Journal

Fall 2017

This 8'x10' You-me rug in the Alison Damonte collection fuses a rectangle and a circle of two different colors. photo credit: Bruce Damonte

This 8'x10' You-me rug in the Alison Damonte collection fuses a rectangle and a circle of two different colors. photo credit: Bruce Damonte

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

6'x8' Field rug, of the Disc Interiors collection, uses fringe and yarn to create wabi-sabi line patterns inspired by antique Japanese textiles.

6'x8' Field rug, of the Disc Interiors collection, uses fringe and yarn to create wabi-sabi line patterns inspired by antique Japanese textiles.

Krista Schrock and David John Dick, principals of Disc Interiors, a Los Angeles design firm.

Krista Schrock and David John Dick, principals of Disc Interiors, a Los Angeles design firm.

Link rug detail from the Disc Interiors collection uses yarns in an earthy palette to create a subtle pattern and texture.

Link rug detail from the Disc Interiors collection uses yarns in an earthy palette to create a subtle pattern and texture.

Raha Raissnia Collection

Overlapping Rahita rug and Chacha rug pair unstructured edges with designs resembling abstracted architecture.

Overlapping Rahita rug and Chacha rug pair unstructured edges with designs resembling abstracted architecture.

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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.

Inspiration for the Chacha rug- Raha Raissnia 2004 oil on canvas

Inspiration for the Chacha rug- Raha Raissnia 2004 oil on canvas

Alison Damonte Collection

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foreground: You-me rug background: Tango rug from Alison Damonte collection

Alison Damonte, an avid art collector, is a San Francisco based interior designer.

Alison Damonte, an avid art collector, is a San Francisco based interior designer.

Hinterland 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.

                   The Radius rug with a rounded corner

                   The Radius rug with a rounded corner

Riley McFerrin, founder of Hinterland is an artist, designer, and wood worker inspired by the forests of Vancouver British Columbia

Riley McFerrin, founder of Hinterland is an artist, designer, and wood worker inspired by the forests of Vancouver British Columbia