JAIPUR RUGS AND MATTEO CIBIC TO LAUNCH 'JAIPUR WUNDERKAMMER' COLLECTION AT MAISON & OBJET IN PARIS
In Rajasthan, India, Italian designer Matteo Cibic poses with rugs from his collaboration with Jaipur Rugs debuting at Maison et Object in Paris in September.
JAIPUR, INDIA -- At the September 2019 edition of Maison et Objet in Paris, India-based Jaipur Rugs and Italian designer Matteo Cibic will showcase their latest collaboration, a collection of 24 rugs called Jaipur Wunderkammer.
Inspired by Cibic's 2018 visit to Jaipur in Rajasthan, the collection takes cues from the city's architecture, colors and miniature paintings, and also plays on the culture and beauty of the historic city. In this pop, graphic and colorful collection, the designer depicts a "phantasmagorical India" through the artistry of rug weaving.
The Mirage rug's design is inspired by the iconic Jalmahal and its reflection in its surrounding water. The design, which brings the magic of the serene setting to life, is offered in two colorways.
Cibic mixes geometric and decorative patterns together in this bold, contemporary collection, and uses the many shades of pink, rose, orange and peach that are typical to its namesake city. He creates bold motifs using iconic figures such the Rajasthani mustachioed soldier, the monkeys, the triangular flag, and iconic views of Jaipur's buildings and monuments.
The collection is named after Wunderkammer, the "cabinets of curiosities" that came into existence in the mid-16th century in Europe. These room-like cabinets were repositories for all types of wondrous and exotic objects, just as the Jaipur Wunderkammer brings the wonder and exocticism of Rajasthan to interior furnishings. The initial samples are hand-tufted of wool and viscose, but hand-knotted versions may be ordered.
The motifs of colorful traditional drawings called rangolis, a standard feature in many Rajasthani homes, are the inspiration for the Pink Haze rug from the Matteo Cibic Jaipur Wunderkammer collection for Jaipur Rugs.
The captivating elegance of the ancient architecture of Jaipur is well expressed through The Pink Building rug, which is designed to transcend time and recreate the beauty of the city's past.
The Jaipur Dance rug is inspired by the ornamented feet of Rajasthani women, its design and color a celebration of the people and their culture.
Inspired by architectural heritage of India, the Pink Perspective rug's unique shape and design are a tribute to the vibrant play of shadows and lights at the city's famous sundial.
The Mr. Mucho and the Monkey rug takes its inspiration from the topography of the city of Jaipur with a melting pot of images typical to the city from wild monkeys, to a triangular flag found on top of temples, and the typical face of a king found in medieval miniature paintings.
Inspired by the archetypical Jharokas (typical balconies and arches) of Jaipur, the Royal Patio rug mirrors the rich history of its havelies and forts.
The face on the Mucho Rhapsody no2 rug is a representation of the historic royalty and glamour of the iconic state of Rajasthan.
Step-wells in India, characterized by intricate designs gracing their subterranean architecture, are celebrated in Stair Maze design from Jaipur Rugs.
Inspired by the floral motifs used in the 'Pink City' on garrison walls, paintings and fabric, the Floral Canvas rug from Matteo Cibic's Jaipur Wunderkammer collection for Jaipur rugs is a classic design of timeless beauty.
The Pink Illusion rug is inspired by the architectonical Sundial, the Jantar Mantra, built in the 18th century in Jaipur.
The face of a Rajput King from a traditional Rajasthani miniature painting is the central motif on the Mucho Rhapsody n1 rug, woven in a color scheme inspired by the history and culture of Jaipur.
Jaipur Rugs will also showcase contemporary designs by in-house designer Kavi and celebrity designer Gauri Khan at the show.