Perspectives is a new collection of Gabbehs designed by Zollanvari Studio. A central linear vanishing point forms the focus of the design from which squares of augmenting dimensions emerge. This design uses the most well-known motif of geometric Gabbehs, the square, to create a thoroughly contemporary carpet in the Op Art (a term coined in 1964 by Time magazine) tradition. Op Art is a form of abstract art (specifically non-objective art) which relies on optical illusions in order to fool the eye of the viewer. The design of this carpet is a form of kinetic art and relates to geometric designs that create feelings of movement or vibration. To achieve this in a woven carpet was the challenge for our designers and weavers.
Our Landscape collection is an integral part of the Zollanvari Gabbeh range. The majority are in Kashkuli quality, woven by Ghashgha’i nomads from the Fars Province, who are renowned for extremely fine carpets such as Kashkuli Bibibaff and Wasir Machsus. With this in mind we turned to them for the extremely demanding production of our modern Kashkuli Gabbehs. The designs and symbols used are rooted in the old Gabbeh design canon that Zollanvari have reinterpreted with a modern twist and to suit modern interiors and sensibilities.