New Tools for Interior Designers: Reimagining the Handmade Rug
Monday, April 8th, 6-8pm | Lapchi Rug Design Studio, 809 NW Flanders Street, Portland
As a Portland-based design house, Lapchi is continuously experimenting in the custom-rug design realm. It is practice in the art and design communities to look at historical creations through new lenses. Lapchi has now reinterpreted the past to produce the cutting-edge concept behind the Tocca Collection.
Introduced for the first time in the United States, this collection pushes forward the vocabulary of texture in rug design. The collection is fabricated such that the structural weave itself dictates and creates pattern. Interior designers are now presented with an entirely new mode of creative expression, beyond the primary tools of pattern and color in the traditional sense.
In this exhibition opening of original work, design-consultant Andrew Neave will deliver a talk to expound upon the unprecedented nature of this collection, and track the multiple avenues of design influence that come into play. The audience will have the opportunity to examine the process of transforming a design idea into a final product. Beyond illustrating the language of this contemporary collection within the context of rug making history, this talk is intended to inspire design professionals and enable them to better serve their clients with new tools to approach interior projects. Designing objects on a scale as large and prominent as the rug has major effect on architectural spaces and perception – and generates an ever-expanding dialogue.
The event will begin and end with opportunities to explore the exhibition and interact with design professionals, with the structured talk presented in the middle of the session. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a handcrafted entry rug.
The Lapchi event is free, however you must register with Design Week Portland to attend.