PALAIS DE TOKYO RUG WITH CHRISTOPHER FARR & TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN – SALONE DEL MOBILE 2016April 11, 2016 7:17 am
To follow the success of the Wallpaper* AfghanMade, Fredrikson Stallard has set to build on its relationship with bespoke rug producers Christopher Farr.
Now in collaboration with the Prince’s Trust Charity, Turquoise Mountain, the second in the Palais de Tokyo rug series will be exhibited alongside an array of designers and craftsman working with the traditional artisans of Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul.
Turquoise Mountain aims to promote and celebrate the rich history and traditions of Afghan crafts spurring the sustainable development of the industry within the country.
Made using traditional handcrafted techniques by Afghan tribal weavers, Palais de Tokyo rug by Fredrikson Stallard has broken away from the traditional tufted weave with larger flat woven areas depicting a small section of the vast urban decay of Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The incredible unique qualities of the Afghan wool brings a complex silky texture to the predominately dark charcoal tinted rug, with the weave evoking a xerox transmission, a facsimile from a correspondent documenting the residual evidence of activity, a broken paving slab, a stamp, foot print, a recording of time and consequence, surfaces and textures.
MADE IN AFGHANISTAN
CURATED BY TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN
At the Cavallerizze Pavilion of the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”
6 Via Olona, Milan
Visiting Times – during Salone del Mobile:
Open Daily – 10.30am – 10pm
The XXI Triennale di Milano, 2 April to 12 September 2016
This post was written by Emily