Transitional design, fusion look, creative reinterpretations of old patterns: carpets created by the German-Persian designer Ali Oskui juxtapose the Orient with the Occident, the East with the West, traditional knotting techniques with popular shades. The carpets are elaborately handmade in Iran – from virgin wool, partly with silk fibres. Matt-gloss contrasts underline the sometimes gentle, sometimes lively play of colours in pastel shades or in deep, expressive tones.In the past, most rugs – especially most hand-knotted rugs – had oriental patterns. Today rugs can have (almost) any design. With some modern carpets, traditional patterns also come into play, but in a different, modified way. In the so-called „fusion designs“ these patterns appear in fashionable colours and are interpreted in a modern way: sometimes they have a distressed look to them or they appear greatly enlarged or in abstracted forms, creating a tension-filled „break in style“.
Other modern carpets have their very own looks, showing fantasy designs that are reminiscent of desert landscapes or images of the sky, for example. Still others are inspired by the Bauhaus or Art Deco style … or they show photo-realistic motifs. Some, however, keep it simple and play with high-low structures.