Illulian, historic and prestigious brand, internationally renowned in the field of design and custom handmade rugs, has never stopped evolving in its over 50 years of activity through a process of uninterrupted growth, participating in great projects and collaborating with prestigious figures in the world of architecture, design, and fashion.
Founded in 1960, the company now headed by Shahnaz Illulian and her sons Davis and Bendis Ronchetti, is an exclusive benchmark in the field of antique as well as luxurious contemporary rugs, with collections that, besides being exclusive furnishing proposals, represent true works of art that retain their charm unaltered over time.
Illulian’s prestigious showroom is located in Milan’s fashion quadrilateral in Via Manzoni 41. It holds both, the most innovative contemporary proposals that reflect the latest design trends, as well as truly rare antique one-of-a-kind rugs and tapestries. Illulian showroom also accommodates refined contemporary style furniture, prestigious fabrics, and unique design object.
Visit the Website: http://www.illulian.com
NASIRI CARPETS - the highest quality rugs for interior designers, architects, and rug and art enthusiasts.
The Nasiri family’s passion for rugs has gained them accolades in the rug collectors’ market – an extensive network of rug production, and they bring the best of these rugs to their New York showroom.
The combined talent of the Nasiri Brothers has created a quality of area rug that is considered to be on par with the great Persian collectible rugs of the 19th centuries. NASIRI is inspired by the heirloom carpets now sold at auction at Christies and Sotheby’s, and the Nasiri’s are masters of the techniques used in making these rugs. A favorite of the interior design community, NASIRI Carpets’ employs a natural dyeing process, using colors extracted from plant pigments.
NASIRI’s mission is to produce the highest quality rugs for interior designers, architects, and rug and art enthusiasts.
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Johanna Gullichsen Textile Craft & Design offers an extensive range of woven textiles for modern living. Bold and simple patterns, natural materials, a down to earth sensibility - our style is all about comfort, colour and ease-of-use. Our designs can be combined either with modern or traditional interiors.
Since 1989, we have been committed to honest design and a modern interpretation of Scandinavian textile traditions.
Finnish textile designer, Johanna Gullichsen was born in Somero, southern Finland. Before finding an interest in textiles she studied art history, literature and languages at the University of Helsinki. She then pursued education in the skill of weaving at Porvoo Crafts School.
Gullichsen describes her approach to design: "Handweaving with the loom is my inspiration for exploring techniques and patterns. That's how most of my designs are born. Craft is a living design tool for me, always included in the narrative of my textiles. I am especially interested in the construction of fabrics and I am drawn to technically challenging designs, even though the final product might seem simple. The ready-made products that I design are defined by the fabric itself; by its material or by its pattern."
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Founded in 1999 by Fiona De Witte, the Belgian brand ANGELO, designs, creates and commercializes handmade contemporary rugs. Located in the historical textile region, the company founded by Fiona, has built its international reputation based on its high quality, its innovative spirit and its originality.
ANGELO collection offers a wide range of handmade rugs: Handknotted, handwoven and Handtufted rugs.
ANGELO's rugs are the result of a delicate alliance between our quality requirements, a traditional know-how and a constant research for innovation and creativity.
A custom-made specialist ANGELO's designer team is at your disposal to create your own rug.
ANGELO rugs are distributed all over the world through design specialists.
Visit the Website: www.angelorugs.com
B.I.C. Carpets is internationally renowned for creating refined, high quality carpets in the world of custom Wilton weaving. Our carpets have been rewarded with numerous prizes for their outstanding creativity, innovation and know how.
Since its foundation in 1956, B.I.C. carpets provides a tailored, individual service and offers quality, flexibility and top value for its customers worldwide. Our carpets can be found all around the globe, from embassies, hotels, executive offices and luxury yachts, to the most exclusive residences.
At B.I.C. carpets we keep our finger on the pulse of the ever changing residential and contract interior world. This way we are able to create carpets that adapt to evolving needs, as we are well aware of the impact that design and colour can have on the entire look and feel of your environment.
Based in Belgium, the center of the textile business, we serve many clients in Europe through an extensive network of agents, importers and selected dealers.
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AYOU - objects that represent the soul and the know-how in which the Moroccan culture and identity are rooted.
AYOU is the story of women and men who have the generosity, conviction and talent to share what Morocco has best, its craftsmanship.
These are products of art that we seek and conceive in the heart of our villages, our plains and our mountains. Objects that represent the soul and the know-how in which the Moroccan culture and identity are rooted.
AYOU is our ethical and passionate adventure to preserve and promote ancestral practices and techniques. We are two women who work and accompany women and men to make unique pieces in respect of these same people and the environment: Our nature.
