Argentinian Oil Paintings Inspire Orley Shabahang’s Wool Rugs

Ciclo Fertil, part of the Guzman collection by Orley Shabahang. Discovering the oil paintings of Argentinian artist Antonia Guzmán, Orley Shabahang founder Bahram Shabahang found a fellow traveler. “Being an architect, I love the abstract,” he says. “I saw how she plays with light and shadow, and I wanted to show that through textiles.” Justo Ahi, part of the Guzman collection by Orley Shabahang. Digital techniques could have translated the geometric compositions into rugs. Like an artist, however, he insisted on the human touch. So the paintings were rendered on grid paper to create the Guzman collection’s patterns in hand-knotted wool. ...

16 Unique Fabrics & Wall Coverings

Unique patterns and designs on quality fabrics and wall coverings. Mid-Century by Richard Smith for Jim Thompson. 1. Designer: Richard Smith for ...