AR. ASHIESH SHAH FOR COCOON FINE RUGS
The inspiration behind the Ashiesh Shah for Cocoon collaboration began in Chandigarh. A collector of mid-century design, Shah often uses the mid century aesthetic in his architectural and interior projects. For this collaboration Shah draws his inspiration from the facades of iconic buildings in Chandigarh designed by the architect Le Corbusier. The facades are abstracted into geometric patterns using specialized computer software used specifically by architects. The collection of hand knotted rugs have been woven with natural, handspun silk and over twisted, highland, handspun wool. The rugs have been given a unique layered look that draws its inspiration from the three-dimensional nature of the structure of the facade itself.