We are excited to launch four designer collaborations which explore newly discovered ancient techniques in bold and innovative ways, found in, The Felt Carpets of Iran, a book by Mahmoud Javadipour, published in 1979 in Iran.
The four collaborators that we worked with to produce our fall 2017 collections are artist, Raha Raissnia of NY, Disc Interiors of L.A., Alison Damonte Design of S.F., and Hinterland of Vancouver, B.C. Experimentations incorporating yarns, fusing two shapes together, and adding fringe are expressed in surprising and fresh designs. Inspiration came from modernist painters like Ellsworth Kelly and Sol Lewitt, antique Japanese textiles, and Memphis-deco post modern graphic art.
The intention of all of the new collaborations is to present new ways of interpreting our medium and expanding on the technology of felt rug making. We are excited and inspired by all of the designers we had the opportunity to work with.
See the full collections here.
Disc Interiors Collection
Raha Raissnia Collection
Raha Raissnia photographed in front of one of her hand painted films.
The Raha Raissnia collection was inspired by details of two of her oil paintings. Raha is a painter, film maker, and performance artist who recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale. In the spirit of her work, her collection will only be offered in black and white.
Alison Damonte Collection
foreground: You-me rug background: Tango rug from Alison Damonte collection
The Hinterland collection takes a post-modern turn with Memphis-deco inspired geometric shapes floating on a pale gray field. Accents like a radius curve and asymmetrically applied fringe add playful details.