Visit the Website: www.ayouproject.com
"Rahim Walizada is an artist and designer for whom the attainment of beauty embodies both the reason and the necessity for producing art. Walizada comes from three generations of craftspersons and antique dealers.
An appreciation of the nature of materials is inherent to his outlook on the world. His work acquires its form and substance from beyond, or despite, war. His carpets (exhibited at the 2005 Venice Biennale), fabrics, designs for houses, hotels and restaurants, majolicas and interiors are all “completely Afghan”, from their conception to the labour used to make or build them. According to Walizada, the only things he has to import are the electric wires.
His work is a reflection based on a search for beauty in the possible confluences of past and present. Walizada’s art makes use of recycled material in a contemporary reconsideration of traditional motifs and styles, combined with what he defines as “petty thefts” from drawings, tales and traditions originating from all parts of the world. The result is a unique and poetic mixture. Not without pride, Walizada recalls the surprised reaction of one of the few artisans left in a remote mountain village whom he had commissioned to make a collection of majolicas. “Are you really sure? I’ve never seen anything like it!” were his words.
For Walizada, the quest for beauty is a way of nurturing ideas of love and peace, to enhance the values of friendship and family against the destabilising effects of a seemingly endless story of crisis and war.”
Textile Handicrafts of Afghanistan’s many traditions reflect the diverse cultures represented within its borders. In particular, the northern part of Afghanistan has experienced the propagation of cultures from Central Asia as it encountered the rise and fall of miscellaneous civilizations and various tribes escaping from wars and drought. The art of embroidery and fabric handicrafts is rooted in the cultural history of Afghanistan. For example, embroidery by the Uzbeks, Hazaras, and Tajiks are world-renowned. Pashtun embroidery is very popular among many tribes within Afghanistan.
Using splendid techniques, embroidering is traditionally done by Afghan women and girls. They decorate the fabrics with gold and silver-colored threads made of wool or silk. They embroider everyday items such as small figures, tapestries, and bedspreads, as well as seasonal items like dresses and hats for weddings and holidays. During the night, free from the house chores of the day, women have the opportunity to embroider in an intimate familial atmosphere. The embroidering skills of women are widely admired, and they are most openly appreciated when guests visit for weddings and holidays.
Through embroidery, women weave the heart of the family into a physical form and enrich family history.
Styles vary depending on region and family. On top of preserving the tradition of embroidery, each woman puts creativity and imagination into her original work; this is why Afghan embroidery varies so drastically stylistically. However, this age-old tradition was virtually discontinued and almost completely lost due to 23 years of war. Today, since peace has been regained and refugees and evacuees have gradually returned to their homeland, time is witnessing a slow revival of embroidery as an art form as demand for local handicrafts has increased over the last few years.
Chuk Palu and Rahim Walizada will take you on a journey through the hidden beauty of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan was an important crossroads, dominated by other civilizations throughout its history.
Afghanistan is a country made of stories. Stories of war, love, enmity and beauty. Memories of the past, the understanding of the present, and the imagination of the future are elaborated and narrated through poetry, the sapience of ancient proverbs, and a long and deeply rooted custom of oral history.
Objects, as much as words, carry this wisdom in a long tradition of craftsmanship that bears witness to a rich and diverse geography and history. Afghanistan has been a cultural and commercial hub, a cradle of artistic, musical, religious and economic exchanges along the route of the Silk Road that has connected East and West for centuries. Words, objects, ideas, and beliefs travelled, mingled, and morphed leaving on the country an everlasting mark.
Three decades of war have had a dramatic impact on Afghanistan’s economy, heritage and culture. Much has been lost, but the seeds of that great cultural ferment have been quietly preserved by artists and craftsmen who nurtured their practices despite risks and threats.
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Apavisa porcelanico, is the foremost manufacturer in the production and commercialization of high-technical porcelain. The plant location of apavisa porcelanico merges the ability of its highly technically qualified staff and the most advanced technology in a plant surface area of over 200,000 sqm.
With representatives in more that 90 countries, apavisa offers the global market a constantly appropriate and accurate reponse, as well as a product that gives professionals and consumers the confidence that every major project needs.
TECNOLOGY- INNOVATION- DESIGN- SERVICE
Apavisa has a permanent stock with an extensive range of products composed of:
5289 Complements and special pieces
Three groups can be distinguished within these products:
Marbles, granites, solid colour,…
The products of apavisa provide confidence in all of our collections. They provide the highest quality, excellent technical characteristics and decorative benefits. The only limitation is your own imagination. This has allowed apavisa to carry out more than 3000 large projects around the world only during the last year
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The Rug Republic (TRR) is a global brand of hand-made rugs offering over 600 trend-sellers, always available in-stock with a delivery time of 3 weeks worldwide.
