Excited to be among the shortlisted for the ADA 2023 (Archiproducts Design Awards!
The inspiration for this design emanated from triple-medallion Ghashgha’i Gabbehs. Here, the three-medallion and simple all-round border design have been ‘glitched’. The colours are traditional Gabbeh colours accentuated with a contemporary on-trend touch. The upshot is a Gabbeh for the 21st century, that has the mystical aura of traditional gabbehs and exudes light.
The term “glitch” itself originates with engineers and astronauts to explain faults within the technology they were working with. But the visual aesthetic can be traced much further back, to the beginning of the 20th century through distorted forms in cubist paintings, abstract short films and pixel-like rug designs akin to 8-bit video game landscapes. In fact, many antique rugs feature abstract, distorted patterns that seem to predict the glitch movement of later centuries.
We aim to design blending contemporaneity into ancient tradition