Tag: rug design
”What is art but a way of seeing?”
I’ve been working on a new rug collections for the past few months, i’d say about two collections coming up for spring 2013. I thought i’d be done by now and submit them for production but it seems that my eyes, and i blame my eyes only, are the reason why its taken forever to finish. You see, art is in the detail. It really what sums things up. When i design i take my time sometime too much of it, i look at every little detail, color, hair of fiber and its placement. Then the most critical moment that can make it or brake it - i judge my work like “does this design feels right?” or “isn’t it weird to blend hemp in this section?” or “man…what was i thinking?” - things like that, if i don’t have an answer i go with it. And most times i don’t have an answer. That being said, i follow my guts. Whatever excites me i go for it. Imagine being excited all the time, wouldn’t that be tiring? Ha. But not for me.
detail detail detail
I love the positive chaotic environment that’s around me…is there even such thing? anyway, i’m surrounded by details of my designs, rugs, fabric swatches, pictures, silk yarns, paint brushes, pencils…that sometimes i want to scream…you know…that feeling of exhilaration…those moments when you feel you’re exploding with ideas and it seems to me that my space is too small for my loud over loaded mind. Speaking of excitement…
I want to share some of my excitement with you, the colors i’ve been craving lately in this case – all the them. Fibers – all of them. Textures – bring it on. Isn’t that exciting? I hope you’re feeling it.
And these are only a few of the many things i’m working on right now, not to mention I want to draw them all…turn them into paintings…that’s a lot to do…i need to breath.
Expressing one’s creativity is like scrapbooking – it’s full of colors, patterns, ideas – stimulation of the creative mind, the icing on the cake…don’t you think?
little notes of design – Pieces rug
Growing up in Israel i remember my dad used to buy my mom flowers every Friday. But not just flowers. It was a big bouquet of protea flowers, or pin cushion. I remember them vividly because i would try to draw them. I liked their unique shape and bright colors. Did you know that pin cushion flowers are one of the oldest families of flowers on earth? they are absolutely gorgeous and extraordinary.
It’s no surprise that a design inspired by this beautiful bloom was in order and Pieces rug was born. Drawn by the strange and brilliant structure of this flower, which is a composite bloom and not a single flower as i use to think, I aimed to design something minimal in appearance and abstract but just as unique. Fascinated by the individual pins (flowers), I used them as the inspiration for the pins in my design. After I submit the design for production I knew what to expect in term of vision, but when the rug arrived and i unrolled it for inspection the whole story behind it got a new meaning. I can honestly say this rug has such a unique and exotic mood, tribal in feel and works extremely well in contemporary rooms.
Every time a client orders Pieces rug, especially in the color of their choice, i can’t wait to see the end results, what the rug will look like in its new home. The image below is a project done by one of our clients and she used Pieces rug to pull the beautiful elements around it. I love how the chairs, the lamp, the colors and the rug work so brilliantly together. Some Pieces of inspiration.
It’s just a beauty. Amazing what a single flower can make you do.
Katy from rugdesignblog knows a thing or two about rugs. She is a rug designer herself and an editor of her own blog, where she passionately expresses her endless love to area rugs and everything that surrounds it.
She recently wrote an appetizing review after her visit at the ICFF 2011, introducing herself to every rug company that was there. Let me tell you…she was impressed. I can say it because i follow her blog for a while now and she is such a support in the rug community.
A big thank you to katy for writing about us, RUG ART, again, and for taking the time to view the world of rug designs…every time.
Here are some pictures of katy’s reviews while visiting our booth…but don’t take my word for it…check out her blog.
there is a new blog in town. not only that i love its visual appeal (cool and nifty), i also love the way richard rabel puts his words together. he is simply talking and i can sense his admiration to art.
richard chose to post in his blog about one of my rug designs “noche”…which inspired him and which i found he loves so much. when i say i love his word choice this is what i mean: “…the noche collection is truly ‘the bomb’…”, i mean not only that it makes me smile but hey…it rocks.
you can check it out in his new blog here
thank you richard.
hope you all have a great weekend. i know i will.