Parisian architect and designer India Mahdavi has designed a collection of rugs for luxurious carpet brand Golran, inspired by ancient Persian gardens.
Drawing on Golran history, which began in 1898 in Mashad, Iran, as well as her own eclectic design language, Mahdavi created two versions, both distinguishable by a pattern of smooth leaves that appear as if swept by the wind.
The first “garden” references a more classic Persian rug design, featuring a rectangular format and a framed central decoration, as well as zigzags edges that replace the fringes of a traditional carpet.
The second rug’s design focuses on the centre by removing the central pattern from the initial design, and reveals a wild garden. The extraction of the central motif creates a freer aesthetic, and results in a irregularly shaped rug that is more suited for an nontraditional spatial layout.
The Garden of Eden collection is hand-knotted in high quality wool and includes a four colourways which pays homage to the months and seasons, with green representing March, June is honey yellow, September has warm orange hues, while December is black and white.
The collection was revealed during Milan Design Week 2018, at Golran’s Milan showroom.
Golran also showcased a black version of the Huna rug by Italian designer Piero iussoni at the Salone del Mobile. It is a new addition to the five colours that were introduced last year.