Art Deco Jigsaw 3, Baneh Kelim, Soheila Shayegan Studio, 210 x 300cm
This new design by Soheila Shayegan Studio, Cyprus, for Zollanvari’s Art Deco Kelim Collection depicts a ‘chessboard’-like geometry with a minimalist style. The stitching together of the strips creates a ‘polyptych’ that resonates with traditional Persian tribal kelim designs. It combines the Baneh technique of skilfully stitched-together flatweave sections with a new aesthetic spirit: the fusion of the intricate delicacy of ‘minimalist’-inspired Mazandaran kelims with the elegance and formality of Art Deco style. The effect is contemporary and subtle. Available in custom sizes and colours.
Soheila Shayegan is an Iranian flatweave designer based in Cyprus whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She combines a contemporary style with traditional production methods using the finest materials. “My designs break away from conventional styles… I like combining classical elements from oriental carpets with modern influences, often with my personal interpretations of minimalist paintings,” as she puts it. Her entrepreneurial skills led her to set up a company dedicated to the art and artistry of traditional flatweave weaving and producing custom-made designs. In her words, her main career objective is to “resurrect and salvage ancient woven techniques and revolutionise the concept of handwoven art.” To this end, she has contributed voluntarily to the Iranian Handicraft association for a decade. The range of her flatweave designs for Zollanvari spans large, from our Baneh and Ikat kelims, many of which have been shortlisted by the Carpet Design Awards jury, to our recently launched Zillu Collection.