Extraordinary Interplay of 19th-Century Persian City Rugs and Eclectic Art Collection Elevates The Contemporary Interior In An Entirely Singular Way
Ever since modern design’s beginnings at the turn of the 20th-century, antique Persian carpets have been universally recognized for the integral role they naturally play in these interiors. Mies van der Rohe placed them throughout his own homes; even before this, the Bauhaus School honored textiles as one of its very first disciplines, emulating the extraordinary energy found in Persian and tribal weavings. We see this perfect affinity in full splendor in this soaring modern space, where a carefully curated trio of quintessential Tabriz carpets animates these surroundings with an immersive, yet understated elegance. Throughout, there is a harmonious interaction between the angular and the curvilinear. Note, for instance, the transformative way the central carpet’s surpassingly intricate scrolling designs mirror, dignify and enhance the stairway metalwork of a master artisan. Further connections are brought out in painting and sculpture. The John Dove painting and 13th-century map projection come alive alongside the sensitive organic contours of each carpet. The work in glass shares the precise time-softened terra-cotta shade of the smaller Tabriz, creating a spirited collaborated. Light grey wall coverings, so popular in contemporary homes, serve as the ideal canvas for this distinguished artistic display.