Daniel Libeskind collaborated with luxury Italian carpet company Loloey to create a collection that explores form, pattern and color in a series of limited edition rugs and carpets for contract and retail markets.
Inspired by the fractal geometry that can be recognized throughout Libeskind’s body of work, such as his crystalline addition to the Royal Ontario Museum, or the intricately patterned façade of the Kö-Bogen commercial complex in Düsseldorf, these geometric patterns will be abstracted and transposed onto each piece. Truly unique and functional, the wall-to-wall carpets are handmade by means of a tufting technique from 100% bamboo silk that has been hand-carved to enhance the geometric, clean-cut lines of the design.
To launch the new collection, Loloey presented two special editions based off of Libeskind’s famous drawing series, Micromegas. In the Micromegas series, projected fragments of architectural elements explode across the surface of the paper, illustrating no single moment but alluding to events both in the past and the future. Handmade in Tibet by local craftsmen, these exclusive designs provide a glimpse of the upcoming Libeskind-Loloey collection.
The carpets display Libeskind’s longstanding interest, echoed in many of his built projects, in the interplay between order and disorder. “Disorder and arbitrariness – arising from a delusion of order pushed way beyond its limits – unveil, according to a strange paradox, their own logic: a structure that, just like a secret and inaccessible truth, was foreshadowed in the seductive depths of chaos” – Daniel Libeskind, La Linea del Fuoco.