handwoven, flatweave rugs, 2017

As a result of hands-on experimental design approach, OPTICALS explore the visual potential of the very basic weaving technique of creating vertical lines. Manipulation of this technique yields to a play with vertical lines as the only design element. Inspired by op-art, designer's interpretation of this weaving technique is to create patterns that engage the user with movement and depth. OPTICALS creates a unique experiential quality through the visual phenomena of optical illusions. The viewer's perception activates the piece in each encounter, keeping the dialog alive. Beyond its functional purpose as a floor covering, it becomes a companion in the life experience.

Handwoven in Turkey by master Anatolian weavers. Material: Anatolian sheep wool.

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