The art of German rug designer Jan Kath got my full attention at IMM. Granted, he’s handsome enough to warrant a little attention of his own, but I was crushing on his work.
Honest. I swear.
Kath considers himself to be a couturier for floors, and I can’t find a single reason to disagree. The third generation of a rug dealing dynasty, he had no intention of joining the family business. Extensive travel and a stint at a rug manufacturing plant in Nepal changed his mind, leading to opening of his own company in 2011.
He even gives good name. This is Pimp My Rug:
It’s easy to see how time spent in Asia and the Middle East influenced the use of vibrant color in his rugs. He uses wool, silk and stinging nettle to create his deconstructed, exploded and textural patterns.
The colors and textures in the rug designs are perfect for Right Now:
Then he blows your socks off by injecting the pattern with a profusion of color: