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Two Brooklyn designers with shockingly similar backgrounds—both originally studied to be doctors in Europe—have collaborated on a collection of home goods for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Aelfie x Studio Proba, available as of today, melds the bold, asymmetrical creations of graphic artist Alex Proba and rug designer Aelfie Oudghiri (whose charming Williamsburg home we toured recently).
"That's one of the reasons I was excited about her work, because you have to work at looking at it," Oudghiri told T Mag. "That's a huge tenet of rug weaving; you keep things asymmetrical as a form of humility because you don't want to compete with God."
Along with five rug styles ($1,675), the collab also includes three pillows at $105 each, and, for those not in the market for textiles, $155 posters of the designs. Shop 'em here.