TRR was created by Sharda, a leading Indian manufacturer and one of the most creative and reliable rug suppliers in the world.
With over 3 decades of manufacturing and international business experience, Sharda has been serving reputed Retailers, Catalogs, Importers and Designers in over 80 countries around the globe.
Visit the website: www.therugrepublic.eu
JAN KATH IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST IN-DEMAND DESIGNERS OF HAND-KNOTTED CARPETS. HE PURPOSELY BREAKS WITH CONVENTIONAL STYLES AND THROWS STRICT DESIGN RULES OVERBOARD.
The man from Bochum doesn’t shy away from combining classic elements from the oriental carpet with contemporary, minimalist design. Another major theme of his current work involves the interpretation of photorealistic motifs in textile art, which Kath perfects together with his carpet weavers in the workshops in Kathmandu (Nepal).
INSPIRED BY NUMEROUS TRIPS TO VIBRANT CITIES AND NOT LEAST BY HIS NATIVE RUHR REGION WITH ITS ARCHAIC INDUSTRIAL CULTURE, JAN KATH QUICKLY DEVELOPED HIS DISTINCTIVE SIGNATURE WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY STYLE-DEFINING.
His carpets have won many awards (Red Dot, Carpet Design Award, and many more) and are often exhibited in art and design museums (including the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Art Museum Riga Bourse, and the Beijing International Design Triennial).
JAN KATH IS REPRESENTED WORLDWIDE BY SELECT DEALERS AND IN 2011 HE TURNED A LONG-PLANNED VISION FOR A SERIES OF MONO-BRAND STORES INTO REALITY.
Stores in Bochum – the creative heart of the Ruhr region – Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, New York, Munich, Vancouver and a Jan Kath store in Stuttgart have already opened. Further locations in Europe and on other continents are set to follow.
Visit the website: www.jan-kath.de
Casalis designs and produces contemporary interior applications based on textiles, for private dwellings as well as for public spaces. Carpets, objects and acoustic panels which are functional as well as artistic meet the very highest standards.
CURIOSITY, RESPECT AND INNOVATION/RENEWAL are key.
Curiosity for our customers' wishes and needs and for the innovative ideas our designers come up with. Respect for good and innovative design which offers designers the opportunity to develop themselves and us the opportunity to surprise and delight. Respect for the traditional human crafts and skills and curiosity after technological developments and the most modern production techniques.
Respect for Nature and the diversity of raw materials which this world provides us with: we make products with a long life span and with a timeless design.
Casalis stands for curiosity, respect and innovation.
A deliberate choice.
The Beiras carpets combine the centuries-old art of handknotting from the Beiras region of Portugal with modern materials, colours and patterns.
Purely traditional and disarmingly honest. Made using wool from sheep in the Himalayan mountains. Everything is done by hand: from the shearing of the sheep and the carding of the wool, the dyeing of the fibres and the spinning of the yarn up to the final knotting of the carpet.
Manual tufting forms an efficient alternative to manual knotting. With the help of a handgun, the tufter shoots the yarn with a great deal of skill polar line by polar line until a carpet is formed. Due to its enormous flexibility, the technique allows for the production of true works of art.
Weaving Pello Weave
Pello Weave is the ultimate in modern craftsmanship and strikes the perfect balance between modern and traditional.
The natural wealth of the wool from Tibetan sheep in the Himalayan mountains is carefully spun into knottable carpet yarn while respecting and maintaining the character according to an ancient tradition.
For plain colour carpets or easy designs, a robot can replace the manual work of the handtufters, increasing the uniformity of the pile density and also allowing for new techniques (3D shapes).
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Over the last two decades, the acclaimed international designer Marcel Wanders has added his stardust to a range of products and projects that range from lighting by Flos to kids high chairs by Cybex, he has designed interiors for quite a few luxury hotels too.
It goes without saying that Marcel has saved some really cool ideas for the collections presented by the brand he co-founded: MOOI.
The Dutch purveyor of accessible high end elements is synonymous with quality and modern confidence. Where else could a hazy mix of colours - that sit somewhere between a hippy daze and grandmas's flowery kitchen napkins - result in a modernity and depth fusion the likes that we struggle to find in much of the ubiquitous and awfully snore inducing minimalist contributions on the scene currently.
Marcel Wanders and MOOI don't do the lacklustre. These carpets are reasonably priced but indeed they are unreasonably beautiful and will last a lifetime. Visit MOOI today at: www.moooicarpets.com