My mind was somewhat blown while looking through the designs of Jan Kath, master of the modern carpet. I love how these modern artworks are displayed like paintings because that is exactly what they are. I don’t think it matters what medium you use, these pieces are simply mid bending. It is amazing the “depth” he is able to achieve while creating art that can serve a secondary purpose.
He consciously breaks with traditional ways of seeing and throws strict rules of composition out the window. While an entire generation once rolled up their grandmothers’ Persian rugs and exiled them from their living rooms, Kath’s designs are now bringing them “back to the floor.” “Nobody feels comfortable in clinically styled apartments with highly polished concrete floors,” Kath explains. “Our carpets are an organic dotting of the ‘i,’ islands of well-being with a healing effect in cool interiors – without destroying the overall style.”