Shade

The Shade collection is inspired by magical moments in nature where colors melt and speak for themselves. Designer Begüm Cana Özgür emphasizes: “this is a handmade flat-weave rug that generates an incredible and well-rounded diffusion of color. The surface releases a sense of tranquillity and well-being that is balanced by the penetrating vibration of colors.”

This collection of exquisite simplicity reflects a complex technical process to achieve the density, regularity, and fluidity of the desired effect. Two gradients converge in each rug, one vertical and one horizontal, in the same plane, harmonically using six transitional shades.

Shade is available in four ombré palettes: from turquoise to eggplant, russet to Klein blue, raspberry to forest green and grey to brownish garnet.

Begüm Cana Özgür

Born in 1989, Turkish designer Begüm Cana Özgür received her master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, US. In 2014, she opened her studio, based in Istanbul, where the cultural richness of the land has been the major motive in her work, developing an interest in ancient craft practices.

Cana’s work integrates design, art, and crafts. Starting from the initial ideation, her design process is carried out hands on. She plays with common materials and existing techniques to fully understand their potential in order to develop new contemporary expressions. The experimental process results in the development and adaptation of skills, suggesting new ways of doing, which enable design ideas to inhabit a truly authentic form of body in her work.

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Hand loomed

A precise manual weaving technique, involving vertical or horizontal looms, carried out by highly skilled artisans. The basic concept of weaving is to intersect the longitudinal threads, (the warp), with the transverse threads, (the weft). The yarn is stretched and fastened to the loom to create a taut warp. Working from bottom to top, the artisans weave the weft, creating the different patterns and textures. To create the pile, the fibre is wrapped around a special rod during the weaving process and then cut to ensure equal height.

This technique permits a wide range of finishes, from simple and delicate short-strand pile, shag rugs to more elaborate loop pile involving various fibres. The handloom technique is also used to create dhurries, a flat weave with no pile that is perfect as a base for our volumetric rugs.

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