The Lakeside

Union Eighteen

$517
Each Union Eighteen “raw” rug is unique and hand-assembled in the United States by skilled, founding artisans, Meg and Todd van der Kruik by using waste material collected during the commercial carpet manufacturing process. Each piece contains an assortment of fibers including nylon and wool with a latex and non-slip rubber backing. All edges are bound.

Each Union Eighteen rug featured on our site is limited edition and one-of-a-kind. Meg and Todd handcrafted each environmentally conscious rug with Daily Nectar customers in mind.

The couple's rugs received an Honorable Mention in I.D. Magazine's 54th Annual Design Review and were exhibited at Parson’s School of Design in NYC. Additionally, they have been featured in many other publications including The LA Times, Good Housekeeping, Natural Home and Long Beach Magazine. Their rugs have been included in several amazing eco/build projects including project7ten, a cutting edge LEED platinum residence in Venice Beach, and in The Residences at W Hollywood, as part of an eco-sanctuary constructed in the heart of Los Angeles and designed by Kelly Van Patter.

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    • Upcycled from salvaged virgin carpet remnants
    • Nylon & wool fiber
    • Latex and non-slip rubber backing
    • All edges are bound
    • Shipping is included in the price
    • Handcrafted in Atlanta, GA
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About Union Eighteen

Union Eighteen is an Atlanta-based design studio comprised of Meg van der Kruik, a multimedia/collage artist, and her husband Todd van der Kruik, a commercial textile designer. Their focus is creating sustainable art and interior products through the reuse of discarded source material.

Meg’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the southern United States. In 2004 she received an emerging artist scholarship from the City of Chattanooga’s 4 Bridges Art Festival. Heavy use of pattern and textiles in her work allowed a natural progression to interior product design.

Todd graduated from the Studio Art program at the University of California, Irvine and has had an accomplished career in commercial textile design. His work has received numerous product design awards and has been featured in many publications including Interior Design, I.D. and Metropolis.

Union Eighteen’s attention is split between their own product collections and consultative design for brands utilizing recycled and other environmentally friendly materials. They currently maintain a creative development role for Zandur’s line of innovative flooring products. The couple's “raw” rugs received an Honorable Mention in I.D. Magazine's 54th Annual Design Review and were exhibited at Parson’s School of Design in NYC. Additionally, they have been featured in many other publications including The LA Times, Good Housekeeping, Natural Home and Long Beach Magazine. Their rugs have been included in several amazing eco/build projects including project7ten, a cutting edge LEED platinum residence in Venice Beach, and in The Residences at W Hollywood, as part of an eco-sanctuary constructed in the heart of Los Angeles and designed by Kelly Van Patter.

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