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71 Lots –

Apr 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

French Art Deco Carpet

Christie’s is having a large decorative arts auction in New York this week, with 71 carpets ready for the gavel. Among them is this French Art Deco carpet (shown cropped above). At or near its centenary mark, the piece still looks convincingly “contemporary” but now has historical gravitas as well. For the size and price estimate, who can compete with that?

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Climbers & Ramblers –

Apr 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

madeline weinrib carpet

Madeline Weinrib’s new “Climbers & Ramblers” carpet series will be exhibited by the Alberto Levi Gallery at the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan between April 19th and May 19th. Click here for a press release and here for additional (and un-cropped) images of the carpets.

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Painters and Photography (And Textiles) –

Mar 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

antique kimono, kimono painting

The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. selected this textile laden painting by George Hendrik Breitner to highlight their current exhibition, “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard”. Running through May 6th, the show looks at the influence photography had on painters at the turn of the 20th century — in particular, seven painters who took photographs and also painted from them.”Girl in Red Kimono, Geesje Kwak” (shown cropped above) is deliciously rich with color, pattern, and cross-cultural juxtapositions: the European girl, the Japanese kimono, the ottoman carpet. The contrast of patterns speaks to the compositional power of textiles, both singularly and in combination.

Click here to see a cherry blossom kimono from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection.

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Jan Kath’s Russian Love –

Mar 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment

russian carpet

Cover magazine (for which I’m a proud contributing writer) has a glorious new issue that’s chock full of the latest and most forward-leaning carpet designs of the season. Among the highlights is Jan Kath’s new collection titled “From Russia With Love”. Dominated by acerbically saturated colors and cloying floral patterns, the line presents a mix of tradition, kitsch and grunge glam, all made in Tibetan wool and silk. Initial encounters with these carpets may produce a strong sense of aversion, followed by curiosity and unexpected appreciation.

 

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Linda Topic –

Jan 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Felt carpets, felt blankets

It only takes a quick read through Linda Topic’s website to know her work is driven by an almost scientific curiosity about the materials she works with. As a result, what might otherwise be presented (merely) as “decoration” takes on the aura of “specimen” instead. Above, one of her felt blankets.

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Aquasilk at ABC –

Nov 22, 2011 | Leave a Comment

ABC Carpet, Aquasilk

 

Hot off the looms from ABC Carpet & Home is a new collection called Aquasilk.  Woven in India, the carpets are made from recycled sari silk and then over-dyed in washes of color. It’s a natural progression from their much-publicized Color Reform collection of a few years ago; now there are even more dreamy patterns to choose from.

Monroe by Kasthall –

Nov 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

kasthall carpet, shag carpet

 

Handtufted in wool, linen, polyester and lurex, Kasthall’s Monroe collection adds a whole new allure to shag carpet. Click here for their latest catalog; Monroe starts on page 97.

Nasiri –

Oct 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Nasiri flatweave carpet

 

If Mark Rothko had designed carpets it’s easy to imagine them looking something like the color-saturated “Hampton” flatweaves by Nasiri.

Reference via Elle Decor.

Limited Edition –

Oct 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Winner of this year’s ICFF Editors’ Award for carpet and flooring, Limited Edition represents a rare mix of opulence and minimalism. Above, their Mystic carpet.

Robert Stephenson –

Sep 29, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Compelling flatweaves from Robert Stephenson. Above, their Borneo design.

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