WARP & WEFT AND WORKSHOP/APD INTRODUCE MEANDER AND SHORE, A SECOND WAVE OF LUXURIOUS RUGS IN THE NEW ATLANTIC COLLECTION
Two Series Inspired by the Atlantic Coast Debut at ICFF 2019
(NEW YORK, NY- May 2019) —Warp & Weft, maker of high-end residential and boutique hospitality rugs and carpets and Workshop/APD — the NYC-based multidisciplinary design and architecture firm — are debuting two new rug series, Meander and Shore, at ICFF May 19-22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, booth #2033.
Part of Workshop/APD’s Atlantic Collection for the venerable floor coverings brand, Meander and Shore follow the Spring 2019 introduction of their first collaboration, the Tidal series. Like Tidal, Meander and Shore were designed by Workshop/APD’s Andrew Kline and Ruoxi Wang, and reference the firm’s longtime relationship with the Nantucket, MA coastline. Each series brings the firm’s elegant, contemporary aesthetic to its interpretations of sea and shore, as seen from an aerial approach to the island. A fourth line designed with the hospitality sector in mind will launch this fall, as well.
“Over the last twenty years, we have designed countless projects on the island, drawing endless inspiration for each residence from the ocean, the coastline, and the local climate,” said Workshop/APD principal Andrew Kotchen. “Each of the groupings was intended to bring the landscape’s textures, shapes and hues to life and into residential and commercial spaces with a luxe, sophisticated aesthetic that transcends the traditional definition of a coastal aesthetic.”
Two distinct styles comprise Meander, which is inspired by the narrow, wandering pathways that bisect local beach grasses and define the coastal landscape. Shown in a muted, tonal color palette, Meander’s designs are distinguished by unique textural contrasts like a cut-pile wool paired with looped hemp design elements.
Shore was inspired by waves that layer the beach and subtly shape the shoreline. To create the two styles in the series, designer Ruoxi Wang used saltwater to push paint pigments to the image’s edges for an organic, dimensional effect. Crafted in silk to subtly blend the rug’s colors and enhance this watercolor effect, Shore will be shown in fine Himalayan and Indian silk options.
Tidal’s dynamic parallel lines evoke the continuous crest of waves breaking against each other. The places where they intersect and react
with each other create a dynamic visual effect in the series’ three styles, giving them a 3D quality in both one and two-dimensional constructions.
“What unites Warp & Weft and Workshop/APD is an unwavering commitment to craft, construction, and the finest material,” said Warp & Weft founder Michael Mandapati. “Each of these is an integral element of our Atlantic Collection collaboration. It was a pleasure to find innovative ways to bring the designers’ vision to life, creating distinctive lines of thought and stunning aesthetics for our clients to utilize and customize for projects of every kind.” To that end, each rug is made to order by Warp & Weft’s craftspeople in the finest hand-knotted and hand-tufted constructions in wool, silk, nylon, and polypropylene to provide options for modern interiors and diverse applications.
to a best-in-class partner like Warp & Weft we were able to realize
incredibly nuanced designs that combine exceptional construction, varying
texture, subtle, sophisticated color, and unique materiality that express our
firm’s love of this complex landscape in a modern way” said Workshop/APD
principal Matthew Berman. “we could not be more thrilled with the result, and
the endless possibilities for customization. We’re especially looking forward
to seeing the countless ways that our industry colleagues make the Atlantic
collection their own.”
Architecture and design firm Workshop/APD was founded by Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman in 1999. Since its founding, the firm has built an enviable roster of work that runs the gamut from sleek urban lofts to luxurious family homes, high-end multi-family developments to trend-setting restaurants and hotels. By offering architecture, interior design, and product design under one roof, Workshop/APD crafts transformative projects that are layered, unified, and creatively imagined at every step of the design process. It embraces craftsmanship and materials that have a worked quality to them and harnesses the power of design to shape the human experience. For more information, please visit https://www.workshopapd.com/
About Warp & Weft
Michael Mandapati founded Warp & Weft in 2001 on the simple premise of excellence – to offer and to create the finest rugs possible. He opened his first gallery on Madison Avenue, New York City with a curated collection of exceptional antique and period carpets. Over time, with his extensive knowledge and understanding of old rugs, he created his first Modern Collections with the same curatorial eye. The best materials and time-tested construction methods are used in his contemporary designs, which result in rugs that are old and new, contemporary and timeless. Warp & Weft rugs can be found in residential and commercial spaces worldwide and the brand has been recognized as an industry leader for design and quality by the professional design community for years. For more information, please visit http://warpandweft.com/.
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