Canadian Designer Jon Stam designed 'Lakes Rug'.
This area rug represents many aspects of Canadian culture. Cream in colour with a tight tufted pile, the rug speaks of a practical, and durable future.
Decorated with the partial outline of Canada's geographic boundaries, including outlines of The Great Lakes, this rug pays homage to the country from which Stam originates.
Did you know Canadian lakes hold up to 60% of the world’s fresh water? In fact, more than 9% of Canada's surface is covered by fresh water.
The Great Lakes, showcased in Stam rugs, are one of the most iconic features of our country.
This rug is unusual, in that there are seven embedded speakers.
Playing a combination of personal stories and Canadian folklore, the rug weaves together the cultural tapestry of the nation.
The stories are dispersed throughout the rug, positioned in the towns, cities and villages from which they originate.
Providing a grand schematic of people's origins, their unification on the map expresses the accepting and multicultural characteristics of Canada.
Whether it’s Stam's compelling story of canada, or the stories of family, love and aspirations in our home, we all aim to tell our story.
What is your story?
Researched and Written by Lydia Chan
Student of Interior Design - Ryerson University