A new collection by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, probably best known for his Random Light (1999) and also most recently for his light Downstairs. Bertjan has collaborated with Golran to produce a new collection of rugs called Triangles made with the kilim technique. Bertjan Pot was selected for his focus on textile research, patterns, and colour palettes. Previewed at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and presented at Maison & Objet. Combining ancient techniques and modern style, a kaleidoscope of geometric design love.
The collection consists of three different models of carpets made with the KILIM technique; some of which are available in an array of colors; all of which have been created with a new spirit incorporating ancient techniques into modern styles, and using the finest wools, silks, and natural materials. All styles start with an investigation into the weaving technique of the kilim in order to then emphasize the inherent diagonal lines and horizontal features.
The whole collection is based on the geometric form of the triangle, reiterated to form a grid of different patterns, from which diamond and hexagonal shapes emerge.
The colour play pairs up slightly contrasting tones, creating woven kaleidoscopic rugs. This color harmony and pattern research perfectly links the historical background to this new contemporary context. To emphasize the geometries and plays of colour, the designer has created poufs in different forms to be combined and contrasted with a carpet for a complete look corresponding to certain expressions of contemporary art.
Material research is the general starting point for almost every project. Technical research and creativity are the elements that break the boundaries of industrial production.
Images courtesy of Golran