FLOR Launches First-Ever Leather Rug Line with Eco-Design Team Elvis & Kresse
Handmade Rugs Created from Reclaimed Couture-Quality Leather
The Elvis & Kresse for FLOR line of leather rugs are handmade from reclaimed leather sourced from the finest tanneries in Britain. Elvis & Kresse have a long-standing mission of utilizing scrap or discarded materials to create beautiful, reimagined products. The company made its mark by turning decommissioned fire hoses in the U.K. into a range of accessories—including belts, wallets and shoulder bags—with 50 percent of profits benefitting the London Fire Brigade.
Unlike other leather rugs, Elvis & Kresse for FLOR rugs incorporates a unique interlocking design process that creates optimal durability and beauty with varying patina and textures. The rugs are constructed from hundreds of hand-assembled, individually cut pieces of the finest quality leather. The process uses three separate shapes, which interlock to allow for amazing depth, tone and texture.
“Elvis & Kresse are master artisans whose portfolio of designs inspired us to collaborate on this line of leather rugs,” said Rick Kilmer, president, FLOR. “We are excited to bring our consumers a new, heirloom quality offering, that is in keeping with the FLOR and Interface commitment and passion to sustainable designs.”
The rugs come in three colors: Black, Dark Brown and Caramel, and are naturally tanned leather. Three rug sizes are available: Small 2’ x 3’ (MSRP $480); Medium 4’ x 6’ (MSRP $1,880) and Large 5’ x 8’ (MSRP $3,210). The rugs are available at FLOR retail stores nationwide and on FLOR.com.
FLOR offers carpet design squares to create custom rugs, runners, or wall-to-wall designs of any shape and size. FLOR presents a dynamic alternative to conventional floorcovering with endless design possibilities for an earth aware, transformational and striking design. Connected securely together with FLORdots™, one sided, non-toxic adhesives that can be easily removed or replaced, FLOR allows maximum flexibility and portability while delivering remarkable performance. Founded in 2003, FLOR is a division of Interface, Inc. and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
About ELVIS & KRESSE
A pioneering sustainable luxury brand headquartered outside of London, Elvis & Kresse was founded in 2007 by eco-entrepreneurs Kresse Wesling and James ‘Elvis” Henrit. Their sole aim was rescuing London’s decommissioned fire hoses and creating a line of bags and accessories. Raw materials uses by Elvis & Kresse are reclaimed using post-consumer or industrial waste and 50% of profits go to charities related to the waste stems. www.elvisandkresse.com