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Jaipur Living Teams Up with Designer Kevin O’Brien

The partners will launch the area rug collections at High Point Market, and O’Brien will be at the Jaipur showroom June 4-5 to introduce his new designs.

5/26/2021
designer portrait and new area rug group display
Jaipur Living and Kevin O'Brien introduce their new area rug collaboration at High Point Market in June.

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living introduces a new partnership with textile designer Kevin O’Brien, rolling out their first area rugs at the upcoming High Point Market, June 5-9.

Known for his distinctive velvet, O’Brien’s designs are translated into two  rug collections. Human/Nature is a hand-knotted collection that showcases a simultaneously inviting and global vibe that has the ability to anchor any modern space. Land, Sea, Sky reworks O'Brien's designs in a polyester/viscose combo that provides a high design look at an affordable price point. Both will be on view at the company's Showplace, 3300, 3301, showroom.



The debut Kevin O'Brien rug program by Jaipur includes a hand-knotted collection, Human/Nature, above, inspired by his textile designs.

"This collaboration came together beautifully! We were working on some exciting new concepts for Jaipur Living and immediately thought of Kevin. His design aesthetic was perfect with our new innovative constructions. We quickly decided to explore together knowing his specialty is burn out silk and stunning, versatile designs. Collaboration is where the magic happens!” said Steve Sorrow, vice president of product design and development at Jaipur Living.


The hand-knotted Human/Nature will be introduced by Kevin O'Brien at Jaipur Living's High Point Showplace, 3300, 3301, showroom on June 4-5.

“The rug in a room is like the basso profundo in a chorus. The music of the room is built upon this rug base,” says O’Brien. “Through this partnership I am able to “compose” more of the room, providing both the depth and the heights of the experience. Jaipur Living has provided me the opportunity to create the full well rounded resonance that I know we are capable of. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.”

Designers can learn more about the powerhouse designer as Kevin O’Brien will be hosting a Trade Talk on the rug maker's Instagram Live June 26 at 1 p.m.

O'Brien will also be at the Jaipur Living showroom at High Point Market to meet and greet buyers on June 4-5.


Jaipur Living introduces its first rugs by textile designer Kevin O'Brien. Above the polyester and viscose blend Land, Sea, Sky collection.


Made of polyester and viscose, O'Brien's Land, Sea, Sky collection from Jaipur Living features an accessible price point. Shown, LNS03

About Jaipur Living

Jaipur Living is a global lifestyle brand with a passion for people, product, and design. Known for its luxury rugs, poufs, pillows, and throws, Jaipur Living operates with a mission to create beautiful lives for its employees, customers, and artisans—all while preserving the age-old craftsmanship of handmade rugs. Through social initiatives and the Jaipur Rugs Foundation, the company supports more than 40,000 artisans in 600 villages across India by providing them with a livable wage, access to health care, leadership education, and opportunities for personal growth and development. Combining time-honored techniques and of-the-moment trends, every Jaipur Living product is as meaningful as they are beautiful.

About Kevin O’Brien

The curse of the designer is a little known problem, but it strikes when a creative person imagines something they want to see or use and can’t find it. And if they are also a maker the problem is compounded. That’s the story of the founding of Kevin O’Brien Studio. 25 years ago the curse turned to a blessing, and Kevin and his team have been gracing the world with their creations ever since. The core of the team, together for nearly twenty years, have built their own proprietary equipment to produce their distinctive velvet, and they make their bedding with a few of the world’s top weavers in Portugal, Italy, India, and Nepal. Over time, opportunities to design for others have come up but none as exciting as collaborating with the legendary Jaipur Rugs.  
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