One can hardly believe it, but the Oriental carpet is back: brushed, dyed and scuffed as if an already collapsed plaster column has been swept over it, it experiences a revival as a modern accessory.
Ewald Beyer calls his re-interpreted jewels,“New Orient Carpet Art”, that come into his remade collection bleached, dyed or even put together as patchwork. Is the carpet once again a designer experience? Definitely. And that even for people who for decades have avoided textile floor coverings. Now many designer and interior decorators are once again considering softer works of art that flatter feet and eyes.
The Dutch manufacturer Carpet Sign offers hand-tufted models with Chameleon, in which, depending on the angle of light, the colour gradients change as in a work by Mark Rothko or Matt McClune. And even Walter Knoll has allowed himself to be inspired by the fascination of African art in the ”Legends of Carpets” collection. The pieces, handmade fromsilk, wool and nettles from the Nepalese highlands, are called Mpando, Limbika or Kina. With 150 000 knots per square meter each individual piece is a precious handmade masterpiece.