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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Inspiration Everywhere

All art starts with inspiration, and that’s no different for our rugs. Each of our pieces is a unique work of functional art with its own inspiration and history. Some of the inspiration is a little more abstract, where as others like our mosaic rugs are a more literal homage.

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Originally trained as an architect, owner and designer Bahram Shabahang has always had an appreciation for beautiful design. When he decided to start making his own rugs, he was able to use inspiration from his hometown of Isfahan, Iran. The ceilings of the bazaars provided Bahram with gorgeous geometric designs that translated beautifully into carpets.

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In the image above, the ceiling of the bazaar is on the left and our Star carpet is on the right.

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In the image above, the ceiling is in the center of two of our carpets.

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Again, the actual ceiling is the middle image with Orley Shabahang carpets on either side. The carpet on the right is made with wool and silk, while the carpet on the left is pure wool.

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Here, the ceiling is on the left and our carpet is shown on the right.

Bahram is able to combine his love of design with the vernacular architecture of his hometown into incredible area rugs that have just as much depth and beauty as the original brickwork they are inspired by.

You can view our entire Mosaic Series HERE!