Asha Carpets is a proud
participant in this year’s BKLYN DESIGNS
fair, which will be held in DUMBO, NY from May 8 -10, 2009.
Asha Carpets will also participate in New York’s International
Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) during May 16-19, 2009 as
part of Bklyn Designs section.
BKLYN DESIGNS™ is New York’s hottest exhibition of designers and
manufacturers of contemporary furnishings, lighting, rugs and
accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, all handpicked by
a jury of editors from leading design and shelter magazines.
Asha Carpets is a boutique, Brooklyn-based company that merges the
worlds of art and craft to produce design legacies of lasting
impact. With a unique grasp on Eastern mores, Asha creates
singular works of art that acknowledge the styles and patterns
of various world cultures, and the contemporary vision of their
diverse artists. Using the finest hand-spun wool, Asha’s carpets
are hand woven in China and Nepal by skilled artisans, and the
resulting pieces represent the ideal union of modern-day
functionality and rarefied beauty. With several innovative
carpet collections on exhibit for the first time at this fair,
Asha Carpets is sure to make its mark.
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Brooklyn-based ASHA Carpets has introduced
several new designs to their collections.
Subject of Sakura is often depicted in
traditional Japanese textile design and decorative arts. In our
rug the familiar shape of this flower is being reinvented. As in
most of our rugs we are not interested only in creating floor
covering in beautiful colors and striking design but in texture
as well. In this particular rug we used an inter mixture of wild
silk and wool. Wild silk is more organic, has more grain and
body than processed silk. The outline of flowers and tree
branches is woven out of wild silk and in different knot than
the rest of rug. The ends of the silk are kept longer to add
dimension and grain to the surface of this rug. Silk outline
acts as a relief inviting a play of light and shadow. Available
in celadon, brown and custom colors.
- Chrysanthemum is inspired by another floral motif used
frequently in Japanese textiles. Design is drawn by very fine
lines of silk woven in different structure than other areas of
the rug, and at the end hand cut to desired length. Silk is
blended with wool, what together with different structure of the
knot creates textural drawing on the surface of this rug. Inter
mixture of natural fibers and variety of weaving methods is
always important to us. This is another take on using texture as
a integral part of floor covering. Available in flame, aqua and
- Sparkle small bursts of dynamic lines reminding of an early
stage of fireworks, rays of sun or stars are an inspiration for
this design. Mixture of weaving techniques and variety of fibers
is being used in Sparkle to add textural effect to this rug. We
try to create a rug that might be not only an interesting
combination of color and design but alive with texture as well.
Available in beige, brown and custom colors.
- Mesh or “walking on the shining wire” was an idea behind design
for this rug. We wanted to created an illusion of depth, space
and overlapping of linear elements in design. At the and we
arrived at the design that stays on the edge of abstract and
representational. In Mesh mixture of variety of knots and fibers
activates texture which, next to color and design becomes part
of it. Structure of fiber, softness or shine is what we are
interested in. Available in silver, mist and custom colors.
products are adaptable to variations in color and size and each is
fashioned with deep a respect and knowledge of the past,
combined with a passion for innovation. The company
creates carpets that celebrate contemporary design, while
honoring the rich heritage of the antique carpet tradition.
more info: ASHA CARPETS, 94-98 Nassau Avenue, suite 360, Brooklyn, NY
Tel (914) 645-1262, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org