RUSSIA 2018 – Angelina Askeri’s Russian Avantgarde-inspired rugs collection for Tapis Rouge Atelier comprises 12 pieces handcrafted in Nepal, each merging early XX century geometries with the designer’s signature colour palette.
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The inspiration of the collection which debuted at Rossana Orlandi’s design gallery in Milan has been drawn from the heritage of artistic experiments. “Smooth natural lines and Art Nouveau decors blend with the simplified modernism geometry of the 1920s and, in particular, the ‘concentric circles of the soul’ of painter Vasily Kandinsky,” says Angelina Askeri to Archipanic.
Kandinsky described the circle as “the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. It combines the concentric and the eccentric in a single form and in equilibrium. Of the three primary forms, it points most clearly to the fourth dimension.” From here, Askeri added dynamism with overlapping rounded shapes.
Crystalline and faceted forms cite decorative cubism and futurism. Intense open colors, contrasting chromatic planes, the brightness of color spots, refer to graphic balance of Kazimir Malevich’s masterpieces. The collection meshes also elements of Russian Constructivism and Modernism. Dynamic shapes of El Lissitzky been with static geometries of Le Corbusier.
All the carpets for the collection are hand-woven in Nepal with the use of sophisticated weaving techniques and high-quality natural materials such as New Zealand wool, Chinese silk, and silver and gold threads.
Tapis Rouge Atelier handcrafts designers rugs knotted from the yarn of philosophic concepts and timeless ideals. Artistic approach is guided by an architect’s eye for proportion backed by scrupulous study of legendary rug manufacturers’ archives of France, Iran and China. Tapis Rouge Atelier has also recently been chosen to perform flooring solutions for Moscow Kremlin Diamond Fund and State History Museum at the Red Square.
Angelina Askeri Interiors is an award winning company specializing in both residential and commercial commissions. The young designer graduated in Milan to then open her studio in Moscow, the collection for Tapis Rouge is her first venture in carpet design.
All photos: courtesy of Tapis Rouge.