September 26, 2018 1 min read
Our latest window features two hand-knotted carpets by Jan Kath, an in-demand designer who purposely breaks with conventional styles and throws strict design rules overboard. Visit our store and inquire within for more information.
The man from Bochum doesn’t shy away from combining classic elements from the oriental carpet with contemporary, minimalist design. Another major theme of his current work involves the interpretation of photorealistic motifs in textile art, which Kath perfects together with his carpet weavers in the workshops in Kathmandu (Nepal).
The main material is wool from the Tibetan highlands, one of the highest quality and most robust. The yarns made from wool, silk, and nettle fibers are available in more than 1,200 colours. While the designs are conceived using a computer at the creative center in Bochum and sent via the Internet to the workshops in Nepal, Thailand, India, Morocco, or Turkey, Jan Kath is uncompromising when it comes to producing his modern designs and he insists on using old production methods.