Innovative woven textiles for unique carpet designs

0 0 10 July 2017

The art of weaving is one of the oldest known techniques for producing textile products. Nevertheless, contemporary designers and carpet manufacturers are still finding ways of creating genuinely innovative textiles. (…)

It is a combination of the traditional weaver’s art and cutting-edge design that makes contemporary carpets and rugs such a fascinating medium. In January 2017, at the most recent DOMOTEX in Hannover, the Turkish firm Kirkit exhibited a range of flatweave rugs made from recycled hemp, and featuring bold, eye-catching patterning. They represent a unique blend of traditional and contemporary motifs – a popular look, much sought-after in today’s interior design market.

The same applies to Zollanvari’s Trompe L’Oeil Roman Empire collection. The design by the Italian label SoFar SoNear won an award in the CDA 2013 “Best Innovation” category for its successful fusion of Eastern and Western design motifs. The jurors were particularly impressed by the special UV printing technology, which is used to transfer photographic images onto the kilims.

This article was published recently by the leading carpet show Domotex, featuring as example of innovation the Trompe l’Oeil Collection, designed by SoFarSoNear for Zollanvari and awarded as Best Innovation in 2013.

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