Jan Kath, Dimo Feldmann
The inspiration for the Boro design is an ancient patchwork art from Japan. There, long strips of worn materials are sewn together to form exclusive wall hangings. Jan Kath has found a new interpretation for this idea in his designs.
The carpets function on many levels. “The look reminds me of a wall to which many layers of paint have been applied, one on top of another, and which are now peeling away,” Kath explains. “This is an image you see every day in the Ruhr. The postindustrial charm of dilapidated mining sites has always interested me. In Boro we are breaking through geometry, scratching at the straight line. Because of this, the pieces never seem cold and static.” The selection of materials also makes an important contribution to the vitality of the carpets. The handcombed and hand-spun Tibetan highland wool, Chinese silk, and stinging-nettle fibers create varying light reflections, giving the carpets their almost transparent depth. In addition, the traditional manufacturing process resonates whenever the carpet is viewed. The pieces are woven by hand and come into being slowly, over a period of months. As a result, each carpet has its own individual history. The Boro line can also merge with other collections by Jan Kath. One example of this is the model Boro 10. Behind the even strips that run vertically over the carpet, individual ornamental elements from the Erased Classic Collection emerge. Like the design itself, customers can freely choose the size, knot density, color, and materials of the carpet.
Product group: Bespoke floors Carpets Bespoke rugs Rugs / Designer rugs Customized shapes Customized shapes Technique hand-knotted Material wool Material silk Colour tone on tone Colour grey Colour red Colour pink/magenta
Designer: Dimo Feldmann Jan Kath
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