|ESKAYEL LAUNCHES NEW RUG COLLECTION AT 'NEXT LEVEL'
DURING NYC x DESIGN
Eskayel Studio introduces Morocco-inspired hand knotted silk and wool rugs created from original artworks painted by founder Shanan Campanaro.
NEW YORK -- Brooklyn-based textile company Eskayel will present a new collection of nine silk and merino hand knotted rugs created from original artworks at NEXT LEVEL, a show set for May 16-23 at 718 Broadway in Manhattan.
New to the calendar of events for this year's NYC x Design, NEXT LEVEL will be held at the same time as ICFF, the Javits Center show, where Eskayel has previously exhibited.
A detail of the Medina Cyrrus rug shown above, hand knotted in Nepal of 100 percent Merino wool, shows the 100-knot count texture.
NEXT LEVEL will debut an art and design experience showcasing new pieces from an impressive roster of designers that break boundaries and push design to the 'next level'. The event, co-hosted by Eskayel, Asher Israelow Studio, Hart, Here Projects, and Patrick Weder Design, will be an innovative showcase of a variety of design disciplines. In addition to exhibits by the co-hosts, 11 other high design firms are participating, including AVO, a woven leather rug maker.
The Kotoubia Pausa rug by Eskayel, woven in Nepal of 70 percent merino wool and 30 percent silk in hi-low texture from 10mm to 6 mm. Retail is $7,344 in 6x9.
Inspired by a recent trip to Morocco, the rug designs are derived from original artworks painted by Eskayel Studio founder and creative director Shanan Campanaro, which were used to create the patterns of the company's ongoing Jamaa Series. The collection draws on the experience of being in the lively city of Marrakech and the calm of the desert near the High Atlas Mountains, and translates this energy through the vibrant silk and wool weaving seen throughout each rug pattern. It is the brand's fourth and largest rug collection since Eskayel introduced rugs in 2011.
Eskayel's founder Shanan Campanaro and her business partner and husband Nick Chacona chose to launch their new rug collection at the NEXT LEVEL show they are co-hosting with four other cutting edge design firms.
"This is our largest collection of hand knotted rugs to-date and I wanted a unique way to display the new collection, as we continue to push our design capabilities," shared Shanan Campanaro. "NEXT LEVEL was established through a network of like-minded designers wanting to break out of the standard format of presenting a new collection, and instead create a uniquely curated experience to view the works in a raw and minimal space."
The collection is composed of rugs constructed in combinations of silk and super soft fine merino wool, all hand knotted in variety of different weave structures and pile heights.
The Kotoubia Karmouss flatweave rug made in Nepal of wool and bamboo silk is part of a new collection inspired by scenes in Morocco.