Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Rising Falling Flying
Custom Fine Modern Art Rug

  • Custom rug made to order.
  • Numbered Limited Edition 100 units.
  • Sustainably handmade.
  • Delivery time 8-10 weeks.
  • Handtufted or Tibetan handknotted.
  • In New Zealand wool.
  • Office based in Munich, Germany.
  • Hand-dyed and hand-woven in India.
  • Label STEP Fair Trade Partner.
  • Original artwork.
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Sophie Taeuber-Arp Rising Falling Flying Custom Rug

This rug captures the details and character of the original painting by Sophie Taeuber-Arp, making your rug a stunning work of art in its own right.

What sets our rugs apart is that they are the utmost respectful and truthful handcrafted translation of the masterpiece artworks they are based on.

  • Technique options:
    • Handtufted
    • Tibetan handknotted in 100 knots per square inch.
  • Material: New Zealand wool
    • Other options, included in the price: Semi-worsted wool, Linen and Tencel™
    • Other options, not included in the price: Mohair, Silk. Please contact us if you are interested.
    • We are always happy to advise the ideal material for your particular lifestyle and home settings.
  • Delivery time: estimated 8-10 weeks. It will depend on factors such as the chosen technique and preferred rug size.

Numbered limited edition of maximum 100 fine handmade rugs based on this art piece. Each rug comes with a numbered label with the artist’s signature image.

Fine custom art rug that will set a focal statement point in your home. Elevate your interior design with this Taeuber-Arp masterpiece as a handmade rug.

For environmental reasons and to provide our full bespoke service, our rugs are always made to order. Your rug is even more exclusive than a limited edition; it is a unique masterpiece of handcraft realized completely for you only.

Find out more about our techniques and materials.

About the artwork on which this rug is based: Rising Falling Flying

The painting Équilibre – Surgissant, tombant, adhérent, volant (or Rising Falling Flying in English) is one of Taeuber-Arp’s most celebrated works.

This painting was created in 1934 and is composed of different shapes and colors placed together in a highly calculated way to create a sense of balance and vibrant energy.

This is a masterpiece of geometric abstraction that is comprised of symmetrical shapes that create a maze-like pattern that invites the viewer to delve into its depths.

Taeuber-Arp was a master of color and form, and Rising Falling Flying reflects this in her mix of bold primary colors, transforming them into powerful visual tools that electrify the painting.

The work is a testament to Taeuber-Arp’s desire to capture the essential vibration of life itself in the interplay between shape and color.

What makes this standout piece of art is its unique composition of shapes and colors. The shapes are deliberately positioned to create balance and harmony while giving the impression of unbridled energy. Each shape is carefully placed to help viewers feel as if they are moving through space. The painting’s symmetrical and interwoven shapes were groundbreaking in the art world, and its influence can still be seen in contemporary art today.

About the artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp

“The intrinsic decorative urge should not be eradicated. It is one of humankind’s deep-rooted, primordial urges. Primitive people decorated their implements and cult objects with a desire to beautify and enhance…. it is a sense emanating from the urge for perfection and creative accomplishment.”

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a Swiss artist and is considered one of the most important artists of concrete art and geometric abstraction of the 20th century. Her sophisticated graphic and textile works are among the earliest Constructivist works. They reflect the interplay between colour and form. She explored the circle as the representation of the cosmic metaphor, the form that contains all others.

She and her husband Jean Arp were involved with the Dada movement and were close friends of artists such as Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, and Marcel Duchamp.

Wassily Kandinsky said:

“Sophie Taeuber-Arp expressed herself by means of the ‘colored relief,’ especially in the last years of her life, using almost exclusively the simplest forms, geometric forms.

The forms, by their sobriety, their silence, their way of being sufficient unto themselves, invite the hand, if it is skillful, to use the language that is suitable to it and which is often only a whisper; but often too the whisper is more expressive, more convincing, more persuasive, than the ‘loud voice’ that here and there lets itself burst out.”

Disclaimer: Please note that the sizes are not exact to the centimetre and there is always a 3% variation margin in sizes and colours, due to the completely handmade process and natural materials.

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Additional information


Sophie Taeuber-Arp


Tufted, Hand-knotted 100 kpsi


New Zealand wool, Semi-worsted wool, Linen, Tencel™, Mohair



1 review for Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Rising Falling Flying
Custom Fine Modern Art Rug

  1. The rug now lies flat and looks beautiful. Thank you for all your help. We will really enjoy this rug.

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