sustainable development. This means that the creative ideas are produced according to environmentally valuable standards with a focus on ‘made in Europe’. In the latest collection, the popular blankets, cushions and home accessories are complemented by a further highlight. This season, PAD also conquers gardens and terraces with their new mats and rugs for indoor and outdoor spaces. The products, weaved from polypropylene yarn, quickly became bestsellers. Their secret is the high-tech fibre that feels as soft and snug as cotton, while also being as dirt-repellent and weatherproof as plastic. With its ikat-ethno style, the large-format rugs bring a cosmopolitan

flair to roof terraces and balconies in mild summer nights. In autumn and winter, they pose as perfect dirt traps that absorb everything in the entrance area that would be better left outside. To produce the new design, ikat yarn gets stretched across drums before it is painted over and over again, dried and eventually spun. This centuries-old weav-

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ing technique is still used in many Asian countries and in North America from the Navajo Indians. At present, these patterns are an inspiration for many popular fashion designers. The new outdoor rugs are available in two sizes (1.40 x 2.00, 2.00 x 3.00 metres), are rainproof, unsusceptible to mildew, non-fading, easy to clean and they keep their shape. www.padconcept.com Below: Michael Rossmann and Sasha Yessayan-Rossmann.

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