The beauty of nature and all of its creatures is widely celebrated, but there is also something to be said for the odd beauty of imperfection. Lanzavecchia + Wai‘s series of Mutazoni rugs depict two fictitious insects that, in the minds of the designers, were distorted and deformed by the actions of mankind.
The first invented species is called Tacua Fukushimae, imagined to have been created by the Fukushima disaster. It’s a strangely lovely cicada with uneven eyes and a number of other deformities. While natural insects display a large amount of symmetry, the insects in this unique series are more like a “spot the difference” game between the two halves of each insect.
This beetle is called Amaurodes Chernobilis, a bug imagined to have been the result of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Like the cicada, the beetle is deformed by its unfortunate past. The imagined insects may not be perfect, but they are adorably quirky and the rugs look so soft that we wouldn’t mind having bugs on the floor.