Perfect LandingAuthor:Abigail Stone
Lindström Rugs produces pieces that are more than just pretty floor coverings. The hand-woven designs, with their dense, lustrous pile and rich colors — think of them as art for a room’s 6th surface — exude timeless luxury, with patterns that riff off the beauty formed by the complex patterns found in the natural and the urban world. The latest collection, part of the Lindström Rug’s Artisan series, which offers artists a new outlet for their work, is a collaboration with Los Angeles artist and visual phenomenon Brian O’Hara.
O’Hara is known for his long-standing fascination with words. Dyslexic, he’s unburdened by the shackles of the rules and regulations that govern language, often writing backwards. Building on a single word or phrase, he creates intricate, layered designs that radiate the joy of creation and a message of positivity. Throughout his over two decade-long career, his work has taken the form of murals and paintings, prints and packaging. For this collaboration, he applied his talents to the medium of hand-knotted rugs, using variations of color, texture and pile density to create bespoke patterns of organized chaos, resulting in four, unique, hand-knotted patterns: Kalima, Ananda, Evol and Masar (shown in the opening image).
Says Lindström Rugs’ founder & creative director, Erik Lindström, “Brian’s ability to accurately blend chaos with composition allows for an easy translation from artwork to compelling rug patterns. His creations speak louder than just design, as deciphering each design makes for a captivating experience and a larger role than just a rug.”
Made in Nepal and available worldwide, each of O’Hara’s rugs are sold in-stock in 8×10, 9×12 and 10×14 sizes. Like all of Erik Lindström’s rugs, they’re also available in custom sizes, materials and colors.
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